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How AI enhances NBP’s production operations

Here at New Berlin Plastics, we’re obsessed with driving variability out of our processes. It helps us improve part quality as well as reduce scrap, downtime, and labor costs while streamlining our operations. That’s why we’re starting to experiment with artificial intelligence (AI) in two areas. Here’s a closer look at the benefits we’re seeing…

Embracing sustainability with Operation Clean Sweep

No plastic pellet, flake, or powder left behind. That’s the goal of Operation Clean Sweep. One of New Berlin Plastics’ resin distributors, M. Holland, is totally committed to it and encourages members of its supply chain to do the same. Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) was launched in 1991 to help every plastic resin handling operation…

Enhancing NBP’s supply chain resiliency

The past three years were challenging for many businesses, including New Berlin Plastics: a global pandemic, a major winter storm that knocked resin producers offline, followed by an unprecedented spike in demand as the U.S. economy came roaring back from the pandemic. Now that its supply chain has begun to stabilize and these “black swan”…

Why plastic? The leading advantages of metal-to-plastic conversions

Numerous industries including healthcare, electronics, industrial, and automotive have relied on metal for many years to produce the parts and components that go into their finished products. While that is still true, many manufacturers are turning to thermoplastic resins as their continued evolution makes them practical for many metal to plastic conversion opportunities. Why are…

NBP moves one step closer to medical industry certification

As part of its commitment to expand into medical molding, New Berlin Plastics recently had a preliminary ISO 13485 audit done by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), a not-for-profit organization that provides consulting services to local manufacturers. WMEP performs ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 gap assessments for organizations in support of implementation and annual…

Expect more from your mold flow analyses

Two of the major objectives a molder has entering a project are to preserve the material properties the customer is seeking and to produce a part to print. Mold flow analysis (MFA) is a critical tool for designing successful parts and tools for plastic injection molding. But it’s only as good as the expertise of…

How resiliency and agility keep NBP strong in uncertain times

Higher inflation. Continuing labor challenges. Scattered material and component shortages. These and other challenges will affect some industries a lot in 2023, and others not as much. 2023 may be another challenging year, depending on what industry you’re in. The New Berlin Plastics leadership team has built resiliency and agility into the company’s DNA and…

We’re growing to serve you (a sneak peek at building 2)

In recent months we’ve told you about our new building which we purchased earlier this year to stay one step ahead of growing demand from our customers. It’s a key part of the future of New Berlin Plastics. Now it’s time for a little show and tell! We recently shot a brief video tour of…

Adding value upfront with DFM

For many types of engineered products, the sooner you can discover and solve design and manufacturability problems, the better. Nowhere is this more true than in plastic injection molding. High-quality molded parts require a perfect synergy between part design, mold design, and molding processes. That’s why New Berlin Plastics conducts a preliminary design for manufacturability…


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