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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 global market for food and beverage usage of thermoformed plastic is expected to hit $11.2 billion by the end of this year with a CAGR of 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2024, according to a new report from Persistence Market Research. Thermoformed plastic, which can be...

source: FoodDIVE

Although it's in its plastics industry end-use product infancy, 3-D printing is a disruptive, technology-driven...

source: By Don Rosato

Brazilian resin producer Braskem announced at K 2016 that Polarbröd, Sweden’s third largest bakery, will be converting all of its flexible film requirements from fossil-based polyethylene to Braskem’s biobased I’m...

source: Plastics Today

Dutch company KWS Infra has signed a cooperation agreement with processor Wavin and resin supplier Total to develop roads manufactured from plastics as a sustainable alternative to traditional asphalt roads. The intent is to utilize post-consumer recycled polyolefins (polyethylene...

source: Plastics Today

Topas Advanced Polymers (Frankfurt-Hoechst, Germany), a supplier of cyclic olefin copolymers (COCs) for healthcare, packaging and electronics applications, has singled out microfluidics and diagnostics as a significant trend in healthcare....

source: Plastics Today

Marine mussels and their interaction with the ocean environment has inspired a breakthrough in developing a nontoxic coating for field-effect transistors that also could speed up their manufacturing process. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara’s...

source: DesignNews


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