INNOVATIONS BLOG

Did You Know Plastic Bottles are used to Create Yarn...

Posted by Greg Showers on Aug 27, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Fabric maker Polartec LLC has passed a major milestone with the recycling of its 1 billionth plastic bottle used to create yarns.

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Large, Carbon-graphite Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Parts...?

Posted by Scott Baxter on Aug 25, 2015 10:20:14 AM

Router manufacturer Thermwood Corp. is developing an additive manufacturing machine that can make print large, carbon-graphite reinforced thermoplastic composite parts — by both “adding” and “subtracting” the material.

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"New Normal" in China...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Aug 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — What’s being called the “new normal” for China’s economy — a period of slower, more moderate economic growth — may not be a bad thing for the plastics machinery industry. For some higher-priced foreign machine makers, it could be a good development.

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100 percent plant-based PET bottle...?

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Aug 18, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Coca-Cola Co. has unveiled the world’s first PET bottle made entirely from plant materials.

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Wal-Mart Continues Calling for Products Made in the USA...

Posted by Scott Baxter on Aug 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Ten Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives, as well as U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, touted American manufacturing at Wal-Mart’s U.S. Manufacturing Summit July 8, the day after hundreds of suppliers pitched their products to buyers for the world’s biggest retailer, in an open call.

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China Imposing VOC Taxes on Plastics...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Aug 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The plastics and rubber materials industry will be one of the first sectors in China to face charges for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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Have Concerns About Biodegradable Plastics...?

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Aug 10, 2015 2:13:40 PM

High prices, product availability and basic ignorance are hampering sales of biodegradable and bio-based plastics in the agricultural, forestry and landscaping sectors, according to a new survey.

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