Gates Boosts Biodegradable Plastics Development

Recently the bio-degradable plastics industry got a financial and morale boost by Bill Gates, who has invested with Philadelphia-based Renmatix, Inc., to commercialize their Plantrose technology. Microdyne Plastics has long been concerned about...

The History of (Plastic) Polymers

Today we often think of plastic polymers as modern magical materials brought to us in chemists labs. In reality mankind has run into this interesting material naturally for thousands of years. The ancient Mesoamericans processed a natural rubbery...

Manufacturing Day: How Stuff Gets Done

This year marks the fifth annual Manufacturing DaySM when thousands of manufacturers will promote manufacturing as a whole. Thousands of manufacturers will open their doors to students, parents, teachers and other job seekers to promote the new...

Plastic Blow Molding Process Simplified

The Plastic blow molding process is a type of molding which uses air blown into malleable plastic hallow tube called a parison; like blowing up a balloon. However in the case of plastics blow molding, the plastic is restricted to the walls of the...

Blow Molding vs. Injection Molding

Plastics professionals understand the basic differences between blow molding versus injection molding; however, many plastic buyers and users are not always sure of the difference. The primary difference is the kind of product that is being...

3 Options for Designing Your Custom Plastic Container

When you have a need for a custom plastic container, think about using a blow mold design. Blow molding is a very flexible manufacturing process used to make hollow plastic containers at an affordable price. There are actually 3 ways to develop a...

5 Plastic Products We Wouldn’t Want to Live Without

Injection molded plastic products started to be manufactured as far back as 1872, when the first injection molding patent was issued to John and Isaiah Hyatt. Their invention worked like a large hypodermic needle that injected melted plastic into...

The Benefits of Working with a Local Manufacturer

In recent years, there has been significantly more talk about local manufacturing and buying. These practices benefit our economy in numerous ways, especially for the obvious reason that we are keeping our profits in our country. This directly...