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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 recycling process for low-grade packaging plastics promises to produce high quality technical materials. If commercialized, this could make plastic recycling more economically attractive and reduce plastic pollution.

source: Chemistry World

National University of Singapore scientists report that they have figured out a way to successfully convert plastic bottle waste into aerogels for the first time. The engineers say this new lightweight material has a range of potential...

source: Environmental Leader

Clean Currents, based in Washington D.C., has designed a range of 3D-printing filament made from recycled ocean plastic which will soon be available in pellets, thread and more.

source: Geeky Gadgets

Liesbeth and Edwin ter Velde of Clean2Antarctica are preparing to drive the Solar Voyager, an electric vehicle built from upcycled, 3D-printed plastic components and powered entirely by solar power, all the way to the South Pole.

source: 3ders

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics researchers are now able to simulate the foaming behavior and reliably characterize the material, making it much easier for manufacturers to plan new product lines. This also works with composite materials in which the plastic...

source: Phys.org

Using what GreenMantra Technologies described as “elegant chemistry,” the company neither breaks down scrap polystyrene to its base units nor simply reforms it. Instead, it creates a new polymer from it. A company that has made and sold waxes from post-consumer...

source: Plastics Recycling Update

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