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A Truly Global Affair: ANTEC[R] will be a virtual event this year with on-demand sessions for attendees around the world, and new dates. Calendar Feb 1, 2021 1208
Life Sciences: Developments in biomaterials broaden medical treatments in and out of the body. Feb 1, 2021 2653
No Static At All: New and enhanced polymers and modifiers upgrade technologies behind 5G and other next-gen advances. Conference news Jan 1, 2021 2166
Setting the Tone: Colorant developments target COVID concerns along with aesthetics and the circular economy. Nov 1, 2020 2156
What's in Your Lab? Plastics professionals highlight critical pieces of equipment they use every day. Nov 1, 2020 2758
Smooth Operations: Developments in molding, electronics, and color application are creating highly functional and stylish interior auto surfaces. Cover story Sep 1, 2020 2219
Rush to Judgment: Printed thermoforming tools speed prototyping trials and get initial products to market--and buyers--faster than conventional molds. Cover story Jul 1, 2020 2055
Thinking Outside the Box: Product developers are looking at versatile materials and design options in their effort to create sustainable packaging. Conference notes Jun 1, 2020 1492
Diversity Works: Hybrid materials expand the performance and application potential of additive manufacturing. Jun 1, 2020 1132
Doing More With Materials: Presenters were pushing the limits of materials science with new blends and formulas for an array of application needs. Conference notes Jun 1, 2020 1581
Easing in Circularity: Recycling groups promote collection and certification of reclaimed plastics to achieve a viable circular economy. Jun 1, 2020 2053
Meeting the Challenge: Keen oversight and flexible operations keep manufacturers viable and productive despite daunting business conditions. Jun 1, 2020 1478
A Hybrid Supply Chain: 3D printing plus conventional manufacturing creates a nimble production environment. May 1, 2020 514
Printing Plus: Additives are taking 3D printing to the next level. May 1, 2020 658
3D Printing Eyes Sustainability: Retuned polymers and biosustainable materials meet process needs and post-use requirements. Cover story May 1, 2020 1928
Stay Safe: Automate. May 1, 2020 2385
Sense and Flexibility: The use of postconsumer resins could be earthshattering for the flexible packaging industry. Cover story Apr 1, 2020 3196
Building the Future of Industry, Layer by Layer: Long considered a hobby, additive manufacturing--or 3D printing--is now being used in a host of industrial applications. Cover story Mar 1, 2020 2446
It's the Little Things: Advances in medical micro-molding have made it easier than ever to produce tiny devices that can change patients' lives. Cover story Feb 1, 2020 3347
Pump Up the Volume: Advancements in 3D printers facilitate high-volume production when quality is also paramount. Jan 1, 2020 1689
Don't Shut It Down: Holiday shutdowns have long been the norm, but automation is helping manufacturers keep their shops open as workers enjoy time with their families. Cover story Nov 1, 2019 1520
Fall Colors: Two Industry Leaders Expand Capabilities: Penn Color and Riverdale Global offer a sneak peek at their new colorants. Oct 1, 2019 2028
Plastics Power a New Generation of Electric Vehicles: From lightweighting to flame retardance, plastics play a vital role in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles. Sep 1, 2019 3683
Powering Up: Industry 4.0 Electrifies Auxiliary Equipment: Industry 4.0 is more than just a buzzword; plastics equipment manufacturers are incorporating these technologies to improve workflow and streamline processes. Cover story Jul 1, 2019 3829
3D Printing the Future of Healthcare: Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is fast-tracking developments in the medical device industry. Jun 1, 2019 1988
Stabilizing Recyclables: Recycled plastics are subjected to chemical processes that weaken them over time. Some additives, however, can enhance the durability and strength of these sustainable goods time and time again. Cover story Jun 1, 2019 1386
Presto, Change-O! Quick-change tools save time on the shop floor. May 1, 2019 1625
Foams Help Plastics Lighten Up: As manufacturers look to lighten their parts, foams save both weight and money. Apr 1, 2019 1849
MDM West Highlights Innovations in Medical Polymers: The Medical Design and Manufacturing West conference in Anaheim highlighted advances in polymers and processes used in the medical field. Conference news Mar 1, 2019 1981
Good Things Come in Micro Packages: Microelectronics are a booming business, but plastics producers must pack complex components into tiny spaces, leading to some challenges. Mar 1, 2019 1702
Adding On: Modern additives manufacturers must meet the high-performance demands of their clients, who seek ways to make their products more impact-resistant, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective. Feb 1, 2019 2133
Buying Power: As Industry 4.0 continues to influence the plastics industry, manufacturers must consider connectivity and other factors when purchasing equipment. Cover story Jan 1, 2019 3279
Color My World: Plastics color suppliers must juggle clients' demands for customization with stricter materials regulations in a dance that requires innovation and creativity. Oct 1, 2018 1440
How Does Your Color Vinyl Sound? Oct 1, 2018 1246
Micro-Scale Medical Devices Were Big News at MD&M East. Sep 1, 2018 2124
Auxiliary Machines Take Center Stage at N PE2018: Dryers, screen changers, gear pumps, and more stepped into the limelight on the show floor at NPE2018 in Orlando. Jul 1, 2018 3262
Peeling Back Film Plastics: Making film plastics sustainable means balancing consumer demands with processes that ensure a greener future. Cover story Jun 1, 2018 3088
Blow Molding in the Spotlight: SPE's 34th Annual Blow Molding Conference will highlight trends in processing, packaging, and more this October. Conference news May 1, 2018 1159
Practically Impossible Labs' Integrated Handle PET Container: A Blow Molding Success Story. May 1, 2018 668
3D/4D Printing Zone Featured at NPE2018. Apr 1, 2018 654
Out and About in Orlando: What to Do in the City Beautiful During NPE2018: Orlando offers a plethora of activities, food, and attractions for NPE2018 attendees who need a break from the programming. Apr 1, 2018 976
Making Packaging Pop: Film Packaging Gets Personal: Film packaging must now do double duty, protecting perishables and catching the attention of busy consumers. Apr 1, 2018 2021
The Power of Flexibility: Flexible electronics offer a whole new world of possibilities for industries like medical, transportation, and fashion. Cover story Mar 1, 2018 2079
In-House Modeling at Mayo. Cover story Feb 1, 2018 811
Rise of the Machines: A Preview of 2018's Plastics Machinery Trends: Experts reveal their expectations for the 2018 machinery market. Report Jan 1, 2018 2943
It All Adds Up: SPE Additives Yearbook 2017. Nov 1, 2017 1585
Whafs the Bright Idea? New colors andfinishes combine vibrancy and sustainability. Oct 1, 2017 1653
Looking ahead, through the eyes of some of tomorrow's engineers: eight students and young professionals discuss their interests, aspirations, and views on how SPE impacts their careers. Jul 1, 2017 2581
Plastics industry salaries dip again, but job satisfaction remains high: this year's Plastics Salary Survey by Gros Executive Recruiters & SPE offers insights into current business conditions. Jul 1, 2017 1121
Consumer demands drive packaging advances: user convenience, product optimization and sustainability are among the key factors in new product development. Apr 1, 2017 2692
Tracking trends from Pack Expo East: PMMI official offers insights into what's new in packaging from the association's recent show in Philadelphia. Apr 1, 2017 424
It's in the bag: flexible packager ProAmpac offers its views on recent advances in pouch packaging, and the resulting benefits. Apr 1, 2017 395
Plastic additives sector continues to grow & evolve: various performance needs--from fire safety to sustainability--driving innovation. Cover story Nov 1, 2016 2533
Sophisticated software is helping to reshape plastic part design: from optimization to simulation, digital tools are helping the cause. Oct 1, 2016 1509
SPE rotational molding update. Report Jul 1, 2016 1876
Putting up barriers: from metallized and nano-scale coatings, to "greener" resins or multiple layers of materials, protective films get serious upgrades for the 21st century. Jun 1, 2016 2866
Plastics get flexible for electronics: integrated circuitry, "wraparound" electronics, and other conductive applications are being made possible using plastics. Cover story Feb 1, 2016 2605
Software for a new generation: twenty-first century plastics software capabilities are (barely) keeping up with consumer tastes in design--and with production demands for plastic products. Oct 1, 2015 1650
Active packaging gets smarter: embedded sensors and quantum dots help plastics packaging make giant leaps in usefulness. Report Jun 1, 2015 1805
NPE in 3-D: the "NPE3D" exhibit will highlight 3-D printing and additive manufacturing in all its forms. Cover story Feb 1, 2015 2551
Designs stack up well against the competition: innovative plastic packaging designs continue to emerge--along with the tooling to make them reality. Report Oct 1, 2014 2774
Raising the bar for blow molding: various materials, machines, methods, and "marvels"--like these examples--will be standouts at the upcoming 2014 Annual Blow Molding Conference. Jul 1, 2014 1525
Medical plastics 2014: medical resins and unique devices take on tougher jobs in a growing healthcare market. Cover story Apr 1, 2014 3028
Lighter & brighter housewares: resins lend everyday household objects a certain luster, as well as durability. Jan 1, 2014 1432
Efficient exchanges at EUROTEC[R] 2013: a broad-based program was packed into two days at SPE's Europe-based technical conference, covering (nano)composites, bioplastics, and more. Conference news Sep 1, 2013 1930
Innovating 21st-century infrastructure ... with plastics: polymers offer flexible, long-lasting options for beaten and battered bridges, seawalls, railroads, roofing, and more. Jun 1, 2013 3993
Jobs outlook. Apr 1, 2013 2076
Proper dispersion of nanofillers improves polymer durability. Sep 1, 2012 2519
Wrapup: NPE2012 in Florida: sunny outlook for the plastics industry. Cover story Jun 1, 2012 3789
NPE2012 preview: "Return of the Machines". Cover story Mar 1, 2012 8055
Plastics in defense & safety. Oct 1, 2011 2249

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