Don’t Take Away My Straw!

By: Frank Caprio | On: January 15, 2019

Bio-based polymers to the rescue… Bio-based polymers – polymers made from biological sources – have been around for ages. Starch and cellulose are two common examples. However, the recent

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Metal Alloys: Terminators to Hoses

By: Erik Kane | On: July 17, 2018

Remember when we all wondered how the T-1000 was able to liquefy, shapeshift, and repair itself in Terminator 2 back in 1991?  We’re told in the film that this

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The Shadow of the Chemical Emperor

By: Erik Kane | On: June 6, 2018

  Okay so maybe “Chemical Emperor” is a bit of a dramatic title… but it’s hard to downplay the fact that China has taken the entire chemical world by

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Types of Expansion Devices

By: Frank Caprio | On: August 24, 2016

Many types of expansion devices are used in industrial applications. Why are they necessary? As piping systems heat and cool, they experience changes in length caused by thermal expansion

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Hose Handling Issues at Chemical Plants

By: Andrew Veri | On: August 4, 2016

Using metal hose in chemical plants is ideal. Metal hose is used in a wide variety of applications in some of the harshest industrial environments. Stainless steel hose can

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