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Way to go Lego!

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 22, 2017 11:00:36 AM

Lego hits 100 percent renewable energy target...

Danish toy making giant Lego A/S says it has hit its goal of having 100 percent of its energy coming from renewable sources, just four years after it began its investment in the effort.

The project, which included a 6 billion Danish krone ($902 million) investment in two offshore wind farms, hit Lego's target three years ahead of schedule, the company said in a May 17 news release. Lego purchased a 25 percent stake in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, England, in the United Kingdom.

The wind farm officially opened May 1, and will generate clean power for more than 230,000 British households.To mark the occasion, Lego built “the largest ever” Lego brick wind turbine and challenged children around the world to create their own renewable energy solutions.

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VIDEO: Polyethylene Film Might be the Key to Safer Composite Fibers...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 10, 2017 9:44:52 AM

NASA sends a polyethylene film balloon is on an extended near space voyage, researchers say polyurethane foam might be the key to helping make hockey safer and composite fibers are turned into a massive art project.

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Topics: Industry News

Entering a New Product Category Can be Scary...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 8, 2017 11:18:20 AM

Long a manufacturer of plastic-intensive coolers and related outdoor products, Igloo Products Corp. is entering a new product category with its launch of personal beverage bottles.

Igloo's personal hydration line, launched at the 2017 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, features bottles in a variety of materials, including Eastman's Tritan copolyester, polypropylene and stainless steel. They're designed to address consumer demand for different styles of drinkware for different activities — one bottle for yoga class and another to take to the office, for example — said Lisa Hayashi, brand marketing director. The line comprises six product types, ranging from a Tritan bottle with a brightly-colored silicone grip to a stainless steel tumbler with a Tritan lid.

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