Thermoforming is the process of heating sheets of plastic until the material is pliable. The plastic is then moulded and trimmed into a variety of items, like packaging, cups and utensils, and heavier items like fridge linings, shower cubicles and permanent structural components.Continue reading
Oil shale production and the local (US) oil shale industry get a significant boost from rising oil prices. This is due to increased attention and subsequent demand being placed on the country as a result of being seen (or sourced) as a viable crude oil alternative. Consequently, the success and boom of the industry is heavily dependent on the price of crude oil remaining relatively high. Continue reading
What is Shale Oil?
Shale oil is an unconventional and sometimes controversial source of energy. This form of crude oil is obtained by mining a field above or below the earth; in cases where the oil is beneath the earth, fracturing or a heating process is used to extract it. Mining this type of crude oil is more expensive than regular oil drilling; however, it does enable a company to drill for oil reserves that were previously inaccessible.Continue reading
Everyone has heard of it, and almost everyone has used it at one time or another in some form, but not many people actually know what it is. Crude oil is the name for oil that comes directly out of the ground. It is also known as unprocessed oil, or petroleum.Continue reading
Did you know that in the United States alone, utility companies repaired almost 480,000 gas pipe leaks for the year 2013? This included repairs to both gas mains and gas pipelines. What’s worse, it is estimated that another 105,000 need repairs. Continue reading
A new report by BCC Research, a marketing research company out of Massachusetts that specializes in science and technology, predicts that consumption of thermoformed plastics is set to grow at an amazing rate. The short of it is: an estimated 7.3 billion pounds of thermoformed plastics was consumed in 2013, with 7.6 billion estimated for 2014. They predict a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3%, meaning that in 2019 the world will demand an astonishing 9.4 billion pounds of thermoformed plastic. Continue reading