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    Industry 4.0 & the Internet of Things
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    Thermoplastics Composites for Aircraft Interiors
    Creating Better 3-D Printing Filaments
    Five Regulatory Issues to Watch in 2016
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February 2016 blog

 

A new two-stage catalytic process from NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, MN (www.natureworksllc.com), the world’s largest producer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer, takes an unusual mixed lactic acid feed stream, invented at Nagoya University in Japan (www.agr.nagoya-u-ac.jp), and makes it into semi-crystalline PLA block copolymers. The new copolymers, which are still in R&D, could potentially offer substantially higher melt temperatures than PLA homopolymer.

 

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TOMRA Sorting Raw Materials manufactures the highest capacity bulk sorting platforms available for the virgin plastics industry, achieving high resolution detection with high efficiency while maintaining a superior yield. Read more.

 

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  • Coming in June: "Protective Packaging is Putting Up Barriers"

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Markets: Packaging design (film, rigid containers, foams) and materials (polyolefins, PET, PS, barrier resins, foaming agents), extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, and thermoforming technology, sustainability

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