Q&A with Bill Carteaux of Plastics Industry Association

Industry outlook, Trump’s impact on trade, NPE 2018 progress update, the West region’s import on plastics and the association’s rebranding discussed.

Additive Manufacturing

Large-Scale 3-D Printed Structure at Design Miami Show

Techmer ES partnered with ORNL to create this structure which utilizes a bamboo fiber-reinforced PLA.

Post-Industrial Recycling

ACS Group Opens New Technology Center

Less than a half mile from its primary manufacturing operations, auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has opened a new technology center in New Berlin, Wisc.

Post-Industrial Recycling

Rapid’s Open-Hearted Design for New Family of Shredders

Size-reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator introduced The Raptor Series, a new family of shredders for plastics.


Japanese Automaker Joins Stratasys to 3D Print Custom Parts

More stories are emerging that take 3D printing beyond just the prototyping phase to factory tooling and even short-run production, exploiting the technology for mass customization of consumer products.

Film Extrusion

Stackable Bubble-Cooling Rings Offer Huge Output Gains

Next-generation bubble-cooling system is said to boost throughputs by as much as 60% in blown film.

Post-Consumer Recycling

Plastic Recycling Start-Up Looks to Change India’s Recycling

India has been referred to as the world’s trash can. Harsh for certain, but if you type in the words ‘India’ and ‘Trash,’ plenty of disturbing Google images of kids playing in trash will pop up.


Up Close And Personal With Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer Robot

Without fail, whenever there are robots in a booth at a trade show, people are going to stop and stare.

Post-Consumer Recycling

Detroit Lions QB Practice Jerseys Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

During the preseason scrimmage on August 8, the Detroit Lions quarterbacks had a different look— a very green one.


Rethink Ramps Up Robotics Revolution With More Funding

GE Ventures and Goldman Sachs bet big on Baxter, the collaborative robot designed to reshape automation’s role in manufacturing and beyond.