Mixed material packaging for powdered and pumpable foods and other products in thin-walled PP containers wrapped tightly in a paperboard sleeve printed with high-impact graphics can be easily separated by consumers for recycling.
A*STAR scientists in Singapore have invented a method that uses additive manufacturing techniques to create lightweight lattice structures with improved stiffness and strength. Medical implants and automotive and aerospace components are targeted.
The biopolymers company has been working with Frito-Lay and other brands to commercialize the next generation of marine-degradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable packaging that could be flushable at home.
Featured products include HDPE and PP-based unidirectional tapes for automotive and industrial applications, a carbon fiber/polyetherimide composite aircraft seat back, and a carbon-fiber reinforced polycarbonate composite laminate in a smart tablet cover.
Recycled carbon-fiber materials supplier has announced plans to increase the capacity of its Coseley, West Midlands, facility to satisfy increasing demand from large volume, commercial applications that require product supply on a significant scale.
Solvay Specialty Polymers (Brussels) has announced that China-based artificial joint manufacturer Okani Medical Technology has developed an all-polymer knee implant using Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK).