Parducci Wine Cellars has converted to 100 percent solar and wind power to run its winery. The company transferred all of its energy needs to non-polluting, renewable sources by supplementing its on-site solar power with Green-E certified wind energy purchased from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Parducci says the conversion has done the equivalent of removing 172 cars from the road for a year or planting 242 acres of trees.
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year’s Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware, experts said this week.
Many of the materials in this slideshow are resins or elastomers, plus reinforced materials, styrenics, and PLA masterbatches. Applications range from automotive and aerospace to industrial, consumer electronics and wearables, consumer goods, medical and healthcare, as well as sporting goods, and materials for protecting food and beverages.
While many larger companies are still reluctant to rely on wireless networks to transmit important information in industrial settings, there is an increasing acceptance rate of the newer, more robust wireless options that are now available.
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