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Disrupt Your Customer Relationships to Spark Innovation WRITTEN BY Marc Benevento, Industrial Market Insight Too often, industrial manufacturers fail to identify emerging customer needs because the same people have the same stale conversations with customers. Because new products and services will be in demand only if they solve significant customer problems, the ability to bring […]

Vadxx Energy Establishes Waste Plastic to EcoFuel™ Facility in Akron As stated by JobsOhio: “Ohio’s polymer industry is supported by a world-class supply chain of academic and technical institutions, designers and material suppliers, mold builders, resin suppliers and compounders, plastic and polymer processors, industry associations and economic development groups.” And now it is also home […]

Ohio’s Perfect Polymer Storm Ohio has a complete ecosystem for plastics and rubber manufacturing. According to Karthik Avadhanula in his article “Plastics Innovation in Ohio: The Silicon Valley of Polymer Science”, Ohio’s “plastic and rubber companies are in a central U.S. location in close proximity to an end-to-end supply chain offering unmatched strategic opportunities.” Only […]

BioPlastics demand is growing far faster than the overall plastics market. Worldwide demand for biobased plastics is forecasted to see 8-12% annual growth through 2020, far out pacing conventional plastics.1 Packaging is the largest market, but there are significant opportunities in automotive and consumer goods as well.

Why Ohio is a Boon for Plastic and Rubber Companies Collaborative supporters such as PolymerOhio, MAGNET, and National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NMMI) help advance product innovations to commercialization in Ohio, the best plastic and rubber ecosystem in North America. Want to know more? Read the article on JobsOhio’s blog to learn more about expanding your […]

The following is a release by Otterbein University regarding their new STEAM Innovation Center located near their campus in Westerville. PolymerOhio is proud to be a partner in this valuable asset to the Central Ohio manufacturing community. Manufacturers will benefit from the resources of the STEAM Innovation Center through a faster-to-market introduction of new products […]

Maintaining the appropriate level of inventory is a delicate balance for any manufacturing company. On one hand, you want enough stock to meet spikes in demand from customers, which can occur seasonally or sporadically. On the other hand, you don’t want shelves of warehouse space filled with stagnant stock, costing your company money and dragging […]

Profitable growth is critical for the long term success of any company. So, what steps can you take to ensure that you’re growing profitably? The road to profitable growth starts with a comprehensive strategy. Growth is a process that requires assessment of current conditions, development and implementation of a plan, and regular adjustments. First, you […]

On September 18, 2014, OSHA published its final rule that revises requirements for reporting work-related fatalities and severe injuries. In addition to expanding reporting requirements, the revised OSHA rule modifies the list of employers that must routinely keep records of work-related injuries. These updates, which are outlined below, will take effect on January 1, 2015. […]

For a long time, the general mantra was “you can’t cut your way to growth”. The belief has been that if you use cost-cutting as a mechanism for growth, you can kiss survival good-bye. That seems to be changing. In their report “Cost-Improvement Practices and Trends in the Fortune 1000“, Deloitte investigates this possibility. The […]

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