Peeling Back Film Plastics

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The following is a shortened version of the article “Peeling Back Film Plastics” in the June 2018 issue of Plastics Engineering. To read the full article, click here: http://read.nxtbook.com/wiley/plastics_engineering/june_2018/index.html#peeling_back_film_plastics Making film plastics sustainable means balancing consumer demands with processes that ensure a greener future By Geoff Giordano Greencore can liners made with Petoskey Plastics’ three-layer technology. Courtesy of Petoskey Plastics Discussing …

Re|focus at NPE 2018

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With so much recent emphasis being put on plastic pollution in our environment, NPE 2018’s Re|focus Zone and Sustainability and Recycling Summit at this year’s event could not have come at a better time. Since the last NPE show three years ago, so many exciting improvements and innovations in recycling and sustainable plastics technology have been made. This an opportunity …

Recycling Bags Should be Everyone’s Goal

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One of the largest garbage and recycling collectors in the country had a curious message just ahead of Earth Day. Republic Services Inc.’s official Twitter account posted a photo of plastic bags in the shape of the word “No,” with a tweet saying: “Did you know? Those grocery bags cannot be recycled. Keep them — or just trash them.” I …

The Positives of Plastic

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In recent years, the plastic industry has gotten a bad reputation, particularly because of the amount of plastic waste being sent to landfills every year. A great quote from the American Chemistry Council says, “Just like you, plastics makers want to protect the environment for future generations. We’re working to ensure that plastics materials are responsibly used and then recycled-or …

Petoskey Plastics STRIVEs to Educate Students

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Educating and encouraging the success of local youth is a cause close to the hearts of many Petoskey Plastics associates. Last Tuesday, January 9th, Petoskey Plastics played host to students and mentors from the STRIVE program. After enjoying some pizza and listening to a short educational presentation, plant associates led the guests on an insightful plant tour. Students were most interested …

How Petoskey Plastics Recycles Better

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As companies become increasingly more environmentally friendly, the more often people see the words “Made with Recycled Material” on products. But what does that mean? In truth, it can mean a variety of different things. It can mean the product itself contains some amount of recycled material, the packaging is made wholly or partially of recycled material, or that recycled …

Forensic Scientists Visit Petoskey Plastics

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Michigan State Police analysts gain insight on blown film plastic construction Nineteen forensic scientists from the Michigan State Police visited Petoskey Plastics plant on Wednesday, September 27th. The scientists are analysts for the Trace Evidence and Questioned Documents units. The Questioned Documents Unit examines writing, printing, ink, paper, impressions, and other documents. The Trace Evidence Unit analyzes many types of …

Manufacturing Day

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Education and the success of local youth is a focal point of some of our most exciting community outreach programs. This recent Manufacturing Day, October 6th, is one of special significance to Petoskey Plastics, as our Hartford City facility teamed up with the Jay-Blackford Manufacturing Council to host 100 juniors and seniors from two area high schools to tour our production …