Single-use plastic bottles find second life in prosthetic devices

via Plastics Today

How do you slash the cost of a prosthetic limb socket from approximately $6,000 to around $12? Simple: You fabricate it from plastic water bottles, and strike a blow against plastic waste in the process. The idea originated with Dr. Karthikeyan Kandan, a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Read the full story here: https://www.plasticstoday.com/medical/single-use-plastic-bottles-find-second-life-prosthetic-devices/192122339061468

It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

via The Guardian

Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Wetherbee’s mind when he began analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains. “I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geological Survey researcher. Instead, he found multicolored microscopic plastic fibers.

Read the full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/12/raining-plastic-colorado-usgs-microplastics

“Mott Haven” Film Raises Awareness About Plastics Contaminating Our Oceans

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“I have been in the plastics recycling business for 30 years. The film we made, starring Robert Davi & Paul Wilson with Chuck Zito, Deborah Green and Brandi Porter, will help raise awareness to what many consider to be the #1 threat to the environment of our planet. “Mott Haven” is not a documentary but an entertaining and intense drama set in The South Bronx where the story’s protagonist is struggling to keep his life and his plastics recycling business afloat. His business, Bronx Recycling Company of Mott Haven is collecting much of the scrap plastic in New York City which otherwise might end up as pollution. We are all proud that we have created a film that is not only meaningful and exciting but also addresses a pressing environmental problem which affects all people, all over the world.” — Michael Domino, COO, Domino Plastics Company Inc.

www.motthavenfilm.com

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/planetorplastic/

We Buy Scrap Plastic – EPS Bead Scrap and Purge

We Buy EPS Bead Scrap and Purgings.

Contact Domino Plastics today to buy and sell post-industrial plastic scrap for the best price.

Email [email protected], call (631) 751-1995, text (516) 972-5632.

Plastic For Sale – PP White

PP White  for sale  80,000 pounds  virgin pellets

Medium melt flow, unfilled, polypropylene copolymer.
This grade is available in white, in pellet form.

Typical Properties
Melt Flow Rate (230 °C/2.16 kg) 6.0 g/10 min
Density 0.90 g/cm³
Flexural Modulus        500 MPa
Tensile Stress at Yield 16.0 MPa
Tensile Strain at Break >= 400 %
Vicat Softening Temperature (A50)       105 °C
Melting Temperature     148 °C

Plastic for Sale: Tritan – 40k lbs, Regrind Mixed Colors

Tritan TX1001 For Sale

We currently have in-stock 40,000 pounds of Tritan mixed color regrind for sale.

View the spec sheet here: Tritan tx1001

Contact [email protected], (631) 751-1995.

Eastman Tritan™ TX1001 is an amorphous copolyester with excellent appearance and clarity. EastmanTritan™ TX1001 contains a mold release derived from vegetable based sources. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, hydrolytic stability, and heat and chemical resistance. This new-generation copolyester can also be molded into various applications without incorporating high levels of residual stress. Combined with Tritan™ copolyester’s outstanding chemical resistance and hydrolytic stability, these features give molded products enhanced durability in the dishwasher environment, which can expose products to high heat, humidity and aggressive cleaning detergents. Tritan™ TX1001 copolyester may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Tritan™ TX1001 copolyester is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials and is also certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects. More details: Tritan tx1001

 

Polystyrene Scrap for Sale – 160k lbs

Domino Plastics currently has the following plastic materials available for immediate sale:

160,000 pounds of Polystyrene Scrap For Sale  –  mostly from foamed profiles

  1. Approximately 234 gaylords of the process waste. 107,000 lbs. (these are the miter cut and tail pieces of the extruded polystyrene profile)
  2. Approximately 16 gaylords of the same material but already in regrind form. 10,000 lbs.
  3. Approximately 32 gaylords of this material in pelletized form (slight paper content). It is a foamed profile. 44,745 lbs.
By mixing each truckload with 7 resin gaylords, 4 regrind gaylords, and 41 scrap gaylords, we could average approx. 30,000 lb. loads.
Please contact us for pricing and pick up information. (631) 751-1995. [email protected]