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MAPP Sponsors

MAPP is honored to have over 50 leading industry organizations who provide goods and services to MAPP members. These organizations are corporate sponsors who provide incredible support to MAPP. Those organizations listed below are ones who have selected to have their programs listed in this section of the website many of whom are at MAPP’s highest sponsoring levels. We encourage every member to investigate how our sponsors can impact their business!

To learn about our other sponsors, see our Cost Reduction Programs.

Aurora Plastics

Aurora Plastics offers the highest quality products and great service to customers looking for the very best polymer solutions. Our broad product portfolio is used for various applications, and we specialize in collaborating with you to find a customized solution to meet your needs. We back that up with an engineering technology service team that is best-in-class. That means when you have an idea, we’ll work with you to make it happen.

Grainger

MAPP has a National Accounts Agreement with Grainger, the leading business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies. The Agreement, which will allow MAPP Partners to gain National Accounts-level discounts,will provide members with the opportunity to SAVE BIG!

Epicor

Epicor provides proven enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) software solutions to help meet the unique challenges of manufacturing businesses who focus on injection molding, thermal forming, extrusion, and similar complex manufacturing capabilities. Epicor solutions are available in the cloud or on premises.

Harbour Results

Experts in manufacturing, Harbour Results, Inc. help small-to-mid-sized plastics processors flex their business in order to achieve higher throughput, implement best practices and determine profitable business strategies. As a corporate sponsor of MAPP, HRI will provide an experienced advisor to address one specific need for a MAPP member company and will provide one day of free consulting (a value of $2,400) to review this challenge and provide input on how to improve in that specific area of the business.

INCOE

INCOE designs and manufactures hot runner systems driven by performance for the processing of all injection moldable plastic materials. A leader and pioneer in the plastics industry, INCOE’s original patented design was the first commercial hot runner nozzle available. The development and use of hot runner systems led to the global advancement of the injection molding process. By design, the hot runner system has been “eco-friendly” since inception with reduced material usage and waste by-products. A global company that is 100 percent USA family owned and operated. Incoe has a commitment to supporting the plastics industry, innovating new products and providing “best in class” service to customers. Supported by an experienced team of professionals in over 45 countries, our commitment is to quality, partnership and, most importantly, bringing the application-specific expertise that benefits you, our customer.

IQMS

MAPP has considered IQMS a valuable partner for nearly a decade. IQMS’ manufacturing ERP and MES solution, EnterpriseIQ, offers a comprehensive, extended system for all your plastics-specific needs. From the shop floor to accounting, quality, EDI, CRM and more, IQMS offers tools and features that solve your unique challenges, including real-time production monitoring, multi-level BOMs, detailed finite scheduling, multi-tool and family tool functionality, regrind usage and consumption features plus many more features that make them fit uniquely into plastics manufacturing.

M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resin, providing suppliers the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to its clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of the company’s heritage, its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland sells in excess of 1.4 billion pounds of resin to more than 4,000 clients annually.

MBS Advisors

MBS provides mergers and acquisitions advisory, investment banking, recruiting and executive search services for molders, plastics processors and other engineered component manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. MBS has advised over 100 successful M&A transactions involving plastics processors. In addition, MBS typically recruits/places more than 100 professionals every year with companies throughout the plastics industry. 

Paulson Training

Paulson Training Programs provides a broad range of interactive, technical training courses and expert-led seminars to the plastics industry. Paulson helps injection molders, extrusion processors, blow molders, thermoformers, part designers and many other plastics professionals grow and compete on a global scale. Founded on decades of expert knowledge, scientific based concepts, and hands-on technical experience, Paulson has helped over 5,000 companies and 50,000 plastics professionals implement results driven training. Plus, over 100 universities and colleges nationwide subscribe to and teach the Paulson method. A proven method that teaches processing from the “Plastics Point of View,” and from a vendor neutral approach. Successful Plastics companies consistently turn to Paulson when they need powerful, flexible and whole-based training solutions.

RapidPurge

Well known as a global supplier of consistent, high quality products, RapidPurge is widely respected for having the technical abilities to solve the most challenging thermoplastic purging problems. RapidPurge can change your purging paradigm with our complete lineup of universal and compatible products, each of which targets specific requirements for performance, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

RJG

RJG is a recognized international leader in injection molding training and technology. Their unprecedented resources and support allow injection molders to implement Systematic Molding techniques to improve quality, productivity, and profitability. In all they do, RJG strives to help those in the injection molding industry succeed.

Routsis

Routsis Training offers the absolute fastest, most effective way to train one employee or an entire production workforce. By offering complete onsite setup and implementation by plastics industry experts, Routsis Training provides everything a company needs to get going and succeed. The RightStart™ process is the critical factor to the development, improvement, and maintenance of any employees’ skills.

RTi is a strategic resin advisory firm that has access to real-time market data and 14 billion pounds of resin transactional visibility. This gives RTi the unique ability to determine and provide our clients the REAL price of resin, for every type, every day. RTi partners with your procurement team to create a customized resin strategy allowing you to achieve and sustain the best pricing for your business.
Remarkably, over 80% of our clients obtain these results without a change in suppliers or material specifications. RTi stays completely invisible to your supplier base, but our impact on your bottom line is unmistakable.

RTP Company is committed to providing you with solutions, customization, and service for all thermoplastic needs. We offer a wide range of technologies available in pellet, sheet, and film that are designed to meet even the most challenging application requirements. From high-tech compounds to standard neat resin, we offer solutions in over 60 resin systems.

Progressive Components

Progressive Components is the only American owned, independently operated developer and distributor of componentry and software for the injection mold industry. From humble beginnings over twenty-five years ago, we’re appreciative of the opportunity to continue to develop new solutions to assist molders and mold builders.

We are pleased to present to you Version 12 of our Progressive Components catalog, where we have added 30 new products and 1200 items to our continuously growing product line:

  • Off-the-shelf Standard Components and an increased range of Mold-Ready Components.
  • Alignment Locks and Plate Sequence Control items, to help keep molds in production.
  • Standard Lifters, CamActions and Collapsible Core solutions offered for molding undercuts.
  • Expanded Mold Monitoring capabilities, from CV cycle counters to CVe Monitors, and the growing CVe Live platform, with System Cooling for monitoring a mold’s cooling circuits.
  • Toolroom Supplies and Software that help to advance mold maintenance and repair.

Items throughout our catalog are available in designer-verified, machine-ready CAD geometry for numerous 2D and 3D formats online. Also, customers can find design guidelines, technical information, product animations, videos, and many resource tools and calculators at procomps.com.

PolySource

PolySource provided solutions will save you money and increase your margins. PolySource, a supplier of engineering thermoplastic resins and solutions, is known by our customers as problem solvers. We provide solutions to problems related to all aspects of plastics engineering, including material selection, custom formulation development, process maximization, part design, part performance, tooling optimization, inventory, lead times, and cost competitiveness.

Stout

Stout is a global advisory and consulting firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting, and Management Consulting services. We serve a range of clients, from public corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries throughout the world. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex matters. Stout’s Investment Banking Group focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising for privately-held businesses, and public companies. Our dedicated plastics industry practice includes experience with companies in the medical, packaging, industrial, and automotive markets and across various manufacturing and plastic processes. Stout has significant experience assisting companies with evaluation of all available strategic and financial alternatives.

Vive, LLC

Vive, LLC provides marketing services for manufacturers with an emphasis in the plastics industry by focusing on advancing brands, business goals and the bottom line through strategic marketing.

Because your brand is more than just a logo, Vive takes a strategic approach to learn your company’s purpose for being in business. We go beyond what you manufacture. Vive developed and registered the Zweck Analysis® as a new approach to brand storytelling that uncovers a company’s unique WHY. Vive understands plastic processing and the vernacular with a network of professionals that provide the fuel to drive strategy.

Wittmann Battenfeld

Wittmann Battenfeld is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of plastics processing equipment, with award-winning performance and support. The company’s “one-stop shop” offering includes a complete range of innovative robot automation and injection molding machine technology, along with auxiliary equipment for material conveying, blending, drying, granulating, extrusion, heating and cooling, for individual work cells to fully integrated system solutions. Everything from a single source!

Yushin

Yushin America specializes in robots for take-out and pack-out applications. Their world-class robots are the most reliable in the industry and are available in a multitude of configurations at prices that fit your budget. Yushin’s End-Of-Arm Tools, conveyors, safety guards and custom automation perfectly compliment their industry-hardened robotics. Their experienced sales and service staffs are strategically located through-out the United States and Mexico to provide support as you need it.

WayPoint Marketing Communications

WayPoint Marketing Communications partners with small- to medium-sized businesses to help them reach their goals through smart, well thought-out marketing and communication activities. We take a strategic approach to understanding your key challenges and work as your partner to determine the best course of action to achieve your goals. WayPoint is your trusted advisor, providing the knowledge, experience and skill sets needed to establish and implement marketing communications and talent retention and acquisition strategies that drive results.