Tag: plastic


The Industry That Created Plastic May Reduce Its Waste

October 30, 2023

Via: Industry Today

The demand for recycled plastic is growing much faster than the supply: Where the gap was 1.1 million tons just in Europe in 2023, we expect that shortfall to quadruple by 2040. Globally, that shortage of recycled plastic will inevitably […]

Design & Planning, Process

Sustainability and Plastic Injection Molding in the Automotive Industry

December 21, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Consumer demands are shifting the attention of the automotive industry—an impact the world will soon notice in 2023. According to the recent Automotive Ecosystem Vision Study by Zebra Technologies, car buyers now primarily seek sustainability and eco-friendliness, leading to an […]


Lego Fanatics Come Apart Over New Packaging

October 24, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

There is trouble in Lego land and things are in pieces. Lego A/S, the Danish company, plans to switch how it packages collectibles known as minifigures from crinkly plastic bags to recyclable cardboard boxes. “It’s changing the culture,” laments Jay […]

Process, R & D

SmartMOLD Insights Injects Enhanced Plastic Molding Productivity

April 6, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Mold-Masters SmartMOLD, cloud-based software platform, is dedicated to the plastics industry providing real-time data to drive injection molding innovation. Process data is collected from sensors embedded within the injection mold which offers feedback and insights that drive enhanced productivity. The […]


Productive Plastics Announces New President Evan Gilham

December 9, 2021

Via: Industry Today

Productive Plastics, a leading heavy gauge plastic thermoforming contract manufacturer located in Mt Laurel NJ, announces a change in leadership as Evan Gilham is named President while Hal Gilham moves from President to CEO. The smooth and incremental transfer of […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Plastic’s Growing Role in EV Expansion and Reversing Climate Change

December 21, 2018

Via: Industry Week

“Someday you and I will see the day when auto bodies will be grown down on the farm,” Henry Ford said all the way back in 1934. He was referring to a soy milk-based plastic that his namesake company was […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volvo’s new vehicles will be made from 25% recycle plastic

June 19, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Volvo, the Swedish vehicle manufacturer, has announced a target to use 25% recycled plastic in all new vehicles it produces by 2025. The news follows the firm’s recent commitment to ban single-use plastics in its premises and events by the […]