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Plastic Fuel Tanks in Small Engines – Reduce Vehicle Weight and Incidence of Corrosions

Plastic has transformed every existing industrial sector worldwide but the automobile industry remains the biggest beneficiary of the plastic revolution. From bumpers and aesthetic applications to interior materials, plastic has touched all aspects of automobile manufacturing. The latest development now is that fuel tanks in small engines are being made of plastic! Traditionally fuel tanks …

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Industry 4.0 and Plastics Processing

What is Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 also termed “Internet of Things” is the integration of industrial production with state-of-the-art information and communication technologies that are being researched and developed. It aims to is to enable full and smooth communication between man, machine and product. The main factors are by way of horizontal integration to interlink …

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The Scope of Virtual Reality in the Plastic Industry

What is Virtual Reality (VR)? Virtual reality is a simulated environment that is created with the use of computer technology. The user is immersed in an experience that allows them to freely interact with the 3D environment. Manufacturing with VR in the Plastic Industry: Listed below are different areas in the plastic industry where VR …

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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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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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IT Professionals Turn Plastic Waste into Stylish Home Decor and Bags

Plastic is one of the most used products in our society and continues to bring value in different forms. One of which is recycling. High-value plastic waste such as PET water bottles and shampoo bottles are recycled on a large scale. According to the Indian Central Pollution Control Board, 60% of our country’s plastic waste …

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5 innovations that could end plastic waste

There’s no love lost for plastic packaging. Whether it’s complicated recycling instructions on the products we buy, startling images of the impacts on wildlife or simply the economic value lost through waste, plastics have been climbing the international agenda for years. So how do 8 million tonnes of plastic still end up in the ocean …

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How an Indian sportswear brand turns plastic bottles into T-shirts

Until two years ago, Roshan Baid did not know that eight PET bottles of fizzy drinks can be turned into one sports t-shirt. His company, Paragon Apparels, had been producing sportswear for international brands such as Reebok and Adidas since 2001. But it was in 2016 that the idea of using plastic struck the 46-year-old National …

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