Archive | Choosing Plastic Materials


Product Highlight: PETG See-thrus

In its natural state, Polyethylene terephthalate (also known as PET, PETE, and PETG) is a colorless, semi-crystalline resin. After processing, it becomes semi-rigid to rigid and becomes a very light weight material ideal for FDA compliant food and beverage containers and thermoforming applications. It’s has higher impact strength than acrylic and is more cost effective […]

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Plastics for the food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry has very specific standards that plastics must adhere to. Thankfully there we have plastic materials that meet FDA regulations and are manufactured to withstand demanding environments and chemical wash-downs: UHMW Plastics Also known as high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a tough, wear resistant plastic with a low coefficient of […]

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Should the Winter Olympics replace ice with plastics to even the playing field?

The 2018 Winter Olympics may be over but people are talking about ways to help even the playing field to eliminate bias towards colder countries. Many winter Olympic sports are played on ice, and this seemingly gives an unfair advantage to countries where cold temperatures are common. Could ice surfaces, bobsled, and skeleton tracks be […]

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plastics material selection

Choosing the BEST material

Successful companies are continually seeking to evaluate each area of operation for effectiveness and efficiency. From technology, to operations, to personnel, success is built on continual improvement and adaptation. One of the many areas ACI Plastics is a critical partner in the success of our customers is by assisting to make improvements in material selection. […]

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