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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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Much like its mounting use in automotive innovation and assembly, plastics applications in aircraft construction is experiencing a mounting increase in demand and use. Within three years, nearly 800 pounds of any contemporary car on the road will be plastic, and now that...

source: Plastics News

Paper-based food packaging requires a coating to prevent oxygen or water from entering into the packaging and spoiling the foodstuff within. Typically this protective coating is made from petroleum-based plastic. For numerous years,...

source: AZO Materials

Enzymes found in nature can break down certain plastics, but not well enough to support industrial recycling and stem the scourge of plastic waste. Building on what nature has provided, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have improved the efficiency of a leaf...

source: Phys.Org

A new helmet under development by the U.S. Army promises to reduce the weight of a soldier’s protective head cover, bringing it down to World War II-levels. The new Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II will be easier on a soldier’s neck muscles than ever before...

source: Popular Mechanics

Plastics and petrochemicals are the future of Big Oil — there is hardly any question about that if by future we mean the distant future. There is still no consensus — and there won’t be any time soon — about when exactly peak oil demand will descend...

source: OilPrice.com

Siluria Technologies and Saudi Aramco Technologies Co. announced  that they would join forces to revolutionize the petrochemicals industry through crude oil-to-chemicals  and oxidative coupling of methane technologies....

source: Plastics Today

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