Thermoplastic injection molding is an immensely powerful and versatile manufacturing process. Many of the consumer products that people buy and use every day are either completely injection molded or have molded components. One of the most important design considerations when creating new parts are the materials that will be used. Every thermoplastic material has its
According to EcoWatch, Americans use roughly 500 billion plastic bags and 35 billion plastic water bottles a year. Most of us have used and dropped plastic items into recycling bins, but few of us know where they go after they get picked up from the curb. Theoretically, the recycled plastic piece enters a global system,
Allen Field provides critical components for various industries that are deemed essential during this time. We remain open and operating to best serve these customers. Our office and warehouses remain open and are fully operational. We are working closely with our supply partners to ensure minimal impact on our supply chain. Our product inventory remains
This past year has been filled with numerous challenges and successes here at Allen Field! In January, the Double Tab Header Hook was introduced. This hook adds an additional tab to secure heavier products on various rod sizes. Install in just one second and hold up to 5 lbs. firmly. During West Pack in February,
The industrial sector is seeing great advances as automation revolutionizes the way manufacturers produce and package products. The utilization of these new technologies ultimately improves productivity, reduces labor cost, and increases overall safety of the workplace. The laborious and repetitive steps required in packaging is an ideal scenario for automation applications. To meet growing demand, CMC
In today’s global market, counterfeiting is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. Counterfeit items have a large impact on the end user, the companies in the production supply chain, and the manufacturer. Counterfeit items account for an approximate loss of $200 billion in revenues annually for American businesses and about 2.5 million jobs have been eliminated due
With B2B eCommerce in the US on its way to reaching $2.1 trillion by 2021, according to a report put out by Forrester, it is critical for businesses to adapt to the marketplace. We completely embrace this transition towards digital commerce and are excited to announce the launch of our Web Store! Our web development
Join us at North America’s largest advanced design and manufacturing event, 2018 West Pack! Visit Allen Field at booth # 5321 in Hall A of the Anaheim Convention Center, CA from February 6-8, 2018. Please take advantage of the promo code: SPECIAL to waive your admission fee plus get 20% off your conference pass! We
Smithers Pira’s latest report, The Future of Global Corrugated Packaging to 2021, reveals an expected decline in the corrugated board packaging industry from this year through 2021, which is determined by a number of factors.
New packaging industry research shows just how much the internet influences packaging buyers. The research is meant to improve the online shopping experience for both buyers and suppliers, with the intention of closing the gaps between buyers’ expectations and suppliers’ services provided online. To accomplish this, the survey set out to find out about the
New packaging industry research shows just how much the internet influences packaging buyers. The research is meant to improve the online shopping experience for both buyers and suppliers, with the intention of closing the gaps between buyers’ expectations and suppliers’ services provided online.To accomplish this, the survey set out to find out about the process
Parts of the paper-based packaging market will soon take a back seat to corrugated packaging materials, indicating the global corrugated packaging market is on the rise.