EPS Newsline

VOLUME 1 | Spring 2014

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The world is changing, and change can be challenging. In the world of business this change comes especially hard, as it requires cost and creates risk. Risk creates uncertainty, and uncertainty calls livelihood in to question, but change is coming, and the EPS industry is meeting the demand for more efficiency from government and consumers. Fortunately, making EPS manufacturing more sustainable is not as daunting as it may seem, and comes with the added benefit of a healthier bottom line. Quality Control One of the first steps that a company can take to maximize their efficiency is to evaluate quality control. A lack of proper quality control in the molding process can lead to an excess of scrap foam and the possibility of sub-par products. Several years ago, Progressive Foam was receiving $500,000 in warranty claims every year from faulty products, as well as Excellence in EPS Manufacturing Newsline volume 1 | spring 2014 Advance innovative EPS product solutions that contribute to a sustainable future 1298 Cronson Blvd. • Suite 201 • Crofton, MD 21114 • (800) 607-3772 • www.epsindustry.org • info@epsindustry.org Progressive Foam's process engineer, Wayne Steed, and Quality Manager, Adam Pokladnik SUSTAINABILITY 4 PACKAGING 8 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 6 INNOVATION 10 TECHLINE 12

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