Dart Container Corp. is opening three new drop-off centers to recycle expanded polystyrene foam. The new sites are in Ada, Okla.; Urbana, Ill.; and Twin Falls, Idaho, the company said. The drop-off locations, which are open to the public around the clock, accept EPS in a variety of forms, including
US plastics industry urges caution on renegotiating NAFTA
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement “one of the worst things to happen to manufacturing in the United States.” Since the election, his top aides have suggested renegotiating it will be an early priority. But for the plasticsA priority for the plastics industry will likely be protecting the industry’s overall trade surplus with Mexico. Each of the industry’s four sectors — resins, products, molds and machinery — had trade surpluses with Mexico in 2015, the most recent figures are available from
What to do about an inguinal hernia
An inguinal hernia refers to a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall within the groin area (lower abdomen and upper thigh). Since the hernia is an actual hole, soft tissue from inside the abdominal cavity will protrude to the outside, resulting in a bulge. Symptoms of an inguinal hernia are often mild, and include a sharp pain or dull pressure and a sensation that something is sliding or popping in and out of the body. The soft tissue that protrudes through the hernia is usually the small or large intestine. If the intestine protruding through becomes trapped (incarcerated), it may result in increased pain. If blood is not able to get to the trapped portion of intestine, gangrene may develop, requiring emergency surgery. Patients with an incarcerated inguinal hernia will find the…
UK sales of Haitian injection moulding machines “smash” target with 320 percent increase
Sales of Haitian injection moulding machinery in the UK grew by a record 320 percent in 2016, thanks to a combination of repeat orders and an expanding customer base.
Construction posts highest jobs number since 2009
The tone varied between two reports on construction employment, but everyone agrees things are moving in the right direction.