HDPE Can Be Recycled at Least 10 Times

New scientific testing has shown that PET and HDPE which comprise 97 percent of all plastic bottles on the North American Bottle market can be recycled and reused for new bottles at least ten times. The first set of practical tests was carried...

Reshoring Trends – Going Local

Advantages of sourcing plastic parts and products from closer manufacturers may help close the price gap and broaden the reasons for spending closer to the assembly location.   China’s historical advantage of low labor costs is shrinking as...

Inland Empire Plastics Manufacturing

The California Inland Empire is a perfect place for plastic molded products. This is because the Inland Empire has the lowest cost for land and buildings in Southern California, and it is located in the center of the transportation hub for...

LEGO® Seeks Bio-alternatives for Plastic Blocks

LEGO® In the News The Danish toy maker is considering corn and wheat as an alternative to petroleum-based plastic. As more companies work on developing plastic from proteins of renewable sources rather than petroleum, some plastic users are...

Consumer Attitudes About Plastics

If you ask a friend what they think of their laptop (encased in plastic with lots of internal plastic components), you will likely get a thumbs-up. Ask them about the plastic bag they carried it out of the store in, and they would give you...

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...