January 2021 ISSUE

Plastics Technology January 2021
January 2021 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Keeping It in the Family: Medical Molder Grows with Second Generation at the Helm

Evolving from a two-man moldmaking company in a rented garage to three unique businesses, including a new medical injection molding unit, with 185 full-time employees, Micro Mold, Plastikos and Plastikos Medical enter their fourth decade family-led and poised for growth.
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FEATURES

End Markets

Is Your Ultrasonic Welder Up to the Challenge of Medical Processing?

New technology meets the industry’s requirements for repeatable, consistent welds in smaller and more intricate medical components. Follow these tips to make sure your equipment meets these market demands.

 


Automation

Plastics Processors Waking Up to the Digital World

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic could force plastics processors to revisit technologies previously overlooked, many of which will be on display at May’s NPE2021 show. In part one of a series on emerging trends and technologies to explore during the triennial event, we look at digital manufacturing.
Extrusion

Use Rheology and Flow Simulation to Troubleshoot Extrusion Processes

Let’s take the mystery out of rheology by showing how the wealth of information it provides can be used by processors to solve real-world production problems.