Current Issue


  • Column: Tales from a K Show rookie

    My colleagues at Plastics News who had been there before had warned me: Wear comfortable shoes. The K Show, they said, held once every three years in Duesseldorf, Germany, is probably the biggest show you will ever attend.

  • Editorial: Middle-market companies show industry value

    Sometimes it seems that the giants of the rubber industry hog the spotlight. But the backbone of our industry in many ways is the rubber goods producers that are down a place or two on the food chain, the middle-market players that often boast...

  • Column: Taking water for granted

    There are certain things you take for granted. For me, that includes taking a shower in the morning, brushing my teeth and shaving—without having to walk up to 10 miles round trip to retrieve the water.

  • Time for Exec of Year nominees

    We're at the time of year that has become an annual rite of passage for us here at Rubber & Plastics News. Yes, it's time again for you to nominate someone for our Rubber Industry Executive of the Year Award.

  • Editorial: Across the rubber industry, brand matters

    When dealing with the business-to-business industrial sector, one might think that the particular brand name wouldn't mean that much when it comes to a buying decision. That, however, doesn't seem to be the case as there are numerous examples...

  • Column: See you on the road

    Just as I returned from vacation this week—a much needed trip to Cape Cod—I came back to the office just in time for me and the Rubber & Plastics News editorial staff to gear up for the fall conference and exhibition travel season.