White Papers for Plastics Processors, Plastics Equipment and Materials

  • Techmer PM's Sustainable Solutions

    Techmer PM is dedicated to materials design sustainability. Led by our Mission, Strategic Pillars, and Values, we craft sustainable solutions to create products that maintain and uphold our responsibility to the communities we work in. We strive to have a positive impact on our society and...
  • Guaranteed momentum at B. Braun Medical

    A new YouTube video explores how Penn College graduates are answering the demand for tomorrow-minded polymer engineers through their work at B. Braun Medical. Challenged to develop innovative medical solutions, alumni – Daniel M. Dietrich, '09, processing engineering manager; and Joshua A....
  • The Heat Stake Advantage

    An interesting article that discusses the many advantages of plastic assembly using heat and pressure versus other alternatives.
  • The 7 Keys To Reshoring

    A simple guide to help ease the transition to domestic production with Catalyst.
  • Additive for flexible packaging to make food better, safer and longer.

    It is a natural additive for flexible films, FDA and EPA approved to extend fruit and vegetables shelf-life. Nanox provides it in masterbatch form and our customer needs to add on the packaging manufacturing process.
  • Building a Sustainable Future: 2023 Annual Report

    Our purpose is to help composites manufacturers prosper by supporting the industry in delivering composite technologies that make structures more durable, transportation more efficient, consumer & industrial goods higher performing while minimizing their environmental footprint and supporting...
  • Compounding Market Brochure

    Are you looking to improve your plastic compounds? Let Entec Polymers help you with the right resins, impact modifiers, and compatibilizers to make your compounds exceptional!

    PFP produced high precision, pallet-sized returnable trays with accuracies and strength needed for robotic handling by integrating the the economies of vacuum forming with the strength and precision normally associated with more expensive injection molding processes.

    And Spartech is making a world of difference in plastic solutions that are sustainable, diverse, reliable and helping bring innovative ideas to life. To us, plastics make life better. You see it, touch it and depend upon plastic for everything from food packaging to packaging for medical...
  • Structural Foam Molding Design Guide

    Structural foam molding encompasses several molding processes and various techniques. A product’s design, size, quantities needed, durability requirements and other specifications will determine which structural foam process is best suited for your production. The information in this...
  • Advanced Polymers for Additive Manufacturing Featuring Higher Recyclability

    Advanced Laser Materials, LLC (ALM) has developed a new base polyamide material for laser sintering (LS). This new material is stabilized against the typical degradation LS nylons experience when exposed to the long duration high temperatures in the build area.
  • Injection Machines Use Novel Two-Stage Molding System

    At NPE2018, Md Plastics showed off the prototype of a novel inline screw/plunger system called Inject-EX, designed to overcome the limitations of standard reciprocating-screw injection molding machines. Since then, the design has evolved, with an improved heating system and, most importantly, a...
  • Design for Manufacturing: Why, how and when?

    Minimized risks, increased production speed and a lower cost price. A toolmaker’s Design for Manufacturing (DFM) expertise can have a large impact on your production process. But what is the most effective way to collaborate with a toolmaker? What kind of design changes can you expect and how...
  • Intelligent Packaging for Circular Economy: A FMI White Paper in collaboration with Graham Packaging

    According to the latest Future Market Insights White Paper Intelligent Packaging for Circular Economy, only 2% of packaging spend is on intelligent packaging today, but this is growing rapidly as intelligent solutions support megatrends around sustainability, automation and need for...
  • American Manufacturing: Setting Standards

    These are two things you really need from your plastic-injection molder. Now you can partner with an experienced team that delivers both. LTM Plastics is an independent, state-side molder equipped with modern technology and a track record of success spanning more than four decades. With...
  • Plastic Colorant Options 101: Pellet vs Liquid

    Both technologies have advantages and disadvantages. Feel free to download our quick overview of both liquid and traditional pellet options followed by two case studies in which color-processing challenges were overcome using a new pelletized color technology solution.
  • New BOPE additives from Tosaf for agile and efficient response to new market trends

    The transition to BOPE requires manufacturers to incorporate special additives that are specifically tailored to the new orientation process. While formulating these advanced additives may seem futuristic, Tosaf has effectively responded to the BOPE trend by creating a new line of innovative...