Jim Callari

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Extrusion

Blown-Film Processor Quick on its Feet--Now Making Isolation Gowns

By: Jim Callari

Michigan-based Petoskey Plastics modifies line that was making auto-seat covers to produce and convert film for non-surgical isolation gowns to meet demand brought about by Conoravirus.

Film

Reifenhauser Converts Lab Lines to Produce Face Masks

By: Jim Callari

Will operate four-shift operation 24/7 till further notice. Says it will produce enough material to make 1 million face masks a day.

PLASTICS, NAM Push for Extension to 'Essential' Companies Definition

By: Jim Callari

Trade groups push for more companies in the manufacturing supply chain to receive “essential” designation.

End Markets

SPE Schedules First-Ever 'Virtual' ANTEC

By: Jim Callari

Attendees can listen to keynotes and presentations live. Many presentations will also be recorded.
#bestpractices #Elastomers

Extrusion 2020: Call for Papers Extended

By: Jim Callari

Yearly conference to proceed as planned Oct. 13-15 in Rosemont. Call for papers extended to March 27.

Extrusion

WSJ Calls for Reversal of Plastic-Bag Bans

By: Jim Callari

Journal says plastic bag ban backfires. Calls reusable bags “notoriously dirty and may spread the (Corona) virus.”

Injection Molding

Bigger Press Opens Opportunities for Molder

By: Jim Callari

Acting quickly, Pittsfield Plastics arms its plant with high-tonnage Haitian press to meet customer demand and open options for more large-part molding projects.  
#technologyinaction #processorsedge

NEWS

Conair, Partners Run TPE Tubing, ABS 3D Filament at Medical Show

By: Jim Callari

Conair joins Davis-Standard and Zumbach to demo complete system that switched between tubing and filament runs at Plastec West Show in California.

Packaging

Innovation, Customization & Sustainability: How Flex Films Focuses on U.S. Market

By: Jim Callari

Global player in BOPET film has big plans for U.S. market with innovative products developed collaboratively with customers while paying heed to environmental concerns.
#bestpractices #sustainability #technologyinaction

NEWS

New Method Boosts Medical-Tubing Efficiency

By: Jim Callari

At Plastec West, Novatec unveiled an ultrasonic centering gauge to all but eliminate concentricity issues while decreasing startup time and slashing material waste.
#closeupontechnology

Commodity Resins

Auto Interiors Leader Brings Extrusion In-House

By: Jim Callari

For first time in its 35-yr history, Legendary Auto Interiors is producing its own PVC sheet for floor-mat line.    
#pvc #processorsedge #technologyinaction

Multi-Component

Make Your Mark in Plastics Technology’s 'Top Shops' Survey

By: Jim Callari

Benchmark your injection molding operation by being a part of our annual survey. Learn more about “best-in-class” practices that separate the tops shops from the rest.
#scientificmolding #bestpractices #topshops