January 22, 2019
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.
January 7, 2019
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.
January 5, 2019
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.
December 18, 2018
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.
November 20, 2018
Stark County, Ohio, commissioner Richard Regula is dedicated to expanding the petrochemical industry in Ohio and using shale gas to rebuild the state’s manufacturing base. Over the past six years, more than 2,400 gas wells have been drilled using hydraulic fracturing.
November 6, 2018
Fun fact: Ohio doesn’t have an official state microbe, but local students are determined to put an end to that atroscity. Otterbein University’s American Society for Microbiology is currently working on a project called MicrOhio. Its aim is to establish an official state microbe for Ohio in the same way that we have a state flower or bird.