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Methods of Polymer Weld Quality Evaluation

Evaluation of the quality of polymer welds is essential to the development and production maintenance of a welding process. However, it can be challenging...
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The Future of Cosmetics Packaging Shines with Foil

by Brittany Willes, editor, Plastics Decorating Prominent fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent was reported to have said, “The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion,...
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Proell’s Inks and Functional Lacquers

Edited by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, Plastics Decorating Proell, Inc., the US subsidiary of Proell KG based in Germany, is located in St. Charles, Illinois,...
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Inkjet Printing and Adhesion of Low Surface Energy Polymers

Long before the first ink drop is jetted onto a plastic product, designers make key decisions that predetermine whether ink printing will be easy...
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Q&A: UV LED Curing for Plastics Decorating

UV LED curing is becoming a more popular option for plastic parts molders and decorators. To find out more about this evolving technology, Plastics...

Simulating PANTONE Colors on Colored Substrates

Anyone who has attempted to match spot colors when printing on colored substrates knows that the process presents various unique challenges. However, incorporating a...
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The Evolution of Pad Printing

Looking back to the late 1980s, it is easy to see how the industry has evolved. At that time, pad printing was just beginning...
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Using a B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeed in an Unpredictable Business World

The current economic, political and social environment is exceptionally volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. It has become increasingly difficult to develop strategies for success...
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Association News

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...
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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...
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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.