IIT Students to Transform PET Bottles to Toilets in Rural India


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aims to eradicate open defecation by October 2, 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. However, as per 2015’s Swachhta Satus Report, over half of rural India (52.1%) still defecates in the open. The same report also reveals that only 45.3% households have access to sanitary toilets. Furthermore, […]

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Turning Plastics Waste into Viable Low-Cost Fuel


Given the need to meet the world’s rising energy needs, policy makers have been calling for a comprehensive energy policy program. The energy recovery from plastic waste is one such example of innovative energy approach, that has been getting a lot of attention lately. There are a couple of reasons plastic is considered as a […]

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Superabsorbent Polymers to Witness Unprecedented Growth in the near Future!


Superabsorbent polymers (also known SAPs, super soakers, gel crystals, water holding crystals, absorbent gels, and absorbent polymers) are water absorbing polymers that are widely used in medical treatment, agriculture, water management, packaging purposes and more! Most SAPs are white/off-white, dry and appear like sugar or salt. Some SAPs are granular and hard as rock salt […]

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Reinforced Plastic Manufacturers Demand to Increase Production Limits


Reinforced plastic or composites are made of polymer, glass fibre or carbon fibre. These are widely used in sectors like chemical, technical textile, electrical, and automotive, among others but 30% of their worldwide consumption is attributed to the defence sector. Indian reinforced plastic manufacturers claim that India’s production is at 340,000 tonnes as compared to […]

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Wearable Patches – The Future of Wearable Technology in Medicine


Wearable technology has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. In 2015, 84 million wearables were sold worldwide and as per a forecast, the number is expected to reach 245 million by 2019. Today, smartwatches and fitness trackers are the most commonly seen wearables. These gadgets, however, are made of hard components that are […]

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Global Plastic Associations to Join the War Against Marine Litter


Marine ecosystem faces an extremely dire threat called marine pollution. Close to 90% of floating litter in our oceans is composed of plastic. As per UNESCO, plastic debris is the cause of death for over a million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals. While plastics contribute to reducing carbon footprint and are incorporated in almost every […]

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Job and Career Fair Exhibition at Plastivision India 2017!


Plastivision India 2017 (PVI 2017) is hosting a special pavilion – Plastivision Job & Career Fair for the plastic industry to provide employment opportunities for job-seekers and offer a wider choice of selection to the employers. Plastic Industry – a Booming Sector in India: Plastic industry in India is growing at a phenomenal rate and […]

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Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Offer Excellent Materialistic Features


Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics (LFTs) are being widely accepted as a feasible alternative to conventional reinforced thermoplastics and metals in injection moulding. These types of thermoplastics offer exceptional design freedom, are resistant to corrosion and light-weight. They can be used in a vast array of applications where metal is not a desirable option. Applications Across […]

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Beninese Farmers Use Polyethylene Film to Increase Pineapple Yield


Application of plastics in agriculture has grown exponentially over the years. Use of plastics increases crop production, enhances food quality, and reduces carbon footprint. Moreover, they have enabled farmers to grow fruits and vegetables in all seasons. Plastics make it possible to employ sustainable solutions and promote recycling. For example, greenhouses facilitate farmers to create […]

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Auto and Electrical Components Industry to Accelerate Liquid Crystal Polymer Market Worldwide!


Liquid Crystal Polymer, a high-performance engineering plastic is making its way in various manufacturing sectors.  The excellent chemical structure and morphology of LCP are the distinguishing factors that sets it apart from other conventional polymers. Automobile industry is emerging as the leading segment for LCP worldwide. Stringent environmental regulations have compelled automobile manufacturers to use this […]

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