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    • Future Leaders

      The FLiP Files: Tom McGwire

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40.  For this FLiP File, we spoke to Tom McGwire, product manager at Industrial Heater Corp. The company is most widely-known for – you guessed it – industrial heaters! The heaters are used for applications ranging from extrusion to perfume manufacturing and nuclear waste disposal.  Read on to learn more about what makes Tom excited about the industry.
    • Future Leaders

      The FLiP Files: Stephen Kutys

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40.  For this FLiP File, we spoke to Stephen – Steve – Kutys, sales engineer at Maguire Products in Aston, PA. The company designs and manufactures auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry – think: blender, feeder, dryer, etc. Basically, anything that prepares the materials before they’re processed.
    • Industry News

      In Case You Missed It: Bioplastics Week 2018

      PLASTICS’ Bioplastics Division held its fourth annual Bioplastics Week, a social media driven campaign dedicated to increase the visibility and understanding of bioplastics, September 17 – 21, 2018.
    • Events

      The Sweet Spot: 29th Annual Compounders Conference

      Ever have that moment when time, space and opportunity align? Remember the feel of a home run off the bat, or a seven iron to the pin? That’s the sweet spot. J.D. Foster, Senior VP, Economic & Policy Division, and Chief Economist of the US Chamber of Commerce, thinks that’s where our economy is now, and will be for some time with stable growth and lots of opportunity.
    • Industry News

      PERCspective: A Trio of Leading Indicators Point to Strong Plastics Demand Ahead

      The three leading indicators released last week - two from the U.S. Census Bureau and one from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) - point to sustained economic activity ahead. For starters, monthly sales for retail and food services in May increased 0.8 percent from April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Year over year, retail sales rose 5.9 percent.
    • Sustainability

      PLASTICS Marine Debris Statement

      The health of our oceans and waterways is critically important to the well-being of the global community. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) believes uncollected plastics do not belong in the marine environment.