A Flexible Solution
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor
As appliance design becomes increasingly important, manufacturers are turning to plastic suppliers for materials that are both durable and flexible.
Trimming Where It Counts
When Flymo was looking to cost-effectively produce its latest hover and roller mowers, Basell supplied an impact-modified PP grade that saved costs and production time.
Doing Business in China the Italian Way
by Aldo Fumagalli, executive chairman, Candy Group
European appliance producer Candy plans to succeed in China by carefully applying its industry know-how, manufacturing expertise, an understanding of marketing needs, and a great deal of patience.
Smart Manufacturing in Poland
by Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
Usually, there is not much overlap between the world of big business and the self-help sector. But the designers of the Electrolux Manufacturing System (EMS) seem to have been inspired by engineers, controllers, and psychologists.
On the Factory Floor