Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 20 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.
"The Graduate," which turned 50 last December, has almost totemic status in the plastics industry because of the famous “just-one-word” exchange. You could probably recite that bit of dialogue by heart. But here are a few pieces of trivia related to the film that you might not know.
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.
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.
The initiatives include a new process for reporting device malfunctions, a proposed list of device accessories suitable for re-classification to the lowest-risk category and draft guidance on the issuance of Certificates to Foreign Government.
The Voltron kit, based on the animated series from the mid-1980s, is billed as the “biggest buildable Lego mech ever.” The concept originated on the company's Ideas site, where Lego enthusiasts can submit ideas for new products.