BPA and Plastics

BPA (Bisphenol A), is a chemical widely used to make hard, clear plastics. Its strength, structural stability, and light weight have made it excellent for use in things like eyeglasses and water bottles.  However, BPA has been linked to several health problems as it disrupts how hormones function in the body. For many years BPA…

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Plastic Resins Experts

Plastic resins encompass a wide variety of plastic raw materials used to make useful everyday products that surround our lives providing utility and convenience at an affordable cost and plastic resins experts can assist in many ways. The primary plastic resins include commodity polymers, polystyrene, polypropylene, and polyethylene which find use in foodservice, packaging, films,…

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COVID Impact on Pollution

How has COVID impacted pollution?  When history examines the 2020 impact of COVID 19, we believe it will show the pandemic as at least a bit of a mixed blessing.  What we believe history will show is that as people flew and drove less, air quality drastically improved.  In fact, we see predictions that carbon…

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Forest Biomaterials

Forest biomaterials are a class of solid materials derived from trees and shrubs. Forest biomaterials are a source of renewable products that offer many benefits in terms of abundance, low density, strength, cost, easily shaped or used, and performance.  Obvious examples include building products, furniture and paper board, but the list also includes high-tech materials,…

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Plastic Resins

Plastic resins encompass a wide variety of plastic raw materials used to make useful everyday products that surround our lives providing convenience at an affordable cost. Plastic resins include polypropylene and polyethylene used in packaging films, blow molded or injection molded consumer goods and automotive parts. Plastic resins experts help plastic processors and brand owners…

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Chemical Recycling

Chemical Recycling is the use of chemical processes to depolymerize waste plastic into useful monomers or other products that have improved purity over the original waste plastic.  This process allows the re-use of the waste plastic, either to make new plastic or to make new polymers with new uses. Plastics are used as materials throughout…

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Climate Change Experts

So, what exactly is climate change and what do climate change experts do?  Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns.  It is most pronounced from the mid to late twentieth century and forward and is largely attributed to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere produced by the…

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Hot Prospects for Chemicals from Biomass

Chemicals from Biomass?  A major theme of 21st Century industrial development will be replacement of fossil resources by renewable resources in the production of fuels and chemicals.  Due to their massive scale and cost, the rate of displacing fossil facilities will necessarily be evolutionary rather than precipitous.  The most likely scenario is that the biorefinery…

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