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SPE ANTEC® 2016 Plenary Sessions Will Focus On the Future of Additive Manufacturing and Automotive Composites

SPE ANTEC® 2016 Plenary Sessions Will Focus On the Future of Additive Manufacturing and Automotive Composites

Also Featured Will Be a Panel of Plastics Editors Examining the State of the Industry Today and Possibilities for Years to Come BETHEL, CT, U.S.A., March 14, 2016: Speakers at the plenary sessions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2016 conference will focus on the future of the plastics industry , with special emphasisRead More

Global pigment sales reaches 9.7 million tons per year, reports Ceresana

According to Ceresana’s fourth market research on the market for pigments, global sales amounted to 9.7 million tons per year. The most important sales market in 2014 was the production of paints and varnishes which accounted for 45% of total demand. Processing of pigments in plastics ranked second at a considerable distance, followed by theRead More

Green tribunal to rule on safety of PET containers on Monday

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is slated to pronounce on Monday on whether plastic packaging of products including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers is safe or not. Uttarakhand-based NGO, Him Jagriti, has petitioned the NGT that given India’s extreme variations of temperature, it fears that PET containers leached harmful chemicals like phthalates and heavy metals. ItRead More

Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Help Revolutionize Recycling

We all know the drill: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Except, of course, that by and large Malaysians continue to be laggards when it comes to recycling. Only a mere 15% of solid waste was collected for recycling all of last year. Perhaps a solution to all those growing mounds of non-biodegradable plastic bottles, containers and bagsRead More

New plastic-eating bacteria could help save planet

The species fully breaks down one of the most common kinds of plastic called Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It’s the type often used to package bottled drinks, cosmetics and household cleaners. Styrofoam-eating mealworms might help reduce plastic waste, study finds The findings, published in the academic journal ‘Science’ on Friday, say that “Ideonella sakaiensis breaks downRead More

PolyOne launches speciality TPEs and automotive design service in Europe

Materials supplier, PolyOne, has announced the launch of speciality thermoplastic elastomers and design services for the European automotive market. The company says the availability of its new material and design labs will help manufacturers to increase both the safety and time to market of their products. Launched at the VDI Automotive conference in Germany, theRead More

Amaray visits Downing Street to tackle plastic industry issues

Amaray Europe managing director Jamie Tinsley visited Downing Street recently to ask Chancellor George Osborne how the government can better support UK manufacturing. During the visit, back in January, Tinsley had the opportunity to share with the Chancellor details of how new opportunities, development, investment, and engagement with the workforce is helping support the AmarayRead More

Korean scientist produces first sustainable plastic without petroleum

This schematic diagram shows the overall conceptualization of how metabolically engineered E. coli produced a variety of PLGAs with different monomer compositions, proposing the chemosynthetic process of non-natural polymers from biomass. Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and colleagues areRead More

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