Month: February 2019

Why Use Plastics in Piping Systems

Plastics in Piping Systems

Today most industries make use of plastic materials or components for their processes. Plastic piping system can be found in the chemical industry, automotive industry, hospitals, and aeronautical engineering. Hi-tech plastics are so versatile that they are becoming irreplaceable as they are beneficial both economically and ecologically. Let us understand a few of its application …

Top 4 Predictions for the Plastic Packaging Industry

The plastic packaging industry is one of the most evolving businesses in recent times. The application of plastics packaging can be found in sectors such as medical, food, beverages, cosmetic, consumer packaged goods, and household appliances. Rapid urbanization and increasing demand for an improved lifestyle are playing a major role in shaping the plastic packaging …

How Plastic Packaging Comes in Handy with Food Protection

Plastic Packaging Comes in Handy with Food Protection

While people may think wasting food as an economic problem, the aftermath of the environment is far worse. The impact it has is significant to the carbon footprint rather than the source used to package. Growing food means investing in resources like land, water, energy, and fuel. 30% of the supplies are in turn wasted …

Global Biodegradable Plastics Market Worth $6.12 Billion by 2023

Biodegradable plastics are used for manufacturing bottles, loose-fill, cups, pots, bowls, flexible films, and other products. According to Grand View Research, the global biodegradable plastics market is segmented by: Starch-Based PLA PBS PBAT PHA The global biodegradable plastics is anticipated to reach USD 6.12 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 15.1%, from USD 3.02 …

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?

HDPE Plastic Granules

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

Rockford Systems

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 …