- SPECIAL REPORTS
Food-borne illness is no laughing matter. In 1985, a listeriosis outbreak in Southern California killed as many as 40 people. The outbreak was eventually traced to a Mexican-style soft cheese contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
DETROIT—It’s a basic tenet of mass production: Making things in batches is the most efficient way to manufacture anything. So why, then, is lean manufacturing evangelist Ted Duclos arguing that America can revitalize its manufacturing base by making things one at a time?
DEARBORN, MI—Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.What sounds like a science experiment could be your next car. While hybrids and electrics may grab the headlines, the real frontier in fuel economy is the switch to lighter materials.
From brake shoes to smart phones, acrylic adhesive tapes are finding use in a growing number of applications.
Plastic squeeze bottles for water or Gatorade are ubiquitous at sporting events around the world. Hundreds of millions of them are produced annually.
There are three reasons to attend trade shows: to learn about industry trends and new ways of doing things; to network with industry peers; and to see new technologies. This month’s Assembly Show will not disappoint on any of those fronts.
When screws or bolts are threaded directly into plastic components, failures can occur due to stripped threads or plastic creep.
A designer and manufacturer of electrical components, Jiangsu Phono Electrical Co. Ltd. faces the ongoing challenge of creating high-quality and safe products at the lowest cost.
WASHINGTON—The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded two grants totaling $7.4 million to fund research projects aimed at improving the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing.
ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. will host two seminars on adhesives for medical device assembly. The seminars will be held Sept. 19, in Novi, MI, and Oct. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
We invite you to make great things happen. NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase—the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference of the year—brings together all sectors of the supply chain to include end markets and brand owners. Featuring industry-focused education, showcasing equipment and material suppliers, emerging technologies, and running equipment for every phase of plastics processing, you are sure to find your solution.Read More
Industry leaders will convene at “Plastics-in-Motion” to explore new opportunities in the use of plastics in the automotive industry.Read More