For the past week, the conversation on Leadership Lane, a forum for members of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE; Bethel, CT), has revolved around various issues involving membership and conference attendance. That evolved into a discussion of the real issues facing the industry that seem to attract industry people to these events. I suggested that when there are large challenges and issues in an industry, people will come to help address the industry response.
For example, every opportunity I get to stand before an industry group and speak I bring up the topic of the many advocacy groups out in the mainstream who are fighting to rid the world of evil plastic. If you want to know just how many people believe that plastic is a planet killer, just go to PlasticsToday’s Facebook page. The vitriol spewed by people who, I’m certain, only follow us on Facebook so they can denigrate plastics and curse us to the heavens, is unbelievable.
Takahata Precision Tennessee Expands Helenwood, Tennessee, Manufacturing Complex
Takahata Precision Tennessee, Inc., a plastic injection molding automotive manufacturer, will invest $9.7 million to expand its production
The Holy Grail—Making Plastic Parts Without Tooling—is Within Reach
I recently had the opportunity to attend an open house at Interlink Engineering LLC, a contract engineering firm in Phoenix, AZ, that provides 3D
New ‘Supercatalyst’ can Turn Carbon Dioxide and Methane Into Fuel
Scientists at the University of Surrey in the UK have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes of climate
Michelman Joins the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials to Evaluate Fiber Sizing Solutions
Michelman is pleased to announce that it has become one of only 55 members of the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials