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April 5, 2018

Tekni-Plex Inc. Makes it Easier for Consumers

The Wayne, PA plastics company, Tekni-Plex is improving the try before you buy experience for retailers and consumers alike.   Tekni-Plex Inc. has received a patent for Sniff Seal, a product that can be infused with the scent of the product it’s designed to keep sealed.  Consumers no longer need to break the seal to […]

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March 21, 2018

MakeX Launches First Desktop 3D Printer

MakeX has introduced the first ever portable desktop 3D printer on Kickstarter.  The printer comes in two different sizes and five different colors to make 3D printing more accessible to families. The desktop printers are aptly named Migo Amigos and come with their own backpack carrying case.  The lightweight aluminum frame makes it easy to […]

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March 6, 2018

Bionic Contact Lenses

Bionic Contacts Helping People See Better than Ever For some people, glasses and contacts are a necessity for daily living.  According to the World Health Organization, more than 285 million people have vision problems, including cataracts.  Thanks to new technology in bionic lenses, these issues could be a thing of the past. Ocumetics Bionic Lenses […]

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February 27, 2018

Synthetic Ice?

Synthetic Ice Working Better for Hockey Players Synthetic ice could be the way of the future for hockey enthusiasts.  The Florida Panthers held their first ever hockey clinic in Barbados using synthetic ice.   Synthetic ice is a slick, high-tech plastic that can be skated on by regular ice skates.  It’s an easily regulated compound […]

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February 18, 2018

L’Oreal Leading the Way in Protecting your Skin

L’Oreal has been the leading protector of skin for decades, and their latest advancement has had some help from the plastics industry.  L’Oreal has teamed up with  La Roche-Posay and fuseproject to create a technological way to protect your skin.  A new state of the art device that fits right on the tip of your […]

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February 9, 2018

Evonik Turning Heads in Purple

Evonik is making it rain purple in 2018. The German based company has come up with a new amorphous nylon resin called Trogamid T5000, which has a transparency of 90 percent.  The resin can be dyed in a number of colors, including American Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year, Ultra Violet. “We are living […]

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February 9, 2018

Evonik Turning Heads in Purple

Evonik is making it rain purple in 2018. The German based company has come up with a new amorphous nylon resin called Trogamid T5000, which has a transparency of 90 percent.  The resin can be dyed in a number of colors, including American Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year, Ultra Violet. “We are living […]

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January 29, 2018

Plastics 3D Printing to the Rescue for this Chocolate Factory

Plastics save the day for chocolate lovers by improving the production of chocolate candy bars! Stratasys, Ltd. has created a nylon 12 carbon-filled material that Visual First has implemented into their 3D printing to make replacement parts for machines in The Chocolate Factory, a chocolate company based in the Netherlands. The Chocolate Factory relies on […]

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January 22, 2018

New Plastic that Heals Itself

Cell phone glass repair shops could soon be a thing of the past.  Scientists have created a plastic that can actually heal itself.   The plastic is a blend of polymer loaded with monomer.  The polymerized monomer is able to “heal” small cracks in itself.  This plastic is a vascular like repair system involving a […]

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January 12, 2018

Hospitals Short on Plastic IV Bags After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico.  Many people were without food, water, and electricity.  The effects of the storm hurt hospitals in the United States, as many were left without plastic IV bags that are important to everyday operations. Mini-bags of IV fluid are used to dilute and distribute medication to patients.  There […]

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