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Latest News on BPA (Bisphenol A) Study

Latest News on BPA (Bisphenol A) Study

FDA’s current perspective, based on its most recent safety assessment, is that BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods.   For the past two years the FDA have conducted a research program known as Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on...
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...
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...
Footwear in South Africa

Footwear in South Africa

INTERESTING FACTS ON FOOTWEAR IN SOUTH AFRICA In the 90’s South Africa had a booming shoe industry. 88 million shoes were consumed each year with 64 million pairs being manufactured in South Africa itself. The local footwear manufacturing industry employed 34 500...
Polyethylene

Polyethylene

HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE PE (Polyethylene) Polyethylene or Polythene or PE, is the world’s most popular plastics. It is a light, versatile synthetic resin made from the polymerization of ethylene. Polyethylene is a member of the important family of polyolefin resins. In...