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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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A new Australian-developed material using biophilic design could help cut back on plastic pollution. Engineers at RMIT University have developed a compostable, water-repellent bioplastic that could be used as an alternative to regular...

source: Create Digital

For the first time, scientists have discovered a method to imbue sustainable paper materials with the beneficial properties of plastic. This could be done in a simple, effective, and efficient manner. A coating known as Choetsu not...

source: AZO Materials

As industries continue to shift away from fossil fuels and toward sustainability, many consumer-packaged-goods companies have pledged to sell goods that have less impact on the environment. These pledges affect a large portion of the plastic products people use or encounter...

source: McKinsey & Company

Plastic bottles, punnets, wrap — lightweight packaging made of PET plastic becomes a problem if it is not recycled. Scientists at Leipzig University have now discovered a highly efficient enzyme that degrades PET in record time. The enzyme PHL7, which the researchers...

source: Phys.org

Plastic pollution is virtually everywhere on earth, and the public is increasingly concerned about the buildup of plastic litter in neighborhoods, parks, and beaches as well as enormous garbage patches in the world’s oceans. Haunting photos of animals entangled in...

source: Chemical & Engineering News

Spot resin trading picked up substantially last week following a lackluster start to the month. The market lull initially continued through May 10, and the loss of upward pricing momentum coupled with softer monomer costs dragged down polyethylene and polypropylene prices...

source: Plastics Today

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