8 High-Performance Plastics Used in the Auto Manufacturing


The importance of high-performance plastics in the automobile industry cannot be emphasized enough. These types of plastics are light-weight, corrosion-resistant, can withstand high temperatures, be molded into desired design, have the ability to curtail fuel consumption and allow for longer automobile life. What’s more, they are recyclable! Here we have listed top 8 high-performance plastics […]

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Durabio – The New Bio-based Engineering Plastic


Polycarbonate (PC) is a high-performance engineering plastic extensively used for electronic and electrical applications.  It is transparent, tougher and a suitable replacement for glass as a touchscreen front panel. However, one of the main disadvantages of using PC is that it distorts light as it passes through the front panel. Mitsubishi Chemicals in Japan addressed […]

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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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This 3-D Printed Cast Could Replace Plaster for Broken Bones


Though there have been several advancements in the field of medicine, the treatment of fractures has been the same for generations. Due to sweat accumulation and lack of ventilation, plaster splints can cause infections, ulcers or even amputations. To avoid these problems, a group of young graduates from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) established […]

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Plasticulture Has the Potential to Boost Production of Crops and Double Agricultural Income!


The need for a revolutionary technology in agriculture for efficient use of water is on the agenda of most governments across the world. At a recently concluded event in Jaipur, Ms. NeelKamal Darbari (Principal Secretary -Agriculture), Government of Rajasthan highlighted the importance of incorporating ‘Plasticulture’ in the agricultural sector in India. Ms. Darbari elucidated, “In […]

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Few Interesting Myths About Plastics


Plastic has become an inevitable part of everyday life right from carry bags to medical plastics. According to a study conducted by Grand View Research, the Global Plastics Market is expected to reach USD 654.38 billion by 2020. People around the world debate about the boon and bane of plastics to mankind. Here are a […]

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Is Ban on Plastic the Right Way to Approach Waste Management?


Plastic has become the poster boy for everything that’s bad for the environment – it doesn’t decompose, harms animals, litters parks and beaches, clogs drains, and so on and so forth. The problem in this scenario, however, is not plastic itself, but the way it is being used and discarded. Contrary to popular belief, plastic […]

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Researchers Develop a Plastic Clothing Material That Cools the Skin

researchers develop a plastic clothing material that cools the skin

Cotton has remained to be a favourite summer fabric choice for many years. Recently the researchers at Stanford University unveiled an innovative textile made of plastic with breathable properties. This latest breakthrough in the textile industry was published in the Science journal on September 1st. The new material works by allowing the body to discharge […]

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Difference Between Biodegradable Packaging and Compostable Packaging

Difference between biodegradable packaging and compostable packaging

Nowadays most of the packaging options claim to be biodegradable and compostable. However, have you ever thought of the difference between them? It is essential to know what these packaging materials mean for understanding the impact they cause on the environment.   Biodegradable Packaging Biodegradable packaging breaks down easily and decomposes into natural elements within […]

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