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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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The SPE Asean seminar 2019 was held at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The focus of the seminar was to apprise attendees on the latest developments in plastic applications and to promote the industry.

source: SPE

Now in mid-fourth quarter, it appears that there’s a consensus that a buyers market best characterizes at the very least the five volume commodity resin markets, with a downslide in pricing for nearly all. Here’s a recent takeaway at how our industry colleagues...

source: Plastics Technology

Repairing and reusing plastics and delivering cancer drugs more effectively are only two of many of the potential applications a new 3-D/4-D printing technology might have, thanks to the pioneering work of a research collaboration between UNSW Sydney and The University of...

source: University of New South Wales via Phys.org

Love those dainty little bottles of shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion in hotel bathrooms? Do you take them home, use them for guests or donate them to the local homeless shelter? You won't be able to for much longer—states, localities...

source: Phys.org

Synthetic biologists working on a U.S. Army project have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers. Nature Communications...

source: U.S. Army Research Laboratory via ScienceDaily

Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual metallic nanoparticles. Their work could help improve chemical processes, and lead to better catalysts and more environmentally friendly chemical technology.

source: Chalmers University of Technology via ScienceDaily

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