Jim Callari Editorial Director

Jim Callari is the editorial director of Plastics Technology magazine. Jim has been in plastics journalism since 1988, when he joined the staff of Plastics World Magazine as senior editor. Jim joined Plastics Technology in 1997 as executive editor, and became editorial director in 2009. In addition to being responsible for the overall editorial strategy of the magazine, Jim enjoys reporting on extrusion technology. He is a long-time member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and currently serves on the board of directors for SPE’s Extrusion Division. He is also a member of the content committee for NPE2021. Jim was inducted into the Plastics Pioneers Association in 2012. In 1989, Jim received the Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of business journalism, from the Association of Business Publishers.

Technology Never Sleeps

By: Jim Callari

Plastics Technology and MoldMaking Technology team up on a special print-and-digital May supplement that focuses on new products and technology drivers and trends to help keep you ahead of the competition.
#editorial

Compounding

Connected Compounder

By: Jim Callari

Fast-growing Alterra strives for “best-in-class” manufacturing operations driven by a custom-made Industry 4.0 platform.
#industry4-0

Resin Conveying

Molder Eliminates Line Blowouts with Deflection Elbow

By: Jim Callari

Parker Chomerics eliminated chronic elbow failures since switching to Hammertek conveying elbow more than two-and-a-half years ago.
#processorsedge #technologyinaction

Compounding

Meet Me in Chicago

By: Jim Callari

In Rosemont, to be more specific. Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind, in-person event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion 2021 Conferences, together with our Amerimold tradeshow.   
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Extrusion

Take the Guesswork Out of Determining Screw, Barrel Wear

By: Jim Callari

New technology from Glycon takes real-time measurements of screw and barrel wear and provides data to guide processors as to when the time may be right to swap out these components.
#closeupontechnology #screws #industry4-0

NEWS

Hanser Planning Digital Trade Show Focused on Sustainability

By: Jim Callari

Scheduled for April, the D-Expo Circular Economy will allow plastics professionals worldwide to connect with a focus on sustainability, recycling, eco-design, life-cycle, and more.

Injection Molding

Injection Molders: Benchmark Yourselves Against Your Peers

By: Jim Callari

How do you measure up against the elite in injection molding? Find out by taking part in our annual Top Shops survey.
#editorial #topshops

Extrusion

Profile Processor Combines People & Technology to Fuel Growth

By: Jim Callari

Custom Profile started almost 30 years ago with one employee and one extruder, and has evolved into an international processing business with three plants serving a variety of markets. And plans are in the works to expand further.

Will You Be Ready for the Next Disruption?

By: Jim Callari

Lessons learned from ongoing coronavirus pandemic should help business navigate through the next disruption.
#sustainability #business #editorial

Extrusion

20 Good Things to Come out of 2020—Part 2

By: Jim Callari

Business durability, online learning, value-added compounding, PPE reshoring and new barrier sheet tech/player—five more positive stories to come out of 2020.

Film

New Die-Cleaning System Boosts Efficiency for Film Processor

By: Jim Callari

IPG’s investment in Schwing’s cleaning system impacts processor’s bottom line by getting dirty film dies back in production quickly.
#dies #processorsedge

Gearing Up for the Old Normal

By: Jim Callari

With 2020 in a rear-view mirror, likely adorned with a face mask, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned and what’s in store.
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