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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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Medical Plastics Market to Reach $33.51 billion by 2025

From prosthetic parts to heart valves, syringes, gloves, surgical equipment, and MRI casings, plastics have played a huge role in revolutionizing the medical industry. They have time and again proven to meet the advancements of the medical industry and adapt to its dynamic nature. For instance, plastics are used to produce numerous disposable medical devices …

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How Researchers Are Turning Plastic Bottles into Prosthetic Limbs

Did you know that there are around a billion people worldwide that have a disability? This staggering figure is accompanied by the fact that there are up to 190 million disabled people who encounter significant difficulties daily. Furthermore, it has been estimated that 80% of people suffering from disability are from low and middle-income nations. …

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Why ABS Plastic is Widely Used in Various Industries

This article discusses why ABS or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is one of the most favored choices of plastic for numerous engineering projects and industrial applications. Before we dive into the main gist of this article, let us first understand how ABS is made. How is ABS Made? ABS is a thermoplastic that is produced by …

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Modern Plastic Products That Will Help Reduce Your Energy Bills

This article is the second in a 2-part series on how plastic can make your home more energy-efficient. In this article, we will look at five modern plastic products that will reduce your home’s energy usage. Did you know that nearly 40 percent of our nation’s energy is consumed in our homes and heating and …

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