China’s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports

via The New York Times

Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling

LONDON — Ever since China announced last year that it no longer wanted to be the “world’s garbage dump,” recycling about half of the globe’s plastics and paper products, Western nations have been puzzling over what to do when the ban went into effect, which it did on Jan. 1.

The answer, to date, in Britain at least, is nothing. At least one waste disposal site in London is already seeing a buildup of plastic recyclables and has had to pay to have some of it removed.

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Automotive Industry News

via Plastics News

Harbour: Tooling demand for automotive to be highest ever

automotive industryGrand Rapids, Mich. — The automotive sector will spend $11 billion on tooling in North America this year, as automakers plan lots of vehicle launches over the next few years, consultant Laurie Harbour told the American Mold Builders Association.

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Plastic for Sale – PVC

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pvcf plastic for salePVC flexible regrind clear 40K lb PVCF RG cl 80A tubing regrind, medical tubing, 100% clean, 100% clear for clear.

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Fun Facts About NPE2018

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via Plastics Technology

  • More than 65,000 professionals are expected to attend NPE2018. That’s roughly the capacity of Orlando’s Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl).
  • NPE2018 has more than one million net square feet of exhibit halls filled with full-scale operating machinery and equipment. That’s equal to more than 17 football fields!

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Why polymer solar cells deserve their place in the sun

via EurekAlert

Polymer solar cells may lag behind traditional silicon solar cells in longevity and efficiency, but could ultimately power autonomous remote sensors and wearable technology.

Unlike traditional silicon solar cells, organic polymer solar cells (PSCs) may never cover the hillsides of a megawatt solar farm. But, these lightweight, flexible cells show potential to provide solar power to remote microwatt sensors, wearable technology and the Wi-Fi-connected appliances constituting the “internet of things.”

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Material gradients could strengthen polymer components


Combining flexible and stiff materials has bestowed bamboo with a strength-to-weight ratio that rivals steel. Gradually transitioning from a soft to hard substance allows the squishy squid to slice up prey with rigid, scissor-like beaks.

With the help of a new  co-developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, these two evolution-honed principles could eventually enable engineers to double or triple the strength of polymer-based components.

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Manufacturing: Hans-Mill opens garbage can factory in Jacksonville in deal with Walmart, hires 50 workers


A new manufacturing facility that has relocated from China to Jacksonville will add 50 new employees to the local workforce.

About 150 local dignitaries and community leaders were on hand Thursday afternoon when the Hans-Mill Corp. officially unveiled its 121,000-square-foot stainless steel garbage can factory at 5406 W. First St. on Jacksonville’s Westside.

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Winter Olympics: Could Plastic “Ice” Help Overcome Bias toward Colder Countries?

via Scientific American

Scientists and sports enthusiasts alike have long been looking to level this frigid playing field via the development of plastics that can serve as synthetic ice to line backyard hockey and ice-skating rinks. But the type of polymer needed to coat a sloping two-kilometer track—one that can accommodate sleds traveling in excess of 125 kilometers per hour—has proved much more elusive. “Any synthetic track needs to offer a similar sliding and driving experience to ice and not create any concerns about athlete safety,” says Jan-Anders Månsson, director of Purdue University’s Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center and a professor in materials and chemical engineering. “It also needs to be both durable and cost-effective.” Read the full story here:

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