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Let's Talk: Pump or Sprayer Output

If we talk about the general meaning of output, it is the amount of anything that is produced by a person, machine, or industry. In this definition, we mentioned the machine, so in our case, pumps and sprayers are those devices that commonly use a unit of measurement called output, or also known as dosage.

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Let's Talk: Essential Oils and Their Packaging

An essential oil is a liquid distilled from elements of a plant.  It is a natural way to infuse your product with aromatic and medicinal properties. As these oils have become more popular with consumers, they have also become a source of questions in the industry.

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Let's Talk: Polyethylene (PE)

What is Polyethylene (pe)?

Polyethylene is a general purpose or commodity thermoplastic that is characterized along side with Polypropylene in the Olefin family.

PE is produced by the addition or radical polymerization of ethylene monomers. Ziegler-Natta and Metallocene catalysts are utilized to do polymerization.

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Let's Talk: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as PET or PETE, is a universally useful thermoplastic polymer and has a place with the polyester family of polymers. PET is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. PET features excellent mechanical, optical, and electrical properties.

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Let's Talk: Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene (PP) is made from propene/propylene monomer and a linear hydrocarbon resin, having chemical formula (C3H6)n. PP is an inflexible and crystalline thermoplastic used generally in regular products, including packaging trays, battery cases, household products, and so forth. The annual U.S. consumption volume of PP is approximately 37 billion pounds and is second only to polyethylene.

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Let's Talk: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is considered as an impact-resistant engineering thermoplastic and amorphous polymer. It is made by emulsion or continuous mass strategy and has a chemical formula (C8H8·C4H6·C3H3N)n.

The current U.S. production level for ABS is approximately 1.2 billion pounds per year. The main reason for the widespread use of ABS is its unique combination of properties that can be attributed to the composition of its three main components.

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Let's Talk: Copolyesters (PETG/PCTG/PCTA)

Copolyester is the modified form of polyesters, which are combinations of diols and diacids. For instance, if we introduce diacids, like isophthalic acid, or diols, like cyclohexane dimethanol to the polyester polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the material turns into a copolyester. PETG, PCTA, and PCTG are glycol-modified copolyesters, or otherwise known as “glass” polymers.

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Let's Talk: Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM)

What is Extrusion Blow Molding?

Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM) is a common blow molding technology used with many different types of plastics, including, but not limited to, PP (Polypropylene), HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). It’s commonly used for containers requiring special barriers to oxygen and moisture to improve stability.

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Let's Talk: Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), being the first transparent thermoplastic material, contributed to the use of plastic materials as a substitute for optically transparent glass applications.

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