PolymerOhio, Inc.

04 Mar

Insights and Takeaways from 2014 Roadmapping Study

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by PolymerOhio recently completed a “roadmap” for the polymer molding industry in Ohio.  The following is a snapshot of the study approach and results plus a few key takeaways we hope will provide you with some valuable insight. Approach This roadmap was developed using a multi-phase approach as follows. Between each phase, “strawman” lists of

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18 Feb

Polymer News Roundup – February 2015

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by What’s In This Month’s Roundup? Did you know the first entirely plant-based plastic milk carton is now on store shelves?  Interested in how new plastics will change the world?  Want to know which advanced industries are driving the nation’s economy?  This month’s roundup features these topics and more. As the demand for bio-based plastics

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02 Feb

Cluster: Location Matters

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by Michael Porter’s “The Competitive Advantage of Nations”, published in 1990, established that geographic proximity of companies provides a significant competitive advantage.  Porter’s work resulted in public policy focusing on creating and nurturing industry “clusters” as a path to economic growth. “Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.  Clusters

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02 Feb

Federal Funding for Innovation Research

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by There is no doubt that innovation plays a key role in manufacturing.  It has a big impact on the profitability of both individual companies and entire industries.  In fact, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report shows that the most innovative companies are growing at nearly four times the rate as the least innovative. Investment in innovation is

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