Plastic & Aluminum

How to Make Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe

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Polyethylene can be used in more than just pallets. Piping, for instance, has a tremendous amount of uses and there are many different types of it. Today, we will be focusing on one specific kind of pipe: the Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe. These corrugated pipes serve their purpose by preventing stre .....

How Expanded Polystyrene Products are Made

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Expanded polystyrene products, otherwise known as packing foam, can come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the consumer’s needs. It is feather-light, cost-effective, and is an excellent shock-absorber for securing the merchandise. Expanded polystyrene comes in tiny pellets, but can .....

Aluminum vs. Aluminium

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Aluminum– The famous silverish-white metal, a.k.a element number 13 on the periodic table. We all know it. We all love it- our earth’s most abundant metal. This week we are here to not only receive a grammar lesson, but also to address the elephant in the room- well, one of them anyways. Dur .....

How is Aluminum Used in the Real World?

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This week in our “Comprehensive Guide to Aluminum,” we first need to clarify a vastly common misconception: that aluminum, earth’s most abundant metal, is found free in nature. Don’t be so fast to let our most precious metal’s plentitude fool you. Aluminum is the farthest thing from an ear .....

How is Aluminum Made?

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What is lightweight but strong, corrosion and crack-resistant, and costly yet cost effective? The most abundant metallic element in the world- ALUMINUM! Have you ever wondered how everyday materials like aluminum are produced? Check out this video to discover what actually goes into producing alumin .....

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 .....