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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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American manufacturing may be falling behind globally, but it's not simply because companies are shifting...

source: By Chelsea Adams

For Akemi Mitchell, it’s the day-to-day accomplishments that fuel her fire and keep her going at Amcor Rigid Plastics. As senior director of quality management at the Manchester, Michigan-based company, Mitchell has just started...

source: Plastics News

Ford has teamed with tequila producer Jose Cuervo to create car parts out of bioplastics made from the byproduct of tequila making. Researchers are testing the durability and heat resistance of the resulting plastics as a sustainable way to make car parts. When agave plants...

source: Gizmag

A new report from Technavio forecasts that the global bioplastics market will grow at a CAGR exceeding 29 percent from 2016 through 2020. The report, “Global Bioplastics Market 2016-2020,” covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global bioplastics...

source: Greener Package

Sabic (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) has developed the first of a new generation of Flowpact polypropylene (PP) impact copolymers to help manufacturers of many types of injection molded rigid packaging make stronger products and cut costs. According to the chemical manufacturing...

source: Plastics Today

Most forms of plastic packaging – water bottles, pill bubbles, sealed clamshells that require sweat and blood to pry into – do their jobs just fine, or almost too well. But for highly moisture-sensitive products, the average plastic isn’t enough. Water...

source: Popular Science

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