Increasingly around the world – especially in the west and the United States in particular – is a push from consumers, employees, and regulatory agencies to increase sustainability in companies. From green power and carbon offsets to making greener products, it’s something everyone is searching for – especially when working with plastic injection molded parts. Learn what to look for when finding your sustainability partner in injection molding, including how being more sustainable comes in many shapes and forms.[Read more…] about Traits of a Good Sustainability Partner in Injection Molding
Plastic injection molding has quickly become the most efficient and cost-effective process for mass-manufacturing plastic parts. It’s a process that’s been around for a century and a half, but despite its longevity, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding injection molding. As a company that entrusts its production to a manufacturer, it’s important you understand how the manufacturing process works. To ensure you’re well informed, let’s discuss some of the most common plastic injection molding misconceptions.[Read more…] about Plastic Injection Molding Misconceptions: Five Common Myths
From distribution to storage, packaging materials play a vital role in keeping food fresh and safe for consumption. Plastic packaging is designed to safeguard, contain, and handle ready-to-eat food products. However, to the eco-conscious mind, all this plastic use may seem harmful to the environment. While that is true, the introduction of biopolymers has generated an eco-friendly method of preserving food while protecting the environment. Let’s review the increasing trend of biopolymers in food packaging and how this renewable plastic protects both your food and the ecosystem.[Read more…] about The Increasing Trend of Biopolymers in Food Packaging
The discovery of plastics revolutionized our society by introducing lightweight and strong products with many uses. Plastics are used to manufacture an incredible amount of products we use every day—and that amount is only rising. People now understand that plastics are not environmentally friendly to our ecosystem. They have become a greater part of the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream—growing from less than one percent in the 1960s to 13 percent in 2014. Now, recycling plastics or switching to biopolymer plastics have become a huge factor in our everyday lives. Not just at home, but many companies are taking the initiative to go green and be responsible for our future.