We are officially one year away from NPE 2015. Organizations participated in the space draw last month and earlier this week the official recycler for next year’s show has been announced by SPI. The company, Commercial Plastics Recycling, will not have an easy task ahead of them. As reported from the space draw last month, it is believed that NPE
We like to feature articles that highlight medical advancements involving the plastics industry. It is fascinating to learn how the plastics industry is helping shape the future of the medical industry and improving the lives of many. The most recent notable involvement of plastics is a thermoplastic bearing that is used within prosthetic feet. The material was selected for use
Yesterday we featured coverage from the Plastics New Executive Forum that focused on the importance of supply chain management. Today we wanted to point your attention to an article from the Executive Forum coverage that points to the upswing of the plastics industry. Since the recession ended in 2009 the industry has seen year over year growth but nothing to
While we are still waiting to see the final outcome of the debacle that unfolded in the Aston Martin recall, we are reminded of the complexity that can surround the supply chain. This topic was covered at the Executive Forum hosted by Plastics News on February 25th. Experts in the field of supply chain covered the issues faced in today’s
An interesting article was published by Thomasnet News that speaks to the growing popularity of metal injection molding (MIM). We have seen some examples of applications for this but find it fascinating that the MIM market is expected to double by 2018. The article points to current success fabricating precise components for firearms but industries such as automotive are projected
While our most recent blog highlighted the demand of PEEK rising for use within implantable medical devices there was an interesting slideshow from Plastics Today published recently that highlights medical devices that are wearable. While each of the devices featured in the presentation are unique, you will notice that plastics play a predominant role in the fabrication of these pieces.
Plastics News published an interesting article recently on the increasing demand of PEEK with use for implantable medical parts. Medical manufacturers appear to be moving away from metal implants due to the high price of titanium and plastics ability to avoid complications after implantation. Titanium, even as light a metal, still has tendencies to migrate after the procedure causing potential
Alfa Romeo has not had a sales presence within the United States since 1995. Nineteen years later Alfa Romeo is back within the U.S. market with their launch of the 4C at select dealers in the second quarter of this year. The most interesting and notable feature to the 4C is the prominent role carbon fiber plays within the car,
Technology plays a key role in product development these days. Electronics are thinner, cars are safer, materials are stronger and lighter at the same time and now it has been reported that a German mold maker has developed the works first seven component mold. The mold is intended for use with toothbrush manufacturing, helping to reduce downtime during production cycle.
While supply chain accountability has taken center stage with the debacle at Aston Martin it is still the use of counterfeit DuPont material that spurred the recall. Plastics Today published an article Wednesday on a Texas based company that is developing specific technology that will help ensure processors are not using counterfeit product. The article is an interesting read that