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Articles from Plastics Engineering (April 1, 2017)

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ANTEC[R] takes shape in sunny Southern California: several new features--including a pair of stand-alone conferences, about sustain ability and Industry 4.0--will highlight SPE's big annual event. Conference notes 2220
Beaumont Technologies buys Moldflow unit from Autodesk. 391
Bridging the digital divide: the plastics industry, like many B2B sectors, has been slow to embrace social media and digital technology. Closing the gap offers many competitive opportunities. Morgan, Dwight 1295
Can we double plastic film recycling by 2020? Efforts to increase consumer awareness are key to hitting ambitious target. 910
Consumer demands drive packaging advances: user convenience, product optimization and sustainability are among the key factors in new product development. Giordano, Geoff 2692
Covestro selling N.A. spray PU foam assets to Accella. Brief article 269
Finding a new way to think about plastics: PLASTICS & SPE team up to stage the 2nd edition of the Re / focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit in Orlando in June. 909
GreenMantra waxes poetic: Canadian firm develops patented process for synthesizing waxes from 100% waste polymers. Mondo, Domenic Di 2005
How virtual modeling helps improve plastic container impact performance. Mukherjee, Sumit 1470
HP unveils world's first 3D printing materials lab: HP & Sigma Design also jointly offer an open-platform material development kit aimed at speeding the creation of 3D-ready resins. Grace, Robert 950
It's in the bag: flexible packager ProAmpac offers its views on recent advances in pouch packaging, and the resulting benefits. Giordano, Geoff 395
New technology enhances the sensory experience of flexible pouches: innovations brings smell, texture and sound to flexible, stand-up packaging. Lamontagne, Nancy D. 1434
Nova Polymers to boost output of Integral's Electriplast resins. 393
Our monthly roundup of notable patents. Corneliussen, Roger 1939
PlastiVan[TM] demand outpaces growth, as Braskem commits financial support: Sekisui SPI sponsors student events in Pa., and Braskem steps up as lead donor in the SPE Foundation's educational excellence campaign. Vitale, Eve 800
Prevent failure by understanding why plastic parts crack: a variety of factors can contribute to or cause part failure, but understanding the causes can minimize the risks. Jansen, Jeffrey 1829
Robert Porsche named SPE Thermoformer of the Year. Brief article 271
SPE & partnered conferences. Calendar 673
SPE to honor lifetime achievements: on Sunday evening, May 7, in Anaheim, at its Awards & 75th Anniversary Gala at ANTEC, SPE will honor three individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the plastics industry. 496
Survey shows machinery shipments fell 7.4% in Q4 2016. 627
Tracking the latest barrier packaging trends: packagers of food and healthcare products are looking to materials technology to protect and preserve contents from moisture, oxygen, UV light and microbial contamination. Schmitt, Peter J. 1904
Tracking trends from Pack Expo East: PMMI official offers insights into what's new in packaging from the association's recent show in Philadelphia. Giordano, Geoff 424

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