Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) has twice sponsored a capstone course, in which a small group of seniors is challenged to apply all they have learned to the design and development of rigid packaging for a hip implant. A third iteration is being developed for the fall semester.
Eastman is currently conducting an engineering feasibility study on the design and construction of a commercial-scale facility that applies the methanolysis process, which it helped to pioneer, to convert polyester waste into new polymers.
Recyclable and made of PET, Windex Vinegar Ocean Plastic bottles from SC Johnson (Racine, WI) reaching shelves this spring will be first 100% recycled ocean plastic bottle for a major home cleaning brand.
Targeting the food, medical and industrial markets, the GN580 incorporates many of the features of the company’s popular GN800 thermoformer. GN Thermoforming Equipment (Chester, Nova Scotia) plans to showcase the machine at K 2019.