Plastics Technology’s Most Popular Blogs of 2017
Harvey and its impact on pricing resonated for Plastics Technology's blog readers in 2017, but so did quirkier items like shrimp-based resin and resin-munching caterpillars.
Hurricanes, volatile resin prices, 3D printed molds, “liquid” metal molding, shrimp shells turned into shopping bags and caterpillars that eat shopping bags—the ten most popular blogs from 2017 reflect an eclectic industry.
Hurricane Harvey’s impact continues though some impressive production and supply recovery is underway.
Beyond a process curiosity, Liquidmetal's technology could provide plastics molders a path to metal parts production.
Perhaps you have heard that additive manufacturing—a.k.a. 3D printing—can be used to make injection tooling inserts out of plastics—relatively quickly, at relatively low cost, and with little human labor involved.
ARRK’s lightweight injection molded construction is made with layer-optimized organic sheeting.
From all angles, new thermoplastic solutions redefine ‘performance’.
UK university aims to optimize new ‘eco-friendly’ bags for Egyptian conditions.
Firm pricing indicated by PCW & The Plastics Exchange.
Aquapak Polymers’ 100% biodegradable resin poised as a sustainable option to conventional plastic film packaging.
In today’s weird but true (not fake) news, I’d like to re-introduce you to the caterpillar and the newest mascot for the plastics industry (kidding, kind of).
Higher global oil prices and derivative feedstocks are among the factors driving resin price increases in PS, PVC, PET and nylons.