A six-way tie in ranking for injection molders

Plastics News Hollee Keller We're taking a look behind the numbers for this week's Plastics News ranking of the Top 100 North American injection molders. Actually, 103 companies made the cut with a six-way tie at the $70 million cut off. This group represents combined related sales of $29.3 billion. While that number is above last year Read More »

Tessy Plastics Expands Relationship with FirstLight

The global contract manufacturer chose FirstLight’s dark fiber service to connect its facilities in Western New York ALBANY, NY – June 16, 2020 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing, unified communications, advanced technologies and construction services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that it has Read More »

Tessy Plastics Leans on SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding as a Fundamental Business Tool

Tessy Plastics Leans on SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding as a Fundamental Business Tool Stronger customer relationships are formed through informed, data-driven decision making Tessy plastics is a global manufacturing company with a range of capabilities that are used to create everyday products. This includes everything from product concept development and prototyping, to manufacturing, packaging, and global Read More »

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 »