Plastics supply chain works to minimize infections

Washington — Medical device makers, hospitals, and even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have spent the last several years scrambling for a solution to contain hospital-acquired infections — without much to show for it. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are still causing patient deaths. Since 2012, there have been about […]

Vegan spread straight out of the “barrel”

Hockenheim/Zwenkau, Germany. March 3 2016. For its line of 100% plant-based “Brotzeit” spreads, Tartex uses specially designed PermaSafe® packaging by Sonoco. This solution combines maximum convenience and long shelf life with an eye-catching appearance at the point of sale (POS). Allos Hof-Manufaktur produces its organic “Brotzeit” spreads at the company’s site in Freiburg im Breisgau, […]

Plastics design competition winner receives product patent

The winner of the 2015 Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition has received the patent for his product and is now in the process of approaching manufacturers for production. Alexander Bordino, a third year BSc Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University, revealed the news during an address at the Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) recent […]

Processing Waste Plastic into Building Materials

The students of the department of Mechanical Engineering, St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru have come up with a extruder that develops building materials, especially plastic bricks, from plastic waste. The students made a presentation of this at the exhibition for engineering colleges, as part of National Science Day celebrations at the Pilikula Regional Science Centre […]

Why Jesmonite is breaking the mould in home design

It may be a synthetic material but it is increasingly being used to create natural-looking, high-end products The emergence of plastics in the early 20th century heralded a new era of creativity in design. Before 1900 designers were limited to materials such as wood, stone, metal and glass, so the invention of man-made substances, such […]

Perstorp develops winning formula with top sports flooring manufacturer Herculan

Perstorp, the world leader in polycaprolactone polyols, is continuously looking to diversify and develop its current portfolio of products to solve specific customer needs. One successful project has involved Herculan, a major flooring manufacturer where a new innovative product has been developed, tested and introduced into high performance polyurethane flooring solutions. The new product provides […]