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Publications


Plastics News

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Plastics News covers the business of the global plastics industry as a weekly newspapers, with daily news briefs and its website constantly updated as news develops. Its focus is on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers, their suppliers and customers. Plastics News provides Top 100 Rankings for all major processes, plus market information and competitive intelligence.


Polysort

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Polysort, a comprehensive Portal for the plastics and rubber industries, featuring news, links, discussion groups on key market segment, and other information.


Plastics Engineering

Plastics Engineering, a monthly magazine and website of the Society of Plastics Engineers, a professional organization with chapters across the country, including technical groups by process specialty and region; conferences and events; membership data; student chapters; technical resources; leaders/volunteers; grants/scholarships; an on-line store, and more.


Packaging World

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Up-to-date news that impacts packaging machinery and suppliers. Packworld.com offers the packaging industry professional information on the latest trends in packaging design, materials and equipment. Provides comprehensive information on trends in the packaging industry as well as job opportunities, white papers and videos, packaging solutions and the latest packaging news. The monthly magazine covers Food, Beverage, Healthcare, Household, Personal Care, Packaging Design and Automation topics.


Plastics Technology magazine/on-line

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Plastics Technology, a monthly magazine and industry portal for technical and business information, (formerly Modern Plastics Worldwide/Plastics Today), offers global perspective on plastic news and developments. Provides news and pricing information, www.modplas.com.


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Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI)

PPI is your information resource for all things related to polyethylene pipe. To find out more about specific applications, visit the five PPI Divisions on this site: Water Systems, Drainage, Fuel Gas, Conduit, Building and Construction.

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Over 56,000 data sheets in the matweb collection with many powerful search tools available to help users find the materials information that they need.




Trade Groups & Associations

R&B Plastics Machinery supports the markets we serve through participating in organizations that help grow and shape markets. Below are helpful links to leading industry groups that provide valuable information for specific markets:

INDA - Association of Nonwovens Fabric Industry

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INDA is the trade association representing the nonwoven fabrics industry since 1968. INDA leads the way in the education of nonwovens by offering training courses in nonwovens and publishing various handbooks on the many segments of the industry.


ECTC - Erosion Control Technology Council

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ECTC’s mission is to be the recognized industry authority in the development of standards, testing, and installation techniques for rolled erosion control technologies. ECTC promotes the use of RECPs through education and industry leadership, and assists specifying agencies, engineers, designers, and other interested individuals and organizations in the proper application of products and establishment of testing standards.


IECA - International Erosion Control Association

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is the world’s oldest and largest association devoted entirely to helping members solve the problems caused by erosion and its byproduct—sediment. Founded in 1972, IECA is a non-profit organization that serves as the premier global resource for the prevention and control of erosion.


OSHA Assistance for the Plastics Industry

Employing over 1.4 million workers in the United States, the plastics industry represents a substantial portion of the American workforce. Various safety and health concerns exist throughout the plastics industry, ranging from raw material manufacturing to plastics processing. This site is maintained as a product of the Alliance between OSHA and the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.


International Dairy Foods Association

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies within a $110-billion a year industry. In addition, 330 member companies provide processing equipment and supplies, packaging equipment and materials, ingredients and a wide variety of products and services to the dairy processing industry. Nearly 15 state and regional trade associations are also members of IDFA.


SPE Extrusion Division 1-0-Wiki (A technical “Wikipedia”)

Living true to their scope, the Extrusion Division of SPE Board of Directors (BOD) provides a new resource for gathering and searching information as related to the extrusion process and industry... view wiki>>


Society of Plastics Engineers

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Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI)

Founded in 1937, SPI is the plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States.


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