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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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Cost of materials, selling prices and sales volumes are the greatest concerns for the European plastics industry in 2019, far outweighing the negative images of plastics that have been portrayed by the media, according to a reader survey conducted by Plastics Information...

source: Plastics in Packaging

In the first week of the second quarter, we saw a mixed trajectory for prices of the five major commodity resins, with PE, PVC and PET generally flat; PP dropping; and PS moving up. Although the key drivers vary to some degree, such...

source: Plastics Technology

At least 60 organizations are working to scale up depolymerization, pyrolysis and other emerging plastic processing methods. The North American market for the resulting products could top $100 billion annually. Those statistics come from “Accelerating Circular...

source: Plastics Recycling Update

A team of Ohio State researchers have developed a material that could help reduce plastic pollution. Until now, bioplastics made from renewable resources like sugar and cornstarch have historically been too brittle for wide industrial use. Post-doc researcher and lead author...

source: WOSU

Scientists have figured out a way to feed electricity to microbes to grow truly green, biodegradable bioplastics, according to a new study. The laboratory is among the first to use microbial electrosynthesis to wrangle a polymer called polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from electricity-eating...

source: Futurity

When using injection molding for mass production, manufacturing engineers clearly have a vested interest in maximizing the number of parts per hour in order to reduce costs and get products to market as quickly as possible....

source: Plastics Today

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