To qualify for zero tariffs under the renegotiated agreement, car companies would need to manufacture at least 75% of an automobile’s value in North America and have a certain proportion of the car made by workers earning at least $16 an hour.
Company’s plastic rigid and flexible packaging are ASTM tested to meet industry standards for waste-to-energy landfills using organic additives from NEO Plastics (Brooklyn, NY) to provide added end-of-life value.
Michael McAlpine from the University of Minnesota will discuss the role of 3D printing and imaging in the development of multifunctional devices; Phil Magney, an advisor on autonomous vehicle technologies, will explore the future of automated driving.
Suitable replacement parts can be printed from recycled materials such as PET bottles when logistics chains are stretched, with the PET filaments, produced by recycling, just as strong and flexible as commercially available filaments.
Braid- and coil-reinforced delivery systems will be developed and manufactured at the Adam Spence facility in Wall, NJ, and Biocoat will apply and test its Hydak topcoat at the nearby Horsham, PA, plant.
Kroger Corp. (Cincinnati, OH) announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across all of its stores by 2025 to “protect our planet for future generations.” Clare Goldsberry has a few issues with that, which she shares with Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen in an open letter.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, DC) unsuccessfully lobbied the Trump administration to exempt Chinese imports of chemicals and plastics from tariffs that went into effect today. That will weaken U.S. chemicals industry and possibly damage supply chains, says ACC.