Ever wonder what it would be like to get tomorrow’s newspaper today? After reviewing the most important technical developments of the past 50 years in our October issue, we asked industry experts to help us imagine the biggest headlines in plastics from now to 2055. What we got was a mixture of predictions of what will happen and a wish list of what should happen.
Last month, we reviewed how much has changed in processing technology since this magazine was launched in 1955.
A new test method enables sheet manufacturers and thermoformers to more precisely analyze and quantify the thermoformability of materials.
For parts needing high heat and chemical resistance, thermoformers get a new way to compete with injection molding.
Until recently, plastics processors looking for fully featured enterprise business software may have been aware of only two choices that were tailored specifically for their needs.
The first quarter of 2005 will see the first commercial production of a dramatically new family of resins that offer the processing advantages of liquid thermosets plus the properties and recyclability of engineering thermoplastics.