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Why Graphite Lubricant is Better for Locks than Multi-Purpose Oil

The type of lubricant you should use depends entirely on what you’re applying the lubricant to and the environment the application will take place in.

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Why MoS2 Dry Film Lubricant is the Best

MoS2 (molybdenum disulfide), AKA Moly, is one of the leading solid film lubricants across America—and for good reason.

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What Are PTFE Based Lubricants?

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer that is used in some lubricants.

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What are Stainless Steel Fibers?

Steel fibers (chopped or melt extract) are used to reinforce castable, ramming mixes, and concrete to assist in abrasion resistance and added strengths at lower temperatures.

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All You Need to Know About Aramid Fiber Material

Aramid fiber was the very first organic fiber with a strong enough tensile modulus and tensile strength to be utilized as support in composite materials.

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What Is Carbon Fiber?

Carbon fiber is a multi-functional strengthening material that has progressively gained popularity in recent years.

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Advantages of Fiber Reinforced and Glass Fiber Polymers

In the world of materials, plastic is still one of those materials superior to many others, especially metal and wood.

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How Plastic Has Shaped Wire & Cable Products

With so many products across many different industries now incorporating plastic in manufacturing, the demand for plastic-engineered wire and cable products has also continued to grow.

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How Plastic Has Shaped the Transportation Industry

Plastic is used for a variety of transportation needs including light diffusers, glazing, headliners, partitions, and interior wall panels.

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Plastic Materials in the Lawn and Gardening Industry

Springtime is going to be here before we know it! Once we’re out of winter hibernation mode, we’ll all be outside enjoying the beautiful spring weather in our backyards.

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Market Worth of Plastic Packaging

From beverage and food packaging to personal care and plastics used for the pharmaceutical industry, plastic packaging has been and will continue to be a dominant sector in the plastics industry.

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Why Plastic Is So Important for Military Applications

Plastics continue to change in many different industries for many different reasons, and the military is no exception.

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How Plastics Shapes the Medical Industry

To put it plainly, plastics have revolutionized many different industries in many different ways.

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Recycled Materials in the Furniture Industry

In recent years, the furniture industry has experienced a shift to using more recycled materials to make their products.

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Plastics in the Electronics Industry

Electronics are included in so many aspects of our lives. From our work computers to the cars we drive and televisions we watch, electronics are a daily incorporation of the American lifestyle.

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Consumer Goods & The Plastics Industry

By 2025, the electronics and consumer goods plastics market will keep expanding and have an approximate worth over $50 billion.

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What Is Plastic Compounding?

While plastics continue to be one of the most used materials in homes and businesses daily, their methods of use constantly change.

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Plastics in Building and Construction Initiatives

Plastic material offers a cheaper, lightweight, and more flexible alternative to building and construction materials like steel, wood, and more.

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Plastics in the Aerospace Industry

Plastic services offer many advantages to the aerospace industry for a number of reasons. One of the most important advantages is the lightweight, high-density, and durable material of plastic in comparison to aluminum and other traditional aerospace materials.

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Plastics in the Agriculture Industry

In recent years, plastics in agriculture have greatly influenced the way that farmers produce crops, increase the quality of foods produced, and reducing the ecological footprint.

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Home Appliances

Home appliances have more or less saved our households over the years. Microwaves, coffee makers, refrigerators and so many other household appliances make our lives utterly efficient

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Industrial

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, humans used such polymers like tar, oil, resins and gums as primary sources of material. Then, the Industrial Revolution introduced a whole new market of material to use for various industries, such as military, medical, automotive and aerospace. Synthetic polymers began a new era of manufacturing, quickly becoming a necessity to many distributors and manufacturers alike.

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What the Future of Plastics Might Look Like

During and following World War II, plastic production was greatly produced and used, allowing a big sector of American industry to flourish. Following the conclusion of the war and the Great Depression, the American economy began to build again, and plastic was at the center of it.

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What are Plastic Resins?

Within a few decades, plastic has become a staple of a large majority of the products we purchase and use. They have changed the home, shops and some of our environment. There are very few places that you can go to, that are free from plastic. The use of plastics has allowed manufacturers to create products and their packaging for much than years past when things were made from more costly metals and woods.

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A Brief Description About Polymers

The term ‘polymer’ is often used to describe plastics, which are synthetic polymers. There are natural kinds of polymers too though, such as rubber or wood. When you break down the word polymer, it means many units. That’s exactly what it comes down to when creating polymers. They are a unit of atoms that create a chemical bond to build chain structures. Polymers can be three dimensional units or two-dimensional units, but they are always a repetitive chain of the same chemicals. These units are generally made with chemicals like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, chlorine, fluorine, phosphorous, and silicon. While they are complex, companies use them on a regular basis to create items that we use daily. For instance, things like water bottles, computers, phones, tires, mirrors, windows, and grocery bags are all made of polymers.

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The Medical Field & Biopolymers

All too often, plastics get a bad rep. They are well known for hurting the environment, but most people don’t realize how many biodegradable polymers are available. They are made from plants instead of oil, which allows the plastic to break down within weeks instead of centuries. This means that they won’t accumulate in landfills and continue to cause problems. They could also provide pain relief, help minimize scarring, and advance the medical field. Biopolymers can do so without causing more medical issues to patients and dissolve naturally as wounds heal.

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What Factors Determine Polymer Pricing?

In today’s society, prices fluctuate for nearly everything. This holds true with polymer pricing throughout the world. Though it is becoming more difficult to predict, there are a few consistent factors that allow us to predict a possible rise in Polymer pricing.

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Plastics Help Create Environment Friendly Cars

Many people these days are concerned about the effects that plastics have on our environment. This article will reveal to you one of the many ways that plastic resin can actually help the environment. The automobile industry has started using plastic resins to create more environment friendly automobiles.

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The New Dromo Bottle and How It Works to Reduce Waste

As leaders in thermoplastic resin distribution, the plastic professionals at Plastic Service Centers stay on top of news and innovations in the plastic industry. And we understand that many industries are making changes to keep up with the growing e-commerce market, and the plastic industry is no exception. For example, certain packaging designs need radically redesigning to meet the challenges created by the shipping process. Now, Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a company based in Holland, Ohio, has introduced the new Dromo bottle and dispensing system for soaps, lotions, cleaning solutions, and other liquid products. The Dromo bottle cuts waste and makes shipping these products easier and more convenient.

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State of the Thermoplastics Industry

In 2017, the thermoplastics market value was estimated at 17 billion U.S. dollars, so the industry was thriving at that point. Now, however, the market value is expected to gain 6.24% from 2018 to 2023. This is exciting, but not necessarily surprising news for the polymer experts at Plastic Service Centers.

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Thermoplastic Resin Over Thermoset Resin

The terms “thermoset” and “thermoplastic” sound similar, but these two types of plastic resins are very different. At Plastic Service Centers, we specialize in thermoplastic resins. In fact, we are the premier plastic resin supplier Michigan. And while thermoset resins serve a purpose in certain industries, we stand behind the versatility, chemical resistance, aesthetic superiority, and eco-friendliness of thermoplastic resins.

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Thermoplastic Resins for Packaging Manufacturing

At Plastic Service Centers, we carry a large selection of thermoplastic resins for all types of manufacturing, including food service packaging. We are also the go-to experts for plastic injection molding troubleshooting.

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Recent Ban on Single-Use Styrofoam Products in NYC

A recently passed motion in New York City may set a precedent for other cities that want to replace single-use Styrofoam products with more environmentally-friendly alternatives. If more cities continue to ban Styrofoam, manufacturers may have to rely more heavily on PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastics.

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So, who made my car?

A comprehensive guide to today’s car conglomerates

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