Sep
26

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Two New LuciteLux™ Cast Acrylic SheetsPin ItTwo exciting new cast acrylic sheet products by Lucite International are now part of the E&T Plastics portfolio:  the LuciteLux™ Rio Designer Series and LuciteLux™ Coral.  Both LuciteLux™ products are praised for their innovative qualities and beauty and promise to appeal to designers, fabricators and architects for use in a wide range of applications.   LuciteLux™Rio Designer Series Developed in partnership with Brazil-based Bérkel Chapas Acrilicas Ltda., the LuciteLux™ Rio Designer Series is a 100% acrylic-based surface that provides endless shape and design options, from chairs to wall cladding to signage and more.  Noted for its
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Aug
20

4


The History of PlasticsPin ItSince World War II, plastics have become an integral part of everyday life. Nearly everything we touch and use contains some kind of plastic. The history of plastics is fascinating.  Below is a timeline that highlights some of the most important plastic developments in the last 150 years.  Note how many generic plastics have a familiar trade name, like Teflon and Styrofoam.  Also interesting is how many popular plastics were actually discovered by accident!   Early Years of Plastics 1862 – Parkesine–The first man-made plastic.  Created by Alexander Parkes in 1862 in London, it is an organic material derived from cellulose.  Once
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Jul
2

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E&T Plastics Honors Retiring Sales Manager Bob Donohue Pin ItGary Thal, president of E&T Plastics, thanks retiring sales manager Bob Donohue for 21 years of exemplary service. E&T Plastics, a nationwide supplier of plastic sheet, rod, and film, recently honored retiring sales manager Bob Donohue at Dazies Restaurant in Sunnyside, New York.  Recognized as one of the company’s leaders, Donohue began his sales career with E&T Plastics in 1991 when he joined their Long Island City office. At the retirement dinner on April 26, 2012, Gary Thal, President of E&T Plastics, credited Donohue’s nearly 50 years of success in the plastics industry to
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Jan
30

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E&T Plastics Debuts at GlobalShop with Expanded Product LinePin ItE&T Plastics, a leading distributor and manufacturer of custom plastic components, will be showcasing two additions to its product line – premium aluminum composite panels and Designboard by Vycom – at GlobalShop in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 29 – March 2.  This is the first time that E&T Plastics will be exhibiting at GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual event for store design, visual merchandising and shopper marketing. Both new offerings will help designers of retail displays and store fixtures create exciting and unique displays.   Aluminum composite panels (ACP) are a strong and lightweight material made of a high-density polyethylene
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Dec
20

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Warehouse Expansion Means Faster Deliveries for E&T Plastics’ Northern Midwest Customers Pin ItJust five years after opening their sales and distribution center in Blaine, Minnesota, E&T Plastics has added 3,600-square-feet of warehousing space to the facility, increasing its overall size by 20 percent.  A nationwide supplier of plastic sheet, rod, tube and film, E&T Plastics opened the Minnesota office in April 2006 to service customers in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, western Wisconsin, Iowa and nearby Canada.  Ten sales and warehouse employees now work at the site. Outgrew the Facility According to Tom Tuckey, Branch Manager in Minnesota, the expansion allows E&T to stock up to ten
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Dec
1

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Old Plastics Prove To Be a Valuable Alternative Energy SourcePin ItIt’s hard to believe, but a new study coming out of Colombia University reports that if all of the non-recycled plastics in the United States were converted into energy, we could produce enough energy to fuel 6 million cars annually or enough electricity to power 5.2 million households!  And, equally exciting, is that the technology to convert old plastics into an alternative energy source already exists today. Plastics as Alternative Energy Source: The Study According to Marco J. Castaldi, Associate Director of the Earth and Environmental Engineering (EEC), the department at Columbia University who published this study, “Plastics have a
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Oct
25

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E&T Plastics Appoints Pam Aungst as E-Commerce ManagerPin ItE&T Plastics, a nationwide supplier of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pam Aungst to the newly created position of E-Commerce Manager. Aungst is based at the company’s Teterboro, New Jersey location, where she is responsible for all facets of E&T’s online marketing efforts, including the corporate website, blog, publicity, social media presence, and creation of a new online store. Online Plastics Store a Natural Progression for E&T Founded in 1946 in New York City, E&T Plastics has grown to be one of
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Oct
13

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E&T Plastics to Exhibit at 2011 SGIA ExpoPin It E&T Plastics has been a leading distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film since 1946. The company is experiencing significant growth and is exhibiting at new trade shows accordingly, including the SGIA Expo which runs October 19 through October 21 in New Orleans. About SGIA SGIA is an international organization for specialty imaging. SGIA members are involved in trades such as screen printing, digital printing, embroidery, sublimation and pad printing. SGIA members use these technologies to create signs, banners, point of purchase displays and other advertising materials.  The printed designs are also used to enhance products such as
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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
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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