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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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What are the Differences between Vacuum Forming and Injection Molding?Pin ItPhoto Credit: Lucite International   Vacuum forming and injection molding are two of the most popular methods used to process plastics.  This article provides an overview of each method and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is Vacuum Forming? Vacuum forming (also known as “thermoforming”) is a manufacturing process in which plastic sheet goods are preheated in automated vacuum forming equipment until soft and pliable (think fettuccini al dente).  Next, the preheated sheet makes contact with a mold or form and a vacuum source is turned on, which “sucks” the sheet to the mold.  Once cooled, the
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E&T Plastics Transitions Manufacturing Operations to New Teterboro FacilityPin ItE&T Plastics (http://www.e-tplastics.com), a nationwide supplier of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film, is pleased to announce the completion of a year-long transition of manufacturing operations to a new 70,000 square foot facility in Teterboro, NJ. E&T Plastics’ manufacturing division has been producing high quality plastic components since 1946. The company experienced significant growth and has now expanded to its eighth location. The recently-purchased 70,000 square foot facility in Teterboro, NJ will serve as the main manufacturing facility as well as a sales office and distribution center. “E&T Plastics’ new Teterboro facility brings
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