Jim Callari

Jim Callari Editorial Director

PET Processing

Call for Papers: Extrusion 2019

By: Jim Callari

Follow these instructions to submit a title and abstract for the world’s preeminent technical program on all things extrusion.
#dies

NEWS

Reifenhauser Buys Blown-Film Specialist Plamex

By: Jim Callari

Germany-based machine builder specializes in water-cooled and biax lines.

Film

Davis-Standard Beefs Up Lab Capabilities

By: Jim Callari

New extruder, predictive-maintenance control system, added to tech center.

NEWS

Sigma Plastics Continues Equipment Investment Spree

By: Jim Callari

Film processor closed deals on 13 new lines during NPE2018. Adds four more from W&H, Reifenhauser.

End Markets

Downstream System ‘Rewrites the Rules’ for Medical Tubing Extrusion

By: Jim Callari

Extrusion downstream expert Bob Bessemer joins Novatec to enter medical tubing market with innovative line of tanks and puller/cutters.
#closeupontechnology

All Electric/Hybrid

Best of…Best Practices in Injection Molding

By: Jim Callari

Fifty expert speakers at Plastics Technology’s annual Molding Conference will offer their insights to help you optimize your process.
#processingtips #scientificmolding #bestpractices

Sheet

Worldwide Switch to New Gauging System Pays Off for Haartz

By: Jim Callari

Leading supplier of sheet and roll stock for automotive applications reevaluated its thickness-measurement technology in 2012, and now has 15 scanners in place worldwide from one supplier.
#sustainability #planttour #bestpractices

End Markets

New Study Refutes Negative Environmental Impact of Plastics Packaging

By: Jim Callari

Packaging has been the favorite whipping boy of environmentalists. But a new report shows that replacing plastic with other materials would have widespread adverse environmental effects.
#editorial

Injection Molding

Time to Step Up

By: Jim Callari

Join the “conversation” about the value to society of the plastics industry.

Compounding

Meet the New Force in Color Concentrate Production

By: Jim Callari

The new Chroma Color Corp. unites the production and technical expertise of four different firms to better serve the needs of a consolidating processor market.
#planttour #technologyinaction #color

Blow Molding

Conveyor Upgrade Keeps Currier on Track

By: Jim Callari

Processor’s switch to modular plastic belt conveyors increased efficiency in bottle making by eliminating downtime.
#bestpractices

Injection Molding

Gear up For Molding 2019 Conference

By: Jim Callari

Premier technical conference for all things injection molding is slated for Indianapolis in March.