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A closer look at Mark Badger, CPIA's Leader of the Year

During then-senator Barack Obama's run for the American presidency a few years back, TV news pundit Chris Matthews notoriously described himself as having tingles of excitement running up his leg. 
Jun 20, 2011

UNPLUGGED: Defeating die buildup

Die buildup is, to put it bluntly, a pain in the a**.
Jun 2, 2011

Mold shop has three-pronged success strategy...and no "bling"

It's something you hear all the time - "So-and-so was born to do this job" - but unless you're talking about Prince William, odds are it's an exaggeration. With Brian Bendig, however, a slight variation is the literal truth. Bendig, the...
May 9, 2011

Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing components

Like everyone else in today's plastics industry, moldmakers are looking for ways to shorten leadtimes while still maintaining quality. Although not exactly new, one timesaver continues to win over new converts: unscrewing components, which can...
Apr 30, 2011

Self-repairing elastomers inspired by the natural world

Here's a question: Superman aside, how many things can you name that are indestructible? Not many, right? And even Superman had to come from another planet.  
Apr 7, 2011

Haremar bags new opportunities with investment

Anchored by a recent $3 million equipment investment, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd., of Toronto is expanding the boundaries of its film extrusion capability.
Feb 27, 2011

Moldmaker digs deep on turf pallet project

Sometimes, it's the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.
Feb 10, 2011

Impregnating plastics with carbon dioxide

Compared to carbon dioxide, Jack the Ripper enjoys a pretty good reputation.
Jan 28, 2011

Dilute phase vs. dense phase pneumatic conveying: What's right for you?

Some things are inherently confusing: the definition of "pie" comes to mind. Others shouldn't be confusing, but still are somehow. Take pneumatic conveying. In theory, it's simple, since there are really only two categories: If the conveyed...
Jan 13, 2011

Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights

When it comes to generating wind power, it's simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.
Jan 1, 2011

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