Pitfalls of R&D compounding

Pilot Scale Up R&D Toll Compounding Services, Twin Screw Extruder, High Intensity Powder Mixing, and Laboratory Services.

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Using Flame Retardant Polymers

Flame retardant polymers are an increasingly important component of manufacturing, especially as electronic components become more prevalent in every aspect of our lives. Fires pose a hazard to safety, and flame retardant polymers are a great way to minimize the potential damage to people and property from overheating and other issues.

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What Do Plastic Recycling Symbols Mean?

You may have noticed that plastic items, from household bottles to styrofoam boxes, all carry numbers and recycling symbols. If you recycle your water bottles and other plastic items, you’ve probably heard that these symbols denote the type of plastic used and how it can be recycled for future use, but what exactly does each symbol stand for?

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Recycling Plastic Bottles

The vast majority of plastic bottles used to contain everything from drinking water to cooking oils are recyclable, and many consumers have turned to recycling efforts to keep them out of landfills. These efforts have gone a long way in reducing plastic waste, and the plastic gathered from recycling bottles can be used in many other projects. Whether you’re interested in starting to recycle your bottles or you’re a recycling veteran looking to improve your efforts, here is some basic information to make sure you’re on the right track.

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Top 4 Uses for Recycled Plastics

Plastic is one of the most abundantly used materials in items that we use every day. Recycling plastics has been a common practice for decades now, but what are those plastics used for? Here are some of the most frequent places that you’ll find recycled plastics:

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Plastics News Features Birch Plastics

Birch Plastics continues to grow into one of the most prominent plastics suppliers in the Houston area. We’re proud to share that we have been highlights numerous times by Plastics News, a highly regarded publication within the plastics industry.

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How Recycling Helps the Economy

It’s common knowledge that recycling materials helps the environment by reducing waste. Everything from plastic bottles to cardboard packaging can be processed for use in other products. In addition to easing the burden on landfills, recycling offers a boost in the economy by providing thousands of jobs and saving costs on manufacturing new goods.

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How to Sell Your Scrap Plastic

Everyone can use a bit of extra income, and selling scrap plastic is an easy way for many businesses and individuals to turn their unused scraps into a profit. Selling your plastic to a purchasing company is an easy way to complete this process, but you’ll need to keep a few things in mind.

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