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How Are Plastics Playing a Role at Tesla's Gigafactory?

Posted by Guest on 10.26.2016

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s vision for mass produced, affordable electric vehicles has driven Tesla Motors to build the Gigafactory outside of Reno, Nevada. This approximately $5 billion factory is designed to manufacture the batteries needed to support mass produced electric vehicles. In order to realize this vision, plastics will be used throughout the factory both in the batteries and the machines used to produce them.  

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Three Innovative Plastic Designs in Agriculture

Posted by Guest on 09.22.2016

Innovations in the agricultural industry are important for future generations and are enabling communities all over the world to meet the demand for food. Both in novel and technical ways, plastic designs are helping lead the way in agricultural innovation. Examples include rotomolded beehives beehives, injection molded spray nozzles, and plastic reservoir systems.

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How Have Plastic Materials Advanced Space Exploration?

Posted by Guest on 12.17.2015

High-tech rockets, expensive propellants and billions of dollars in research aren’t the only things that have advanced space exploration. Plastic materials have played a vital role throughout the history of spaceflight, allowing astronauts to view their surroundings, breathe oxygen and travel comfortably in orbit around the earth, or on the way to the moon. Without plastics, space exploration would not be where it is today.

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Can Plastic Balls Help California Survive Drought?

Posted by Guest on 09.04.2015

California is an agriculturally rich state complete with beautiful parks and picturesque coastlines, but without Plastic Shade Ballsadequate water supplies the state and its people tend to struggle. In 2015, the state is suffering from a prolonged drought, which is hurting wildlife, citizens and businesses alike. In Los Angeles, innovations such as shade balls are being implemented at water collection points, in an effort to preserve water.

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4 Essential Techniques for Bonding Plastic Components

Posted by Guest on 07.21.2015

There are four essential techniques for joining plastic components.  Each method is associated with equipment, labor and other costs that you most consider.  Let’s take a look at each method in more detail.

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6 Benefits of Plastic Components in the Medical Industry

Posted by Guest on 06.11.2015

Healthcare providers are always looking for new and innovative ways to enhance the quality of care patients receive while cutting costs.  Re-usable and antimicrobial plastic components are helping medical practitioners overcome adaptive challenges in the healthcare industry. These plastics are advantageous for a variety of reasons, including the benefits listed below.

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4 Reasons Why Flexible Materials Are Improving Product Packaging

Posted by Guest on 05.27.2015

There’s a massive shift going on right now in the world of product packaging, as more and more packaging converters are moving away from standard rigid materials such as paperboard and molded plastic and into flexible materials such as bags and pouches.

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Plastic Components: Paving the Way for Automotive Efficiency

Posted by Guest on 05.05.2015

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That's the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, that the U.S. government expects all of the country's cars and light trucks to conform to by the year 2025. In 2014, the average was 24.1 miles/gallon.  So the automotive industry is under a lot of pressure to more than double the average vehicles fuel efficiency in the next 10 years.  The clock is ticking. 

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The Top 10 Benefits of Plastic Injection Molding

Posted by Guest on 04.13.2015

If you're reading this blog, chances are you already know a thing or two about plastic injection molding, one of the most popular methods for mass producing plastic parts. To review, this technology consists of feeding plastic material into a heated barrel.  The material is mixed and then led into a mold cavity, where it takes shape and hardens into the final product. What you might not know is that plastic injection molding has a bevy of advantages and benefits over comparative plastic processing and manufacturing methods. Here's a look at the top 10 benefits of plastic injection molding:

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10 Fun Things You Never Knew About Plastic Materials

Posted by Guest on 03.16.2015

You come into contact with products made from plastic materials every day. There's the case that protects your phone, your computer keyboard, children's toys, product packaging and dishware. Why are plastics so popular these days? For starters, they are low cost when compared to most other materials.  Plastics are also very versatile, easy-to-manufacture materials. Most consumers take plastics for granted - and that's somewhat unfortunate, as plastics are cool, unique materials - and new plastics are constantly being developed. 

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