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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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The escalating adoption of 3D printing (3DP) is spurring increasing development of new plastics, some of them specifically for medical and dental applications. In its earlier days, 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, relied largely on generic resins developed...

source: Plastics Engineering

At The Packaging Conference, materials and equipment suppliers introduce innovations to facilitate greater recycled content in PET packaging and increase recyclability of this format.

source: Packaging World

Medalists at next year's Summer Olympics will stand on podiums made from recycled plastic waste collected from local households or the ocean, Tokyo 2020 organizers have said.

source: RTE

3D printing has been a buzzword for many years, with exciting developments cropping up in many sectors, including medicine, where the first 3D printed heart recently made headlines, construction and automotive. But what about the packaging industry? Elisabeth Skoda examines...

source: Packaging Europe

Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the measures Monday. Trudeau said his government will work with companies...

source: CNN

A survey of 6,000 consumers in 11 countries conducted by Accenture, a global professional services company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, gives the plastics industry a glimpse into its negative public image. The survey...

source: Plastics Today

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