Wednesday 27 December 2023

Find Out About Plastics - My End-Of-The-Year Review 2023 and Outlook 2024

Happy New Year 2024! Herwig Juster & the team.

Hello and welcome to my end-of-the-year review 2023 and outlook for 2024.

2023 was a great year for our findoutaboutplastics blog: altogether 50 posts on various polymer engineering topics such as polymer material selection, high performance polymers (PARA and PPS), design properties for plastics professionals, bio-polyamides, sustainable materials, and three guest interviews were published. 

Also, every month the Pumping Plastics newsletter was sent out too and helped to stay in close exchange with our plastics community.

What were the top 5 most popular blog posts published this year?

1. Polyarylamide vs Polyamide (PARA vs PA): What are the Major Differences Between PARA and PA (Polymer Material Selection Tip)? 

2. Polymer Selection Funnel Example - Vacuum Cleaner Canister and Canister Holding (Example Electronics Consumer Goods)

3. Rule of Thumb - Residence Time and Temperature Profile of Engineering Polymers

4. Virgin vs. recycled glass-fiber PPS: How much can the carbon footprint be lowered?

5. Mass Balance Approach for Plastics (ISCC) - A Concise Overview

Outlook on 2024

In 2024, I will continue to present posts which evolve around 3 main categories:

- Polymer material selection examples 

- Design properties for engineers (incl. eco-design for sustainability in plastics) and Rules of Thumbs in polymer engineering

- Reviewing high performance polymers such as PolyArylAmide (PARA) and also high performance polymer blends.

Also, I started working on the Pumping Plastics 2023 book (paperback) and below you can already see the book front cover. 

Pumping Plastics 2023 - book cover preview

Check out the Pumping Plastics book from 2022 here

Furthermore, I invite you all to leave topics you would like to read about in 2024 in the comment box below or leave me a short message here. Also if you have interest in a guest interview, pls. send me a message here.

Last but not least, I would like to thank all readers of my posts!!!

I hope to welcome you again next year.

I wish you happy holidays and a very happy New Year 2024!

Thanks and #findoutaboutplastics


Herwig Juster

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