CAN PVC BE RECYCLED?

Can PVC Be Recycled?

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most commonly used types of plastics in the world. From medical equipment to children’s’ toys, PVC can be found in many everyday products. Yet, what happens when you have no more use for those PVC products? Can you recycle it like other types of plastics? While PVC can

Biobased vs. Biodegradable Plastics

Biobased vs. Biodegradable Plastics

There is more than just one type of plastic. There is also more than one type of bioplastic. Bioplastics can be biobased, biodegradable, or both, but many people use these terms interchangeably. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Biobased plastics and biodegradable plastics are two distinct types of plastics. Read on to learn more:

Resin vs. Plastic: What’s the Difference?

Resin vs. Plastic: What’s the Difference?

Resin and plastic are often used for similar purposes. It’s no wonder why so many people get them confused. However, they are different materials, and as such, they have different capabilities. The main difference between resin and plastic is the source—resin is from plants while plastic is from various sources, including gas, oil, vegetable fats,

Is My Plastic Safe?: What You Need to Know About Plastic Safety

Is My Plastic Safe?: What You Need to Know About Plastic Safety

It’s a question that many consumers have on their minds: is their plastic safe to use? In the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Plastics that are used on a day-to-day basis are tested rigorously by the Food and Drug Administration, as well as plastic manufacturers. Here is everything you need to know: Plastic

The Top 3 Benefits of PVC

The Top 3 Benefits of PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, is one of the most commonly used types of plastics in the world. It can be found in everything from medical equipment to roofing. And why is it so ubiquitous? Because PVC brings many advantages, making products more durable and versatile than they otherwise would have been. Here are the top

Plastic: Myth vs. Fact

Plastic: Myth vs. Fact

As the old saying goes: a lie will get half-way around the world before the truth catches up with it. This applies to many things, but it also applies to plastic. Here we debunk the biggest myths associated with plastic so that you can stay well-informed. MYTH: Any plastic placed in a recycling bin can

What Are Polymers?

What Are Polymers?

Most kinds of plastics are made up of polymers. From water bottles to stethoscopes, they are all comprised of polymers. While these materials can have different properties depending on their molecules and how they’re bonded, every type of plastic is composed of polymers. But what exactly are polymers? Here we discuss everything you need to

How Are Plastics Made?

How Are Plastics Made?

Plastics are everywhere. From our dinnerware to our medical equipment, many of the items we use daily are made out of plastic. And yet, despite the ubiquity of plastic, very few people seem to know how they’re made. While there are different types of plastics, they are all generally produced through the same method. Plastics are

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Prototypes: What They Are and Why They’re Important

Building a new product can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. After all, you want to share your new idea with the world, but you may not know how exactly to go about it. One important step in the process is building a prototype of your prospective product. Here’s what you need

The Most Common Types of Plastic

The Most Common Types of Plastic

Plastic can come in all shapes in sizes—literally. From children’s toys to military equipment, plastic has become one of the most ubiquitous materials on the market. However, while we usually lump all plastic together under one category, there are actually many different types of plastics that are used in the world. Here we discuss the