Additive Manufacturing

Essentium Supplying Texas with 3D Printed Face Mask Kits

To date, Essentium has produced more than 60,000 3D printed face mask kits for the State of Texas.

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: T-Shirt Bags

Coronavirus concerns have made some governments reverse bans on the books, but the T-shirt market is projected to be flat through the next three years.

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Consumer/Industrial Product Liners

Monolayer structures still dominate this market.

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market 2020 Snapshot: Stretch Film

Stretch film accounted for 2.4 billion lb of PE of resin consumption in 2019, making this sector one of the largest and fastest growing markets within the PE film industry, according to Mastio’s research. The top five players hold about 80% of the market. 

Additive Manufacturing

Video: Essentium and Sulzer Discuss 3D Printed Face Mask Project

In this video interview, Blake Mosher of Essentium and Darayus Pardivala of Sulzer talk about Essentium’s work in creating 3D printed face masks for Sulzer employees. 

Additive Manufacturing

M. Holland to Distribute Braskem Polypropylene Filament for 3D Printing Applications

M. Holland will exclusively distribute Braskem’s high-performing polypropylene to support its clients with prototype and applications development.

Commodity Resins

'Live-in-Mode' Braskem Employees Ensure Continued PP Production in the Battle Against Coronavirus

Volunteer Braskem workers move into plant to supply PP for nonwoven fabric used in N95 masks and more. 

Additive Manufacturing

Carbon 3D Prints Test Swabs and Face Shields in Response to the Coronavirus

Resolution Medical is among the first manufacturers to use the Carbon Platform to 3D print a conformal lattice swab, creating a medical device for the testing of COVID-19.  


Coronavirus Spurs Nonprofit Startup to Develop World's First Compostable N95 PLA Masks

THRIVE Masks aims to produce meltblown PLA masks in the U.S. through Kickstarter campaign.

Most Popular Videos of 2019

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