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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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Teijin Ltd. agreed to acquire U.S.-based Continental Structural Plastics for $825 million to establish a base in North America for producing lightweight composites for cars. The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based supplier of glass-fiber...

source: Bloomberg

A new surgical device has been created by tissue repair device developer Zipline Medical. The Zip, as it is named, is made out of a polyurethane structure with a hydrocolloid adhesive and is intended to be the solution to the speed vs....

source: Medical Plastics News

"Lightweighting" is the mantra du jour in the automotive industry these days, especially for those designing and producing parts. As the industry passes the midpoint phase-in of the much stricter fuel-efficiency and tailpipe emissions standards of 2025, OEM interest in and...

source: Plastics Engineering

Researchers at the Department of Micro- and Nanosystems at KTH have developed a new way to simultaneously shape and surface treat plastic components. The new method can reduce the manufacturing cost of medical devices, such as diagnostic tools for various diseases. When...

source: Phys.org

Pregis LLC sees the acquisition of paper-based protective packaging maker Easypack Ltd. as a way to also expand its sale of inflatable plastic packaging products in Europe. Easypack, based in Stevenage, England, is a paper-based protective...

source: Plastics News

Canadian Robert Bezeau is the creator of Plastic Bottle Village and since 2012, he has collected more than a million bottles. The site is on the island of Bocas del Toro, on the Caribbean coast of the Central American nation. The entire project will be built in three phases,...

source: Plastics and Rubber Weekly

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