Nova Chemicals and Tetra Pak collaboration has led to recent commercialization of novel package. Recently at the 2016 TAPPI PLACE conference in Ft. Worth, Texas,  the companies co-presented a paper on their successful collaboration to develop what appears to be the first aseptic carton bottle for ambient white milk.

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COURTESY OF: Lilli Manolis Sherman

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One modern material, that has received little or no attention for building a boat itself, is expanded PVC Foam Board.  It’s dissimilar to plywood with respect of rigidity (it’s fairly limber by comparison). It’s also rot proof, UV resistant, easy to work with, non-toxic, stable, holds a fastener reasonably well, easily glued, or hot air welded and water proof.

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COURTESY OF: Capt Patrick McCrary, Bertram31.

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Profile extrusion is extrusion of a shaped product that can be a variety of configurations but does not include sheet or film products. It can include solid as well as hollow forms. Products ranging from tubing to window frames to vehicle door seals are manufactured this way.

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COURTESY OF: Rich Vester

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Gravity, a startup company set up by students from the Royal College of Art, has launched an app to simplify the process of 3D printing and design. Gravity Sketch is said to allow users to intuitively and easily turn ideas into 3D objects.

Unlike existing design software the app is claimed to allow users to bring their creations to life in real time using ‘direct 3D technology’ to produce their designs on a virtual plane.

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COURTESY OF: Tom Austin-Morgan

READ THE FULL ARTICLE: http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/design-engineering-news/app-aims-to-make-3d-design-easy-for-everyone/117609/