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China Boosts Innovation with Regulatory Measures

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

While the effects that environmental regulations can have on local economies are often a subject of controversy in Western countries, China has been none too shy about using its regulations to actively influence economic developments. Continue reading “China Boosts Innovation with Regulatory Measures” »

Advances in material science produced cheaper, cleaner and more durable plastics in 2015

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The focus of plastic research has shifted considerably in the past few decades, now centering on sustainability of production rather than economy of scale. Continue reading “Advances in material science produced cheaper, cleaner and more durable plastics in 2015” »

3D Printing Materials Breakdown: ABS vs PLA

Posted on October 29th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The innovative possibilities for 3D Printing usage are seemingly endless. A key component that impacts usage, however, is the material used in the printing process. The most popular material is plastic, with Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) being the long-standing material of choice. Several renewable sources, including Polylactic Acid (PLA), are gaining ground due to their many environmental and health-related benefits. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Breakdown: ABS vs PLA” »