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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.”

Plastic consumption is increasing worldwide despite the issues regarding their impact on the environment and human health. There are a number of reasons why certain plastics may not be recyclable, and a number of reasons why their use is hugely beneficial despite that.

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.

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