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Improving the Bottom Line

Are you looking for a new router or panel saw? What about cutting tools that will provide a clean edge off your machinery and reduce secondary processing? Are you looking for materials that can solve design challenges for your customers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – then this is the issue for you! Our July/August issue is packed with new machinery, tooling and materials that will help your company improve its bottom line.

We kick off with an IWF Preview. Get a first look at some of the machinery, tooling, material and technology that will be on display designed specifically for the plastics industry. Manufacturers and suppliers continue to push boundaries and provide plastic distributors and fabricators with new and innovative products that will help you increase your productivity and your bottom line. IWF will take place August 22-25, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia ( You will find booth numbers after articles and below ads of the companies who are exhibiting at IWF.

Next, our Polyolefin Spotlight looks at polyethylene and polypropylene, two of the largest volume thermoplastics used today. The materials are available in a wide range of grades, formulations and shapes. They are tough, chemical resistant and offer good electrical properties with a low coefficient of friction and moisture absorption and they are relatively lightweight and easy to fabricate.

This issue also includes our 21st Annual Buyer’s Guide, a collective resource of our advertisers’ products and services this past year. It is a one-stop shop for nearly every product your company will need. You can also search the online version of the 2018 Buyer’s Guide at When you find what you’re looking for, don’t forget to tell them you got their name from PD&F Magazine.

And finally, in ”Safety Solutions”, Jack Podojil asks, “Are Your Machines Safe to Operate?” For the first time in the history of OSHA, the citing of machinery for not having proper safeguarding, which would include items like emergency stops (red in color with a yellow background), power outage protection, machine guards that use fasteners not readily removed by the operators and other items like training and machine maintenance have now received a special emphasis from the government.

We hope to see you at IWF in Atlanta. Also click here to search our article archive, or here to contact our advertisers or manage your subscription.

Enjoy the issue,

David Whelan

September/October 2018

  • High Performing Plastics
  • Thermoforming

  • Ad/Edit Close: 08/17/18
    Material Close: 08/24/18

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