No one knows how much plastic
ends up in landfills (huge trash heaps), where it sits for centuries.
Almost any plant can be genetically engineered to produce plastic
using his group's technique, he contends.
PHOTO : Reflecting the increased interest in plastic
as a patternmaking material, the Cast Metals Institute includes segments on the use of plastics
in its patternmaking courses.
media can be made from a range of resins to suit particular applications for both cleaning and deflashing.
Whatever edge plastic
may or may not have, no one disputes the fact that plastic
bags have gained in popularity since their supermarket debut in the early 1980s.
This year also marked the first year for Recycling Today's Plastics
Recycling Conference & Trade Show, which was co-located at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
And while most structural-grade plastic
foams contain bubbles close to several hundred micrometers across, Lee's process generates bubbles as small as 5 micrometers in diameter.
While there haven't been a preponderance of new exterior panel applications, Cundiff says that with the new plastic
film technology that's been developed, there are some real potential opportunities for different types of exterior components to be made beyond, he notes, the film-coated fascia that's used on the Dodge Neon.
The decline can be attributed mostly to higher paper costs, but it means that 75 percent of all bags leaving a grocery store are plastic
, Householder says.
Hey, I'll get my mitts messy on any promising bait rig, but on Friday at Naples Reef, it was plastic
those tempting calicos were clamoring for most frequently.
To convert coal and plastic
simultaneously into oil right now costs about $27 or $28 per barrel, compared with $18 to $20 per barrel for imported oil.
played the role of a strategic partner in enabling the design and development of the Chevrolet Volt, by contributing the key materials technology to reduce part weight up to 50 percent and design engineering support to help position the vehicle as a way to help the world diversify its energy sources and to reduce the dependence on petroleum.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Temperature Plastics
in US$ Million by the following end-use industries: Automobile, Electrical/Electronics, Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace, Medical (includes medical packaging and medical equipment), and Others.
Moderator: Dan Sandoval, Recycling Today magazine Panelists: Dan Barrett, United States Postal Service; Mark Matza, Fortune Plastic
& Metals Midwest; Ken Taggert, United Data Tech
His righteous indignation gave me a lot of food for thought on the way home: What do environmentalists have against plastic