Association News

Letter from the Chair It is hard to believe we are moving into 2020. For SPE, 2019 went very well. We had a successful SPE...

Productivity and Prioritization

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Plastics Decorating On my bulletin board at work, I have a small business card-sized reminder. It reads, “There’s no point...
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Innovative Digital Systems’ Revolution 360°T

by Lara Copeland, writer, Plastics Decorating Offering its customers customizable and name-brand digital printing equipment, Innovative Digital Systems (IDS), Indian Trail, North Carolina, is a...
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LED Curing of Inks and Adhesives – and Beyond

by Chris Davis, head of sales-industrial systems, IST America Within the field of decorating and graphic arts are several proven and well-documented application and curing...
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Common Issues in Pad Printing

Complicated substrates, irregular shapes and surfaces, greater versatility – these are only a few reasons why pad printing has been, and continues to be,...
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Workplace Implications for Marijuana Use

by Liz Stevens, writer, Plastics Decorating Marijuana now is legal, in some form, in 33 US states. Marijuana use still is illegal at the federal...

Utilizing Plastics Decorating for Interface Design

by Nick Strauss, director of corporate development, Inno-Flex There are a number of reasons manufacturers decorate plastic. Aesthetics, instructions, information, safety and branding are among...

2019 IMDA Awards Recognize Top Five In-Mold Labeled, Decorated Products

The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) honored the winners of its 13th Annual Awards Competition last June at the trade group’s 2019 Symposium at the...
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High-Flying Security at the Nanoscale

by Veronica Savu, CEO, Morphotonix From the thousands of males flapping around her, the blue morpho butterfly must choose her mate. How does she single...

Bonding Bioplastics Using Adhesives (Trēva™)

Zachary Sayah, application engineer, Henkel Corporation, and Wenlai Feng, Ph.D., chemist, Eastman With the growth in the use of bioplastics, questions continue to arise on...
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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.