What is Polyethylene?

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Remember our recent post on that special type of plastic, polypropylene? Well, we have a new term for you this week- polyethylene (PE). Although the two may sound similar, polypropylene and polyethylene are actually quite different. Polyethylene. The name sounds strange, but what is it? The most com .....

The History of Aluminum

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What is Aluminum? Aluminum is that light, silvery-gray metal we all know so well. Yes, the famous chemical element of atomic number 13- Earth’s most bountiful metal. Aluminum is a great, versatile metal. Its melting point is very light, about 640°F, with the capability to be pressed into thin foi .....

Guide to Plastic Recycling Numbers

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As you may have learned from some of our recent posts, plastic is not just any old plastic. There are several different types of plastics- all with their own unique characteristics and components. Knowing exactly which type of plastic you are using for your product is very important. Some plastics a .....

What is Polycarbonate?

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Just when you thought you had learned about every type of plastic that exists…we find another one for you- and this time its polycarbonate. We hate to break it to you, but although we have learned about many of the types of plastics, the list is still quite a bit longer. So let’s embrace the... .....

How Lumber is Made

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Wood You Believe It? Turning a tree into wood ready for construction may seem like it would be complex, but it’s actually a very simple process. Thank goodness, because our world would be unevolved without structures made from construction wood. Imagine a world without… Buildings Doors Furniture .....

What are Polyamides?

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What are Polyamides? Ok, we have been throwing a lot of different plastic names at you over the last few weeks. We will make this one simple for you. This week we are going to learn about polyamides, more easily remembered as “nylon.” Nylon is a tough, lightweight, elastic thermoplastic polymer .....

What is Polypropylene?

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Polywhat? Polypropylene (PP) is what we call a thermoplastic polymer, which is used in several different packaging, labeling, textile, and industrial applications. In simpler words, polypropylene (figure pictured below) is one of many types of plastic materials- arguably the best of them all. When w .....