Plastics in consumer products include food containers; trash bags; trash cans; tumblers; toys; garden hoses; outdoor furniture.

Protolabs Addresses How to Survive a Pandemic with Digital Manufacturing

Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.

Consumer Products: Essential Reading

Conveyor Upgrade Keeps Currier on Track

Processor’s switch to modular plastic belt conveyors increased efficiency in bottle making by eliminating downtime.

What Plastics Processors Need to Know about Tax Reform and Equipment Acquisition

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (TCJA) is positioning plastics processors for more growth and profitability following the most recent Plastics Processing Index showing the best quarter since 2013 when the index began.

High-Tech Blow Molding At Agri-Industrial Plastics

This family-owned custom molder stands out in its use of advanced computer and automation tools to claim a niche in large, complex, and multi-layer parts.

Energy Consumption Made Visible

Molder adds system that allows it to track energy usage in nearly real time and is now using less power, despite increased production.

Custom Molder Expands in ‘Leaps of Faith’

Who would embark on an $8.8 million plant expansion without new orders in hand? Someone who knows his customers very well.