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Plastics Ireland 2015 Now Available

This year's edition shows positive developments in Ireland's plastics sector. Plastics Ireland's latest figures show that the industry is growing strong with 179 firms operating in the polymer and plastics processing sector here. Moreover, with 6,500 people employed in the sector confidence is high. View our ad on page 6.   Read the full edition here PI front page
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Measurement & Inspection Technology – ZEISS Open Day

Zeiss Industrial Metrology-Open Days 19th, 20th & 21st May 2015, APT Ireland, Athlone.    


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IOM 2015 was a great success. Thank you to all our customers that stopped by to say hello.

 IOM 2015 was a great success. Thank you to all our customers that stopped by to say hello.
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INVESTMENT IN EUROPEAN PLASTICS PRODUCTION NEEDED TO RETURN TO NORMAL SUPPLY

              The European plastics industry is in danger of “losing credibility” and an urgent restoration of “normal supply is imperative”, four organisations have grouped together to say. National organisations representing the plastics packaging industry in Europe, Elipso (France), IK (Germany), British Plastics Federation (BPF) and PAFA (UK) have called on polymer producers to invest more in European polymer production facilities.   Read  full article here JHL and plastic materials
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How Factory Workers Learned to Love Their Robot Colleagues

According to Nick Tabak from  Fremont, Calif., operated by Tesla Motors Inc. their Tesla’s robots “ are superheroes—they do superhuman things,” Nick , who along with fellow engineers named the robots " after X-Men and that made them a little bit less intimidating and more part of the team.” At the Fremont plant, the huge robots lift the aluminum bodies of the Model S and transfer them over to a new line. Keeping with the theme, the company had a designer create a comic-book style diagram of what is happening at each station. See the Superheros at work        
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NPE 2015 . Robotics and Tin Cans

A great day and Milacron  revealed their new plastic tin cans ! See the video from today... today was all about Robotics and Tin Cans  http://bcove.me/kzk799j9    
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25th March at NPE 2015

25th March  is going great at @NPE2015

Today’s Milacron is focused on the power of what is possible in our industry. We’re committed to what our customers need –a one-stop shop, focused on providing excellence in pellet-to-part solutions and service for our customers around the globe. Each of our lines of business and brands have their own strengths, but the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. We are stronger together as One Milacron, offering localized end-to-end solutions on a global scale. Be sure to visit  The Milacron stand

See the daily video on all the exciting news from the day.

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Another great day today at NPE 2015

Another great day today  at NPE 2015

  Great to see all the action first hand.! Check out http://bcove.me/jupnvjni 
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Should You Really Be Afraid of Robots Taking Over Your Job?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about the threat robots pose to human employment. People seem to forget that robots are just an advanced form of technology. While the robotics industry is growing exponentially, how are they different from any other "disruptive" technology that has been developed in the past? In general, our society has a positive outlook on advances in modern technology. The internet, smartphones, tablets, wearable technology, and a long list of others have undoubtedly helped humans push forward with new ideas and innovation, and have been welcomed with open arms by consumers all over the world. So, why should robots be viewed any differently? It's true that many robots can outperform humans when it comes to completing simple, repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently. Robots perform such tasks better than we do because they don't require breaks, mental stimulation, or motivation. Collaborative robots are just automated tools that humans can use to increase overall productivity. They pose no real threat to human workers, who can still beat them in other important areas that require analytical thinking, decision making, and team work. While robots are designed to increase output and cut costs, they also provide a lot of benefits to human employees. Robots are only a real threat to those jobs which humans often find undesirable and turn down. For more information on robotics, contact JHL Engineering     
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Milacron debuts possibilities in plastics with flagship products at NPE 2015

John Logan is looking forward to visiting the Milacron booth. The booth is spanning 25,000 square feet, Milacron will showcase the possibilities of plastics in 15 cells, demonstrating cutting-edge plastics processing technology across its integrated brand portfolio that includes Mold-Masters, Uniloy, DME and Cimcool. Milacron is expanding its processing expertise with the M-PEAT 300, combining speed and flexibility to revolutionize production in the growing PET and PP preform market. NPE2015 also will mark the North American debut of Milacron's pioneering Klear Can product line, enabling plastic solutions for food and beverage packaging previously dominated by metal and glass products.   Visit the Milacron systems and machines on display in booth W-2703 at NPE2015 http://www.plasticstoday.com/articles/Milacron-debuts-possibilities-plastics-flagship-products-NPE2015-150227 http://www.ferromatik.co.uk/milacron.html
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