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Letter from the Editor: May/Jun-18  


20th Anniversary

This issue marks twenty years at PD&F Magazine. My work allows me the opportunity to interact with suppliers and fabricators every week. I hear thousands of stories and each of them is unique.

This is a fascinating industry that continues to grow through innovation. Materials, like those featured in this issue, open up new areas for plastics. Machinery manufacturers also continue to aid that expansion through new technology that increases productivity and the quality of fabricated parts.

This issue features our 22nd Nylon & Acetal Shapes editorial spotlight. These materials are versatile, easy to fabricate and continue to find new applications and new industries to serve due to their wide range of properties. Our Spotlight features a product showcase plus listings of the standard and custom shapes offered by leading manufacturers along with a Supplier Directory.

And when it comes to the News and New Products for plastics distributors and fabricators, we have that too. From mergers and acquisitions to new products that will make your shop more competitive, we have that and more.

Finally, in ”Safety Solutions” Jack always try’s to write about current issues that have impact on our industry. This month he relates that he often finds, when conducting mock OSHA safety & health audits, that although employers have formal and written safety & health manuals, that they have not been read. He finds that the owners, managers, supervisors, and especially the employees, have not read the information that is in this important document. In a high percent of sites that he visited or conducted expert witness work for, he found that rarely do his clients know what that formal and written safety & health manual contains.

If you or your company need assistance with a safety related matter, Jack would be happy to help. As a reader of PD&F Magazine he is available for an initial consultation and can be reached via email at jpodojil@podojilconsulting.com. Whether it’s to discuss your safety program or a wide range of topics, Jack has over 40 years of experience in industrial safety.

I look forward to many more years of bringing you the news, new products and information you need to stay current and competitive. You can find additional resources by searching our website. You can also contact our advertisers and manage your subscription through our on-line eReader Service.

Enjoy the issue,

David Whelan
Editor/Publisher

July/August 2018

  • 2018 Buyer’s Guide
  • IWF Atlanta Preview
  • Polyolefins

Ad/Edit Close: 06/15/18
Material Close: 06/22/18

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