Essays Tagged: "Plastic"

Plastic not Paper

PLASTIC NOT PAPERWalking through the grocery store I always try to look for the best buy. I always b ... nk it's going to happen but I am not sure. Then it does, the baggier says, 'Would you like paper or plastic?' I look that person right in the eye and I tell him, 'I want the one that's better for the ... environment, I want the one that will help prevent pollution, I want the one that cost less, I want plastic.' Plastic bags save money, they conserve energy, they are practical and they are better for ...

(2 pages) 116 0 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Water Pollution

most, and what people are doing to help.There are many causes for water pollution. The main one is plastics. The reason for that is that plastics take four hundred and fifty years to decompose in the ... that plastics take four hundred and fifty years to decompose in the water. Also many companies use plastic and people throw it in the waterways. Because water can float and be carried by the wind, it ...

(3 pages) 366 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

An introduction to plastics

I'm just guessing that everyone out there knows what plastic is. We call plastics plastic because they are pliable, that is, they can be shaped and mould ... call plastics plastic because they are pliable, that is, they can be shaped and moulded easily. As plastics become easier to mould and shape when they're hot, and melt when they get hot enough, we ca ... e easier to mould and shape when they're hot, and melt when they get hot enough, we call them thermoplastics. This name can help you tell them apart from cross-linked materials that don't melt, called ...

(3 pages) 119 5 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


GOOD LUCK PLASTIC INDUSTRIESIndustry OverviewThe Melamine crockery industry is knowledge driven industry and i ... maharasthra there is Superware who is into in the manufacturing of melamine crockery, and Good luck plastic industries in Andhra Pradesh. So every state has it own manufacturer, and there are also sev ... layers and intense competition and low prizes which characterize the Indian market.HistoryGood luck plastic industries get incorporated in 1979 by Mr. Trilok chand sobti. Before this he was into manuf ...

(11 pages) 48 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Custom Molds, Inc

(father and son : Tom and Mason Miller), which began producing molds and later added production of plastic parts to main business. Although production is traditionally being focused on quality and de ... usiness. Although production is traditionally being focused on quality and design of both molds and plastic parts (mass production/ customization accordingly), total number of order is remained the sa ...

(2 pages) 133 1 3.8 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Bioplastics: Polylactide aliphatic copolymer

Bioplastics are a new generation of biodegradable plastics made from synthetic biopolymers; its compone ... als. Biopolymers are an environmental friendly alternative to petroleum-based polymers (traditional plastics).Polylactide aliphatic copolymer is a synthetic biopolymer made from a mixture of lactide a ... he biomass feedstock (organic matter produced by plants that can be used as a renewable fuel) of bioplastics (see fig1).Aliphatic polyester is a biopolymer made from condensation polymerisation of gly ...

(2 pages) 21 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Materials and Automotive Bumper Industry

1) What is a bumper?A bumper is a shield made of steel, aluminium, rubber, or plastic that is mounted on the front and rear of a passenger car. When a low speed collision occurs, ... dvantage for steel.There are four common bumper systems to use today:· Metal facebar· Plastic fascia and reinforcing beam· Plastic fascia, reinforcing beam and mechanical Energy a ... d reinforcing beam· Plastic fascia, reinforcing beam and mechanical Energy absorbers· Plastic fascia, reinforcing beam and foam or honeycomb energy absorberMetal facebar system consists ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

The Plastics Industry

Manufacturing of plastics:Plastic manufacturing consists of four categories. The first is the acquiring of the raw ma ... the synthetic resin is heated or liquefied so that it can then be moulded. From this treatment the plastics are then moulded into the useful everyday products that can be found everywhere in everythi ... operties from being very hard, tough and brittle to being very soft, delicate and flexible.Types of plastics:What makes them different?Plastics can vary widely. The smaller molecules, monomer, that ma ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Information on the biopolymer poly-hydroxybutanoate (PHB)

relate these uses to the properties of the biopolymer.The flexibility of PHB allows for its use in plastic applications such as plastic bags and wrapping film while its durability is useful in bottle ... rms of its impact on the environment and whether or not it represents a better alternative to those plastics made from petrochemicals.Although PHB and polyethylene have similar properties, the importa ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.8 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Plastic - A Boon or A Bane

we make of natural forces produces the result we have caused. One such recent matter is the use of plastic.The term "plastics" covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic condensation or po ... s derived from the fact that in their semi-liquid state they are malleable, or have the property of plasticity. Plastics vary immensely in heat tolerance, hardness, and resiliency. Combined with this ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.8 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Synthetic Biopolymer: Polylactic Acid or Polylactide (PLA)

issue engineering and absorbable wound closure products. Currently PLA is more expensive then other plastics, but in the near future it should become cheaper and more widely used due to its many prope ... opriate conditions into carbon dioxide and water. This greatly reduces the environmental impacts of plastic use and manufacture as it reduces the dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels.However, ther ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Riordan Income Statement Analysis

Riordan Manufacturing is known to be a global manufacturer of plastic with employment of more than 500 people and with annual earnings of $46 million. Riordan Ind ... re more than $1 billion. Riordan Manufacturing is a leader in using polymer materials and producing plastic beverages, custom plastic parts, plastic fan parts, etc. Furthermore, the main customers of ...

(1 pages) 120 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Engineering Ethics

.The XYZ Hose Company, which produces hoses, started to market a new type of hose, a new heavy-duty plastic reinforced hose. These hoses were less expensive, lighter, and easier to the process than th ... standards. Tests run by a consultant told XYZ that the ammonia would not immediately react with the plastic, but that the plastic would degrade over time, and lose some of its mechanical properties. A ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Egg Drop

rapped for materials, until we made a much needed trip to the store. At the house we tried to use a plastic ball and water to secure the egg before wrapping it in the bubble wrap. After failure we tri ... we used cotton balls inside the tubing to keep the egg from coming in direct contact with the hard plastic, but instead with the soft cotton. With this idea secured we took ot to the testing stage. A ...

(3 pages) 5 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


ough a process called vulcanization. Other than that and the commercialization of Celluloid (a hard plastic formed from nitrocellulose) progress in polymer was slow up until the 1930's when materials ... er research, which is still going on today. Polymers such as cotton, wool, rubber, Teflon?, and all plastics are used in nearly every industry. Natural and synthetic polymers can be produced with a wi ...

(6 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Analysis Of Package Design

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Cost Justification

ve label "MC²" had been chosen to boost sales, and strict selection of design bottle using PET plastic agreed by marketing department.As PET plastic will be used as the material, the selection of ... uantity. Another option would be running two machines together to meet the demand.Advantages of PET Plastic to other material in terms of cost: Low running cost Inexpensive raw material Cheaper in mat ...

(2 pages) 36 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Plastic Recycling

History:Plastic is a material that is used widely throughout the world. We can find plastic everywhere in ou ... however often its importance is forgotten. There are many things in today's world that are made of plastic.Within the last years, plastic has evolved immensely. There exist more than 1,000 different ... han 1,000 different plastics that vary widely and can be used for different purposes. We can define plastic "as a group of synthetic resins or other substances that can be moulded into any form" (1, p ...

(11 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Tote bags vs Plastic bags

Tote bags Vs Plastic bagsBoth tote bags and plastic bags are used in our everyday lives for many different purpos ... s for many different purposes such as; tote bags are used for shopping and carrying heavy items and plastic bags are used for a huge variety of household purposes. Although they are used for some simi ... . They are normally made out of canvas or jute. Tote bags are very durable and long lasting whereas plastic bags are not. Plastic bags are thin open bags with handles attached on the side. They are mo ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Science Essays