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Published: 5/21/2020

How Graham Packaging Counters PCR Supply/Demand Squeeze
Customers want more PCR—including food grade—than recyclers can supply. Solutions involve efforts to educate customers, employees, and the community at large. New technologies also offer hope.

Published: 5/19/2020

Injection Pairs with Blow Molding for In-Mold Assembly
At Sussex IM, compact cells of side-by-side injection and blow molding machines “assemble” reusable water bottles with insert blow molding and automated transfer, trimming and leak testing.

Published: 5/13/2020

Single-Dose Purge Compound Yields Big Savings for Molder
Blackhawk Molding switched to premeasured packets of a new purge compound for 63% overall cost savings.

Published: 5/13/2020

Reopening America: Winnebago Industries Goes Back to Work
Plants in five states have reopened, after a variety of measures taken to support employees, customers and communities.

Published: 5/6/2020

For Medical-Parts Molder, Better Chemical Resistance Just ‘Drops In’
Switch from PC/ABS to Eastman’s Tritan MXF copolyester helps PIM meet need for greater resistance to a wider range of disinfectants with no processing tradeoffs.

Published: 5/1/2020

American Manufacturing Steps Up to the Coronavirus Challenge
Plastics processors are among the manufacturers that stepped up big-time in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to turn over this space this month to Rick Kline Jr., president of our parent company Gardner Business Media, whose...

Published: 5/1/2020

Processing Index Contracts as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy
COVID-19 results in weaker new orders, production dips and a disrupted supply chain in March. But for how long?

Published: 4/30/2020

Ohio Molder Joins Statewide Consortium to Combat Covid-19
Pragmatic Manufacturing put its new Wittmann Battenfeld molding cells to work as part of an effort to produce and deliver more than 1 million face shields for front-line health care workers in Ohio in just five weeks.

Published: 4/27/2020

Time for Another Look at Fiber-Direct Compounding for Molding
Despite its benefits in cost, performance and lightweighting, fiber-direct compounding (FDC) has seen relatively limited adoption—is that changing?

Published: 4/24/2020

Thermoformed Detergent Tub Now Contains 50% Recycled PP
Tub sits inside a recycled cardboard wrapper that permits a 40% reduction in the overall weight of plastic.