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10 Original Plastics Developments: The Good, the Bad, and the Illegal

Plastics professionals' attention in July was drawn to 10 developments from a “smart memory platform” to a 3M expansion to an epic failure and seven more.

Rick Lingle

August 1, 2023

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News throughout the world of plastics is as boundless as the innovations in the polymers and products that are the core of this dynamic and sometimes controversial, sustainability driven market.

For example, consider a shape-memory polymer platform that’s poised to enter medical therapy markets. Or a breakthrough in design for carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components. Or a report linked to a tragic failure that commanded attention globally in real time

Presented in reverse order, these and seven more appear in our breezy review of the Top 10 PlasticsToday articles readers considered “must reads” in July.

About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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