5 Reasons to Choose Plastic Over Metal

With the recent advancements in the field of plastic engineering, plastic now offers a multitude of properties once thought to be unique to metal. Certainly, there will always be a need for metal, but for many industrial and consumer markets, plastic is becoming the material of choice. Following are five reasons why you should choose …

What Makes HDPE One of the Most Popular Types of Plastic?

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer produced from the monomer ethylene. It is popularly known for its massive strength-to-density ratio. Its molecular branch gives it strong tensile strength and intermolecular force. It is also harder, more opaque and can withstand extremely high temperatures. In addition, HDPE is a high molecular weight polymer, designed for …

Top 4 Plastic Industry Trends for 2019

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The plastic industry is one of the most evolving businesses in recent times. The application of plastics can be found in almost every sector such as medical, aerospace, automotive, packaging, household appliances, construction and many more. Several trends have emerged in 2018 and they continue to be refined and amplified. Given how technology and innovative …

Global Plastic Pigments Market to Reach $16.32 Billion By 2025

Global Plastic Pigments Market

Pigments are a cluster of colored chemical compounds that are added to the polymer base to provide a specific type of color to the plastic. They are used to enhance the overall appearance of plastic products. There are two types of pigments namely organic and inorganic. The ones that are organic are hard to dispense …

5 innovations that could end plastic waste

There’s no love lost for plastic packaging. Whether it’s complicated recycling instructions on the products we buy, startling images of the impacts on wildlife or simply the economic value lost through waste, plastics have been climbing the international agenda for years. So how do 8 million tonnes of plastic still end up in the ocean …

If we can’t recycle it, why not turn our waste plastic into fuel?

Australia’s recycling crisis needs us to look into waste management options beyond just recycling and landfilling. Some of our waste, like paper or organic matter, can be composted. Some, like glass, metal and rigid plastics, can be recycled. But we have no immediate solution for non-recyclable plastic waste except landfill. At a meeting last month, federal and state …

A 14-Year-Old California Engineer Transformed Paper and Cotton Into Plastic

“Everything was coming out of me, like I was born to say it.” Jacqueline Prawira has competed in science fairs since she was in fourth grade. But despite now being a seasoned pro who’s contended at the state level three times and was honored with a BROADCOM Masters award in October, Prawira, now 14, was …

How an Indian sportswear brand turns plastic bottles into T-shirts

Until two years ago, Roshan Baid did not know that eight PET bottles of fizzy drinks can be turned into one sports t-shirt. His company, Paragon Apparels, had been producing sportswear for international brands such as Reebok and Adidas since 2001. But it was in 2016 that the idea of using plastic struck the 46-year-old National …

Global Plastic Additives Market Forecast: $50 Billion by 2020!

Plastics have proven to provide an alternative solution to metals in numerous industrial and non-industrial applications such as automotive manufacturing, mechanical fasteners, medical equipment, commercial furniture. But did you know that plastic additives are the reason behind the popularity and widespread use of plastics? Let us begin by first defining plastic additives. Plastics additives are …

4 Incredible Benefits of Antimicrobial Plastic

Antimicrobial polymers or polymeric biocides are a class of polymers with antimicrobial activity. They possess the ability to inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria or protozoans. According to Grand View Research, antimicrobial plastic is in high demand and it is expected to soar over the next few years owing to its increasing …