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OBIC Director, Dennis Hall discusses PLA with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. Bio-based resins are evolving rapidly. As concern over conventional plastics gains momentum and sustainability becomes a larger focus for manufacturers, bio-resin development is surging. As a result, more renewable bio-composites are being pushed into the resin stream creating a growing opportunity for […]

PolymerOhio recently completed a “roadmap” for the polymer molding industry in Ohio.  The following is a snapshot of the study approach and results plus a few key takeaways we hope will provide you with some valuable insight. Approach This roadmap was developed using a multi-phase approach as follows. Between each phase, “strawman” lists of challenges […]

The dramatic drop in crude oil prices has resulted in significant declines in resin pricing in recent months.  What the future holds in terms of resin prices is not easily understood as the drivers are global and complex. The recent oil price decline is related to a complex set of global drivers including a slowing […]

New Tripoli, PA, November 18, 2014 –(– 3D printing industry remains highly fragmented across different printers, materials, and software. This fragmentation in the 3D industry will be a catalyst for growth, as no single company controls the majority of the market, according to the latest report “3D Printing: Material and Equipment Opportunities, Trends, and Markets,” […]

OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center, headquartered at The Ohio State University, hosted the 2014 Bioproducts World Showcase & Conference October 5-8. It was the first time an event of this type has been held and it attracted 250 attendees from around the world. And, with Ohio’s two largest industries being polymers and agriculture it was a […]

Recent Boston Globe article highlights a ground breaking new use of plastics: According to a recent Boston Globe article, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have created an alternative to traditional iron and steel based surgical components. Their new device – a surgical robot – is forged not of steel, but of plastic. The reason? Medical […]

Spring 2015 Learn more about how Shale Gas will impact the Ohio Polymer Industry. Get insight into emerging technologies that may impact your future growth. Listen to a panel session on improving collaboration between industry and education. Network with Industry Professionals PolymerOhio invites you to attend the first Frontiers in Polymers meeting in the Spring […]

More than 16,000 companies exported from Ohio in 2013. Of those, more than 14,000 were companies with fewer than 500 employees. Polymer companies make up approximately 2400 companies in Ohio and a vast majority of those have fewer than 500 employees. Your Ohio polymer neighbors are exporting!

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