Go to Video Section

By Design: Styrobots designer Michael Salter

Published: September 15, 2010 6:00 am ET
Updated: September 15, 2010 12:00 am ET

For four days, a giant robot towered over speakers at the Industrial Designers Society of America's annual conference in Portland, looming behind discussions of computer-aided-design software, cars and shoes. But Michael Salter, its creator, told Plastics News Editor Robert Grace that no one had to worry: The 16-foot robot, created from pieces of polystyrene foam that once held computers and electronics, posed no threat. Salter, a professor at the niversity of Oregon, has created several "Styrobots" for museums and corporate lobbies worldwide.

Market Reports

Plastics Recyclers Data Report & Directory

This exclusive MS Excel database contains all the companies from Plastics News' ranking of top North American Recyclers and Brokers by reprocessed volume and also includes a directory with materials processes, services offered and company contact information. Data is based on primary research by PN editorial staff.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events