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Things You Might Not Know are Made with Plastics

Automobile parts, grooming products, sports clothing, gymnastics floors, tennis racquets, golf clubs, heavy plastics are making their way into so many products around you. Considered to be lighter, more durable and effective, these thermoplastic composites are not only easy to use, but more economical as well. You’re probably aware of the impact plastics are making in your life, but you’d be surprised to learn about some of the products that rely on plastics.

Exercise Flooring

Seen those cool exercise floors that offer a bit of bounce to help gymnasts soften the impact of their landings? They’re made using glass-reinforced high density plastics called fiberglass and are then topped with a layer of plastic foam and carpeted using plastic fibers.

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Sports Clothing

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Teens Tackle Lead Poisoning the Way They Know Best

Forgotten Homes is a one-track CD released by student interns working with Fresh Camp, a non-profit that helps youth learn how to create socially-messaged shirts and music to give a voice to their ideas and feelings. This particular soundtrack comes with an incredibly important message – a call to action to eradicate the dangers of lead.

The lyrics of Forgotten Homes remind us of the dangers posed by one of the most dangerous materials of today, one that was responsible for the entire Flint fiasco. The 5-minute track features five young men who demand their community to do more to prevent the Cleveland area kids from being poisoned by lead through the use of lead, highlighting the importance of lead replacement and nontoxic high density materials.

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Plastic Adopton Increasing with New EU Car Emission Targets

A recent story suggesting that diesel engines will all but disappear from a majority of European vehicles due to the increasing emission standards became news all through the month of September. The future of diesel cars in Europe has always always been under scrutiny ever since the new EU-emission targets were released, and this allows high density materials to make their move.

“Renault has always said that it will adapt its offer according to the local market demand,” says Chloe Yemm, a spokesperson for Groupe Renault. The leading automobile manufacturer has typically been a heavy investor in diesel technology and diesel automobiles make up as much as 70% of its sales in the UK.
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Changing Concepts of the Big Game Bullet

American hunters love bullets, and for good reason. Ultimately, it’s the bullet that is responsible for making the kill. Jacketed bullets were the thing in the 1880s, and the ability to expand or mushroom the bullet was developed in the 1890s. Velocities increased to the 3000 f.p.s mark by 1910 and expanding bullets really upped the ante between WWI and WWII. So many bullets have come out ever since, and it’s impossible to claim that you’re entirely aware of everything that’s available.

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The Underlying Principles

The basic principles used to make frangible projectiles haven’t changed for more than a century. Two underlying principles you need to be aware of are that velocity has always been against bullet performance and bullet expansion causes greater resistance, decreasing the chances of a successful penetration....  Read More

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Things You Might Not Know are Made with Plastics

Automobile parts, grooming products, sports clothing, gymnastics floors, tennis racquets, golf clubs, heavy plastics are making their way into so many products around you. Considered to be lighter, more durable and effective, these thermoplastic composites are not only easy to use, but more economical as well. You’re probably aware of the impact plastics are making in your life, but you’d be surprised to learn about some of the products that rely on plastics.

Exercise Flooring

Seen those cool exercise floors that offer a bit of bounce to help gymnasts soften the impact of their landings? They’re made using glass-reinforced high density plastics called fiberglass and are then topped with a layer of plastic foam and carpeted using plastic fibers.

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Sports Clothing

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