Month: September 2019

Plastics – Changing Waste Generation Patterns

As a rule of thumb, a country produces waste in proportion to its economic growth. And when it came to waste generation, the United States followed through that rule for decades. So if a country is affluent that would mean, it consumes more and consequently generates more waste. This is the cycle that usually follows. …

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Why you can’t afford to miss plastivision 2020

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Industry 4.0 – An Impetus to the Plastics and Packaging Industry

What is Industry 4.0?   The term ‘Industry 4.0’ is the advent of a promise of a new industrial revolution—one that involves the integration of advanced manufacturing techniques with the Internet of Things to create manufacturing systems that focus heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data that communicate, analyze, and use information to …

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Researchers Design Ultra-Thin Plastic Films that are Thermally Conductive

The go-to material for thermal insulation has usually been plastics. For instance, polymer-based materials such as a Styrofoam coffee cup or silicone oven mitts are great at trapping heat. However, the image of polymers as insulators has now been flipped. A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has designed thin plastic …

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4 Plastic Packaging Trends to Consider for 2020

One of the most dynamic and evolving businesses in recent times, the plastic packaging industry is anticipated to cross $400 Billion by 2022. Both consumer and industry trends are driving the plastic packaging market. Moreover, rapid urbanization and rising demand for a modern lifestyle are key factors that are shaping the plastic packaging industry. To …

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3D Printed Diamond Composite Innovation Opens New Path for Industries

An additive manufacturing and printing company known as Sandvik has found a revolutionary way to use the hardest natural material on the planet- diamond. This manufacturing company has created the first-ever 3D printed diamond composite. While this 3D printed diamond composite does not sparkle, it is perfect for a wide range of industrial uses. This …

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Vegan Leather – A Step Towards Sustainability in Fashion

Veganism is one of the fastest-growing lifestyle trends today. As a result, an increasing number of products that don’t use animal products are on the rise. This trend has also affected the fashion industry with some of the top brands like Burberry, Gucci, and Armani banning the use of real fur in their collections. Leather, …

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How Plastic Waste Is Contributing To Build Schools

From reducing our energy bills to making our vehicles more fuel-efficient, plastic contributes immensely in making our everyday life convenient and creating a sustainable environment. However, given the global plastic waste issue, there is an increasing need to responsibly dispose of plastic. In an effort to curb the plastic waste crisis, a chemical-based company known …

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