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May 22, 2018

Plastics Company Making the Most of Opportunities, Inc.

Wisconsin based plastics company, Seljan Co. Inc., is utilizing workers who may not be able to get a fair shot.  By teaming up with Opportunities Inc., a rehabilitation program in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Seljan Co. Inc. has created employment opportunities for workers with disabilities.  In fact, Seljan Co. Inc. was presented with a award for […]

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May 13, 2018

Plastic Wheelchairs Helping Countries in Need

Wheelchairs can be costly and very hard to come by, especially for those who need them in developing countries.  Don Schoendorfer decided to help those in need by starting the Free Wheelchair Mission. The Free Wheelchair Mission was started in Irvine, California in 2001 after Schoendorfer visited Morocco and discovered that an estimated 100 million […]

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May 1, 2018

Plastics Helping us Heal

If you’re a fan of sports, any sports, then you have most likely heard or seen brightly colored tape called kinesiology tape, also known as Kinesio tape, or K Tape.  K Tape is an elastic cotton strip with a medical grade acrylic adhesive designed for treating pain and a variety of other physical disorders. Kinesio […]

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April 20, 2018

LEGO is Leading the Way in Sustainable Plastic

Danish based toy company, LEGO, has begun production on a new line of toys created from a plant based plastic made from sugarcane.  The first launch of the blocks will feature plant like objects, such as trees, bushes, and leaves. LEGO hopes to make their core products and packaging sustainable by 2030. “At the LEGO […]

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April 13, 2018

Plastics Create Renewable Energy

Plastics are leading the way for creating renewable energy, now, and in the future.  Your home may be one of the millions of homes helping to bring to fruition a radical change for the way we use energy.   Plastics are helping with wind energy by being a main material in the building of wind […]

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April 5, 2018

Tekni-Plex Inc. Makes it Easier for Consumers

The Wayne, PA plastics company, Tekni-Plex is improving the try before you buy experience for retailers and consumers alike.   Tekni-Plex Inc. has received a patent for Sniff Seal, a product that can be infused with the scent of the product it’s designed to keep sealed.  Consumers no longer need to break the seal to […]

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March 21, 2018

MakeX Launches First Desktop 3D Printer

MakeX has introduced the first ever portable desktop 3D printer on Kickstarter.  The printer comes in two different sizes and five different colors to make 3D printing more accessible to families. The desktop printers are aptly named Migo Amigos and come with their own backpack carrying case.  The lightweight aluminum frame makes it easy to […]

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March 6, 2018

Bionic Contact Lenses

Bionic Contacts Helping People See Better than Ever For some people, glasses and contacts are a necessity for daily living.  According to the World Health Organization, more than 285 million people have vision problems, including cataracts.  Thanks to new technology in bionic lenses, these issues could be a thing of the past. Ocumetics Bionic Lenses […]

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February 27, 2018

Synthetic Ice?

Synthetic Ice Working Better for Hockey Players Synthetic ice could be the way of the future for hockey enthusiasts.  The Florida Panthers held their first ever hockey clinic in Barbados using synthetic ice.   Synthetic ice is a slick, high-tech plastic that can be skated on by regular ice skates.  It’s an easily regulated compound […]

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February 18, 2018

L’Oreal Leading the Way in Protecting your Skin

L’Oreal has been the leading protector of skin for decades, and their latest advancement has had some help from the plastics industry.  L’Oreal has teamed up with  La Roche-Posay and fuseproject to create a technological way to protect your skin.  A new state of the art device that fits right on the tip of your […]

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