Plastics are greatly in demand nowadays. Many industries, including medical, aerospace, marine, and construction may use plastic components or even raw plastic resins in the manufacture of their products. In order to ensure a steady supply source, it is important to cultivate a strong relationship with a competent plastic manufacturer. If you are a purchaser, you probably understand well the importance of securing high quality product in a timely and cost efficient manner. … Read more
Hudson, NY is a small city with a rich history and a magnificent location on the east shore of the Hudson River 120 miles north of New York Harbor.
It was originally inhabited by the Mohican Indians. The first known European to navigate the river was Henry Hudson in 1609. Originally called Claverack Landing, there were 10 farming families and fewer than 150 residents. While it was a successful center, it seemed an unlikely place for a whaling port. … Read more
What is Creep in Plastic Materials?
Creep in plastic materials is sometimes referred to as cold flow.
The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear or tensile stress. Viscoelastic behavior is the property of a material to display both viscous and elastic characteristics when undergoing deformation. The difference between plastics and other materials is that plastics display time-dependent viscoelastic behavior. A material can deform as the result of long-term exposure to high levels of stress that are still beneath the yield strength or yield point of the material. … Read more
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, injection molded spray nozzles, and plastic reservoir systems.
Bees are integral players in honey production, but they are typically utilized in rural settings rather than urban ones, … Read more
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.
Stronger Helmets & Visors
When you think of the first astronauts to visit the moon, … Read more