plastics

Billiard ball producers began heavily relying on ivory in the 19th century to give billiard balls certain properties, including uniform density and the ability to rebound.

How billiards created the modern world

Apr 3, 2015
Early promoters needed a substitute for ivory billiard balls. Result? Plastics.
Posted In: billiards, ivory, plastics

A small UK company with big graphene dreams

Jul 28, 2014
The wonder material isolated a decade ago has yet to live up to its promise.
Posted In: graphene, plastics, innovation, United Kingdom (U.K.)

Dow: Time for an industry built by plastics to move on

Dec 3, 2013
Dow Chemical says it’s shifting away from the commodity chemical market so much so that it may drop 'Chemical' from its name.
Posted In: Oil, plastics, chemicals

Chemical and plastics industries love fracking

Nov 29, 2013
Cheap natural gas has made the U.S. one of the cheapest places to make plastics.
Posted In: fracking, plastics

Plastic's fantastic for thieves in California

Nov 26, 2012
Thieves steal millions of dollars of plastic pallets and milk cases from businesses. Sold to recyclers, the plastic is then used to make new pallets and milk cases.
Posted In: plastics, plastic, theft

What do those numbers on the bottoms of plastic containers mean? Which numbers are the easiset to recycle?

Jul 22, 2010
Easy Answer: The numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles let you know the type of plastic they're made of. The easiest to recycle are numbers 1...
Posted In: codes, numbers, plastic, plastics, recycling