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  • Polystyrene nanoparticles affect fish behaviour and metabolism

    Fish fed polystyrene nanoparticles are less active and show changes to their brains and metabolism, according to a study by Swedish and Danish researchers. The findings suggest that nanoparticles in the environment could have a major impact on fish and aquatic ecosystems. Nanoparticles are increasingly used in consumer products, such as cosmetics, and enter the environment via sewage systems. ...

  • ASTM D6817 - 11 standard specification for rigid cellular polystyrene geofoam

    This specification presents the types, physical properties, and dimensions of rigid cellular polystyrene (RCPS) intended for use as geofoam. This specification, however, does not address the layout, placement, and workmanship for proper installation and performance of the geofoams. RCPS geofoams shall be formed by the expansion of ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Study Details Economic And Environmental Costs Of NYC Polystyrene Ban

    A new study released today finds that the ban on polystyrene foam proposed by the Bloomberg Administration will cost city businesses, consumers and tax payers nearly $100 million per year by nearly doubling food service product costs, and do little to reduce waste. According to the study, produced by research firm MB Public Affairs on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, "Total costs to ...

  • New Yorkers To Speak Out Against `Polystyrene Ban` On City Hall Steps

    The following is being released by the American Chemistry Council: WHAT: On Wednesday, a bill is expected to be introduced to the City Council that bans the use of polystyrene foam foodservice in New York City.  This ban will negatively impact small businesses, consumers and workers, will do nothing to reduce the amount of solid waste the City produces each year and will yet again increase ...

  • ASTM C578 - 11b standard specification for rigid, cellular polystyrene thermal insulation

    This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation. This specification, however, does not cover laminated products manufactured with any type of rigid board facer including ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM C578 - 11a standard specification for rigid, cellular polystyrene thermal insulation

    This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation. This specification, however, does not cover ...


    By ASTM International

  • Plastics Makers: We Welcome Opportunity to Explore Recycling Polystyrene Foam in New York City

    News reports indicate that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg may propose restrictions on the use of polystyrene foam foodservice products in New York City, ostensibly as a way to increase recycling rates. American Chemistry Council (ACC) vice president of plastics Steve Russell issued the following statement: "We would welcome the opportunity to explore polystyrene foam1 foodservice recycling ...

  • U.S. EPA settles with Chino polystyrene manufacturer $326,000 over Clean Air Act violations

    LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today settled with Tacoma, Wash.-based Premier Industries, Inc., for $326,000 to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its polystyrene manufacturing facility in Chino, ...

  • LA area polystyrene manufacturer Lifoam Industries pays $450,000 over violations of federal, state clean-air laws (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the South Coast Air Quality Management District announced that Lifoam Industries, Inc. will pay $450,000 in fines, claiming the company violated the federal Clean Air Act and state air quality laws at its polystyrene manufacturing facility at 2340 E. 52 Street in Vernon, Calif. Under the terms of a settlement entered ...

  • ASTM D5296 - 11 standard test method for molecular weight averages and molecular weight distribution of polystyrene by high performance size-exclusion chromatography

    General Utility—The molecular weight (MW) and molecular weight distribution (MWD) are fundamental characteristics of a polymer sample. They are used for a wide variety of correlations for fundamental studies, processing, or product applications. For example, the observed MWD is compared to one predicted from assumed kinetics or mechanisms for a polymerization reaction. Differences between ...


    By ASTM International

  • NEW DNase and RNase-Free Agarose Gel Scalpel

    Use these DNase and RNase-Free Disposable Plastic Scalpels from Bel-Art Products for cutting and excising selected DNA or RNA bands from agarose gels. This one tool speeds up gel processing and reduces exposure of nucleic acids to damaging UV light.  The clear polystyrene blade effortlessly and accurately excises the target bands without scratching the expensive screen of the UV ...


    By Bel-Art Products

  • SEPA construction waste disposal warning

    All waste arising from construction work must be disposed of legally. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today, after a site agent of a construction company was recently fined for knowingly causing the disposal of waste when there was no waste management licence in place.  Mr William McArthur was fined £500 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Tuesday 1 April ...

  • The Polystryrene Problem.

    Polystyrene / EPS is accepted as the most versatile packaging material available. Because it is strong, lightweight and has excellent insulation prpertiess it is the preferred material for use in many industries, particularily the fishing industry. The problem until now has been how to dispose of the used and possibly contaminated boxes. The answer has been provided by Mil-tek who have ...


    By Mil-tek

  • Axion Polymers' recycled fridge plastic makes 'cool' pencils

    Axion Polymers’ high-grade recycled polystyrene made from waste fridge plastic is being turned into millions of new sustainable pencils in the plastic recycler’s latest ‘cool’ product application. Global stationery product manufacturer BIC is using Axpoly PS01, sourced from post-consumer fridge plastic, in its new Ecolutions range of ...


    By Axion Group

  • Danone adopts green packaging technology

    Danone Canada has announced two innovations in packaging: a new ecologically-sensitive manufacturing process for its individual serving products, called "expansion," and use of a biodegradable high-density polyethylene for its yogurt packaging. These innovations are in direct response to Danone's corporate objective of reducing the company's carbon footprint by 30% by 2012. "These ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Inline shredder and production waste handling systems from Max Solution Systems

    Max Solution Systems designs and produces the production waste exhausting systems for printing, labels, packaging, card board, non-woven, plastic and can industries. The production waste will be directly exhausted from the source at the machine, will be chopped into small pieces and transported to the waste disposal (container, compactor, baling press or big bag.) The German know – who ...


    By Max Solution Systems

  • ACC Applauds New York City´s Announcement of Expanded Plastics Recycling Program

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released the following statement regarding the New York City Department of Sanitation announcement of an expanded plastics recycling initiative: "The American Chemistry Council commends the new plastics recycling initiative announced today in New York City, which reflects a growing trend of cities and communities across the country expanding the ...

  • Plastic identification codes for recycling

    All over the world, many types of plastic is commonly used. Plastic has been given a numbering category or identification code for the different types so it can be sorted accordingly. Each type of plastic melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The identification system divides plastic into seven distinct types and uses a number code generally found on the bottom of ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Waste management technics from Max Solution Systems

    Max Solution Systems designs and produces the production waste exhausting systems for printing, labels, packaging, card board, non-woven, plastic and can industries. The production waste will be directly exhausted from the source at the machine, will be chopped into small pieces and transported to the waste disposal (container, compactor, baling press or big bag.) The German know – how gives you ...


    By Max Solution Systems

  • New High Temeprature ReadyCals

    Latest edition to the PSS ReadyCal family - Fast and easy HT-GPC calibration The calibration of a GPC-system is time-consuming as it requires the accurate weighing out of a large number of different molar mass reference materials for every single calibration. PSS ReadyCals allow for the rapid preparation of reproducible calibration curves without the inconvenience of individually weighing ...

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