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Plastic

A slang term for a credit card, especially when being used to make frivolous or luxurious purchases.
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Because the chemical bonds--or links--between the molecules are strong, the plastic is durable.
In these times of environmental woe, turning plants into biodegradable plastics would really prove a blessing.
Characteristics such as memory, low weight, elasticity and resistance to wear and corrosion make plastics ideal for many pattern applications.
In tests run there, melamine grade plastic was run continuously on a mold surface for 65 minutes at 60 psi air pressure.
Retailers and plastic manufacturers say that customers inherently resist change and that it took a few years for Americans to break with tradition and accept the plastic grocery bag.
Prohibited materials can include metal paper clips and staples as well as plastics found in report covers and in other filing applications.
There is one obstacle, however, according to Roland Loh, a global applications specialist for plastic foam manufacturer Owens Coming and principal investigator in the company's search for environmentally benign nanocomposite foam products, and that is one particular property of C[O.
In fact, Cundiff says that plenty of work is underway by American Plastics Council member companies to develop predictive engineering tools and algorithms that will make computer-aided engineering (CAE) available for plastics in a way that's analogous to steel.
If you can't kick the paper or plastic habit, and find recycling bags to be a hassle, the next best thing to do is to reuse them.
Call it beginner's luck (I can only hope it wasn't), but I landed six out of my eight keeper bass, including a nice sand bass, the first time out throwing plastic.
However, of the total volume of plastic entering the waste stream, only 3.
Through the independent auditor, GreenOrder, we were also able to see clear positive environmental results from working with GE Plastics," said Lauckner.