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Hurricane Safety Tips: 5 Essential PreparationsPin ItWith a branch located on the coast of southern Florida, E&T Plastics is no stranger to the Atlantic hurricane season. We thought it would be a good idea to share some hurricane safety tips with our neighbors. Here are five things every family should do to make sure that they are prepared for the worst storms. Hurricane Safety Tip #1: Know your home’s vulnerability Do you live in an evacuation area? Is your neighborhood particularly vulnerable to storm surge, flooding or high winds? If you have the answers to these questions in advance, you are far more
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Aug
19

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65 Years, 65 Types of Plastic, and…Superheroes?Pin ItIt wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that we are slightly obsessed with plastic here at E&T Plastics. Recently, just for fun, we indulged our fascination by creating a list of sixty-five different types of plastic that we sell. Why sixty-five, you might ask? Well, 2011 marks the 65th anniversary of our founding in 1946! One of our favorite things about plastic is its incredible versatility. Each of the sixty-five different types on our list can be thought of, if you are so inclined, as a superhero endowed with its own unique powers. Think of
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Aug
11

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Clear Hurricane Shutters: Advantages & DIY Installation GuidePin ItIn 2008, a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization (NOAA) provided a troubling prediction about the frequency of hurricanes in the coming years: while the number of mid-size storms will likely decrease, the number of major Atlantic hurricanes will rise. For Americans living in those coastal states that have always received more then their fair share of storm damage, this is troubling news. Yet even in the face of Mother Nature’s fury, the prepared homeowner is not defenseless. Protecting your home from hurricanes the right way requires materials that can stand up to the most ferocious storm.
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Aug
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Using Plexiglass for Your Do-It-Yourself Solar PanelPin ItTransitioning part of your home’s energy supply to solar power is more feasible than ever before thanks to the ease and cost-efficiency of making your own solar panels. In bookstores and online, you can find plans for do-it-yourself solar panels that can help you power anything from a few outdoor lights to your entire home. Several plans suggest that it is possible to build a do-it-yourself solar panel for less than a third of the price of purchasing one in a store. The solar panel building process requires many important decisions: How much power do you want to
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Aug
4

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Rabbit Laser USA Looks to E&T Plastics as a Professional Source for PlasticsPin It Thanks to its industry-leading expertise in identifying and providing plastics-based solutions, E&T Plastics was recently able to establish a mutually-beneficial business relationship with Rabbit Laser USA. In a corner of E&T plastics factory floor sits a 1000-watt dual-headed CO2 laser big enough to fill a two car garage. While E&T’s rigorous production schedule necessitates a laser of such size and strength, smaller manufacturers and hobbyists often require less powerful machines. Rabbit Laser USA of Middletown, Ohio, is dedicated to meeting the needs of this cohort at prices that they can afford.
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Jul
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Polycarbonate Greenhouse Panels For Your Do-It-Yourself GreenhousePin ItWhile building your own do-it-yourself greenhouse from scratch is not the easiest of DIY projects, it is well worth the effort for the true gardening devotee. The DIY approach has several advantages over assembling your greenhouse from a pre-packaged kit. It grants you the ability to design a structure that is perfectly suited to the aesthetics of your outdoor space as well as any unique size requirements you may have. Such freedom is not reserved for those with a degree in architecture. Blueprints for do-it-yourself greenhouses of all shapes and sizes are available on a variety of websites. While
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Jun
23

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E&T Plastics Celebrates its 65th AnniversaryPin It This year, E&T Plastics is celebrating the 65th anniversary of its founding in 1946. Over six and a half decades, E&T has grown from its humble origins to become one of the leading plastics distributors and component manufacturers in the United States. Sixty-five years ago, Sidney Erman and Rudolf Thal combined their business acumen and their initials to create E&T Plastics. Both were refugees of Nazi Germany. In its early years, E&T Plastics was confined to an apartment in Harlem where plastic was dyed in the bath tub and shaped by
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Jun
16

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Replacement Patio Table Tops: Do It Yourself!Pin ItOn Do-It-Yourself forums across the internet, owners of patio furniture tell a familiar story: the glass tops of their outdoor tables have shattered and a replacement is needed. This article will show how easy, practical and cost-efficient it is to solve this problem with a custom-cut acrylic replacement patio table top. The fact that you’re reading this suggests that you already know the greatest weakness of glass table tops.  They have a tendency to shatter under pressure, a flaw which presents a serious hazard for children or anyone else who spends time in your backyard. If your table
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Jun
13

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Lucite’s® 75th AnniversaryPin It A winning design by Scott Peradotto of San Francisco, CA in the “Carry Me” Handbag Design Competition. Photo Credit: LuciteLux Happy birthday Lucite®! On May 10th, E&T Plastics’ Sales Manager Robert Nachimson and E-Commerce Manager Pam Teubner attended the invite-only opening of an exhibition in New York City commemorating the 75th anniverary of the iconic brand. The exhibit is sponsored by Lucite International and is being hosted by Material ConneXion. Lucite’s® Many Applications Lucite®, generically known as acrylic, entered commercial production in 1936. Since then, it has undergone a variety of reincarnations, from its use in
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Jun
8

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Acrylite Satin Ice Tubes Chosen by Museum of Jewish HeritagePin It   When the Museum of Jewish Heritage needed help bringing their new interactive addition from the drawing board to reality, they came to E&T Plastics for help. The Voices of Liberty exhbit, part of the Keeping History Center, offers a groundbreaking, multi-sensory experience to the museum’s visitors. As patrons explore, sensors within the exhbit detect their location and signal handheld video devices to play testimonials which touch on various aspects of the history of Jewish immigration to the United States. The exhibit’s visual centerpiece is composed of dozens of Evonik Cyro’s ACRYLITE Satin
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