Register Now for PTXPO 2023

New trade show for plastics processors to evaluate new technology will be held for the second time in March in Rosemont, Ill., with some new wrinkles.  

Get to Know the Refreshed Plastics Hall of Fame

Nominations are open for the revamped Plastics Half of Fame’s Class of 2024


Solve Processing Problems, Learn Tricks of the Trade: Register Now for Extrusion 2022

Tune into technical presentations that can help make you more money, and mingle with the world’s foremost authorities on extrusion processing.


50 Years...600 Issues...and Still Counting

Matt Naitove marks his first half-century in plastics reporting, with a few of his favorite headlines.

Reshoring: Is the Surge Sustainable?

Sure seems that way, as companies big and small look and act to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. 


Lots to Say About Recycling

In our July issue, we have two features with a recycling bent. We also have a new editor on board to track and report on future developments in this critical industry segment.

What’s Your Sustainability Plan?

If you don’t have one, you should think about it. There are many ways beyond using recycled materials that a processor can make its facility more planet-friendly.  

Curtain to Rise This Month on PTXPO

It’s showtime, folks. Register now for the first-ever PTXPO and check out our coverage in this issue of new technology that will be on display March 29-31 in Rosemont, Ill.

Industry Associations Line Up to Support PTXPO

Plastics Industry Association, AMBA, MAPP and CAMM are among the leading trade groups supporting this new North American trade show.

More Knowledge ... at a Mouse Click

Get to know the Knowledge Centers on Plastics Technology’s website.

Resin Conveying

Paving the Road to a Circular Economy

Sustainability and circular economy aren’t buzz words. They are and will continue to be the way of doing business for processors. 

What’s Ahead for Manufacturing in 2021?

Reshoring...and lots of it, studies show.

Introducing the Plastics Technology Expo

New trade show for all plastics processing to launch in the Chicago area in 2022.

Technology Never Sleeps

Plastics Technology and MoldMaking Technology team up on a special print-and-digital May supplement that focuses on new products and technology drivers and trends to help keep you ahead of the competition.

Will You Be Ready for the Next Disruption?

Lessons learned from ongoing coronavirus pandemic should help business navigate through the next disruption.

Gearing Up for the Old Normal

With 2020 in a rear-view mirror, likely adorned with a face mask, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned and what’s in store.

Log on and Learn

New digital options spring up to fill the void caused by events canceled due to Coronavirus restrictions. And people in manufacturing are logging on.

Multi-Screw Compounding

Add Value to Your Compounding Operation

Inside: Insights on three emerging, higher-margin growth areas for compounders.

How the Coronavirus Crisis Will Change Plastics Processing

Manufacturing as a whole will emerge stronger, more nimble and in a better position to capitalize on opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Post-Consumer Recycling

Best Practices in Processing with Recycled Material

Inside: What brand owners are planning, and how processors ahead of the curve have already responded.

Blow Molding

American Manufacturing Steps Up to the Coronavirus Challenge

Plastics processors are among the manufacturers that stepped up big-time in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to turn over this space this month to Rick Kline Jr., president of our parent company Gardner Business Media, whose comments below (edited) appeared originally March 31 in a OpEd piece published by the Wall Street Journal.

Recycled Materials

Time to Learn More About the Real World of Recycling

Next month, Plastics Technology will cover the challenges of recycling with a targeted print and electronic supplement—and a focused webinar—highlighting best practices in processing with high levels of PCR.

Film Extrusion

Of Bans, Taxes ... and Good Publicity

It’s time for processors to be more involved in telling their story to the public.

Film Extrusion

Try This Approach to Clean Up Your Recycled Material

CO2 can be used as a totally “green” solvent to remove many kinds of contamination in recycled plastics without the need for toxic solvents.

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