In the past few years we have seen numerous automobile models use LED’s to distinguish their front and rear lighting houses to add a unique flair to their design. The latest to adapt this trend will be Ford with their iconic F150. The truck will feature unique patterns for the front headlamp and rear taillight, each illuminated entirely from LED’s.
An article published last week in European Plastics News shares how plastics is playing a key role in reducing the misalignment and imbalance of knee replacements. A newly developed disposable sensor is helping surgeons reduce the amount of guesswork and experience that in past plays a large yet unreliable role in ensuring the alignment of the knee. It is always
Over the past few weeks we have featured articles from different industry media sources that point to predictions 2014 will be a record year for the automotive industry. While these predictions have been just that, estimates based upon initial trends, it is beginning to take shape and the Plastics News reporter who wrote this article highlights what they have seen to support
Earlier this month Plastics Today had an article that caught our attention. The article focused on Swiss manufacturers who we all know to have fantastic attention to detail and precision when crafting timepieces. With the technology boom though, timepieces are not in high demand as they once were with individuals able to receive date and time on their computer, cell
An interesting article from Canadian Plastics that plays well into the article from earlier in the week in regards to automotive suppliers gaining more manufacturing responsibility with complete modules. We should certainly see that trend unfold if these 2014 auto sale projections hit or exceed the record numbers that are projected. Click here for the entire article from Canadian Plastics.
Happy New Year! Always great when we can start off the new year with a fantastic story like this one from Plastics Today. South Korean processor Taesung will be opening its first U.S. manufacturing plant that will also mark the company’s entry into the automotive market. The initial phase of this expansion will create 70 jobs. Please click here to
Very interesting article published by Plastics News on the expanding role of suppliers to the automotive industry. In the past the auto manufacturers were hesitant to hand over large portions of the automobile for production to suppliers but now post recessions it appears that the future of automotive suppliers could be complete module pieces. Click here for the article on
An interesting quick read article published on Plastics Today that covers the molding year in review for 2013 and a few of the large trends we saw this past year. Always interesting to read these articles as they pop up at the end of the year and remind us of everything that has happened throughout 2013. What stands out to
An article published today on Plastics News featured the Tupperware presentation at the SPE event held in Shanghai December 11-12. The event was SPE’s first conference in China. The article highlights interesting research the company is currently performing on plastic, most notably the work of applying the lotus effect into plastics. You can click here to read the entire article
This article from Plastics News caught our attention immediately as we though of the times we have been at the bottle return and have had those few bottles that refuse to go through for what seems to be no inexplicable reason. Hopefully these new recyclable shrink wrap sleeves from Coca-Coal Co. will alleviate that problem while providing another sustainable packaging