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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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In October's issue of Plastics Engineering, Jeffrey A. Jansen, Senior Managing Engineer and Partner, The Madison Group and popular SPE webinar presenter, shares this advice for those new to the plastics industry: "Learn as much as you can related to plastics materials. Building...

source: SPE

With a combined workforce of almost 300,000 employees, plastics is one of Germany's major industrial sectors. The industry also enjoys a strong position on the international stage, due in no small part to its productive research...

source: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft via Phys.org

Plastic waste is a growing problem around the world, despite efforts to recycle or reduce plastic use. In order to really transform the recycling process, more attention needs to be paid to the composition of plastic, according to a new research article from Lund University...

source: Lund University via Phys.org

The state of California is officially banning single-use plastic bottles used in hotel and shared home bathrooms. Starting on January 1 of 2023, it will be illegal to use the small plastic bottles for shampoo, conditioner, lotion or any other-single use application in a...

source: Forbes

Lipton’s decision to switch to 100% recycled plastic in the Netherlands as it prepares to make all its bottles from recycled plastic by 2023 in Europe as a whole illustrates the industry’s commitment to plastic...

source: Food Navigator

Challenging parts have long been used as a calling card for injection molders, whether they’re displayed in the company’s lobby or brought to trade shows. A catalog of equipment, list of certifications or pictures of a plant floor don’t really show what...

source: Plastic Technology


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