Archive for June, 2011
5 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Research & Development News 0

By Kate Tilley SOURCE: Plastics News Date: 06/28/2011 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA  — While Australia is forging ahead in bioplastics and nanotechnology research, industry observers says there is a disconnect between research institutions and industry. Many industry observers say too much research is academic and not being translated into commercial reality. Lex Edmond, president of the Society […]

5 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Nanotechnology News 0

Hands-on courses prepare students for careers in nanotechnology Date: 06/27/2011 By: Tom Curtis, University of Cincinnati SOURCE: Nanowerk News Two million workers are projected to be needed in nanotechnology-based businesses by 2020 in the United States alone. Today, demand far outstrips the availability of trained personnel and the College of Engineering and Applied Science is […]

5 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Bio-Based Polymer News 0

Date: 06/23/2011 SOURCE: Middle Eastern Plastics Online PolyOne Corporation, a global provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions recently released reSound biopolymer compounds for durable applications. These innovative materials, which incorporate a minimum of 30% bio-derived content by weight, enable manufacturers in the durable consumer products sector to reduce environmental impact of their products […]

5 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Bio-Based Polymer News 0

Technology From Waikato University Spun Off To New Startup By Sue Russell, Wintec journalism student SOURCE: Waikato Times 06/28/2011–Waikato University research engineers have pioneered a process which turns bloodmeal, a waste product from meat processing, into a type of plastic. Senior lecturer Johan Verbeek led a team which developed a process where water and other […]

5 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Manufacturers News 1

Date: 06/27/2011 SOURCE: Canadian Plastics Optima Colour and GreenCore Composites Inc. have signed an agreement that makes Optima the official distributor of GreenCore’s NCell natural fiber composites for consumer and industrial markets in Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada. Supplied in pellet form, NCell are a family of high-performance thermoplastic compounds for injection molding and extrusion, […]

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