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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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Medical plastics and manufacturers making plastic medical products have been front and center in the news during this pandemic-created crisis. The making of ventilators and ventilator parts, gloves, masks, gowns and more is truly...

source: SPE

The spot resin markets remained fairly active, but completed volumes disappointed, as polyethylene demand struggles to keep pace with rising prices and diminishing polypropylene supplies challenge some sourcing efforts. Even...

source: Plastics Today

From paper straws and cotton bags to paper composite drinks cartons and glass bottles, environmental concerns have driven several changes in the food and packaging industry, in recent years. Many of these shifts have emerged as a knee-jerk reaction to consumer anti-plastic...

source: Packaging Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many consumers to re-assess their priorities when it comes to packaging, particularly due to heightened concern about biosafety. Recently, increased public awareness of the importance of environmental protection has helped industries to reduce...

source: Packaging Europe

Sumitomo Bakelite aims to promote further application of thermoset compounds in powertrain systems, which are the central components to electric vehicles. To achieve this, the company established the Next e-Axle Market Promotion Project...

source: Plastics Today

The E.U. produced 172.2 million tonnes of raw milk in 2018 and demand for milk is expected to rise in the coming years, particularly for export. People regionally and internationally rely on milk products. But dairies are part of food systems that have a huge impact on the...

source: Philippine Canadian Inquirer


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