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If recent trends are correct, now could be a very good time to own a polymer, plastics or specialty chemical company if you are interested in selling. According to Bill Ridenour, founder of Polymer Transaction Advisors, pricing for these companies is at the highest it’s ever been in terms of multiple earnings.

With a goal of driving awareness on the issue of ocean plastic pollution, Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), in collaboration with recycling expert TerraCycle, has developed the Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle.

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands found that the areas of medicine and robotics are finding more and more use for materials that are able to adapt their shapes. As a result, an Eindhoven graduate student began sample preparation and experimental testing on a new photoactive polymer film that propels itself forward when exposed to light.

Hydrocarbon polymers with a high oil absorption capacity have been developed by a Penn State research team headed by Mike Chung, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. While Chung’s research shows great potential to aid in oil spill recovery and cleanup, it has also garnered him a large grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

This July, the IACMI Summer Members Meeting will showcase new projects, technologies, partners, members and advancements in IACMI technology areas. The general meeting will take place on July 26th and 27th in Dayton, Ohio, but you’ll want to plan on being available on the evening of July 25th as well.

No college is more dedicated to Ohio’s polymer industry than the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) at The University of Akron. So it stands to reason that CPSPE organizes and hosts the “Polymers Appreciation Day for Alumni and Industry”.

Additive Manufacturing Overview: What Innovation Has Brought Us Mobile phones, Microsoft Word and Lotus Notes 123 were all introduced to the public in 1983. That same year, while we were awestruck by the first cell phone’s $3,995 price tag, Chuck Hull was formulating a concept that would eventually make a significant impact on the future […]

University of Akron Combines Polymer Science, Business and Law in New Master’s Degree Program Developing highly skilled team leaders, supervisors and managers in the polymer industry will soon be easier. The University of Akron’s (UA) College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) has announced its unique Master of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering degree […]

NASA Glenn Releases Draft RFP for Huge Project Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center has been placed in charge of the construction of up to seven Universal Stage Adapters for future Mars missions. This appears to be the largest space flight contract that NASA has managed in more than fifteen years. The project will run for […]

Ohio’s Perfect Polymer Storm Ohio has a complete ecosystem for plastics and rubber manufacturing. According to Karthik Avadhanula in his article “Plastics Innovation in Ohio: The Silicon Valley of Polymer Science”, Ohio’s “plastic and rubber companies are in a central U.S. location in close proximity to an end-to-end supply chain offering unmatched strategic opportunities.” Only […]

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