Plastic Repair Will Never Be the Same After Self-Healing Polymers

One of plastic’s most endearing (and enduring) qualities is its unique durability and resulting longevity. That beloved quality is about to get even better thanks to ambitious developments in self-sustaining plastic repair. Two recent advances in plastic repair have resulted in the invention of different self-healing polymers. Though both developed plastics are still in their…

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Types of Plastic: How To Recognize Plastic Resin Identification Codes

Before a standardized system of recognizing plastic resins was established, plastic manufacturers and recycling firms alike, had their hands full when determining which forms of plastic packaging were acceptable, both prior to use, as well as after. Back in the 80’s for instance, one company may have been perfectly content mixing all plastic materials together…

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Plastic Sheets Strategically Positioned for Summer Skiing

Determined athletes require demanding rigorous training routines. Unfortunately, seasonal weather doesn’t always go along with this determination. Many winter sports hinge on snowy conditions but in recent years, a novel application of plastic sheets has allowed skiers to stay focused on their goals, even in the sweltering summer sunshine. Simplicity of Design in Plastic Sheets…

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Plastic Containers Find New Life in Fashion Thanks to Pharrell Williams

Denim innovators G-Star are teaming up yet again with sustainable textile groundbreakers Bionic Yarn to tackle issues involving plastic containers littering the world’s oceans. A clothing line dubbed RAW for the Oceans, co-designed by Bionic Yarn’s Pharrell Williams (yes, that Pharrell Williams) unveiled their 3rd collection of denim styles that were at one time simply…

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Plastic Manufacturers Could Figure Heavily Into 3 Innovative New Inventions

Plastic manufacturers have had a hand in a fair amount of advances in modern innovation. In fact, the versatility of plastic has been taken for granted due to its prevalence in contemporary products and designs. New inventions are calling upon the skills of plastic manufacturers regularly proving that the medium is still moving at full…

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Plastic Packaging Versus Substitute Packaging: Which Is More Efficient?

It’s an increasingly common misconception that plastic packaging, alone, is at fault when it comes to pollution and it’s negative effects on the environment. The media is oftentimes the instigator in these cases, molding public opinion to side with feelings, rather than factual data backed up by research and study. Whether confronting accusations of wasting…

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Robotic Plastic Injection Molding is the Latest Industry Darling

While Hollywood is still pumping out films about sentient killer robots, a different reality is unfolding in the busy warehouses and factories around the globe. Plastic injection molding advances have become increasingly reliant on robotic assistance with industrial robots gracing the cover of plastics magazines and garnering rave reviews at tradeshows. But the use of…

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