Plastic Recycling : Malaysia’s Perspective
Plastics are lightweight and durable materials, which can readily be moulded into a variety of products that can be used in a wide range of applications. In the modern economy, plastics have become ubiquitous material that plays a critical role in the growth of major industries such as automotive, medical devices, construction, electronics and packaging. Unfortunately, the majority of the produced plastics annually are used to make disposable items of packaging or other short-lived products. In addition, the durability of the polymers involved result in substantial amounts of plastics accumulating as debris in landfills and natural habitats worldwide.
Circular Economy: The Way Forward for Palm-Based Industries
Malaysia is the second largest producers and exporters of palm oil in the world, supported by 4.49 million hectares of oil palm cultivation which produces 17.73 million tonnes of palm oil. This accounts for 11% of the world's oils and fats production and 27% of export trade of oils and fats. Hence, Malaysia assumes an important role to sustainably fulfil the global needs for edible oils and fats.
Metal Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing technology adds materials and melted it to create a super fine layer of an object which is different from the conservative manufacturing. Conservative manufacturing, often subtract materials via several processes such as milling, machining, grinding and carving in order to produce parts.
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