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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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Conor Carlin, SPE's VP Sustainability, will deliver a keynote presentation on adapting plastics consumption habits to a circular economy during Virtual Engineering Week, which is taking place November 30-December 4. In a recent interview with PlasticsToday, he explains what...

source: SPE

Check out this 3-part workshop on Technical Entrepreneurship/Corporate Intrapreneurship!

source: SPE

A study recently warned, manufacturing of glass bottles is very energy- and resource-intensive, that such a process is making the products four times worse for the environment compared to plastic bottles. Specifically, Southampton...

source: The Science Times

Transparent stretchable PVC film for use in packaging meat, fruit, cold cuts, and other foods, and to protect surfaces, can inactivate the novel coronavirus. Marketed by Brazilian plastics manufacturer Alpes, the material contains...

source: AAAS via EurekAlert

Multilayer plastic materials are ubiquitous in food and medical supply packaging, particularly since layering polymers can give those films specific properties, like heat resistance or oxygen and moisture control. But despite...

source: University of Wisconsin-Madison via ScienceDaily

The global plastics industry’s efforts to make the value chain more sustainable by reducing the amount of mismanaged waste and recapturing as much of its value as possible requires a greater investment in chemical recycling...

source: Canadian Plastics

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