There’s Still Time to Take the Top Shops Survey
As of this writing, just over three weeks remain to participate in Plastics Technology’s free, confidential Top Shops benchmarking survey for injection molders. Many of your peers have taken some time to complete the anonymous survey and will be rewarded with a custom report detailing how their plant compares to the survey field as a whole. A select few of those competitors will be dubbed Top Shops based on a set of preselected performance metrics, and if they’re interested, they will named in a magazine article detailing the survey’s findings.
Over the years, several of our Top Shops have also been highlighted further in the pages of Plastics Technology as the focus of our monthly On Site plant tour feature, including Plastikos, Medical Components of America and Shape Corp.
Much as our Top Shops seek to continuously improve their operations, the Top Shops survey takes steps every year to better itself. You’ll see those changes in the current survey, and many more exciting ones coming down the pike. Stay tuned and complete the survey today to get in on the proverbial ground floor. The survey closes March 31.
Complete the Top Shops survey today and await your customized report on how you stack up to your molding peers.
First find out if they are the result of trapped gas or a vacuum void. Then follow these steps to get rid of them.
The reason you dry certain plastics is to get the moisture out. But why does the moisture have to be taken out before processing?
Other than polyolefins, almost every other polymer exhibits some level of polarity and therefore can absorb a certain amount of moisture from the atmosphere. Here’s a look at some of these materials, and what needs to be done to dry them.