Plastics recycling entities largely deemed ‘essential’

via Plastics Recycling Update

In the states that have issued stay-at-home orders, companies engaged in recycling processing or plastic product manufacturing are not subject to forced shutdowns.

As states over the past week prepared to enact strict stay-at-home orders to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the “essential” designation became a key talking point across many business sectors.

Read the full story here: https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2020/03/25/plastics-recycling-entities-largely-deemed-essential/

Michigan Fashion Company Reduces Plastic Waste to Protect Great Lakes

via Fox47news.com

LANSING, Mich. — A University of Michigan student is doing what he can to protect the coastlines and Great Lakes of Michigan.

Jackson Riegler, 19, started his company Oshki when he was just 17-years-old. Riegler had a mission to reduce plastic by re-purposing it to make clothes.

He uses plastic waste found on the shores of the Great Lakes to create these unique sustainable clothing items. Riegler has collected 120 pounds of plastic so far.

Read the full story here: https://www.fox47news.com/news/local-news/mi-fashion-company-reduces-plastic-waste-to-protect-great-lakes

Supersonic aircraft will employ 3D-printed components

via Plastics Today

Stratasys has deepened its partnership with Boom Supersonic – the Colorado-based company building the world’s fastest ever supersonic airliner. In signing a seven-year agreement extension, the companies are further accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing for 3D-printed flight hardware.

Expanding 3D printing beyond rapid prototyping, Boom Supersonic is utilizing the Stratasys F900 3D Printer with the Aircraft Interiors Solution (AIS) package to create hundreds of 3D printed parts for XB-1, the company’s supersonic demonstrator aircraft. The AIS package is aimed at helping improve mechanical properties and enables repeatable development of aircraft production parts.

Read the full story here: https://www.plasticstoday.com/3d-printing/supersonic-aircraft-will-employ-3d-printed-components/103878795661808

Extruder makers hopeful for strong 2018

via Plastics News

End market diversity is the blessing for manufacturers of extruders.

Extruders are used to make pipe and siding in the construction market, sheet and blown film in packaging and tubing for medical. Not to mention custom extrusion for everything from aerospace to writing instruments.

One slow market segment can be offset by another hot one, machinery officials said.

In construction, single-family housing starts were up 8 percent year to date through October, from the same period a year ago, on pace to hit an annual rate of 877,000 in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Starts are beginning to get a boost from reconstruction activity from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20171205/NEWS/171209960/extruder-makers-hopeful-for-strong-2018

Companies focus on business, not NAFTA, at Plastimagen

via Plastics News

Mexico City — The increasingly sharp rhetoric over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement wasn’t exactly center stage at Plastimagen. Visitors and exhibitors said the focus was definitely on business.

But still, like the hum of the machinery running in the exhibition halls, it was constantly in the background and could not be avoided.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20171110/NEWS/171119986/companies-focus-on-business-not-nafta-at-plastimagen

PLASTICS Adds Educational Event Targeting Executives to NPE2018

New series of half-day symposia with networking lunches will feature speakers from financial institutions, consumer brands, plastics manufacturing companies and national associations

via Plastics Technology

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) said The Plastics Leadership Summit will provide industry and end-market senior management an educational outlet as well as a chance to network with peers and speakers at NPE2018.

The summit, for which there is a separate registration fee, will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday—May 8-10—from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Speakers and presentation are organized by broader themes assigned to each day: Profit (Tuesday), Product (Wednesday) and Production (Thursday).

Read the full story here: https://www.ptonline.com/articles/plastics-adds-educational-event-targeting-executives-to-npe2018

 

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