IDES, a provider of plastics data management services, announced a release of over 2,000 new plastic material property datasheets on its website, Prospector. Data are presented in ASTM, ISO, and CAMPUS® formats with options to display English or SI units. Supported by the plastics industry, IDES offers the searchable catalog with an inventory of data covering 45,517 plastic materials from 390 global suppliers. The subscription-based directory includes trade name, product name, and detailed property and processing information used to describe a given plastic. Check out www.ides.com/data.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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