The VP of R&D at Taiwan’s USI Group discussed the advantages of cyclic block copolymers (CBCs) in a range of medical applications at last week’s PLASTEC West trade show and conference. His company plans to inaugurate its first CBC plant this year.
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.
As the year wraps up, PlasticsToday looks at some of the most innovative technologies from 2016—from alternatives to metal cans to 100% recyclable, single-use coffee pods—that are destined to be a hit in the marketplace in 2017.
In addition to three concurrent events organized under the banner of “Intelligent manufacturing, high-tech materials, green solutions,” Chinaplas expects to welcome more than 3300 exhibitors to the show floor.