High-Tech Contract Decorating at Emerald Corporation by Amy Bauer
Emerald Corporation has developed its niche serving the appliance, automotive and medical industries with attention to quality and detail, high-level cleanroom and automation technology, technical expertise and supply-chain relationships that give it a competitive advantage.
"An 'Xten-sive' Look at Life as an American Molder: Chapter 1", by Clare Goldsberry
Xten Industries, a growing leader in the plastic injection molding and contract manufacturing industries, is being featured in a four part series about sustainability in Modern Plastics Worldwide magazine. The four part series focuses on Xten's efforts to balance sustainability and profitability. The first article, published in March,2010, was centered on Xten's endeavors to lower the company's electrical consumption and partnerships with state program.
"IML Solutions - Five Experts Share Advice" by Renee Varella
This interesting and informative article in the April/May, 2010 issue of Plastics Decorating magazine is based on a recent survey of molding companies involved in in-mold labeling and addresses some of the most common issues in IML applications. IMDA members Central Decal Company and Xten Industries are among the experts offering useful problem-solving tips.
"An 'Xten-sive' Look at Life as an American Molder: Chapter 2." by Clare Goldsberry
This second article, published in the June, 2010 issue of Modern Plastics Worldwide, focuses on significantly reducing material consumption, sustainability and making Xten Industries' plant more efficient which results in energy savings.
"An 'Xten-sive' Look at Life as an American Molder: Chapter 3." by Clare Goldsberry
This article is the third of a four part series focusing on Xten's efforts to balance sustainability and profitability. The article centers on Xten's daily operation and its focus on green design for more efficient manufacturing.
"In-Mold Decorating wih Pre-Printed Film Inserts" by Ann Marie Lentz
Serigraph Inc. shows us how in-mold decoration cuts costs and improves quality in many applications including automobile interior parts, contoured appliance control panels, electronic devices, medical devices, sports equipment and toys. The article addresses why in-mold decoration should be considered, how to choose materials and limitations of the process.
"An "Xten-sive" Look at Life as an American Molder: Chapter 4" by Clare Goldsberry
The fourth and final installment of this series describes how Xten Industries' efforts in reducing, reusing, recycling and sustainability paid off during an economic downturn.
"Embracing the Challenges in IMD at Distinctive Plastics"
This article, originally published in the October/November 2011 issue of Plastics Decorating, is an interesting and entertaining interview with Tim Curnutt, President of Distinctive Plastics.