Identify Ball Screw Quality Before It’s Too Late!

November 14, 2019
Selecting the appropriate precision ball screw for an application is by no means an easy process, but it's definitely an important one. Few, if any, external factors provide clues about a ball screw’s performance, and poor quality is often left undiscovered until a component fails prematurely. In...
Real-world solutions to the plastic waste challenge

Real-world solutions to the plastic waste challenge

September 28, 2019
When China stopped accepting recycled materials from the United States and Europe, it exposed the shortcomings of mechanical recycling. Fortunately, existing and emerging technologies offer other solutions to the plastic waste dilemma. This article provides an overview of the pros and cons of these...
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Injection molding design: The 10 keys to success

August 19, 2019
There are 10 parameters that design engineers must keep front of mind when designing parts for injection molding, but they are all predicated on one simple, low-cost method for ensuring perfect molded parts: It’s called partnering with your molder. Michael Paloian, President of Integrated Design...
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Cost Saving Purging Best Practices for Extrusion Processors

June 24, 2019
This white paper will discuss some of the most common extrusion processing issues and will give you a framework to solve them. Our Purging Experts will explain different tips to improve changeovers, remove contamination and more. Learn how purging compounds can save you countless hours during screw...
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Special report: The car of the future, powered by plastics

September 25, 2018
Electric vehicles will account for more than half of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2040, according to market watcher Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This trend toward electrification, not to mention the other key megatrend of autonomous vehicles, will have major implications on the usage of...
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Future of Flexible Packaging Infographic

September 05, 2018
The Flexible Packaging Association (Annapolis, MD) depicts in an information- and graphic-rich PDF the essentials of the FPA’s extensive 194-page report, “A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World.” By downloading this 1-page PDF infographic you’ll learn the key facts...

Special report: Analysts predict rosy outlook for U.S. plastics industry in 2018

January 30, 2018
The domestic plastics industry has been in constant expansion since hitting bottom during the Great Recession. It will maintain that momentum in 2018, and perhaps even accelerate it. Moreover, the world economy seems to be in lockstep, experiencing a rare instance of “global synchronous growth,”...
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Exclusive plastics phase out poll results 2017

May 24, 2017
An audience survey was conducted across three brands, PlasticsToday and sister publications Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News , on the subject of phase outs of plastics and packaging. We wanted to see if phase outs were occurring and if the New Plastics Economy...
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Talking packaging trends with Erich Hoch, Jabil Packaging Solutions CEO

January 03, 2017
Erich Hoch started in the manufacturing business as a tool maker and joined Jabil in 2002. He was recently appointed CEO of Jabil Packaging Solutions. In this interview with PlasticsToday , he shares his insights on packaging trends and discusses key takeaways from a survey of more than 200...
Special Report: Medical technology industry

Special Report: Medtech industry navigates changing market landscape

July 18, 2016
None of us are getting any younger, to state the obvious. That demographic truth combined with a growing middle class, particularly in emerging economies, is the foundation of a consistent customer base for the medical technology industry. It also creates an attractive market for materials...

Special Report: Emerging trends in sustainable packaging

June 17, 2016
In today’s world, sustainability is no longer an option, but an essential design element in order to attract, relate to and retain consumers. To meet the needs of this burgeoning market, new uses for plastic packaging are being continuously unearthed, as innovative plastic materials are being...