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  • Demand for machines hinders delivery times

    Issue: December 2017

    Apologies to Bob Dylan, but the delivery times, they are a-changin'. The plastics industry is going strong and machinery makers are running flat-out [more]

  • The Paulson point of view

    Issue: November 2017

    Don Paulson, chairman of Paulson Training Programs, is a pioneer of scientific molding who encourages molders to use the basic properties of plastics to answer the "why" of molding problems. [more]

  • Taking time to kick tires, chat up customers

    Issue: November 2017

    Fall is not just for football and clambakes anymore. Machinery manufacturers are increasingly rolling out the red carpet to get processors in for a day [more]

  • New extruder maker may portend healthy market

    Issue: October 2017

    Does the industry need another manufacturer of single-screw extruders? Maybe it does. During the week after US Extruders Inc. opened for business, the [more]

  • Master of control

    Issue: October 2017

    Raymond Kelly, VP of engineering for Conair Group, designed his first product for the plastics industry more than three decades ago. It was a multi-purpose control. [more]

  • West Coast design pioneer

    Issue: September 2017

    Rich Freeman, CEO of Freetech Plastics, a thermoforming company he founded more than 40 years ago, knows what it is like to survive and thrive in Silicon Valley. [more]

  • Solving the problem that 'didn't exist'

    Issue: August 2017

    John P. Beaumont, founder of Beaumont Technologies, a leader for in-mold rheological control technologies, is also an inventor, educator and author. But [more]

  • American dream come true

    Issue: July 2017

    Demetre Loulourgas was certain about two things when he was growing up in Athens, Greece — he would work in a tool shop and it would be in the U.S. [more]

  • Lighting manufacturers see opportunity with LSR

    Issue: June 2017

    The liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding machinery business is booming, driven by new optical products, growing demand in medical products and reshoring. [more]

  • From bakery to Bekum

    Issue: June 2017

    Martin Stark was miserable. New to America, and with limited English, he started working the overnight shift in a Chicago-area bakery when a newspaper [more]