Released yesterday, a position paper entitled “The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action,” aims to address global plastics issues through innovation in packaging design, recycling, and delivery models. The ACC responds to the document.
With the addition of nearly 4,000 square feet of cleanroom space, the supplier of medical design, manufacturing and testing services now maintains a total of more than 5,000 square feet of ultra-clean medical device manufacturing capacity.
A process four years in development in the UK involving Floreon, the University of Sheffield and R&D/Leverage yields blow-molded containers for packaging sourced from polylactic acid (PLA), a bioplastic.
The 800 Series Hybrid die from Guill Tool & Engineering (West Warwick, RI) retains inherent benefits of popular 800 Series while reducing unnecessary complexity and making the technology more affordable.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom have developed a technique to produce chemically functionalized spider silk that can be tailored for use in drug delivery, regenerative medicine and wound care.
The compound can help accelerate color and material changes and flush out old deposits. It can also be used during machinery shutdowns to protect the screw from corrosion, enabling trouble-free start-up with less waste, according to Velox GmbH (Hamburg).