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The Future Is Now: 3-D Printers Are Poised to Disrupt the Economy

For years we've heard about how 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, has been used in industries that require unique parts and customization like healthcare, military, automotive and aerospace. We've seen an expansion in materials...

source: By Ronnie Richard
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SPE and MBS Advisors have conducted this important research every year since 2008. This year the report will contain additional demographic analyses, including compensation levels by region, experience, education and most importantly gender. Take this survey now and use...

source: SPE

By the mid-20th century, developments in chemical technologies resulted in an explosion of new plastics and the ability to mass manufacture plastic products. It seems that these materials are now so ubiquitous that it’s hard to imagine a time without them, and new...

source: Engineering.com

Growth is being driven by a few undeniable consumer trends. These include: Personalization from clothes to cars, to furniture; continued urbanization; greater investments in personal technology and personal comfort; greater environmental...

source: Plastics News

The U.S. plastics industry accounted for an estimate of US$432.3 billion in shipments and 989,000 jobs in 2017, according to the 2018 Size & Impact Report, an annual publication of the Plastics Industry Association. Shipments increased by an estimated 6.9 percent in...

source: Canadian Plastics

With more plastics piling into rivers and oceans, several of the world's biggest plastic chemical manufacturers are joining together in an industry-led effort to curb plastic waste. A group of nearly 30 global companies have committed more...

source: Houston Chronicle

A new initiative in Costa Rica seeks to make a big difference in diverting ocean-bound plastics off the shorelines and from entering the ocean. The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) came up with the new concept...

source: Plastics Technology


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