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Are Paper Straws Better Than Plastic?

Are Paper Straws Better Than Plastic?

Paper Straws vs Plastic Straws It is great that we are living in a world where people want to be more environmentally conscious and aware. However, people can easily be prey to following trends through misleading information and advertising.   What’s the Deal...
PVC RESIN

PVC RESIN

Today we will answer the questions: what is PVC resin? What is PVC resin used for? and How is PVC resin made?   What is PVC Resin?  As we know from our previous article, PVC is an acronym for polyvinyl chloride. PVC resin is a white powder commonly used to...
Difference between Styrofoam™ and Polystyrene

Difference between Styrofoam™ and Polystyrene

SWhat is the Difference Between Styrofoam™ and Polystyrene? Like Typex, Q-tip or Kleenex, Styrofoam has become a household name to refer to polystyrene products, however this is a huge, common, misconception. Styrofoam™ is a Dow trade name and is actually blue in...
SBS and SEBS

SBS and SEBS

SBS and Thermoplastic Rubbers As we have discussed previously in the post called Thermoplastic Rubber, TPE is the abbreviation of the name Thermoplastic Elastomer and TPR is the abbreviation of Thermoplastic Rubber. They both have the plasticity of plastic and the...
2017 and Plastics

2017 and Plastics

Plastics Market 2017 and 2016 …well some of it… Welcome 2017! Here are some statistics about the plastics market from 2016 going into 2017. KMA SA Marketing is very excited for the plastics market in 2017 as we take hold of new opportunities and grow....
What Type of Plastic is Cellophane?

What Type of Plastic is Cellophane?

The festive season is here! I thought it would be fun to do an article that pertains not only to plastics but also to the festive season so I chose wrapping, specifically, cellophane wrapping. Cellophane is a registered trademark of Innovia Films Ltd in the UK. It was...