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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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Metal-to-plastics replacement stories are a classic of the genre for plastics publishing, and nowhere more so than in the automotive space. Encroaching on metals in all facets from from the interior to the exterior and improving aesthetics and functionality, plastics in...

source: Plastics Technology

Polymers, which are huge molecules built up of smaller molecules that repeat, are present in almost everything humans use in their daily lives. Polymers can be either natural or man-made. DNA, proteins, and materials like silk,...

source: AZO Materials

If bioengineers can upcycle commodity plastics into higher-performance materials, they can establish sustained closed-loop manufacturing with broader industrial and environmental benefits. For example, upcycled plastics can be reprocessed to form custom-designed structures...

source: Phys.org

Aiming to produce environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers, a scientist has developed a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods, guarding against pathogenic and spoilage...

source: Rutgers University via ScienceDaily

It is becoming increasingly obvious that moving away from fossil fuels and avoiding the accumulation of plastics in the environment are key to addressing the challenge of climate change. In that vein, there are considerable efforts to develop degradable or recyclable polymers...

source: Phys.org

Last week Talent Talk pointed out that in one recent survey 100% of CFOs believe that a recession is unavoidable at some point. In that short week we have seen the Federal Reserve raise interest rates at a level not seen for 28 years, and the official arrival of a bear stock...

source: Plastics Today

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