Article Archives

Filtering By

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

Plastics Play Starring Role in Elon Musk’s New Solar Roofs

The promise of rooftop solar energy is enticing: harnessing the sun’s rays to supply unlimited residential energy. Maybe even to produce excess energy for electric vehicles. The benefits touted by residential solar advocates are many: cheaper energy, increased home value, reduced reliance on...

Read More

Rescued Dog Helps Spread the Word about Plastics

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Sure, it’s another dog video. One of thousands on YouTube and Facebook. But this one explains how plastics helped an injured puppy run again. And how plastic prostheses and braces can...

Read More

PlasticsMakeItPossible Page

Wait … That’s Plastic? (Great Outdoors Edition)

5 things you might not know are made with plastics. Ah, the great outdoors! Chances are when you head outside for fun and adventure, you’re relying on modern innovations made possible by plastics. Let’s explore… I think we’re gonna need a better boat… Captain Quint’s boat in the...

Read More

Green Cars: Plastics Make it Possible!

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. [Plastics Make it Possible sponsored the breakfast before the Green Car of the Year Award ceremony at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016. The following is adapted from remarks by...

Read More

PlasticsMakeItPossible Page

Recycled Plastics On the Red Carpet

When recycled plastic couture comes gliding down the red carpet, we sometimes see headlines like “Made from Garbage” or “From Rubbish to the Red Carpet,” giving the impression that someone has sewn a few trash bags together and slapped it on, in a bid for attention.  But the...

Read More