#SUSTAINABILITY

Batteries

Report: Ride-Hailing Services Significantly Increase Emissions

Researchers call for more pooled rides in electric vehicles

Business

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Materials & Lightweighting

Bentley Teases the Future of Coachbuilding

Limited-edition Bacalar supercar to take styling cues from last year’s EXP 100 concept

Injection Molders: Do You Have Your Sustainability Story Straight?

In the coming years, injection molders will be asked to help improve the sustainability of the products and components they help create—will you be ready to answer the call?

Hybrid

Carbon Fiber Joins Fight for EV Battery Cases

SGL touts recent wins in North America and Europe

Recycling & Scrap Reclaim: Machinery Technology Advances as 'Circular Economy' Takes Hold

The circular economy and recycling were the top themes at K 2019, and machine builders responded with new systems to improve equipment performance and material quality.

Propulsion

IBM Touts Next-Gen EV Battery Tech

New chemistry is said to be cheaper, more powerful, faster to charge, less volatile and more sustainable than current lithium-ion batteries. 

Learn from Injection Molding’s Thought Leaders: Register Now for Molding 2020

The world’s premier injection molding technical conference comes to Chicago, March 17-19.

Brush Up on Recycling in Honor of America Recycles Day

Plastics are an extremely important part of our daily lives—and their proper disposal is extremely important as well. Recycling is the key to saving energy and keeping plastics out of oceans and landfills. In honor of America Recycles Day, check out Recycling 101 on This Is Plastics to brush up on the basics, and go beyond to see how the industry is innovating to recycle more plastics or turn these resources into energy.

Sustainability and Circularity at NPE2021

Circularity will be a show-defining feature of NPE2021, including an expanded, dedicated exhibit zone spotlighting sustainability.

Hybrid

Frito-Lay, Transportation and the Environment

Addressing greenhouse gas reduction in the snack food supply chain

Second Act for Shaffer’s Consulting Business Includes Sustainability

Machinery and molding veteran restarts consulting business with an eye on technology and ecology.

Hybrid

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”

Materials & Lightweighting

Audi, Aluminum, Environment

Audi looks to its supply chain to help transform the company to a carbon-neutral manufacturer.

Porsche Program for Carbon Offsets

Drive a Porsche. Help save the environment.

Aluminum

Audi, Aluminum, Environment

Audi looks to its supply chain to help transform the company to a carbon-neutral manufacturer

Braskem, Kautex, Erema Partner to Showcase Circular Economy in Action at K2019

Live demos include the production of three-layer HDPE bottles with a foamed middle layer, made with bioplastics and PCR, as well as recycling the bottles on-site during K.  

Aluminum

Happy Birthday, Bentley

Bentley celebrates its centenary with a concept car

Business

Plastics and the Environment

A materials processor acknowledges it is important to contribute to the circular economy.

Economics

California, Canada and Counting Cars

According to widely accepted statics, if California was a country, it would have the fifth largest economy in the world.

Ban ‘Single-Use’ Plastics? What If They’re Not ‘Single’ Use?

Today’s high-quality bowls and trays for deli foods and restaurant carry-out should not be branded with the despised “single-use” label.

Dow's Landes to Address the Future Role of Plastics with Sustainability at Center Stage

Also the current president of SPE, Landes will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 SPE Thermoforming Div.’s conference.

Diesel

Good News for Diesel

Yes, that headline is correct.

Business

Bosch Goes Green(er)

Not only are they addressing emissions, but they are also working toward greater levels of innovation at Bosch.