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Bubble wrap bubbles can be used to hold medical samples
Bubble wrap bubbles can be used to hold medical samples

A new cheap way to run tests on medical and environmental samples has been developed using the plastic packaging staple – bubble wrap. George Whitesides at Harvard University, US, and his team conceived the idea when visiting labs in developing countries where they could not afford even basic equipment. ...(more)
A new blow moulding and filling technology called LiquiForm has been announced that uses pressurised consumable liquid instead of compressed air to form plastic containers. By combining the bottle forming and filling processes into one step, this technology eliminates numerous manufacturing steps, significantly reducing cost and waste, says the LiquiForm Group. ... (more)

Germany-based styrenic materials group Styrolution has announced it is expanding its facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The new plant at the facility, which is due to go into production in the fourth quarter of 2014, will produce NAS and Zylar (SMMA).
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