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3D printed metal part flies on UK fighter jet

Friday, February 21st, 2014 | Permalink

BAE Systems engineers have created and flown a 3D printed metal part for the first time on-board a Tornado fighter jet, paving the way for using 3D printed parts in other military kit. Future parts may not be limited to metal, with plastic also a possibility. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Exclusive: EPA delays major report on safety of phthalates

Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Permalink

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is putting on hold a major review of phthalates typically used as flexibilizers in polyvinyl chloride and in other applications until a separate review on phthalates is completed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2011, the EPA began an alternates assessment program for phthalates and said that it intended to conduct a Design for the Environment and Green Chemistry alternatives assessment by 2012. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  phthalates EPA read more

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Composites, metals see lighter future together

Friday, September 6th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites “The Farmer and the Cowman Shall Be Friends” is one of the memorable songs from the Rogers and Hammerstein classic musical “Oklahoma.” It seems like a plastics-industry version may be playing out next week at the 13th annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE), organized by the Automotive and Composites Divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). It will be held Sept. 11-13 at The Diamond Banquet & Conference Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi, MI. read more

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PSA encouraging plastic packaging recycling featured at the Brooklyn Film Festival

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites A two-minute animated public service announcement (PSA) covering the growing issue of plastic pollution in the oceans is currently being screened at the Brooklyn Film Festival . The PSA “The Great Plastic Purge,” was created by motion design studio leftchannel for the Natural Resources Defense Council ( NRDC ). read more

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Uniloy, W&H, & more talk SPI machinery stats, overall outlook

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 | Permalink

“We’re riding the wave,” Sonny Morneault, national sales manager for Wittmann Battenfeld , told PlasticsToday . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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