August 17, 2017

Plastics Innovations in The Automotive Industry

High Performance Plastics in the Automotive Industry Plastic is innovating the way automotive companies are building vehicles.  With growing concerns to the environment, car companies are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint.  Here are some of the top ways plastics in vehicles is good for your family and the environment. Plastics make your […]

August 10, 2017

5 Back to School Saving Tips Using Plastic Products

It’s back to school time and we all know what that means, back to school shopping! Back to school shopping can be expensive and very wasteful, but plastic products are durable and able to last much longer than some other products. Lunch boxes. Lunch boxes and packaging are much better for the environment that constantly […]

July 28, 2017

Plastics Improve your Pet’s Life!

Our pets are a part of our family.  They bring so much joy into any household, and we want them to have the best quality of life they can.  So when our furry friends are injured, we want to do what’s best for them, and take care of them.  Innovators in the plastics and veterinary […]

July 17, 2017

6 Unbelievable Things that are Made from Plastic

It may surprise you, but from the invention of plastic in 1907, plastic has improved our quality of life tremendously. Plastic is found everywhere, from hospitals to schools, and even in space! Here are some unexpected places plastics pop up in your life. Eyeglasses While the original eyeglasses were made from glass, many frames and […]

July 9, 2017

History of Injection Moulding

In 1872 American inventor John Wesley Hyatt and his brother Isaiah created and patented the first injection moulding machine. This was a simple machine that used a plunger to push plastic through a hot cylinder into a mould. The initial use for the machine was to mass-produce products like buttons and combs. When World War […]

June 30, 2017

LEGO – How a plastic injection molding machine build an empire a brick at a time

In 1932 master carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen had a small shop in Billund, Denmark. There he and his 12 year old Sun Godtfred created wooden toys, stepladders and ironing boards. Two years later they donned the name LEGO, which translates in Danish to “play well.” As their creations grew, so did their company. In 1948 […]

June 14, 2017

The Who Man Revolutionized the Swimming Industry With Plastics

Summer is here and its time for many around the country to hit the pool. As you are cooling off on a hot day, take a look around at all the pool equipment and swim accessories. The majority of these items were invented by one man. Adolph Kiefer personally developed and designed dozens of lifesaving […]

June 6, 2017

Retail Sales increase creates growth in plastics industry

According to the Census Bureau, between 2015 and 2016, retail sales growth climbed to 2.9 percent. This is great news for the plastics industry. A large factor that contributes to this growth is the boost of online retailers. As this industry expands, it will create a greater demand for plastics shipping products. The trend seems […]

May 11, 2017

Toyota’s new Michigan R&D center opens doors to plastics suppliers

Toyota’s $154 million expansion to their existing R&D center in Ann Arbor, Michigan will reel in a vast amount of its product development to one campus. Toyota’s build-out is an effort to streamline their production and make it even easier to work with its key suppliers. Deb Schroeder, who manages the interior and exterior parts […]

April 26, 2017

Nissan uses plastics to create a dog friendly ride

The new Nissan X-Trail SUV was designed for man’s best friend. Whether you are going on a long road trip or just down to your favorite dog park, Nissan has you covered. Dennis McCarthy owner Vehicle effects, and designer for the Fast and The Furious Franchise used injection molded plastics to create a rear compartment […]