At Walt Disney World in Orlando, you can go on a trip inside Spaceship Earth, the huge geosphere with mouse ears in the logo. You travel upward in an open train of little cars and see the history of communication unfold from cave drawings to computers. (You can see it for yourself in this 10-minute video.) Then you go backwards—the cars still facing the same direction—as you look up at the stars in the sky. That’s necessary for the ride down—if we faced forward, we’d fall out of our seats—but it has a symbolic meaning, as well. I want to face the future with eyes, ears and mind wide open, and that’s one reason I went to the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference (SPE’s ANTEC) in Anaheim, CA, last week.
It’s over now but you still can “attend” by accessing the listing of 124 extrusion-related papers given at this conference, with primary authors, affiliations and descriptive titles, in last month’s column.
IAPD Announces Multiple Award Winners at 61st Annual Convention and Plastics Expo
The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD; Overland Park, KS), an international trade association comprising companies engaged
Norplex-Micarta Announces EnableX Prepreg Molding System
EnableX is a technology system from Norplex-Micarta that allows continuous fiber prepreg to be co-cured in a multi-material molding system
New PPS-Based Polymer Formulated for Molded Parts With Tight Dimensional Tolerances
Italian chemicals company and compounder RadiciGroup (Gandino) launched five new grades of a material based on polyphenylene sulfide
Implementing Lightweight Honeycomb Core Technology
Industry leaders from three continents gather in Belgium to share experiences. Industry leaders in commercial transportation, industrial packaging
3D Printed Composite Sternum and Rib Cage Implanted for the First Time in the US
Chondrosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the bones and joints and is resistant to traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy
Milacron’s First Klear Cans Hit Store Shelves; Partnering With S&W Fine Foods International
Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, has revolutionized