For medical device giant Becton Dickinson, sustainability takes into account material selection, manufacturing, packaging, logistics, waste reduction, energy use and reduction, and more. ArticlePublished: 5/28/2013
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A proprietary PLA-based bioplastic from Cereplast, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., is being used in new compostable drinking straws sold under the Cello-Green Bio Straws brand by Cell-O-Core Co., Wadsworth, Ohio. ArticlePublished: 5/1/2013
Specks are a common problem in extrusion, and avoiding them requires a two-pronged approach: First, figure out how many specks are in the incoming raw material; then minimize those caused during the extrusion process.
New technology from Arkema Inc., Philadelphia, allows foaming its Kynar PVDF fluoropolymers, paving the way for new applications for foam-core pipe and sheet in aerospace, aircraft, and automotive. ArticlePublished: 2/26/2013
Intended to expand the property profile and application potential of polymeric wood substitutes, a new technology is available for license to make lightweight plastic lumber-type products that contain no wood fiber. ArticlePublished: 11/3/2012