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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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28 Jan

Polymer News Roundup – January 2015

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by What’s In This Month’s Roundup? Did you know 3-D printers are being used in outer space?  Interested in how a new polymer coating process found a place in the market?  Want to learn more about how shale is impacting the price of oil?  This month’s roundup features these topics and more. Commercializing a new

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