Sep
20

0


Bullet-Resistant Windows Prevail Over Bad GuysPin ItWindows are often the favored point of entry for would-be robbers and thieves, but plastic sheet windows (commonly known as “bulletproof” or “bullet-resistant” glass) are increasingly foiling their attempts.  Here are a few real headlines and news reports from around the country where criminals have been confronted by bullet-resistant plastic sheet windows and the windows have prevailed! Molotov Cocktail Bounces Off Plexiglass Window Ridgecrest, California (Feb. 2011) – Two men were arrested and charged with arson and using an explosive or destructive device in connection with an alleged firebombing at the Sierra Sands Unified School District office shortly after midnight Feb. 8, 2011,
Click to read more...

May
7

0


Polycarbonate Glazing and HDPE Ideal for Prisons and High-SecurityPin ItProfessional-grade plastics, including polycarbonate glazing and high density polyethylene (HDPE) panels, are two high-performance materials that are currently making the grade in modern detention centers and high-security facilities where resistance to physical and ballistic attacks and the ability to withstand extreme wear-and-tear are required.   Here are a few specific examples of how these plastics are used in these demanding applications: Polycarbonate Glazing for Modular Prison Cells Today’s prison industry is turning to modular prison cells in order to quickly update old buildings and expand prison facilities.  A typical modular prison cell is a pre-cast, self-contained unit with long,
Click to read more...

Oct
26

0


Plastic Adds Magic to Newest Silkscreens by Eugene BrodskyPin ItAn exhibition of silkscreen and mixed media paintings by famed New York artist Eugene Brodsky opens on October 27, 2011, at the Sears-Peyton Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue, New York, New York.  The solo exhibition, which will run through December 10, 2011, features a series of recent work that employs a novel silkscreen-on-plastic process developed by the artist. Plastic Chosen to Replace Glass For eight years, Brodsky gathered ephemeral images from his travels and day-to-day life to use in this current body of silkscreen paintings.  Known for his ability to transform an ordinary image into a compelling snapshot of detail through a series of manipulations,
Click to read more...

Aug
19

0


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
Click to read more...