Captain's Corner — 2016 trends
Challenges and Opportunities in Plastics
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When looking into the overall supply chain in dealing with materials for a given supplier, it is important to look at the overall industry trends. At Rubber Captain, we track the trends in each industry in order to reduce our customer's costs. In 2016 plastisc industry poses several interesting opportunities as well as some challenges. Challenges Among challenges in the plastic industry are the ever increasing costs in human resources, insufficient foreign labor, and energy and transportation issues. The growth of the industry has been affected by the global condition cropping up typically from the economic status in the developed nations such as...
5 Amazing Plastics Projects
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Plastics have some amazing uses, due to its light weight and wear-resistant material properties. Often times replacing conventional materials with plastics accomplish the same functionality while saving $$$. Some people get very creative - here I list some exciting projects with plastics. Collapsible Kayak Origami + plastic. Ever made a boat out of paper? Ever think that kayaks are too big to fit in your car, or anywhere for that matter? Can plastic sheets fold like paper? You bet they can. Combining concepts from seemingly different fields sometimes achieve great things, like the collapsible kayak made and sold by Oru...
Trends in Plastics for 2016
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When it comes to packaging and other works, plastics have increasingly become the materials of choice, owing to the ability to customize the properties of the polymerization process and therefore, getting the exact outcomes as needed. Due to the fact that plastics are normally very unreactive, they are preferred for bottling and packing. Plastics are also widely used with or as an alternative to industrial automobile rubber parts. Plastics Market Projected Growth The market has been poised to grow at a rate of 5% this year and end at $5.4 billion by 2017. Demands for flexible plastics are on the rise,...