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October 5, 2017

Frida the Rescue Dog Wears Special Plastic to Save Lives

In Mexico City, a rescue dog named Frida carefully trudges through the debris left over from the double earthquakes, searching for survivors and victims of this natural disaster.  Frida is apart of a special canine unit of the Mexican Navy responsible for locating people, dead or alive, among the rubble of natural and man made […]

September 27, 2017

Plastic can Save your Family’s Lives

There are many hazards found in your home on a day to day basis, especially if you have small children.  There are many plastic safety innovations found in your home that help to protect you and your loved ones. Many people use individual laundry detergent pods to wash their clothes for convenience and ease.  Unfortunately, […]

September 12, 2017

Football Season is Here – 10 tips on using plastic to up your tailgating game!

10 Way Plastic Ups your Tailgating Game The air is getting crisp, the leaves are starting to fall, students are returning to school, so you know what that means:  IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON!  What better way to celebrate your favorite team than with a fun tailgate party!  Here are some super fun and easy ways plastics […]

September 1, 2017

Plastic Bags Can Have a Second Life!

Everyone has that one drawer in their home filled with plastic bags from the grocery store.  We all save them, but for what?  Before you declutter your home and throw them all away, here are some incredible ways you can reuse your plastic bags. Plastic bags are ideal for picking up after your pet on […]

August 17, 2017

Plastics Innovations in The Automotive Industry

High Performance Plastics in the Automotive Industry Plastic is innovating the way automotive companies are building vehicles.  With growing concerns to the environment, car companies are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint.  Here are some of the top ways plastics in vehicles is good for your family and the environment. Plastics make your […]

August 10, 2017

5 Back to School Saving Tips Using Plastic Products

It’s back to school time and we all know what that means, back to school shopping! Back to school shopping can be expensive and very wasteful, but plastic products are durable and able to last much longer than some other products. Lunch boxes. Lunch boxes and packaging are much better for the environment that constantly […]

July 28, 2017

Plastics Improve your Pet’s Life!

Our pets are a part of our family.  They bring so much joy into any household, and we want them to have the best quality of life they can.  So when our furry friends are injured, we want to do what’s best for them, and take care of them.  Innovators in the plastics and veterinary […]

July 17, 2017

6 Unbelievable Things that are Made from Plastic

It may surprise you, but from the invention of plastic in 1907, plastic has improved our quality of life tremendously. Plastic is found everywhere, from hospitals to schools, and even in space! Here are some unexpected places plastics pop up in your life. Eyeglasses While the original eyeglasses were made from glass, many frames and […]

July 9, 2017

History of Injection Moulding

In 1872 American inventor John Wesley Hyatt and his brother Isaiah created and patented the first injection moulding machine. This was a simple machine that used a plunger to push plastic through a hot cylinder into a mould. The initial use for the machine was to mass-produce products like buttons and combs. When World War […]

June 30, 2017

LEGO – How a plastic injection molding machine build an empire a brick at a time

In 1932 master carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen had a small shop in Billund, Denmark. There he and his 12 year old Sun Godtfred created wooden toys, stepladders and ironing boards. Two years later they donned the name LEGO, which translates in Danish to “play well.” As their creations grew, so did their company. In 1948 […]