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A Teacher From Tasmania Is Making 3D Printing Filament From Plastic Marine Rope Waste

A Teacher From Tasmania Is Making 3D Printing Filament From Plastic Marine Rope Waste

A part-time teacher at Tasmania’s premiere educational provider TasTAFE, Marcos Gogolin has dedicated much of his research over the past five years to finding ways to productively use waste from plastic marine rope. As he explains it, he was inspired to find a solution to the rope waste after traveling to Tasmania’s west coast andRead More

Global Reinforced Plastic Sheet Market 2016 Trends And Demand To 2020

Global Reinforced Plastic Sheet Industry is an in-depth report that offers a unique mix of specialist industry knowledge and the region-wise research expertise. The report delivers the market size, share, trends, growth, demand, forecast, region, type, definitions, classifications, applications and analysis for each sector 2016 to 2020. Global Reinforced Plastic Sheet Industry 2016 Market ResearchRead More

Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on plastic-processing imports

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said the safeguard duty covers imports from the countries in question and has been imposed after the domestic industry took a beating from such dumping. In a move designed to protect the domestic industry, the government imposed anti-dumping duty of up to 44.7 percent on import ofRead More

Milliken highlights NX UltraClear PP for food and beverage packaging

US-based Milliken will put its focus on NX UltraClear polypropylene (PP) for food and beverage industry at Alimentaria 2016, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain from April 25-28. With UltraClear PP based on Milliken’s clarifier series Millad NX 8000, the same high clarity associated with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging can be achieved, according to theRead More

DuPont Performance Materials presents lightweighting and air management solutions for vehicles

DuPont Performance Materials highlighted a number of lightweight solutions at the recently concluded VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2016 conference. “Our presence in Mannheim allow us to share perspectives with partners and learn more about how our materials and collaborative design processes can help them develop ever safer, more environmentally friendly and higher performing products,”Read More

Sabic Broadens Composites Portfolio with Addition of Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Tapes

SABIC – one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies – has expanded its growing portfolio of innovative material solutions with the recent investment in a majority stake in Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics B.V., with manufacturing operations in Lelystad, The Netherlands. SABIC’s new Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (FRT) business specializes in the production of engineered thermoplastic, fiber-reinforced unidirectionalRead More

Clariant Presents ColorForward® Automotive

 2nd edition of color guide customized for car designers  Trend analysis and color-design tool offers creative inspiration  Examines trends that will influence consumers in 2017 Muttenz, March 8, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has released the Automotive Edition of ColorForward® 2017. This is the second year Clariant hasRead More

Plastic bottle cutter lets you easily turn bottles into rope

Finally, a simple way to reuse the material from one of our most common ‘waste’ items. What do you do with used plastic bottles? Since you’re reading this on TreeHugger, maybe you don’t use them in the first place, but if so, I’m assuming that you’re probably putting them into the recycling bin, or perhapsRead More