Industry News & Resources

New Electroplating Facility Eliminates Section 301 Tariffs

Many OEM’s who use electroplated plastic trims and knobs in their designs have faced a 25% increase in their spend on components made in China due to the section 301 tariffs put in place in 2017. Some electroplating suppliers chose to temporarily absorb the cost on behalf of their customers, betting that the tariff was […]

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JMI Announces Thailand Electroplating Facility

ROSEMONT, IL – July 24, 2019 – Jing Mei Industrial (USA), Inc. (JMI-USA) announced today the installation of injection molding and electroplating capabilities at its new plant in Thailand. Jing Mei Group (JMI), the parent company of JMI-USA, will have the capabilities online during the first quarter of 2020. The JMI Thailand facility is located […]

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rapid + tct Show Highlights – May 2019

The rapid + tct Show was held at The Cobo Center in Detroit this past week. Overall I thought it was a very good show; lots of energy relative to innovations and scalability. Also, it is clear that Automotive related industries are investing heavily in the area of digital manufacturing ops, which includes not just […]

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ISH Show Highlights – March 2019

More trends in technology, product design, and finishes. February saw KBIS in the US. Now March features ISH 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany; the largest assembling of home appliances and plumbing products in the world. View below galleries to get a sense of the trends in product design and finishes for your area of interest. Wondering […]

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Metallic Plastics

KBIS and IBS Show Highlights

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Builder’s Show for 2019 was held in Las Vegas this year. Overall, we were impressed with the amount of innovation in connected products and the product niches carved out by large OEM’s and small entrepreneurs alike.

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