FDA Investigates Failure-Prone Plastic Syringes Made in China

FDA Investigates Failure-Prone Plastic Syringes Made in China

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via Plastics Today

Agency recommends avoiding use of plastic syringes manufactured in China as it evaluates quality issues resulting in leakage and breakage.

  • FDA has received information about quality issues associated with several China-based manufacturers of syringes
  • Manufacturers made changes to syringe dimensions, affecting performance and safety
  • BD syringes not affected as almost all are made in US

Read the full story here: https://www.plasticstoday.com/medical/fda-investigates-failure-prone-plastic-syringes-made-in-china

Driving Sustainability: Unlocking Profitable Opportunities in Selling Plastic Scrap and Utilizing Recycled Materials

Driving Sustainability: Unlocking Profitable Opportunities in Selling Plastic Scrap and Utilizing Recycled Materials

Sustainability is a critical focus for businesses across various industries. Plastic manufacturers, in particular, are under increasing pressure to reduce their environmental footprint and contribute to a circular economy. One effective way to achieve these goals is by selling plastic scrap and incorporating recycled materials into their production processes.

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Why Sell Plastic Scrap?

Plastic manufacturers often generate a significant amount of scrap materials during their production processes. Instead of disposing of this scrap, selling it can bring numerous benefits. Firstly, selling plastic scrap generates additional revenue streams for manufacturers. What was once considered waste can now be turned into profit, contributing to the company’s bottom line.

Secondly, selling plastic scrap promotes sustainability by diverting materials from landfills. By choosing to recycle and reuse these materials, manufacturers actively contribute to reducing their carbon footprint and conserving natural resources. This environmental stewardship not only benefits the planet but also enhances a company’s reputation as a responsible and eco-friendly business.

Domino Plastics Company Inc. has been a trusted name in the industry since 1984. As a leading scrap buyer with nationwide warehouses, Domino Plastics specializes in purchasing plastic scrap from manufacturers and providing hassle-free solutions for scrap management. Their commitment to sustainability aligns perfectly with the objectives of plastic manufacturers aiming to reduce waste and embrace recycled materials.

Domino Plastics offers a comprehensive range of services to assist manufacturers in selling their plastic scrap. When you contact Domino Plastics, you can expect a fast quote based on the type and quantity of scrap materials you wish to sell. The company’s experienced team ensures fair and competitive pricing, enabling manufacturers to maximize their returns.

Domino Plastics takes care of all logistics involved in scrap collection. They arrange convenient pickup options, allowing manufacturers to focus on their core operations. With nationwide warehouses, Domino Plastics offers extensive coverage, ensuring a seamless process for manufacturers from all corners of the country.

In addition to purchasing plastic scrap, Domino Plastics also offers manufacturers the opportunity to access a wide range of in-stock recycled plastics. These materials can be used as an alternative to virgin plastics in manufacturing processes. By incorporating recycled materials, manufacturers can showcase their commitment to sustainability while reducing their reliance on limited natural resources.

As the demand for sustainability continues to rise, plastic manufacturers must proactively seek ways to reduce waste and embrace recycled materials. Selling plastic scrap not only generates additional revenue but also contributes to a circular economy and reduces the environmental impact of production processes. Domino Plastics Company Inc. offers a trusted and efficient solution for manufacturers looking to sell their plastic scrap and access recycled materials. Contact Domino Plastics today at t (631) 751-1995, call/text (516) 972-5632, or email joe@domplas.com for a fast quote and to arrange pickup and payment for your scrap materials. Visit their website, www.domplas.com, to learn more about the company and explore their in-stock plastics for sale. Together, we can drive sustainability and create a greener future for the plastics industry.

Plastic to metal, steel to aluminum: The future of welding and lightweight vehicles

Plastic to metal, steel to aluminum: The future of welding and lightweight vehicles

via TechExplore

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Making vehicle structures out of a combination of metals and plastics could make them dramatically lighter, stronger, safer and more environmentally friendly than the all-steel or all-aluminum approaches that dominate today.

But how to quickly and cheaply join all those materials together has been a sticky problem. A University of Michigan lab is developing solutions.

Read the full story here: https://techxplore.com/news/2022-11-plastic-metal-steel-aluminum-future.html

Material Insights: Ukraine crisis drives resin price increases

From Razors to Soda Bottles, Consumer Goods Feel Resin-Cost Burn

via Bloomberg

Booming prices for resins, the building blocks for plastic, have already helped drive up the cost of making everyday products such as toys, bottles and face masks.

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Now the fossil-fuel-derived ingredient could get even more expensive as Russia’s attack on Ukraine raises the risk of higher oil prices, potentially trickling down to what consumers pay for household and personal care products. Brent crude had already risen almost 48% in the last year.

Read the full story here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-25/from-razors-to-soda-bottles-consumer-goods-feel-resin-cost-burn

Efficient, Profitable Plastics Extrusion Begins with Materials Knowledge

via Plastics Today

All plastics have additives — some obvious, some invisible

First of all, no plastic is 100% pure when it goes into the extruder. All of them have additives — some are obvious, like colorants, and some are invisible, like light stabilizers that keep the Sun’s ultraviolet rays from breaking the molecules and discoloring or weakening the plastic.

HMM — how much matters — is my favorite acronym. I squirm when I hear the words “in it,” as in “it has sugar in it” or “there’s BPA in it.” I want to scream, “How much is in it?” but usually I don’t. Often the speaker wants/needs to avoid dealing with the actual amount. Additives are prime examples: We can’t know a compound is adequately protected from sunlight degradation (UV) without knowing what the additive is, how uniformly it’s mixed, and how much of it is in it.

Read the full story here: https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-film-sheet/efficient-profitable-plastics-extrusion-begins-materials-knowledge

DOE Invests $13.4 Million to Combat Plastic Waste, Reduce Plastic Industry Emissions

via Energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $13.4 million in funding for next generation plastics technologies that reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of single-use plastics. The seven selected research and development (R&D) projects — led by industry and universities — will convert plastic films into more valuable materials and design new plastics that are more recyclable and biodegradable. This investment advances  DOE’s work to address the challenges of plastic waste recycling and supports the Biden Administration’s efforts to build a clean energy economy and ensure the U.S. reaches net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

Read the full story here: https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-invests-134-million-combat-plastic-waste-reduce-plastic-industry-emissions

IEEFA Says Formosa Plastics Plant Not Financially Viable

via Big Easy Magazine

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In a March 23rd article, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said that Formosa’s new plastic plant being built in “Cancer Alley” in St. James Parish, would not be financially sustainable, writing, “IEEFA finds that the project will begin operations at a time of market oversupply, lower petrochemical prices, strong competition for market share, restrictive trade policies, environmental regulatory challenges, judicial findings of historic racial discrimination, popular opposition, rising construction costs, and a weakened bond rating. The report urges the cancellation of ‘this ill-advised project, which should be abandoned in light of its weak fundamentals.’”

Among those reasons the Formosa plant seems unviable, they write, that the plant, which was proposed as a $9.7 billion dollar project has already now ballooned to $12 billion. Along with that, they also add that with the likelihood of recycling increasing that the, “Long-term demand for virgin plastic production will likely decline as recycling and bans on single-use plastic increase.”

Read the full story here: https://www.bigeasymagazine.com/2021/03/26/ieefa-says-formosa-plastics-plant-not-financially-viable/

Financial fallout from coronavirus could devastate the fracking and plastics industries

“The likelihood of them being able to meet financial targets after this is quite small,” says one financial analyst.

by Kristina Marusic via Environmental Health News

The process of extracting oil and natural gas from the Earth by drilling deep wells and injecting liquid at high pressure is expensive; many fracking companies go into a tremendous amount of debt. Due to oversupply and consistently low prices for natural gas over the last 10 years, many have yet to pay those debts back and become profitable.

“The industry had already been seeing negative cash flows and a huge debt overhang for quite a while, and we certainly don’t see that changing after this current downturn in the market,” Tom Sanzillo, director of finance for the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) told EHN.

Read the full story here: https://www.ehn.org/coronavirus-oil-and-gas-2645520057.html

Draft US law seeks to make plastic industry responsible for waste

via Yahoo The proposed “Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act,” introduced by Democratic lawmakers, would be the most ambitious regulation the US plastics industry has ever seen.

It would require producers to collect and recycle their own waste, create a nationwide drink container refund scheme and phase out certain single-use plastic items.

Read the full story here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/draft-us-law-seeks-plastic-industry-responsible-waste-011137658–spt.html