Member Since: September 18, 2012
Rob Krebs, Director of Market Innovations, American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division, converts the latest in plastics engineering and technical innovations into common sense for the general public, media, businesses and advocates. As a PRSA Thoth Award winner Rob matches his 20 years' experience as a national spokesperson with a detailed understanding of the sciences of plastics and chemistry - and - the future of the field. He created some of the first<http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org> and primary<http://www.plastics-car.com> websites, social media properties<http://www.facebook.com/plasticcar> and publications<http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_greenbuilding/sec.asp?CID=2151&DID=8989> for the discipline and produced a hundred TV news segments<http://www.freesciencenews.org/Compilation_07/Pos_Media_Proj_07.html> about the field including the use of plastics in building and construction<http://www.freesciencenews.org/housing/play.php>, architecture<http://www.freesciencenews.org/GBSVirtualTours/rigidfoam.swf>, automotive<http://www.freesciencenews.org/PlasticCarSafety/play.php>, packaging<http://www.freesciencenews.org/2009_Food_San_Diego/SanDiego.htm>, medicine<http://www.freesciencenews.org/HealthyBaby08/Healthy_Baby_wTOC.htm>, and electronics. During his tenure at the Plastics Division of ACC, Rob played a significant national media role in raising the approval rating for the industry over the last fifteen years, representing a shift in the opinions of tens of millions of Americans.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
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