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Chris Passanante
By Chris Passanante
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 15:06

Elite Plastics will be exhibiting at the East Coast Medical Design and Manufacturing Tradeshow (MD&M East) next month with the GM Nameplate team. The show takes places June 10th to June 12th at the Javit’s Convention Center in New York City. Visit Elite Plastics and GM Nameplate in booth #2050.

The show is a great opportunity to meet with our staff of plastic and manufacturing experts. We’ll have samples that showcase a variety of our plastic capabilities for the medical industry, as well as samples of brand identity and electronic products. In addition, at the show you’ll have the chance to learn about our latest projects and new manufacturing techniques and trends.

If you would like to meet face-to-face with a member of the GM Nameplate or Elite Plastics team at the show, please email Steve Baker at We look forward to seeing you at the show!

By Chris Passanante
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 16:58

Elite Plastics and GM Nameplate will be exhibiting again this year at the Del Mar Electronics & Design Show. The Exposition & Seminar Program will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California April 30 and May 1, 2013.

The show is a great opportunity to meet with our staff and learn more about our capabilities and value-added offerings. We will be showcasing the latest samples of our plastic molding and decorating capabilities, as well as our electronic products which include membrane switches, front panel integration, input devices and more.

If you would like to set up a one-on-one meeting with a member of our team please contact us

To learn more about the Del Mar Electronics show please visit their website.

By Chris Passanante
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:18

On the GM Nameplate blog a slide share was just posted with examples of GMN work in the medical industry. Many of the parts feature plastic components that were molded and customized at the Elite Plastics division of GM Nameplate.

With the upcoming 2014 Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M West) tradeshow in Anaheim now is a great time to check out some of our past work in the medical industry. You can view the slideshare below or on our GM Nameplate blog.


Guest Blogger
By Guest Blogger
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 10:46


As an AS9100C certified manufacturer, Elite Plastics offers many products to the Aerospace industry. Elite Plastics was also recently added to the Boeing Qualified Processor List (QPL) for injection molding. This means that in addition to interior markings and placards, Elite Plastics and GMN Aerospace can offer injection and compression molded solutions, plastic decorating, and value-added sub-assemblies to more customers.

A great example of a successful Elite Plastics product in the Aerospace industry is the power outlet sub-assembly that we produce for Astronics. Elite Plastics has been producing this part for a number of years. We make two versions of the sub assembly, each with a different cable, but for the most part the same design. The sub assembly features six parts that are molded at Elite Plastics, including the front bezel, which comes in various colors. The rest of the sub-assembly’s electrical hardware is purchased separately.

This part has been very successful for both Elite Plastics and Astronics. Thanks to our injection molding capabilities we are able to offer a quick lead time. Elite Plastics stocks all molded and a number of finished assemblies. As orders come in all that has to be done before parts ship is adding the specified color bezel and testing.

Utilizing Elite Plastics injection molding and value added assembly capabilities streamlines the production process and reduces the lead time. With Elite Plastics AS9100C we are excited to work on more injection molded parts for the aerospace industry.

Mike Bogle
By Mike Bogle
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 17:44

Screen printing is one of the most versatile plastic decorating options available. Plastic overlays, large identification pieces and complete front panels can all be decorated using screen printing. A wide variety of substrates, ink systems and textures may be used to create a unique look and feel.  You would be amazed at how many plastic products you see and use every day utilize screen printing.  Here is n example of a screen-printed plastic decorated part you might recognize:

Plastic Decorated Gear Shift Panel