A Unique and Dynamic Approach

PTA Plastics has been built on engineering excellence and a constant objective to serve our firsthand expertise in the industry. Our state-of-the-art technology mixes perfectly with an accomplished team, providing customers with a best-in-class experience.
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Veterans Day 2021
November 11, 2021

Veterans Day 2021:
Honoring All Who Have Served

To remember and thank all of those who have served and to our Employee-Owners who have served and/or currently serving in the military. You've shown by example what it truly means to belong to the land of the free and the home of the brave. Thank you for your service!

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Employee Spotlight: Jackie Younger HR
November 1, 2021

Employee Spotlight:
Corporate HR Business Partner

Jackie Younger was hired on October 4, 2021 as our Corporate HR Business Partner working in our Colorado office. She's been working in the HR field for over 8 years and brings a lot to the table at PTA! Click below to learn more about Jackie.

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PTA Plastics Looks to 3D Printing as Future Growth Driver
October 4, 2021

PTA Plastics Looks to 3D Printing as Future Growth Driver

Accelerating the purchase of large-scale 3D printing technology and utilizing the strengths of 3D printing for prototyping allows PTA Plastics to assist our customers and speed up timelines for turning concepts into real products.

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Employee Spotlight NPI Engineer
September 21, 2021

Employee Spotlight:
NPI Engineer

Christine Morin is our NPI Engineer highlighted for this month's Employee Spotlight! Christine has been with PTA Plastics for 3 years and works directly with our customers to understand their needs and helps determine their specific requirements.

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Industry 4.0: The Computerization of Manufacturing
September 17, 2021

Industry 4.0: The Computerization of
Manufacturing

PTA Plastics has taken many steps to implement smart manufacturing in both of our facilities in Oxford, Connecticut and Longmont, Colorado. Read on to learn more about Industry 4.0 and the steps taken to become more productive and efficient.

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PTA Plastics Receives Grant

Oxford Manufacturing Plant Receives State Grant

Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) today announced that six manufacturers in Connecticut will be receiving ...

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Draft and Why It's Required
July 20, 2021

Draft and Why It's Required

Draft is required in order for a part to be removed freely from the mold. As a general rule of thumb, 1” of draft is a good starting point, though there are times when more may be required. Learn why this is an important step not to miss.

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Boss and Rib
Design
June 4, 2021

Boss and Rib Design
 

One of the key areas of DFM is Rib and Boss design. In many ways, proper rib and boss design is directly related to reducing sink by maintaining nominal walls. In many cases, ribs and bosses work together. Find out how.


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Employee Spotlight: Samantha Phillips
May 10, 2021

Employee Spotlight:
Shipping and Receiving

Samantha Phillips is our Shipping and Receiving Clerk highlighted for this month's Employee Spotlight! Samantha has been with PTA Plastics for 7 years and works closely with all departments to ensure products go out to our customers.


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Sink Marks and Read-Through
April 23, 2021

Sink Marks and Read-Through
 

A sink forms when there is a volumetric mass larger than the nominal or adjoining wall section. This thicker mass stays hotter longer and continues to shrink after the surrounding nominal wall thickness solidifies. Read on to find out more.

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Conformal Cooling
March 31, 2021

Conformal Cooling and How It Can Help

For many decades, injection mold designers have employed a tool design technique referred to as “conformal cooling”. In the vast majority of injection molds, mold temperature is controlled via water lines.

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Wall Thickness and Nominal Wall
February 25, 2021

Wall Thickness and Nominal Wall
 

The critical decision to determine the wall thickness incorporated into a design will influence the overall moldability of a part including all other design decisions. There are many factors to consider. Read on to find out how this can influence your part.

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Automation Driving Reshoring Efforts
February 5, 2021

Automation Driving Reshoring Efforts
 

One of the initial decisions to manufacture off-shore was driven by cost, as overseas labor was much lower, resulting in a lower cost of goods for production. Automation has been a determining factor permitting companies to come back home.

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PTA Plastics Makes $2 Million Capital Investment to Meet Medical Molding Demand
January 8, 2021

PTA Plastics Makes $2 Million Capital Investment to Meet Medical Molding Demand

Custom plastic injection molder PTA Plastics recently announced that it has invested more than $2 million in capital equipment and real estate to meet demand from existing and prospective ...


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Injection Molder PTA Plastics Adds Six Presses for Medical Devices
January 7, 2021

Injection Molder PTA Plastics Adds Six Presses for Medical Devices

As part of a $2 million-plus expansion to support its burgeoning business in the medical market, custom injection molder PTA Plastics has added presses at both its Longmont, Colo., and Oxford, Conn., facilities ...


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Why Are Companies Looking to Reshore
December 8, 2020

Why Are Companies Looking to Reshore?

It is believed that better computing, along with improvements in optical sensing, machine vision, voice recognition, environmental sensors, and many more are driving improved productivity and opening new possibilities for automation. Learn more:


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Data Driven, Employee-Owned
November 1, 2019

Data Driven, Employee-Owned

Approaching its seventh decade in business, PTA Plastics has shifted its location and remade its customer base since its founding in 1953, but many things have not changed in the intervening years ...




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Medical Injection Molder PTA Plastics Earns Elite MedAccred Status
August 21, 2019

Medical Injection Molder PTA Plastics Earns Elite MedAccred Status

PTA Corp. is the first injection molding company to be certified for plastics assembly by MedAccred, a supply chain oversight program managed by the medical device industry to prevent product defects.


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