Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS)

1425 K St. NW., Ste. 500
Washington , DC 20005 US


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NPE2021 Canceled

NPE2021 Canceled
The Plastics Industry Association said the “in-person components” of NPE2021 (May 17-21; Orlando) have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-2030 Editorial Advisory Board: Meet New Board Member Camille M. Sackett

2020-2030 Editorial Advisory Board: Meet New Board Member Camille M. Sackett
The 2020-2023 version of MoldMaking Technology's EAB features a new crew of 12 industry professionals. Here's one of them.

Virtual Learning Is Taking Off in Moldmaking
If you were unable to attend Amerimold Connects, you can experience our version of virtual learning by watching all of the recorded live-stream presentations on the Amerimold Expo website. 

K Show Report: Next-Level Efficiency and Control
With a show as big as K 2019 with more than 3,000 exhibitors from 63 nations, you may think that identifying a theme among all the technology would be difficult, but after all is said and done, two words come to mind: efficiency and control.

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How Do You Define Plastics?
A question asked in an industry forum starts an open-ended discussion about something that affects everyone’s lives. 

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A Trade Policy Perspective on the Plastics Industry
Now that the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has been sworn in, it’s valuable to take stock of where things sit for the plastics industry from a trade policy perspective.

Register for the Annual Mike Koebel Moldmakers Trade Fair
The 28th annual Mike Koebel Moldmakers Trade Fair will take place November 8th at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center in Pomona, California. 

MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges

Your 2018 Investment Guide
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an  accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services.

NPE2018 in Orlando, Florida

NPE2018 Video Recap: Exhilaration, Innovation and Inspiration
MoldMaking Technology’s editorial team recaps some highlights from the show floor at NPE2018, including a technology slideshow, seven podcasts recorded live from the event and a video.

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Association Update: News and Reviews from Industry Organizations
News and reviews from American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), The Mold Technologies Division of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPEMTD) and Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM).

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Tradeshow Tuesday: Coming Up at NPE2018
Cruise through this week’s slideshow to see more of what’s coming up at NPE2018.

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How MoldMaking Technology Magazine Came to Be
Twenty years ago a moldmaker launched this magazine, legitimizing an industry and then passed it on to a passionate media company, which took it to the next level.

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Tradeshow Tuesday: Twitter on the Tradeshow Floor, Part 2
This week in Part 2, I cover Twitter basics so you can leverage this social media platform as a communications and marketing tool on the tradeshow floor.

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Tradeshow Tuesday: Twitter on the Tradeshow Floor, Part 1
Twitter is a useful trade show tool for attendees and exhibitors alike. In Part 1, I make the case for using it, and in Part 2, I’ll get you started with Twitter basics to help you feel confident about using Twitter on the tradeshow floor.

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Tradeshow Tuesday: Are You a Moldmaker Who Exhibits and Attends Events?
At least 40 mold builders are sharpening their marketing and trade skills at NPE2018 by participating as exhibitors. NPE2018 is a unique, specialized event that only takes place once every three years, so I wanted to make sure that mold shops have the information that they need to promote themselves and to make the most out of their investments in the show.    

Christina Fuges

Collaborate to Educate on Plastics Technologies
Moldmakers, industry consultants and technology suppliers collaborate to educate on plastics technologies.

North American Plastics Industry: Modernized NAFTA Would 'Set Stage for Growth'
Trade associations state ‘good-faith negotiation is the only way to make sure that a long-standing agreement is working the way it should.’

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Tradeshow Tuesday: Products and Popsicle Stick Action Figures
This week, I use a hypothetical scenario in which a maker of wood-based products sells sticks to be used as tongue depressors, popsicle sticks and craft sticks to demonstrate targeted product writing.

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Tradeshow Tuesday: Targeting Moldmakers in Product Descriptions
Being mindful of the audience that will read a product and adding language to it that illustrates the product’s relevance to that audience will help a product achieve maximum visibility and persuasiveness.

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Tradeshow Tuesday: a New Blog for a New Year
2018 has finally arrived. One new thing for MoldMaking Technology is a new topic for the Tuesday blog. Through August 2018, some of the Tuesday blogs will cover issues related to tradeshows.

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Technology Tuesday: Preparing for NPE with Plastics Review
This slideshow has you covered in plastics review with discussion on common plastics problems like sticking and warping. It includes pieces on software analysis for plastic parts, and it even includes a piece on making the most out of used plastic.

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