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The parent company of Green Line Polymers acquired the parent company of Champion Polymer Recycling in a purchase valued at over $1 billion. Hilliard, Ohio-headquartered Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) bought Old Saybrook, Conn.-based Infiltrator Water Technologies (IWT) for $1.08 billion, according to a press release.

We seem to be getting better at making things that aren’t real appear real. From Beyond Meat to porcelain tiles that effectively mimic marble, these reproductions sometimes offer benefits that improve on the real deal. Producing meatless meat is better for the environment, while porcelain tile is more durable than marble.

The lunar lander that took Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to the moon 50 years ago needed to be strong, safe and lightweight. On July 20, 1969, when the Apollo 11 team successfully stepped onto the lunar surface, plastics and other strong, lightweight materials helped make it happen — often not alone, but in combination with rubber, aluminum, other metals and high-tech fabrics.

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.

The Global Plastic Polymer Market Research Report 2019 delivers a thorough evaluation of the market based on major events occurred in the historical and present phase of the market. The report is intended to determine forthcoming opportunities, challenges, threats, and risks in the market, which could potentially impact the market both positively and negatively.

ASTM Standardization News: “Standards for Biodegradable Plastics” Opening paragraph from “Standards for Biodegradable Plastics”, ASTM Standardization News, www.astm.org, March/April 2019 issue Read the full article on www.astm.org.

“Plastics are often associated with convenience, easy disposal, and permanence, conjuring images of everyday items like garbage bags and soda bottles…”

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. […]

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