March 2020 ISSUE

Plastics Technology March 2020
March 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Molder Gets Into World-Class Shape

Shape Corp.’s Grand Haven, Mich., facility challenges itself and its employees to run leaner, pushing productivity and efficiency to new limits.
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FEATURES

Extrusion

Act Sooner, Not Later, on Auxiliary Equipment Alarms

There can be real financial, safety, and quality benefits for processors who train plant personnel to interpret and respond promptly to various alarms. Real-world examples offer proof.

 


Blow Molding

Use a DOE to Improve Consistency of Your Resin-Drying Process

Conducting a drying design of experiments (DOE) will ensure your polymer is properly dried every time. Here’s how to do it.

 


Post-Industrial

Why—and How—You Should be Tracking Your Regrind

Ask yourself these questions to decide whether you need to implement a system to manage your scrap.