When China launched its National Sword campaign to ban the import of most scrap plastic, the recycling industry took a major shock to its system. Its newest ban, announced Jan. 19, will reach far further.
If your company doesn't make plastic straws or grocery bags, you might think you're immune to the ill effects of the single-use plastic debate. But negative public opinion is starting to cause real harm to the industry.
ReVive-brand compatibilizers are blends of functional additives that can reduce the amount of material sent to landfills by allowing post-industrial and post-consumer barrier films to be reprocessed back into the polyolefin recycling stream, officials with Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Ampacet said in a recent news release.
Sylvia Stoesser was the first female chemist hired at Dow: "In our laboratory no idea was discarded as being too crazy to investigate. In fact, we were encouraged daily to consider the impossible goal. Along with that freedom of thought and encouragement to try the impossible came many failures at the laboratory stage — but there were also many new product and process successes."
Believers in CBD oil will be quick to tell you it can cure everything! Whether that's true or not, the oil harvested from cannabis plants (but without the THC to make you high) does seem to be good business — at least for companies making packaging for CBD.
Clarion Highlander Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa, is including a record player in every room as part of a renovation. When you check in, you can also check out vinyl albums from the hotel's front desk, according to a new story from The Gazette.
Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics unveiled beds for the athlete village with bases made from cardboard and mattresses from Japan's Airweave, sourced from polyethylene. Both the bases and mattresses will be recycled after the Olympics and Paralympics.
Can Playmobil make you a better employee? The Washington Posttook a deep dive into the world of Playmobil Pro, an "innovative modeling system for professionals," which brings Playmobil figures into offices so employees could creatively "role play" or "find new business solutions" or "visualize stakeholders" or "bring theoretical discussions to life."
As we settle into a new year, let this first In Motion blog post of 2020 serve as a reminder that CES kicks off this week in Las Vegas. is keeping an eye out for any relevant news, technology and collaborations that pop up during the show.
Adac Automotive is a top injection molder in North America landing at No. 42 on Plastics News ranking of injection molders. It's also an example of how old school molding is meeting the electronics future.