In 2019, the wearables market reported the largest single-year growth in revenue since 2015, when such high-profile devices as the Apple Watch were launched, according to IDTechEx. Much of the market took a severe hit in the first quarter of 2020...
Researchers at Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and the Swiss materials science center Empa are developing completely transparent surgical masks. They could be on the market as soon as early 2021.
Parx Materials’ tech that integrates zinc into polymers has a 99.9% or higher antimicrobial performance and is already being used by ZincIn for foodservice trays made from ocean plastic.
The pandemic has called into question the strategy of sourcing from low-cost countries over complex supply chains prone to significant disruptions from black swan events.
Rotuba operates Pen Co. of America, the only company still manufacturing pens in the United States. It has collaborated with Eastman to begin producing splash guards to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
The labor market is only going to heat up for the foreseeable future. The last of the baby boom generation doesn’t turn 65 until 2030, there is a lot of pent-up demand and inventory draw-downs that must be replenished, and we are expecting a lot...
Six cleverly constructed face shields used in the fight against COVID-19 offer an interesting point of difference in this slideshow.
Made from sturdy PET film, the shield can be installed and uninstalled in workplaces and stores in seconds, and can be removed and relocated multiple times as social distancing needs change.
A plexiglass bubble that carves out a safe space for diners and the Micrashell full-body suit designed for nightclubbing and live events are among the sometimes surreal concepts put forth by creative minds as we navigate life in a pandemic.
The United States imports about $1.1 billion worth of plastic bottles and $7.5 billion worth of plastic lids every year.