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What Protects our Protectors?

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. What do the people who run into burning homes, battle devastating wildfires, brave raging floodwaters, and help stop epidemics have in common? The search and rescuers, firefighters, polic...

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A Look Back at the Plastics Make It Possible® Winter Games

Thought you were fast, a good shot, quick on a sled? Think again—its plastics that help you perform and stay safe when you’re playing outdoors. With excitement for the Winter Games mounting, we thought we’d look back on that time we went out to the Olympic Center in Park City Utah with ret...

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Wait … That’s Plastic? (Safety Edition)

7 things you might not know are made with plastics We all know bicycle helmets are made with shock absorbing plastics to help protect our noggin. But we also trust plastics with our lives in some perhaps more surprising ways. No plastics in “bullet-proof” glass and vests, right? Um… Quick...

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What Could We Do with Plastics That Aren’t Being Recycled?

Analysis: Plastics-to-Fuel Gets High Marks Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Plastics recycling has grown year-over-year in the United States for decades, along with recycling overall. But… the majority of our...

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Innovations in Plastics Contribute to Safety and Sustainability

The National Safety Council (NSC) encourages Americans each June to participate in National Safety Month, which is devoted to reducing preventable injuries and deaths. Beyond the obvious pain and suffering caused by accidents, many people don’t connect these personal misfortunes with the immense...

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The Future of Our Vehicles: “Advanced, Lighter Materials”

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Over the past few decades, our cars and trucks have transformed into technological marvels, becoming safer, cooler, and more exciting to drive, while improving fuel efficiency and...

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Why Do We Innovate?

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. A recent article in USA Today asked: are today’s newest planes going to end jet lag? The article’s author, the founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, asked that question after long flights...

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Innovations in Medical Care Made Possible by Plastics

Ever stop and look around during a doctor or hospital visit? There are dozens of medical instruments and hygienic tools made possible by plastics. From exam gloves to sterile syringes to IV tubes, plastics are ubiquitous in the medical field because they help protect us, guard against contamination,...

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