Tekmart Integrated Manufacturing Services restructures injection molding/contract facility in Mexico
Published: November 25th, 2013
As more manufacturing reshores from Asia to the NAFTA region, Mexico is seeing its share of a resurgence in its manufacturing industries, particularly in the three 'A's: automotive, aerospace and appliances. As those industries continue their rapid growth, the supply chain in Mexico becomes a critical factor in their success. Tekmart Integrated Manufacturing Services, a contract manufacturer in Juarez, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, TX, has announces a ramping up and restructuring of operations there to meet the ever-increasing demand.
Published: November 14th, 2013
Sealed Air Corp., a major plastics converter known for such brand names as Bubble Wrap and Cryovac, is taking a beating from rising polyolefin prices, poor pricing discipline on its own products, weak margins and bad debts.
The company has launched what it describes as an aggressive quality of earnings improvement program, which will include divestitures, improved purchasing practices, and pricing controls.
Published: October 31st, 2013
A new report from Axis Research Mind claims that the plastics market is expected to reach 508.6 million tons by 2016 primarily supported by the segments (rigid/flexible plastics), resins (thermoplastics/thermoset) and end-users such as food and beverage packaging, building and construction plastics, healthcare and more.
Published: October 28th, 2013
The start-up production of new parts in injection molding is normally accompanied by extensive mold trials and iterations. Now, a Virtual Molding software package allows this to be accomplished in the digital realm, reportedly offering an economic and time-effective alternative to conduct virtual injection molding trials and part try-outs totally independent of machine time and operator availability.
Published: August 19th, 2013
Corn cobs, peanut hulls, and flax shive are mixed with recycled plastics for a new, greener line of injection molded plant markers. Sam McCord, CEO and founder of MCG BioComposites LLC (Cedar Rapids, IA) told PlasticsToday finished parts have biomass loadings ranging from 20-30% of the finished components, with the biofillers supplied by Best Cob (corn), CERCO (peanut hulls), and SWM International (flax shive).
Published: July 15th, 2013
Strategically growing business requires a lot of planning and making many tough decisions, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Just ask Currier Plastics, (www.currierplastics.com) a custom plastics processor specializing primarily in the packaging industry including beauty and cosmetics packaging, amenities, household consumables, and electronic connectors and medical measuring devices.
Published: July 5th, 2013
Rexam Healthcare, a leading medical plastics processor, expects to launch the latest version of its child-resistant closure (CRC) later this year because of global growth in demand for oral-dose packaging protection. The device produces an audible warning click to alert parents and caregivers.
Rexam said that the Clic-Loc 4 is designed with a wider application torque window and has improved aesthetics.
Published: June 10th, 2013
Heritage Mold Inc., a custom injection mold manufacturer in Rockford, IL, recently earned its ISO 9001:2008 certification from NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd. The company is committed to continuous improvement in its processes and procedures in the growth of its business.
“Our communication and quality is key to a lasting relationship with our customers,” commented Ben Franzen, Heritage Mold’s president. “Our staff has embraced our ISO 9001 certification as an opportunity to improve operations and growth in our company.
Published: June 7th, 2013
The discovery of the plastic soup—the huge gyres of plastic waste that pollute the world's oceans—was bad enough. Now, it turns out it's not just the oceans. Last year, an expedition from the 5Gyres Institute found high concentrations of micro beads in the Great Lakes; three weeks ago, Swiss researchers recently reported finding significant concentrations of microplastics in Lake Geneva.
"Polystyrene beads were the most common culprits, but hard plastics, plastic membranes, and bits of fishing line were also widespread," the researchers reported.
Published: May 14th, 2013