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Ohio’s network of universities provide an abundance of resources to boost growth and innovation in the polymer industry. However, finding the path to those resources is not always easy. The first step is understanding what resources are available, and where they are. Here is a brief overview of a few of the world-class polymer programs […]

On September 25, 2015, the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) announced that it is now accepting applications for the Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program.  See below for the full announcement from ODSA. State Program Helps Businesses in Ohio Grow Internationally Ohio Development Services Agency now accepting applications for the Ohio International Market Access […]

The first annual Tri-State Shale Summit was held October 12-13, 2015 in Morgantown, WV.  The summit was a collaborative effort on behalf of the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to highlight and discuss development opportunities in the Marcellus & Utica Shale region. As part of the summit, Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Pennsylvania […]

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) announced it opened a new round of funding for Workforce Training. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis beginning October 14, 2015. See below for the full announcement from ODSA. More than 122,000 Ohio employees have already been trained through the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, […]

**Guest Post Courtesy of Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers, David Schultz** The Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers, along with the Vinyl Plastics Division of the SPE, will be hosting a conference this fall that highlights a most ubiquitous polymeric material. This conference will be held at the Hilton hotel […]

Ohio has a long, rich history in the Polymer industry, and is known as the birthplace of modern plastics. Today, Ohio is home to the most significant Polymer cluster in America. For in those in the cluster, the advantages are vast. Advantages such as, cutting-edge research being conducted at academic institutions, a steady stream of […]

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) announced it opened a new round of funding for the Energy Loan Fund on July 15, 2015. See below for the full announcement from ODSA. The Fund provides financing for energy efficiency and advanced energy projects to Ohio businesses, manufacturers, non-profits, schools, colleges and universities, and public entities. A […]

Carbon fiber reinforced composites have found success in applications demanding the highest performance attributes where cost is less of a factor, such as aerospace and sports equipment. High volume applications remain on the horizon, but out of reach at current cost performance ratios. Several factors suggest that the automotive industry will be the market to […]

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held their inaugural meeting June 17 -18, 2015 in Knoxville, TN, which drew hundreds of composites experts from industry, government and academia. The event kicked off with a signing ceremony between the U.S. Department of Energy and IACMI representatives to mark the official start of business for […]

Last month, The American Chemistry Council (ACC) published a report about the economic impact of shale-advantaged resin on the U.S. plastics industry. As you know, the development of shale gas is dramatically changing the competitive landscape for American made plastics. What’s Happening? Shale gas development in the U.S. has had a dramatic impact on the […]

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