Intek Welcomes Mike Corcoran as Vice President of Operations
Plastics Business
by lindsey
1w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of Intek Plastics. Intek Plastics, Hastings, Minnesota, proudly welcomes Mike Corcoran as its vice president of operations. With an extensive background in operational leadership, Mike will spearhead various crucial aspects of Intek’s business, including research and development, engineering, continuous improvement, supply chain management and plant operations, across Intek’s facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He will seamlessly transition with Rick Zeien, the retiring operations leader, and his team until mid-May. “Mike brings great experience to build on ..read more
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Asahi Kasei Highlights Sustainability, 3D Printing Filaments, Purging Compounds and More at NPE2024
Plastics Business
by lindsey
1w ago
TOKYO & NEW YORK & DÜSSELDORF, Germany – The future of one-stop plastics innovation is coming to NPE 2024, the largest plastics industry trade show in the Americas, from May 6 through 10 in Orlando, Florida. Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA) will highlight new technologies, such as its 3D printing filament line, at booth S14012. The Asaclean group – a purging compound product line of APNA – will be in the West Hall at booth W2181. APNA will showcase its streamlined process for customers to meet manufacturing needs without requiring multiple vendors. The latest an ..read more
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Total Molding Services, Inc. Embarks on New Journey as Moldgenix
Plastics Business
by lindsey
1w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of Moldgenix. Total Molding Services, Inc., Quakertown, Pennsylvania, a contract manufacturer known for plastic injection molding, tooling, and assembly services, is proud to announce its rebranding as a result of new ownership from Haartz Family Holdings, LLC. TMS is now Moldgenix. A blend of “mold” and “genix” – a reference to Latin roots meaning generation or origin – the name change implies the creation of molded products and is designed to better reflect the company’s innovative spirit and future-forward vision as it undergoes new ownership. Thomas Houdes ..read more
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Local Lawrence County Businessman Helping to Transform Indiana’s Youth Apprenticeship System
Plastics Business
by lindsey
1w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of PRD. LAWRENCE COUNTY:  Mark Murphy, PRD, Inc. President, shared his work with CEMETS iLab Indiana*, a cross-sector partnership uniting business, philanthropic, non-profit, government, and K-12 and higher education to address the state’s growing workforce crisis and transform the state’s economy through a robust modern youth apprenticeship system. “I am super excited about this initiative! It’s remarkable to witness all the stakeholders in Indiana coming together with a shared vision and goal. The fragmented system of the past, where companies and schoo ..read more
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K 2025 Motto and Key Topics: The Power of Plastics! Green – Smart – Responsible
Plastics Business
by lindsey
2w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of K 2025 / Messe Düsseldorf.  Earlier this year, the K 2025 committees defined the motto for K 2025, The World’s No.1 Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber (October 8 – 15, 2025 in Düsseldorf, Germany). It consists of one slogan and three core messages, all focusing on the key topics of K in 2025: The Power of Plastics! Green – Smart – Responsible. Shaping the circular economy Embracing digitalization Caring about people The slogan reflects the current values and goals of the industry reflected by the trade fair. “The Power of Plastics!” underscores the ..read more
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WITTMANN Develops Custom Robot Solutions for Stack Mold Applications
Plastics Business
by lindsey
2w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of WITTMANN. WITTMANN has developed the gold standard approach for stack mold applications: dual high-speed top entry robots. WITTMANN USA, Torrington, Connecticut, a manufacturer of injection molding machines, robots, auxiliary equipment and more, has developed a leading-edge custom robot solution targeting stack mold applications. By incorporating dual high-speed top entry robots, this type of cell allows for faster cycle times, lower payload requirements, and flexible process flow. When looking at stack mold applications, molders normally opt for a dual ver ..read more
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Athena to Showcase Broad Range of Customizable Hot Runner Controllers at NPE2024
Plastics Business
by lindsey
2w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of Athena. Athena Controls, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, a leader in digital and analog temperature and process control instrumentation, will feature its hot runner controls that ensure precise temperature regulation during process operations like injection molding, thermoforming and maintenance testing at NPE2024: The Plastics Show. Athena’s plastics process experts will be available to discuss applications and customizable solutions for these control systems at booth W5453 in West Building Level 2. The event will take place from May 6-10, 2024, at the Ora ..read more
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Flextronics Plastics Wins Third Annual Latin America RJG Mold Smart Award
Plastics Business
by lindsey
3w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of RJG. RJG is pleased to announce the Latin America winner of the third annual RJG Mold Smart Award, Flextronics Plastics. The Mold Smart Award celebrates injection molding companies who have fully committed to improving the quality of their products, lives and the world by implementing a variety of RJG solutions. This year, RJG is presenting one award in two of their global locations: North America and Latin America. Flextronics Plastics is committed to the development of their people and processes. They have provided a space in their first-class facilities ..read more
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PolySource Announces Distribution Partnership with Asaclean® Purging Compounds
Plastics Business
by lindsey
3w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of PolySource. PolySource, Overland Park, Kansas, a leading distributor of engineered resin solutions, has announced a new exclusive distribution partnership with Asaclean®, the world’s leading brand of purging compounds. Under this partnership, PolySource will become the sole distributor for Asaclean purging compounds in the U.S., expanding its already robust portfolio. This collaboration will significantly enhance the availability and technical support for Asaclean products across the market, ensuring plastics manufacturers receive the highest quality materi ..read more
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Conair to Unveil 12 Product Demonstrations and Patented, AI-Driven Conveying Technology at NPE2024
Plastics Business
by lindsey
3w ago
Press release submitted on behalf of Conair. Conair will be making its largest – and most interactive – new-product introduction ever at NPE 2024, where it will display more than 55 pieces of equipment, working medical and filament extrusion lines, and 12 new products, all aimed at helping users “Make Every Pellet Count.”  The Conair booth (W2113) will feature products in eight functional areas, inviting visitors to encounter more than a dozen interactive “hands on” demonstrations with a new generation of smart, AI-driven controls and equipment. NPE 2024 takes place from May 6-10 at the O ..read more
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