Housing starts hit a 12-year High
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Department August Report showed that housing starts rose 12.3 percent in August to the highest level since May of 2007. This could be good news for extrusion businesses as these new houses need pipe and profile items such as siding, dr...Continue reading
Recycling Road is Paved with Good Intentions
Large companies are committing to recycled content, other companies are cleaning ocean of plastics, everyone is trying to use less or better plastic compounds (bio) for the environment. Do we have the infrastructure to handle all our recycling efforts? Recently in Canada, a report...Continue reading
Robots in the Workplace
In the plastics industry, we are seeing an increase in the use of robots. Multiple reasons make robots a desirable choice over humans. Robots can be more efficient than employeesHighly skilled employees are hard to find for employersMinimum wage hikes make the robot more lucretiveA...Continue reading
Happy 4th of July to all of our family, friends and customers!!
All of us at Arlington Machinery wish you a Happy 4th of July! In observance of the holiday we will be closing the office today at 1pm and closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. We will be back in the office on Monday, July 8th. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!Continue reading
Ocean Plastics Problems and Solution
Members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste have already pledged $1 billion to work on the problem of ocean plastics. The alliance is also looking to increase that number to $1.5 billion. The global organization is looking to inject itself into the waste management process in hopes of finding...Continue reading
Industry 4.0 Protocols for Plastics Machinery
Global manufacturers are making a press for standardization among plastics equipment and its connectivity. It will be a challenge and take some time to implement, but the end will hopefully be one that allows all machines to work together and have a "plug and play" option to connect to softwar...Continue reading
Happy New Year from Arlington Machinery!
All of us at Arlington Machinery wish all our customers, family and friends a Happy New Year. May the new year bring you good health, new opportunities and much success! We will close the office Friday December 28th at 2:00pm and reopen on Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2019!!Continue reading
3D Printing and Molding Bone Replacements
One company, FibreTuff is compounding a cellulose-based biomaterial for 3D rinting and molding of medical devices for spine, trauma and sports medicine. One major benefit to the material is that it can be seen on x-rays without the introduction of additives a term known in medical circles at r...Continue reading