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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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Booming growth of e‐commerce food shopping and deliveries intensifies search for compatible packaging-Story by Geoff Giordano

source: Plastics Engineering magazine - An Official Publication of SPE

Many industry participants anticipate a price correction as...

source: Plastics Today

A new Freedonia Group analysis forecasts U.S. demand for plastic containers in fresh produce applications to rise 5% per year through 2024, outpacing all other commonly used types of produce packaging.

source: Quality Assurance Magazine

As interest in the circular economy grows, more companies have been setting goals to increase the recyclability and recycled content of their packaging. AMERIPEN – the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, a policy-based trade association for the U.S....

source: Packaging Digest

Researchers have developed a new method to convert single-use plastic waste into ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel and lubricants. It requires 50% less energy than other technologies and doesn't add carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. And their process can treat...

source: University of Delaware via ScienceDaily

It feels good to recycle. When you sort soda bottles and plastic bags from the rest of your garbage, it seems like you’re helping the planet. The more plastic you put in the blue bin, the more you’re keeping out of landfills,...

source: Science News for Students


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