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Letter from the Chair Every year, it seems, it has become more difficult to keep people involved with outside groups or associations. Time is more...
ISTeP Test Part

Correlating Ultrasonic Weld Quality with Melt Layer Thickness

by Alex Savitski, Ph.D.; Leo Klinstein, Kenneth Holt, Hardik Pathak, David Cermak Dukane IAS, LLC Ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics is widely used by many industries to...
digital inkjet

Anticipating the Future of Industrial Inkjet with InPrint USA

Excerpt from InPrint USA white paper: “Industrial Inkjet: Crossing the Chasm?” Industrial print is the emerging technology for so many facets of manufacturing, allowing for...
Robotic Automation

The Price of Printing – In-House vs. Custom Decoration for Plastic Parts

by Brittany Willes, editor Plastics Decorating These days, the word “smart” has taken on a whole new meaning. With technology advancing by leaps and bounds every...
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Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeit Technology for Plastics Products

The Global Brand Counterfeiting Report 2018 states the amount of total counterfeiting globally has reached to $1.2 trillion in 2017 and is bound to...
simplestake

SIMPLESTAKE’s Impulse Staking Technology

Edited by Lara Copeland, contributing editor Plastics Decorating SIMPLESTAKE, a subsidiary of ToolTex, located in Grove City, Ohio, developed a new technology to solve issues common...
Cosmetic Bottles

Q&A: Pad Printing vs. Digital Inkjet for Direct-to-Plastic Printing

While pad printing and digital inkjet technologies for plastics decorating have been around for quite some time, inkjet hasn’t found the same footing that...
SIM IMD Mold

Integrating In-Mold Decorating into Injection Molding Workflow

Costing, designing and developing a robust and repeatable manufacturing process, regardless of the application or industry, is a daunting task. In the plastics industry...
expanded laser

Overview of Methods for Laser Welding Optically Clear Plastics

Abstract The use of laser welding of thermoplastics is increasing in a broad range of applications due to the many advantages it has over competing...
Motorola V60 Lenses

When to Consider In-Mold Decorating – and When to Avoid It

In-mold decorating is used to mold high-precision plastic parts with exceptional color and appearance. The process involves placing an appliqué – a pre-made form...
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Plastics Decorating is a quarterly magazine with a distribution of 10,000, targeting companies that decorate and assemble plastics. It is distributed to corporate management as well as plant and production managers involved in the plastics decorating process.