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  1. Agriculture and Plastics Sectors Join to Develop Ohio Bio-composites Industry

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/agriculture-and-plastics-sectors-join-develop-ohio-bio-composites-industry

    equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the automotive industry for interior and under-the-hood components. “NFCC ... fibers and plastic resins-- a formula that also brings together Ohio’s two largest industries, ... agricultural-based fibers and bio-based materials and blend them with plastic resins to create a very unique ...

  2. Savoring Success: Entrepreneur Credits OSU Extension’s Food Industries Center for Company’s Growth

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/savoring-success-entrepreneur-credits-osu-extension%E2%80%99s-food-industries-center-company%E2%80%99s

    commercial-style mills, dryers, extruders, canning and retorting equipment for processing involving cans, jars, ... equipment investment, and, in the past year, has begun exporting product to China, Japan and the European ... throughout the state. Wampler, who earned his bachelor's degree in food processing in 1980 and his Ph.D. ...

  3. OARDC Breaks Ground for State-of-the-art Feedstock Processing Research Facility

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/oardc-breaks-ground-state-art-feedstock-processing-research-facility

    Consulting Inc., Cleveland, engineering; and Abel Manufacturing Co. Inc., Appleton, Wis., processing design ... has begun construction of a state-of-the-art Feedstock Processing Research Facility, which is expected ... replaces the current Grain Storage and Feed Processing Facility built in 1965 — will help develop ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Nurdle Beach (for the Week of May 24, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-nurdle-beach-week-may-24-2009-0

    of plastic manufactured in the world for the last fifty years or so still remains. It's ... accidentally spilled nurdles — plastic pellets used to make plastic things (doll heads, P-51 models, the ... we were talking about — this: "Floating plastic litter is one of the most widespread and ...

  5. Forum to Focus on Emerging Bio-Based Technologies

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/forum-focus-emerging-bio-based-technologies

    development of renewable specialty chemicals, polymers and plastics. As part of the initiative, OBIC is ... the plastics and polymer industries to explore Ohio's role in emerging bio-based technologies. ... Freedonia, a leading international business research company, demand for degradable plastic in the United ...

  6. Professor to be Named as Fellow of Institute of Food Technologists

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/professor-be-named-fellow-institute-food-technologists

    Manufacturing Alliance, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging ... area of food engineering, food processing, and, in particular, nonthermal processing techniques. The ... processing, and he is internationally known for his work in the field. In January, Popular Mechanics named the ...

  7. Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/bioproducts-center-links-ag-and-polymers-drive-innovation-job-creation

    the state’s strong agricultural and food processing industries can produce and convert biomass (much ... are essential building blocks in making things we use each day, from the plastics that house our ... Inc.-- an umbrella organization that supports the state’s polymer, plastics, rubber ...

  8. OARDC, Ford Partner to Test Russian Dandelion Rubber for Car Parts

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/oardc-ford-partner-test-russian-dandelion-rubber-car-parts

    synthetic rubber used in plastic parts such as cupholders, floor mats and interior trim with natural, ... sticky substance. The better-performing plants are now grown in greenhouses, high tunnels (plastic ... processing facility are underway. “We’re always looking for new sustainable materials to use in our vehicles ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Using Your Nurdle (for the Week of May 10, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-using-your-nurdle-week-may-10-2009-0

    I'm thinking that isn't funny. A. You're right. OK. This. Nurdle: a small, round plastic ... closely, and imagine it's made out of plastic, that's a nurdle. Factories make them by the ... use them by the billions and billions to make plastic things. They melt and mold the nurdles into just ...

  10. Ohio State Receives $11.6 Million Third Frontier Award To Turn Crops Into Industrial Products

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-receives-116-million-third-frontier-award-turn-crops-industrial-products

    Commission. "The Third Frontier doesn't make the other two frontiers, agriculture and manufacturing ... plastics and rubber materials sector, worth $49 billion. "I want to thank the Governor's office ... performance compounds will be designed to create value for the agriculture and chemical/plastics ...

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