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Reconfiguring Machine Control: Digital visionary Johannes Kilian of Engel. Interview Feb 1, 2021 1345
The Coming Driverless Era: Autonomous mobility expert Lawrence D. Burns. Interview Jan 1, 2021 1245
Leveraging the Hands-Free Future: Autonomous vehicles will be a transportation mainstay. Now is the time to look at opportunities and prepare to exploit them. Jan 1, 2021 1443
Clean, Green, and Safe: Toymakers seek ever-higher purity levels and sustainability in the colors they specify. Nov 1, 2020 3142
More Electric Vehicles Mean Opportunities for Plastics: Electric vehicles and their use of artificial intelligence have the potential to change 100 years of automotive development. Oct 1, 2020 3301
Change in the Automotive Industry Spells Opportunity for Plastics: Electric and autonomous vehicles will dominate automotive offerings and require plastics that meet evolving performance and styling needs. Jul 1, 2020 1753
Reading the Future: Materials suppliers add artificial intelligence to analytic and predictive capabilities. Jul 1, 2020 916
Use, Recycle, and Use Again and Again: In a plus for sustainability, Eastman commercializes its first resin with chemically recycled content. Jul 1, 2020 913
Rapid Changeover: This year was as much about venue as technology: SPE converted the live event to a virtual conference in only 14 days. Conference notes Jun 1, 2020 2114
Plastics and the Circular Economy: Sustainability was the issue at ANTEC[R], as conference speakers highlighted techniques to increase recycling and reduce waste. Conference notes Jun 1, 2020 1855
Bale Bond. Interview Jun 1, 2020 1277
This Is the Best Time to Be in Plastics, Say ANTEC[R] Keynote Speakers: From responding to COVID-19 to innovating recycling technologies, the plastics industry is indispensable in today's world. May 1, 2020 1242
Homeland Security. May 1, 2020 1337
Remaking Resources: A sustainable value chain is taking shape in plastics packaging, one that could meet the elusive goal of full recovery and recycling of waste materials. Apr 1, 2020 3314
Life Without End. Interview Apr 1, 2020 1185
Pursuing the Future: Papers presented at ANTEC[R] will keep attendees on the leading edge of process technology and innovation, as these three examples attest. Mar 1, 2020 2234
Bag the Ban. Mar 1, 2020 1162
Dimensional Control: As micro medical parts become smaller, the precision and performance of compound formulations are crucial in guaranteeing device integrity. Feb 1, 2020 778
A More Perfect Union Advances in design software generate powerful development tools that provide a new perspective on product development. Cover story Oct 1, 2019 2153
Energizing Demand: Automakers are spending billions to develop stylish, powerful, and trendsetting electric vehicles that appeal to consumers and--incidentally--meet growing environmental rules. Sep 1, 2019 3432
Reclaim, Reuse, Repeat. Sep 1, 2019 829
Trendspotting. Interview Jul 1, 2019 768
Almost Like New: Recyclers rely on stabilizers to rebuild properties of reclaimed resins. If PCR demand accelerates, a new generation of additives could remake the market. Report Jun 1, 2019 1792
Destination Dusseldorf: The K Show in Germany will attract more than 3,000 exhibitors from 60 countries. Petra Cullmann, global portfolio director for plastics and rubber at Messe Dusseldorf, talks about why K 2019 is so important to the industry. Jun 1, 2019 793
Circular Design: Flexible food packaging is growing, along with concerns about recyclability. The industry is taking note and working to improve plastics collection and reuse. Cover story Apr 1, 2019 3195
Compound Interest. Apr 1, 2019 613
Additive Impact. Interview Mar 1, 2019 618
Prescription for Change: Medical polymers are doing well--and doing good--by giving device makers and care providers the materials they need to meet evolving treatment challenges. Feb 1, 2019 3255
SABIC Exec Sees Growing and Diverse Product Lines at K2019: Alan Leung, SABIC's vice president of specialties, spoke with Plastics Engineering about the company's plans for the 2019 K Show, as well as the company's expectations and its plans to merge portions of its business lines with Clariant. Interview Jan 1, 2019 972
Suite Deals: Rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, and the design software they require are rapidly reshaping product development. Oct 1, 2018 3055
Easy Riders: As autonomous vehicles become viable transportation options, designers will rethink auto interiors and make greater use of plastics and composites to enhance this new riding experience. Cover story Sep 1, 2018 3370
A More Perfect Union: The latest auxiliary equipment is improving process performance and paving the way for artificial intelligence in system controls. Jul 1, 2018 3209
Flexible Alternatives: Resin suppliers and converters double down on eco-friendly film structures that promote recycling and materials reduction. Jun 1, 2018 3207
Reimagining Packaging: Procter & Gamble Talks Environmental Impact. Jun 1, 2018 1127
Robot Nation: Investigating the True Worth of Mechanical Workers: Robots have proven their worth to manufacturers--and could be equally valuable to tax collectors. May 1, 2018 1641
Machine Learning: Industry 4.0 technologies are boosting the quality and productivity possible in a new generation of injection machines and auxiliaries. Cover story May 1, 2018 3157
A Winning Formula: Sports products are capitalizing on tailored materials and specialty processes to enhance performance and athletic skills. Report Jan 1, 2018 2007
Making It (Very) Real: Advances in virtual prototyping software stress ultra-realistic design renderings, shorter development cycles and rapid returns on investment. Oct 1, 2017 1705
In cutting-edge vehicles, seeing is believing: advanced electronics provide drivers, and driverless systems, with a new view of promising digital opportunities. Sep 1, 2017 1667
The industrial Internet of Things is enhancing productivity & profitability: in the digital age, nothing seems impossible, especially when it comes to improving operations with cyber-physical systems such as IIoT. Jul 1, 2017 1710
The promise of graphene: Doing much more with much, much less: designers & engineers are beginning to see the immense potential that graphene offers various polymers, including its ability to dramatically upgrade performance at extremely low loadings. Report Mar 1, 2017 2493
Medical plastics: Up close & personal: new and enhanced resins for flexible and semi-flexible components improve the technology, handling and performance of medical devices. Cover story Feb 1, 2017 2650
Making parts one layer at a time: 3-D printing reshaping approach to medical product development. Feb 1, 2017 1027
Colorants & pigments get more versatile: what you see isn't all you get when it comes to new grades of pigments, which meet a range of needs beyond aesthetics. Nov 1, 2016 1728
Power drive: weight-reduction goals accelerate the development and use of high-performance thermoplastics for underhood applications. Sep 1, 2016 2908
Health assurance: ongoing developments in medical plastics are speeding innovations that could extend the reach, effectiveness, and safety of medical devices. Cover story Apr 1, 2016 2506
High style for automotive interiors: vehicle interiors are moving into the fast lane of fashion and performance with innovative plastics. Cover story Sep 1, 2015 2725
Plastic parts in plastics processing equipment: experts are anticipating more roles for plastics in replacing metal parts in thermoforming machinery. Jun 1, 2015 1518
Medical plastics: well and good: healthcare providers rely on a growing range of plastics to make treatments effective, safe, and available. Apr 1, 2015 2563
Good connections: processors and equipment suppliers are exploiting the productivity benefits of web-based diagnostics. Feb 1, 2015 1768
Digital creation: ongoing advancements in design & simulation software blur the line between virtual and real. Oct 1, 2014 1174
Plastics in the driver's seat: OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are advancing the design of automotive seating with enhanced materials and constructions. Jul 1, 2014 2661
Plug 'n' prosper: advances in robotic technology bode well for the productivity and profitability of injection molding. Apr 1, 2014 1531
Horns of plenty: plastics welding systems are being enhanced with a cornucopia of automation and other options. Cover story Feb 1, 2014 1517
Auto color trends reveal a bright future: understanding color trends and how they apply to vehicle design gives processors a big advantage in automotive supply. Nov 1, 2013 1952
Mass appeal: high-performance thermoplastics spark automakers" relentless drive to reduce weight and increase fuel economy. Jul 1, 2013 2941
Powering up: expanded capabilities increase the benefits and impact of CAD software throughout product development. May 1, 2013 2600
Make no mistake: auxiliaries suppliers seek foolproof ways of upgrading quality and control. Mar 1, 2013 2819
Coex foam labels keep beverages cold. Interview Jan 1, 2013 769
China's plastics industry: a world of potential global markets beckon, but will Chinese manufacturers compete? Company overview Oct 1, 2012 2924
Slimming down: Auto OEMs focus on lightweighting to meet regulatory standards. Cover story Jul 1, 2012 3206
Plastics are the big winner in sports: diverse polymers enhance performance and aesthetics of numerous applications. Apr 1, 2012 2932
Enhanced materials and applications dominate recycling. Conference notes Jan 1, 2012 2194
Building blocks: new and enhanced plastics are vital to underhood performance. Cover story Sep 1, 2011 3175
Plastics in automotive shifting into overdrive: molders, toolmakers strategize for success in automotive. Sep 1, 2010 3118
Specialized test equipment validates nanopolymers. Jul 1, 2010 2311
High-tech resins soar in aerospace. Jun 1, 2010 2599

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