Latest Posts Under: Plastic News From The World

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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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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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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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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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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A 14-Year-Old California Engineer Transformed Paper and Cotton Into Plastic

“Everything was coming out of me, like I was born to say it.” Jacqueline Prawira has competed in science fairs since she was in fourth grade. But despite now being a seasoned pro who’s contended at the state level three times and was honored with a BROADCOM Masters award in October, Prawira, now 14, was …

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