Precious Plastic

A 27-year-old created a series of machines to revolutionize how we recycle

via Insider 

Dave Hakkens of the Netherlands has designed a mini recycling plant. He posts how-to videos on his YouTube page that explain how to build each machine.

Blueprints and videos are free to the public.

More information here: http://www.thisisinsider.com/precious-plastic-machines-will-change-how-we-recycle-2016-4

MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

via MIT NEWS

Adding bits of irradiated plastic water bottles could cut cement industry’s carbon emissions.

MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the plastic with cement paste to produce concrete that is up to 20 percent stronger than conventional concrete.

Read the full story here: http://news.mit.edu/2017/fortify-concrete-adding-recycled-plastic-1025

 

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Project Loon Approved to Restore Internet to Puerto Rico

via eweek.com

FCC Approves Alphabet’s Project Loon for Hurricane-Devastated Puerto Rico

 

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NEWS ANALYSIS: The Federal Communications Commission has approved a license to enable Alphabet’s X innovation lab to set up its Project Loon communications system to provide emergency cell service to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.

Read the full story here: http://www.eweek.com/networking/fcc-approves-alphabet-s-project-loon-for-hurricane-devastated-puerto-rico

 

Rubber & Plastics News

via Plastics News

Autonomous technology driving vehicle design

Troy, Mich. — Mobility always has been at the core of the automotive industry, and now it’s also about to rock that same core.

Autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. And even if that horizon is distant, the industry is preparing to design a new world where millions of people would gain access to the road if the technology can be brought to the mainstream.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729954/autonomous-technology-driving-vehicle-design#tagID_17

Plastics Generation

via Newsweek

Humans have produced more than 9 billion tons of plastic throughout history, most of it ending up in landfills

The total is approximately 25,000 times the weight of the Empire State Building

Read the full story here: http://www.newsweek.com/plastic-production-pollution-9-billion-tons-recycling-639226

 

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Plastic For Sale – PC/PET Virgin Pellets

PC/PET Virgin Pellet for Sale (In Stock)  200,000 pounds

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Makroblend  UT-250

(PC+PET)-blend, impact modified, easy release, injection molding. Makroblend UT250 offers high heat resistance, good chemical resistance and flowability. Additionally, molded parts from UT250 having exceptional dimensional stability.

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