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Three Focused Exhibitions for the Plastics Industry to Run Simultaneously in Cleveland All three expos running simultaneously and co-locatedat the Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio. These exhibitions will take place on May 8-9, 2019 at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, which is ideally located for access by the North American plastics industry. […]

Your company’s ability to gather, utilize, and maintain information is critical to long term success. Few leaders would argue this point and yet every day valuable information is still walking out their doors. Not through theft, as you might imagine, but through employee turnover.

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.”

Kathleen Sawyer, Executive Vice President of Esterle Mold & Machine Co., has announced a major expansion to the company’s Stow, Ohio plastics facility. The additonal 30,00-square-foot facility will house a 2,600-ton injection molding machine as well as a 40-ton overhead crane.

Recent developments in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) review of the Belmont Cracker Project have given the green light to move forward with the nearly $6 billion ethane cracker plant development.

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.

Stark County, Ohio, commissioner Richard Regula is dedicated to expanding the petrochemical industry in Ohio and using shale gas to rebuild the state’s manufacturing base. Over the past six years, more than 2,400 gas wells have been drilled using hydraulic fracturing.

Fun fact: Ohio doesn’t have an official state microbe, but local students are determined to put an end to that atroscity. Otterbein University’s American Society for Microbiology is currently working on a project called MicrOhio. Its aim is to establish an official state microbe for Ohio in the same way that we have a state flower or bird.

The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OH MEP) and its affiliates, which includes PolymerOhio, are working with Catalyst Connection to inform manufacturing companies about existing and emerging shale-manufacturing sectors.

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