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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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Accelerate your plastic recycling knowledge, training, and network. All in one event. This virtual event will focus on innovative ways to help the planet heal through recycling and shifting from a linear to a circular economy. View RACE-AMERICAS agenda now. For more...

source: SPE

According to European Bioplastics, the association representing the industry in Europe, bioplastics are not just one single material, but comprise a whole family of materials with different properties and applications that comply with one of the following three features:...

source: Medical Plastics News

Planet Earth is spinning at a rate of 0.0007 rpm. Easy to calculate: One revolution per day, divided by 24 to get revs/hr and then by 60 to get revs/min = rpm. As for linear speed, it depends on where you live. In Northern California where I am, it’s 38 north latitude...

source: Plastics Today

The high volume and PVC’s unique recyclability indicate that hospitals should start with PVC in recycling schemes for plastics-based medical devices. Almost 30% of the plastics-based medical devices are manufactured in PVC, which makes the material the most used polymer...

source: Medical Plastics News

It's not every day that you get to see robots move their arms by themselves. Now, researcher Zhenan Bao at Stanford University in California is reporting in ACS Central Science that her team has developed a shape memory polymer that allows...

source: Interesting Engineering

Sunlight can chemically breakdown plastics into tens of thousands of new compounds that in just weeks and many of these dissolve in water, a study led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has found. The discovery...

source: Chemistry World


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