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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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Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK company Plastic Energy Ltd, a chemical recycling company, to collaborate in addressing plastic waste that cannot be recycled...

source: Plastics Today

Sidel has introduced X-Lite Still, which it calls “the lightest 500-ml PET bottle in the world for non-pressurized still water.” With a height of 195 mm, it weighs only 6.5 g. Besides minimizing material consumption, the new bottle reportedly saves energy in...

source: Plastics Technology

The Akron section of the Society of Plastics Engineers handed out awards and college scholarships at its annual awards night May 20 at Firestone Country Club. Ewald Consen, who is retired from Entec Polymers, became the newest member of the Akron section's Hall of Honor....

source: Plastics News

After years of anticipation, 5G — the fifth generation of mobile broadband — is slowly becoming reality, and plastics will play a big part in it. Demand for base stations, active antenna units (AAU) and other equipment will increase dramatically with 5G installations.

source: Plastics News

Increased use of recycled materials in injection molding applications has thrown up numerous challenges for vendors of injection molding machines, in particular how to ensure process stability with a raw material feed whose properties might vary over time.

source: Plastics Today

It turns out there’s a lot going on. This update is courtesy of the expertise of Steve Thomas, the firm’s senior consultant, who answers our many questions about this specialty bioplastic.

source: Plastics Today


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