Plastics Industry Shifts Priorities to Respond to COVID-19

By Dianna Brodine, managing editor Plastics Business The plastics manufacturing industry is either boom or bust right now – some plants are (or recently were) shuttered due to statewide stay-at-home orders and others have added personnel to churn out essential medical safety products. My email inbox has been filled with stories from companies announcing shifts Read More »

2020 Plastics Industry Talent Trends

Plastics News                 As we enter into the '20s, the plastics industry continues to see changes and growth. Take a look at the trends that continue to shape the plastics workforce this year. Recycling, sustainability and decreasing waste Read More »

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Manufacturing USA, Article by Kelvin H. Lee Leveraging What You Have to Manifest What Happens Next In my capacity as the Chair of the Council of the Manufacturing USA institute directors, I often get asked about trends in U.S. advanced manufacturing. When I receive a question like this, I try to think about advanced manufacturing as broadly Read More »

Kistler introduces machine learning to cavity sensors

Plastics News Article by Bill Bregar Düsseldorf, Germany — Known for its mold cavity sensors, Kistler Instrumente AG took that up a notch at K 2019, ushering in artificial intelligence and machine learning for injection molding with the new ComoNeoPREDICT. "I believe we are one of the first ones to Read More »

Husky Makes Sustainable Packaging a Priority

Plastics News Article by Audrey Laforest Düsseldorf, Germany — Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has tapped into a variety of markets for the plastics processing industry, but the Canadian injection molding equipment maker's product portfolio for the food and beverage packaging sector is the major focus at K this year. "Today, Read More »

Exact Science: A Micromolding Roundtable

Medical Plastics News Article Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 10.09.19 Smaller, faster, cheaper. Those three words have become the unofficial motto of medtech development in recent decades as clinicians and innovators worked to improve both patient care and access. Driven by the advent of digital health and minimally invasive technologies, the slogan has spawned numerous inventions Read More »

What is the Big Deal about Sustainable Packaging?

Material It is widely known that in order to improve the environment and preserve our resources here on earth, it is our responsibility to make the necessary adjustments. One of the biggest challenges, specifically in the plastics industry, is to provide sustainable packaging for consumer products. Unfortunately, it is much easier said, than done. There Read More »