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Until systems and people are in sync, a great deal of compostable packaging will end up in landfills, where it can generate greenhouse gases. If compostables mistakenly land in recycling plants—many plant-based plastics resemble their oil-based cousins—they’re considered a contaminant.

The Youngstown Business Incubator has a new tenant. It’s Fitz Frames, a California-based startup that found Youngstown, Ohio had the additive manufacturing expertise it needed to get its business up and running.

A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells (PSCs), report scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).

Ross McSkimming, Swagelining, and Dr Chris O’Connor, DNV GL, share their insights into working together to create the next generation of pipeline material and encourage confidence in its uptake.

Highly specialized polymers with specific functionality has attracted strong research interest worldwide. Generally, functionality is defined as the “quality of being suited to serve a purpose well” (according to the Oxford English Dictionary).

Polymers are usually the go-to material for thermal insulation. Think of a silicone oven mitt, or a Styrofoam coffee cup, both manufactured from polymer materials that are excellent at trapping heat.

Research that has been taking place at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. was recently presented at their annual Customer Care Conference. The company has been looking into alternative methods of tire manufacturing and, among them, the most promising was soybean oil.

From ScienceCodex.com: “Now, researchers at Penn State have developed an AR coating that improves on existing coatings to the extent that it can make transparent plastics, such as Plexiglas, virtually invisible.”

The opiod crisis in the United States has been nothing short of an epidemic, causing many researchers to turn their attention to solutions to help ease its impact. A Department of Polymer Science associate professor at the University of Akron, along with his colleagues, is developing a polymer “wet wipe” that will assist first responders in the detection of opiods in the system of a user.

Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance, and Magnum Venus Products (MVP) in Partnership with IACMI – The Composites Institute invite you to attend Composite$ Innovation$! You do not want to miss this all new workshop focused on composite structure cost reduction innovations.

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