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January 2016

Top 5 Stories of 2015

Medical Device Tax Suspended

Save the Date: ANTEC, TopCon Events

ITW Pillar Technologies Develops Surface Treatment System

Inkcups Introduces Rotary Inkjet Printer

Branson Ultrasonics Announces New Power Supply Generation

Medical and Pharmaceutical Packaging Benefits With Drug Master Files

IMDA Announces 2016 Awards Competition

SPE Aims to Attract Youth to Plastics Industry


December 2015

Laser Texturing Adds Another Level of In-Mold Decoration Possibilities

Market Trends for IMD and IML

Updated Guide to OSHA Training Requirements

2015 SGIA Expo Breaks East Coast Record

Roland Releases Attachment for VersaUV LEF-20

Mimaki Develops Multipurpose UV-LED Flatbed Printer


November 2015

Best Process Practices for Polyamide Adhesion Bonding

Full Implementation of Hazard Communication Standard Expected in ’16

Inkcups Opens New Warehouse in Mexico

Innovative Marking Systems Offers New Book on Pad Printing

SGIA Honors Wilson-Hurd

SPI Unveils New, Modernized NPE Logo and Tagline

Kaverman: New Ink for Silicone


October 2015

Understanding the Power of Color

Technology Innovation in Plastics Decorating

2015 IMDA Symposium Begins Oct. 28

Inkcups Now to Unveil Two Digital Printers at SGIA

Innovative Marking Systems Offers New Ink

National Graphics Wins Patent Appeal

Mystic Adds Shrink Sleeve Application Equipment

Mimaki USA Provides Financing Services


September 2015

Improving the Adhesion of UV-Curable Coatings to Plastics

Industrial Inkjet Printing onto Wearables

Meeting Demand in the Ad Specialties Market

Extol Develops New Welder for Small Parts and Spaces

Padprinters.com Launches All-New Website

Inkcups Now Reformats Labels, Safety Data Sheets


August 2015

Polymer Cliché Exposure and Development Hints

Five Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy

IMDA Symposium to Feature "Smack-Downs"

EPS Introduces Variable Data Printing Solution

Mimaki Mini-Expos Showcase Solutions

Direct Container Print 2015 Scheduled


July 2015

5 Reasons to Fire a Customer

Pad Printing in a Cleanroom Environment

Plasmatreat Technology Enables Metal-To-Rubber Bonds

SPI Partners with SPE to Produce Recycling Conference

EPS Expands to Accommodate Rapid Growth

Extol Celebrates 30 Years


June 2015

Beauty is in the Eye of the Consumer

FDA-Approved Additives Boost Inline Plastics Laser Marking

UV Technology for In-Mold Labeling

EPS Unveils Pre-Treatment Conveyor Flamer

Nazdar Recognized for Sustainability Practices

Mystic Adds Shrink Sleeve Equipment


May 2015

New vs. Used – Points to Ponder

Advantages of Digital Heat Transfers

IMDA Taking Entries for Annual Awards

Deco Tech Designs Precision Screen Printing System

Laser Photonics Introduces LaserTower

EPS Develops 14-Color Catheter Printer

Verstraete Introduces Matt IML and UltraGloss IML


April 2015

Combatting Static Electricity During Pad Printing

IMDA Survey Offers Insight into IMD/IML Trends

SPI Data Reveals Record Participation at NPE2015

Mimaki ES3 Inks Now Available

Sonics Introduces Multi-Converter Sequencer

Plasmatreat Announces New Plasma Clean Module


March 2015

Balancing Automation with the "Right" Assembly Technology

Preparing for Machine Installation

CI Medical Cuts Into the Health Care Industry

EPS Introduces Clean Air 300

IMDA Seeks Entries for Awards Competition

APEX Acquires DESCO

America Makes Announces Project Call


February 2015

Advantages of a Servo-Driven Ultrasonic Welder

NPE Preview, Printable Map Available

Plasmatreat Technology Used to Enhance Racing Skis

Ford Recognizes Extol Contribution

EPS Develops FlexiCure LED Curable Ink

Sonics to Introduce e-Press Touch


January 2015

Gas-Phase Surface Pretreatments for Plastics Adhesion

Pad Printing Tip: Adjust Settings for Substrate Height

NPE Preview, Printable Map Available

Plasmatreat to Debut Surface Treatment Device

Engineered Printing Solutions Teams with DNA Technologies

New RadTech Initiative Focuses on 3D Printing

Dukane Introduces Ultrasonic Welder


December 2014

Tips for In-Mold Label Storage and Packaging

Tax Foundation Ranks Best States for Business

TYKMA Offers Laser System Rentals, Leases

PLASTEC West to Feature Learning Labs

IMLCON and IMDCON Set for February

IMDA to Host 'ABC's of IML: A Basic Course'


November 2014

Expanding the Market for In-Mold Decorating

Basic Test Methods for In-Mold Labels

Physical Vapor Deposition and UV-Curable Coatings

Inkcups Now Introduces Durable, Flexible UV Ink

RadTech to Launch UV+EB Technology Magazine

Engineered Printing Solutions Develops Industrial Flatbed Printer

SemiTorr Expands Portfolio in Partnership with Rinco

Bordeaux Launches New Inks


October 2014

Role of Fixtures in Ultrasonic Plastic Welding

IMDA Survey to Study Market Trends

Business of Plastics to Feature Discussion on Decorating

OSHA Seeks Input on Chemical Exposure, PELs

Conference to Feature NASCAR Legend

Miyachi America Develops Enhanced Laser Marker Software

Mimaki USA to Introduce CJV300 Series


September 2014

7 Ways to Reduce Workplace Accidents

SGIA Show Preview

Cool Things Decorated with Pad Printing

Plastics Benchmarking Conference Nearly Sold Out

Systematic Automation Develops Versatile Screen Printer

Newman Introduces Ultraviolet Curing Solution


August 2014

Diamond Screen Process Sees More Growth in its Future

Why Invest in Digital Decoration?

Q&A: Ultrasonic Welding with Automation and Robotics

IMDA Announces 2014 Award Winners

AWA to Publish IML Technical Manual

SGIA, FlexTech to Host Symposium


July 2014

Q&A: Hot Stamping 3D Parts

Building Blocks for a Thriving Work Culture

IMDA Offers Technical Guidelines to Public

Mimaki Develops Flatbed Printer with Small Footprint

Steinwachs Joins CDigital Markets

Tech Mark Partners with Curvink


June 2014

Seasonal Tips for Pad Printing Inks

Topical Conference Drives into Ypsilanti

Inkcups Now Introduces CrystaLAZE

Roland to Host One-Day Inkjet Conference

IMDA Symposium Scheduled for October

Branson Develops Systems for Low-Power Applications


May 2014

Hydrographic Excellence at CVG FinishTEK

Advantages of Infrared Welding in Thermoplastics Manufacturing

Q&A: IML-I vs. IML-T

IMDA Issues Call for Entries

PPMOVT Changes Name to Engineered Printing Solutions

IDS Opens Branch Office in Texas


April 2014

How Coloring Plastics Affects Secondary Processes

Q&A: Printing Inks for Industrial Applications

SPE Decorating & Assembly Programming at ANTEC

IMDA to Host 'ABC's of IML: A Basic Course'

Dillon Named President of Branson Ultrasonics

PPMOVT Develops Automated Robot Printer

RadTech Offers Session on Chrome Alternative


March 2014

Decorative, Functional Waterborne Coatings for Plastics

The Elements of Green Pad Printing

Painting Trends in Plastics Processing

TopCon Registration Now Open

IMDA Launches New Website

Enercon eBook Covers Plasma Treatment

Nordson VersaPUR Melters Simplify Use of Reactive Polyurethane Adhesives


February 2014

Erler Industries Powers Forward with Automotive Decorating

Breakthrough Additives Enhance Plastics Laser Marking

Optimizing the Parameters for Microwave UV Curing

SPE Decorating & Assembly Programming at ANTEC

Analysts Optimistic for Chemicals, Plastics Markets

New Book Chronicles Screen Printing History


January 2014

Adhesive Bonding of Polyamide (Nylon)

Topical Conference Registration Now Open

Surface Treatment Challenges

PLASTEC West to Feature Learning Labs

Kammann Introduces Inkjet Flexibility

Simco-Ion Upgrades Pinner Charging Bar Series


December 2013

Innovating Inkjet Technologies for Plastic Products

Tax Foundation Ranks Best States for Business

IMDA Honors Annual Competition Winners

Artistry of Plastics Breaks Design Barriers

Systematic Automation Develops Precision Screen Printer

5th Annual PaintExpo Set for April

Trinetics Offers Tabletop Ultrasonic Welder


November 2013

Durable Graphics Add to Product Security, Branding

Bill Targets Patent Trolls

OSHA Releases New Resources on Hazardous Chemicals

Enercon eBook Covers Corona Treatment

PPMOVT Upgrades EAZY INKPRINT Series


October 2013

Decorative Waterborne Coatings for Plastics

The Press Release: How and When to Promote Company News

3D Printing to be Featured at NPE2015

Comdec Pad Printer Designed with Modular Functionality

Roland Expands VersaUV Line

TYKMA Offers Laser System Rentals, Leases


September 2013

Gas-Phase Surface Pretreatments for Plastics Adhesion

Analysis: Expect Growth in Plastics Industry

SPE Issues Call for Technical Papers for ANTEC 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Attend PACK EXPO

New Dymax Coating Increases Film Life

RUCO Develops Affordable UV Screen Printing Ink


August 2013

Adhesion Bonding of Polyphenylene Sulfide

Seminar to Focus on Industrial UV Technology

Surface TechDays Set for Early October

Registration Open for Global Plastics Summit

Inkcups Now Opens New California Facility

Clariant Accelerates Move to Waterborne Coatings


July 2013

Why Use Attachments for Ultrasonic Horns?

Obama Administration Delays ACA Employer Mandate

Play or Pay? Look to Payroll System for Guidance

Yupo Corporation Makes Leadership Changes

Trinetics Group Introduces Infrared Plastic Bench Welder

Marabu Introduces New Ink


June 2013

Fluorooxidation Surface Pretreatment

Premium Metallic Graphics and Wraps Add Sparkle, Value to Products

Deadline Nears for IMDA Awards Competition

PPMOVT’s Ink-Saver Ring Increases Ink Usage

NAZDAR Develops UV/UV-LED Container Screen Ink

Motorola, Flextronics to Assemble New Smartphones in Texas

Kammann Introduces Robotic Pick and Place Unit


May 2013

The Fundamentals of Flame Treatment

Q&A: Heat Transfer vs. Hot Stamping

Herrmann Ultrasonic Machine Punches, Seals in Single Step

Spartanics Diecutter Customizable for Rotary Applications

Retrofit Chopper Assembly Available for Cameo Screen Printers

Kammann Introduces Robotic Pick and Place Unit


April 2013

How Coloring Plastics Effects Secondary Processes

Solutions to Pad Printing Adhesion Problems

IMDA to Host Symposium

Simco-Ion Introduces Next Generation Charging Technology

Verstraete Offers Double-Sided In-Mold Labels


March 2013

Polystyrene, EPS Markets Expect Growth

Plastic Assembly Trends: Utilizing Infrared Energy

Enercon Develops Two New Induction Sealers

CMT Integrates Marking into Automation Systems


February 2013

Five Keys to Successful Pad Print Project Management

UV Printing Technologies Can Add Variety to Decorated Plastics

Webinar: Adhesion Improvements with Bio-Content Polymers

IMDA Seeks Entries for Awards Competition

United Silicone Expands into Lawn and Garden Marketplace

CMT Names Midwest, New England Manufacturers' Reps


January 2013

Q&A: Cliché Choices

Markets to Watch: Pharmaceutical Packaging and Plastic Containers

Registration Open for ANTEC 2013

IMDA Presents "ABC's of IML: A Basic Course"

Inkcups Now Relocates Corporate Offices

ITW Graphics Offers Multi-Colored, Textured Heat Transfer Labels

Mimaki Introduces Two Wide Format Printers


December 2012

Eco-Friendly Waterborne Coatings

Ask the Expert: Inkjet Printing

CMT Strengthens US Sales Coverage

Plasmatreat Opens New Sales, Technical Center


November 2012

Industry Tradeshows Meet with Success

Formulating Plastics for Direct Laser Marking


October 2012

Q&A: Process Solutions for Adhesion Bonding of Nylon

New CMT Process Creates High-quality, Cost-effective 2D Codes

Miyachi Creates Laser for Plastics, Reflective Metals

Systematic Automation Develops Automatic Screen Printing Machine


September 2012

Q&A: Laser Marking QR and Data Matrix Codes

SGIA Show Offers Imaging Indulgence


August 2012

Q&A: Data Matrix Bar Code Mark Quality Verification and Standard

IMLCON, IMDCON Set for Oct. 4-5 in Chicago

IMDA Announces 2012 Award Winners


July 2012

Q&A: Laser Marking


June 2012

Selecting the Proper Assembly Process

Three Steps to Simplify Cylindrical Printing


April 2012

Q&A: Optimizing Inkjet Printing Quality