In this series we’ll delve into a discerning look back into the history of our industry and how we all got here.
Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.
There is no “one size fits all” solution in automation. When considering what it would look like in your plant, hone in on the staff, products, space, and goals that are specific to you and the automation system that you will be installing.
The numbers beggar belief and the business belies description—Medical Components of America has six full-time employees, six injection machines and lights-out production that’s gone five years without shipping a bad part or missing a delivery.
Worldwide packaging behemoth Berry Global has staked out a market-leading sustainability position with ambitious near- and long-term goals. Executive VP and General Manager Brian Hunt discussed the company’s efforts with Plastics Technology, including a new line of PCR containing caps and closures.
Failing to calculate and accurately account for residence time can compromise material integrity before it’s even injected.
Greg Elfering, president of Ultimaker Americas, discusses the current state of 3D printing and what the future holds.
By adopting a few relatively simple practices, plastics processors can extend the life of the vital components of their plasticating unit. Here’s how to get started.
Save time and money by properly controlling the feed-throat temperature. In some cases—but not all—it can help you solve a bridging problem.
That is the question pipe and tubing processors typically confront when they specify a line for one product, only to have to add to the product mix when business conditions change. Here are some tips to guide you to the right answer.