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.

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.

Extrusion

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.
#editorial

NEWS

Modular 'Plant' Brings HPDE Pipe Extrusion to Site

By: Jim Callari

Modular sytems can extrude 4- to 26-in. pipe and has capability up to 48 in. in lengths of 500 ft or more. 

Film

PT Tech Days Continue to Inform

By: Jim Callari

Register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing. And access our archives to tune in to what you may have missed. It’s free.
#bestpractices #industry4-0 #editorial

Film

Film Processor Boosts Line Performance with Air-Ring Retrofit

By: Jim Callari

Air-ring upgrade results in output gains up to 23% for leading film processor in Indonesia. Gauge uniformity also improved.
#planttour #technologyinaction #processorsedge

Feeding & Blending

New Central Blending System Offers Greater Accuracy, Flexibility

By: Jim Callari

Developed by Israel’s LIAD and available from Ampacet, system features dedicated ingredient weighing hoppers conveyed to specific machines to eliminate the risk of batch contamination.
#closeupontechnology

NEWS

Israeli Pipe Processor Adds Potent Single-Screw Extruder

By: Jim Callari

Billed as ideal for large-diam. pipes, new extruder provides processor with higher output and better quality while consuming less power.  
#technologyinaction

Sheet

Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

By: Jim Callari

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
#scientificmolding #sustainability #industry4-0

Compounding

The Buck Stops … at This One-Stop Compounder

By: Jim Callari

CRC Polymer Systems brings expertise in material selection, product formulation and processing, and a thorough understanding of part design and tooling under one roof with a series of customized materials and capabilities aimed at OEMs and molders.
#planttour