To meet consumer demand in the wake of a comprehensive ban on single-use plastic products, fake “biodegradable” retail bags, eating utensils, straws, cups, plates and carryout containers are showing up in retail outlets.
Founded in 1951, Teel Plastics (Baraboo, WI) has been owned by the Smith family for more than 20 years and serves the medical, laboratory, agriscience, consumer cosmetics, water treatment and industrial piping sectors.
Philadelphia-based Tozuda, which has developed impact sensors that are attached to sports helmets to indicate a potential concussion, is the latest recipient of a Cool Idea award from digital manufacturing company Protolabs (Maple Plain, MN).
Nestlé (Vevey, Switzerland) announced it will invest CHF 2 billion ($2.07 billion) to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
The products we love—the ones that become commercial blockbusters and pop culture icons—share a common trait: They evoke an emotional response in the user. Medical device design should strive to achieve that same connection, according to design...