“The topic is timely, given the current market pressures caused by increasing cost of raw materials while ensuring that we continue to deliver quality products,” said Dr. Johnson.
TACOMA, Wash. (PRWEB) March 18, 2019
Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D., President/CEO of General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be one of the speakers at the leadership panel, Reducing Material & Equipment Cost While Improving Foam Capabilities, on March 26, 2019, 10:00 am, Track 1, at Foam Expo North America in Novi, Michigan.
“The topic is timely given the current market pressures caused by increasing cost of raw materials while ensuring that we continue to deliver quality products,” said Dr. Johnson. “As a company, we have to look at mitigating risks brought on by these pressures so it doesn’t disrupt our customers’ manufacturing process.”
General Plastics’ approach is to actively consider insourcing processes and raw materials as well as implement new technology.
“These measures will help us consistently deliver quality innovative products that meet the new demands for cellular plastics. This is the key to our company’s growth,” Johnson adds.
One of these innovations will be showcased at the General Plastics’ booth #425. LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 was recently launched in response to the need for a tooling board that provides a high-performing and cost-effective solution for manufacturing tools and parts for prototypes, concept proofs, and short-run production parts. FR-4800 can be used in applications with peak temperatures up to 480°F (249°C) and continuous use of 400°F (240°C). Its CTE, which is similar to aluminum, is reliable and repeatable, allowing customers to produce more accurate tooling surfaces.
In addition to tooling boards, the company will showcase various rigid and flexible polyurethane foam sheet samples and market applications. These applications include dielectric material, molded foam and padded parts, and core material for use in aerospace interiors and automotive floor and wall panels. The information and samples that will be available at the General Plastics booth will demonstrate the versatility of LAST-A-FOAM® polyurethane foam products, the breadth of the company’s capabilities and its focus on innovation.
About General Plastics Manufacturing Company
Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics Manufacturing Company has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for 75 years. The company develops and manufactures rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, which include its signature LAST-A-FOAM® brand series and build-to-print composite parts.
Directly or through its network of distributors, General Plastics serves the aerospace and defense, nuclear transportation packaging, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, telecommunications, marine and subsea industries. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D and meets the rigorous demands of numerous leading quality systems, which include NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479. Please visit http://www.generalplastics.com