A science fiction take on plastics
Plastic Eating Microbes Have Potential for PET It sounds like a science-fiction movie, but scientists working in Japan working with a plastic-eating microbe created a mutant enzyme that breaks down PET. PET is widely used in millions of plastics bottles. By tweaking the enzyme while studying i...Continue reading
Plastics and Fashion
We don't usually realize that plastics touches all parts of our lives and fashion is an area that we typically forget about plastics' role. Spring and summer 2018 will have plastics on the runways. And while the runways themselves will be made with plastic products, so will the clothing...Continue reading
China Plastics Ban
China banned foreign waste it considers foreign garbage in 2017. Worldwide China is the primary market for recycled mix-use plastic and other recycled materials because of it is the primary producer of plastics goods. For the US and the world, there are several things that will cha...Continue reading
Extrusion is Hot!
Sales of extruders and extrusion equipment are helping the plastics industry hold onto its market share. While sales of new injection molding equipment is down, new extruder and auxiliary equipment have seen an increase in global demand. It may be hard to see growth in plastics overall in the near f...Continue reading