Cost Management in Plastics Processing Book
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Cost Management in Plastics Processing


  • Author : Robin Kent
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022726

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Cost Management in Plastics Processing Excerpt :

Cost Management in Plastics Processing: Strategies, Targets, Techniques, and Tools, Fourth Edition, makes readers think about current practices and how to go forward with effective cost management. This is a practical workbook that provides a structured approach to reducing costs in plastics processing for all the major plastics shaping processes (moulding, extrusion, forming) as well as elsewhere in the company (e.g., in factory services and non-manufacturing areas). Competition in all manufacturing sectors is increasing, and there is continuous pressure to drive costs down and to increase cost management. Good cost management improves profits and margins, improves management control and opens the door to becoming a world-class company. The approach throughout this book looks rigorously at where costs are incurred and proposes projects and targets for cost reduction. This book is designed to provide a well-structured map broken down into simple tasks and achievable goals. This book offers a structured approach to the techniques of cost management, from how costs are calculated by accountants, to the effective use of machines and labor, to the minimization of waste. It begins by looking at traditional methods of accounting and costing and whether these are helpful or accurate for project management. Practical examples of cost management in plastics processing are included, together with many useful flow charts and diagrams to illustrate the points under discussion. Enables plastics processors to institute an effective cost management system, going beyond simply trying to cut costs Provides a holistic perspective on cost management, shining a light on areas on costs which may not have previously been considered or accounted for, and proposing projects and targets for cost reduction Serves as a route map to help companies move toward improved margins and greater profitability

Energy Management in Plastics Processing Book

Energy Management in Plastics Processing


  • Author : Robin Kent
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-07-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081025086

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Energy Management in Plastics Processing Excerpt :

Energy Management in Plastics Processing: Strategies, Targets, Techniques, and Tools, Third Edition, addresses energy benchmarking and site surveys, how to understand energy supplies and bills, and how to measure and manage energy usage and carbon footprinting. The book's approach highlights the need to reduce the kWh/kg of materials processed and the resulting permanent reductions in consumption and costs. Every topic is covered in a 2-page spread, providing the reader with clear actions and key tips for success. This revised third edition covers new developments in energy management, power supply considerations, automation, assembly operations, water footprinting, and transport considerations, and more. Users will find a practical workbook that not only shows how to reduce energy consumption in all the major plastics shaping processes (moulding, extrusion, forming), but also provides tactics that will benefit other locations in plants (e.g. in factory services and nonmanufacturing areas). Enables plastics processors in their desire to institute an effective energy management system, both in processing and elsewhere in the plant Provides a holistic perspective, shining a light on areas where energy management methods may have not been previously considered Acts as a roadmap to help companies move towards improved sustainability and cost savings

Quality Management in Plastics Processing Book

Quality Management in Plastics Processing


  • Author : Robin Kent
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-11-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081021262

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Quality Management in Plastics Processing Excerpt :

Quality Management in Plastics Processing provides a structured approach to the techniques of quality management, also covering topics of relevance to plastics processors. The book’s focus isn’t just on implementation of formal quality systems, such as ISO 9001, but about real world, practical guidance in establishing good quality management. Ultimately, improved quality management delivers better products, higher customer satisfaction, increased sales, and reduced operation costs. The book helps practitioners who are wondering how to begin implementing quality management techniques in their business focus on key management and technical issues, including raw materials, processing, and operations. It is a roadmap for all company operations, from people, product design, sales/marketing, and production – all of which are impacted by, and involved in, the implementation of an effective quality management system. Readers in the plastics processing industry will find this comprehensive book to be a valuable resource. Helps readers deliver better products, higher customer satisfaction, and increased profits with easily applicable guidance for the plastics industry Provides engineers and technical personnel with the tools they need to start a process of continuous improvement in their company Presents practical guidance to help plastics processing companies organize, stimulate, and complete effective quality improvement projects

Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry Book

Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry


  • Author : Bob Peters
  • Publisher : Smithers Rapra
  • Release Date : 2017-11-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910242476

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Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry Excerpt :

This is an updated and revised version of a book published by RAPRA in 1985 'Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry'. The original version provided guidance to managers and engineers in the plastics industry on ways to reduce high noise levels in the workplace, in order to reduce risk of noise induced hearing damage to employees. Practical methods for reducing noise from industrial machinery in general were described and then illustrated with 25 case studies all relating to plastics processing machines such a granulators, shredders, extruders and injection moulders.Noise control techniques described include standard noise control measures such as enclosures, silencers and the use of sound insulating, sound absorbing materials, use of vibration isolation and damping. Most of these techniques have not changed since 1985, however one new technique is now available - the use of active noise control methods. The scope of the revised text has been extended to include chapters on environmental noise, European Union machinery noise emission regulations, hearing protection and prediction of noise levels, and the design of quieter workplaces.A new chapter of case studies has been added which reviews many already published case studies and introduces some new ones.

Practical Guide to Energy Management for Processors Book

Practical Guide to Energy Management for Processors


  • Author : Energywise Consortium
  • Publisher : Smithers Rapra
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847355966

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Practical Guide to Energy Management for Processors Excerpt :

Do you know how best to manage and reduce your energy consumption? This book gives comprehensive guidance on effective energy management for organisations in the polymer processing industry. This book is one of three which support the ENERGYWISE Plastics Project eLearning platform for European plastics processors to increase their knowledge and understanding of energy management. Topics covered include: Understanding Energy,

Plastics Processing Data Handbook Book

Plastics Processing Data Handbook


  • Author : D.V. Rosato
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401096584

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Plastics Processing Data Handbook Excerpt :

This comprehensive book provides guidelines for maximizing plastics proc essing efficiency in the manufacture of all types of products, using all types of plastics. A practical approach is employed to present fundamental, yet comprehensive, coverage of processing concepts. The information and data presented by the many tables and figures interrelate the different variables that affect injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, compression molding, reinforced plastics molding, rotational molding, re action injection molding, coining, casting, and other processes. The text presents a great number of problems pertaining to different phases of processing. Solutions are provided that will meet product per formance requirements at the lowest cost. Many of the processing variables and their behaviors in the different processes are the same, as they all in volve basic conditions of temperature, time, and pressure. The book begins with information applicable to all processes, on topics such as melt soft ening flow and controls; all processes fit into an overall scheme that re quires the interaction and proper control of systems. Individual processes are reviewed to show the effects of changing different variables to meet the goal of zero defects. The content is arranged to provide a natural progres sion from simple to complex situations, which range from control of a sin gle manual machine to simulation of sophisticated computerized processes that interface with many different processing functions.

Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Book

Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing


  • Author : Christian N. Madu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461517276

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Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Excerpt :

Manufacturers are increasingly, under pressure from their major stakeholders to integrate environmental issues in the design and management of their products. These stakeholders include customer, regulators, employees, communities, and interest groups who have a common stake in protecting the earth from pollution and in limiting the exploitation of earth's limited natural resources. Manufacturers recognize that being environmentally responsible also offers competitive advantage to the firm. Hence the Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing is written as a state-of-the-art reference to environmentally conscious manufacturing (ECM). The chapter authors were carefully selected. All the chapter authors have done extensive research and / or practice work in the field of ECM. The Handbook covers all the major topics in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing. There are specific chapters to deal with sustainable manufacturing, recycling, eco-labelling, life cycle assessment, and ISO 14000 series of standards, as well as decision-making aspects of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing. Decision-oriented topics on supply chain, decision models, quality initiative, environmental costing and decision support systems are also covered. The influence of ECM on marketing imperative is also covered. The Handbook is the most comprehensive treatment of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing available to-date. It is the definitive, state-of-the-art reference to ECM and its applications to today's manufacturing firms.

Extruding Plastics Book

Extruding Plastics


  • Author : D.V. Rosato
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 779
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461557937

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Extruding Plastics Excerpt :

Worldwide, extrusion lines successfully process more plastics into prod ucts than other processes by consuming at least 36 wt% of all plastics. They continue to find practical solutions for new products and/ or prob lems to meet new product performances. This book, with its practical industry reviews, is a unique handbook (the first of its kind) that covers over a thousand of the potential combina tions of basic variables or problems with solutions that can occur from up-stream to down-stream equipment. Guidelines are provided for maxi mizing processing efficiency and operating at the lowest possible cost. It has been prepared with an awareness that its usefulness will depend greatly upon its simplicity and provision of essential information. It should be useful to: 0) those already extruding and desiring to obtain additional information for their line and/ or prOVide a means of reviewing other lines that can provide their line with operating improvements; (2) those processing or extruding plastics for the first time; (3) those consider ing going into another extrusion process; (4) those desiring additional information about employing the design of various products more effi ciently, with respect to both performance and cost; (5) those contemplat ing entering the business of extrusion; (6) those in new venture groups, materials development, and/ or market development; (7) those in disci plines such as nonplastics manufacturers, engineers, designers, quality control, financial, and management; and (8) those requiring a textbook on extrusion in trade schools and high schools or colleges.

Practical Guide to Energy Management of Facilities and Utilities Book

Practical Guide to Energy Management of Facilities and Utilities


  • Author : Energywise Consortium
  • Publisher : Smithers Rapra
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847355997

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Practical Guide to Energy Management of Facilities and Utilities Excerpt :

Do you know how best to manage and reduce your energy consumption? This book gives comprehensive guidance on effective energy management for organisations in the polymer processing industry. This book is one of three which support the ENERGYWISE Plastics Project eLearning platform for European plastics processors to increase their knowledge and understanding of energy management. Topics covered include: Understanding Energy,

Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook  Plastic Part Manufacturing Book

Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook Plastic Part Manufacturing


  • Author : Philip Mitchell
  • Publisher : Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Release Date : 1996-12-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN 10 : 9780872634565

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Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook Plastic Part Manufacturing Excerpt :

This volume focuses on the practical application of processes for manufacturing plastic products. It includes information on design for manufacturability (DFM), material selection, process selection, dies, molds, and tooling, extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, lamination, rotational molding, casting, foam processing, compression and transfer molding, fiber reinforced processing, assembly and fabrication, quality, plant engineering and maintenance, management.

User s Guide to Plastic Book

User s Guide to Plastic


  • Author : Ulf Bruder
  • Publisher : Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569907351

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User s Guide to Plastic Excerpt :

Many technical books about plastics are too theoretical and difficult to read. The intention of this book is to offer something completely different: it is easy to read with many examples taken from everyday life. It is suitable for readers at secondary school and university levels, and can be used for training activities in industry as well as for self-studies. Included are over 600 color images to illustrate the wide variety of plastics and process workflows used today. The book also contains a number of computer-based tools that can be downloaded from the author's website. With comprehensive coverage, this is probably the most versatile plastics handbook ever written! New in the second edition are much-expanded content (new chapter) on extrusion, new color figures, a new layout, and corrections throughout. A bonus download of working Excel tools is provided to supplement the book content.

Plastics Waste Management Book

Plastics Waste Management


  • Author : Muralisrinivasan Natamai Subramanian
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-09-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119556190

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Plastics Waste Management Excerpt :

The book provides clear explanations for newcomers to the subject as well as contemporary details and theory for the experienced user in plastics waste management. It is seldom that a day goes by without another story or photo regarding the problem of plastics waste in the oceans or landfills. While important efforts are being made to clear up the waste, this book looks at the underlying causes and focuses on plastics waste management. Plastics manufacturers have been slow to recognize their environmental impact compared with more directly polluting industries. However, the environmental pressures concerning plastics have forced the industry to examine their own recycling operations and implement plastics waste management. Plastics Waste Management realizes two ideals: That all plastics should be able to persist for as long as plastics are required, and that all plastics are recycled in a uniform manner regardless of the length of time for which it persists. The book examines plastics waste management and systems for the environment, as well the management approaches and techniques which are appropriate for managing the environment. It serves as an excellent and thoughtful plastics waste management handbook. This groundbreaking book: Identifies deficiencies in plastics waste management Extrapolates from experiences to draw some conclusions about plastics waste for persistence Describes methods how the waste related processing techniques should be used in recycling Shows how the consumer and industry can assess the performance of plastics waste management Explains waste utilization by recycling techniques as well as waste reduction Life cycle assessment as an important technique for recycling of persistent plastics waste.

100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management Book

100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management


  • Author : Mario Schmidt
  • Publisher : Springer Spektrum
  • Release Date : 2018-12-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 366256744X

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100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management Excerpt :

The book presents about 100 current examples of how energy and materials can be saved in manufacturing companies. They serve to show which measures can be used in modern companies to exploit the potential for resource efficiency. The book is aimed at practitioners in companies and consulting firms, but is also suitable for the university sector as a practical introduction to the topic of resource efficiency. The materials used account for almost 43 percent of the costs of an average industrial company in Germany. Personnel costs, on the other hand, are only 22 percent, while energy costs are as low as 2 percent. If a company wants to save costs, above all it must consider the use of materials and produce in a resource-efficient manner. This simultaneously relieves the environment and reduces dependence on scarce raw materials. The implementation of resource efficiency is not easy. There are indeed numerous starting points in production, often in process innovations or in product development. However, only a few companies publish their measures and savings potentials. In practice, this means that there are often no learning examples in practice, but some of them are explicitly listed in this work. As you can see, resource efficiency in production and products can also be seen as a success factor for many companies. In the project 100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management, committed companies from Baden-Wuerttemberg are showing their solutions. The project was carried out by a competent team from the Pforzheim University and the State Agency for Environmental Technology. Leading trade associations in Baden-Württemberg have supported it.