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Plastics Symposium Draws National Interest on Both Sides of Podium


Mark Strachan, of uVu Technologies, discusses the use of lightweight materials in plastic products.
Mark Strachan, of uVu Technologies, discusses the use of lightweight materials in plastic products.
Fifty-two participants from across the nation listen to experts during the 2013 Plastics Symposium.
Fifty-two participants from across the nation listen to experts during the 2013 Plastics Symposium.

Fifty-two industry representatives from across the nation learned about market trends and improving quality and innovation at the 2013 Plastics Symposium: Sustainable Manufacturing & Recycling Markets Summit. Speakers, too, represented industry leaders from across the nation who spoke about such topics as the impact of shale gas on the plastics industry, the post-consumer resin supply chain and the current state of post-consumer plastic recycling, lightweight materials, compostable products, the R&D tax credit, and igniting American innovation. Held Thursday in the college’s Thompson Professional Development Center, the event was organized and hosted by the Penn College Plastics Innovation & Resource Center and Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center. It was cosponsored by Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and Plastics SourceNet.

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