The Growth Of Future Plastic Manufacturing In USA

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I am mad keen on recycling because I am worried about the next generation and where all this waste we are producing is going. It has to stop. I wash out my plastic containers and recycle envelopes, everything I possibly can.” – Cherie Lunghi

Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural. Plasticity is the general property of all materials that are able to irreversibly deform without breaking, but this occurs to such a degree with this class of moldable polymers that their name is an emphasis on this ability.

I think there is no one in this world that did not heard about plastic as can be found anywhere around us, from a simple bottle of water to more complex raw material found in vehicles or from parts of your t-shirt to newly raised ping pong balls that replaced celluloid recently. Being so widely spread and useful in almost any circumstances is easily to anticipate that it will play an important role in the manufacturing future.

As said above, is used in almost any industry, more of the time without us realizing the potential of this industry – and the biggest promoter of this industry with high media impact was 3D printers based on plastic as raw material. It is quite extraordinary that from a bottle that you recycle correctly now you can see 3D printing of parts of your body when you go for a medical check. Being easy to recycle it is confer a huge advantage on top of other materials and big manufacturers will try to reward you to recycle – as being left in nature can be quite harmful – despite, other materials, plastic pieces are known for their long time of discomposing or even never. Being in this circle of recycling of course it will offer a price advantage over other raw materials as we may well see that even in the auto industry a lot of your interior car contain or are totally made from plastic.

So, being such a big industry, they are strictly supervised by authorities keeping in mind that used uncontrolled can be very dangerous to our environment. So, let’s keep in mind some reasons for why recycling plastic:

Saving natural resources, production of plastics uses eight  percent of world oil production;
Reduce energy consumption – by recycling a single plastic bottle that could save your energy light bulb for six hours;
Reduce the amount of solid waste that reaches land fields;
Reducing emission of harmful chemicals into the air.

Considering the world climate and constantly raising attention over the environment protection and resource conservation, more and more companies take into consideration the development and manufacturing of their products on greater sustainability. As of that, more and more companies from plastic industries tend to increase their investments in research and development of bio plastic.

These plastics have led a niche existence so far, but considering the fluctuating oil price there is growing demand for a new generation of bio plastic for packaging. One key thing for switching to bio plastic is to replace oil based materials as oil is now a renewable resource and is being rapidly depleted. The process of manufacturing consist in renewable raw materials such as vegetables fats and oils, macrobiotic, corn starch, which can be obtained otherwise than from petrochemical raw materials. As of now it’s used mostly in fields like packaging and consumer goods. Accordingly to BCC research bio plastic grow with thirty-five percent in 2015 and it is expected to grow even more. Production of plastic based on renewable raw material is growing faster than those traditionally achieved. Based on the voice of the industry the trend is to create the same plastic that have been used for decades but from renewable resources. 

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