Latest Posts Under: Plastic Industry

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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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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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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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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Canadian Company Builds House Using More than 600K Recycled Plastic Bottles

A Canadian company in Nova Scotia, built a house using 612,000 plastic bottles. Although plastic may seem like a strange choice for construction material over traditional options like brick and wood, companies are constantly finding innovative ways to reuse plastic. The home built in Meteghan River contains recycled aluminum, wood, and drywall but the star …

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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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10 Practical Reasons to Choose Masterbatch Over Raw Pigment

We interact with colored plastics regularly, but have you ever wondered about the color concentrates that bring visual appeal to these products? To provide colors to the polymers, pigments or masterbatches are used. Let us begin by understanding the difference between the two. Pigments are solid and dry coloring substances. They are usually suspended in …

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING: USES, MACHINE TYPES & ADVANTAGES

Injection molding is the most universally used manufacturing process to produce plastic parts. A large variety of plastic goods that greatly vary in their size, complexity, and application are manufactured using injection molding. The injection molding course requires the utilization of an injection molding machine, raw plastic material, and a mold. The injection molding machine …

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