It's the Rheo Thing
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Over the last couple of years, Eastman Chemical has battled on many fronts (legal and otherwise) with a University of Texas - Austin neuroscience professor, George Bittner, over whether or not their Tritan copolymers can exhibit estrogenic activity. I won't go over any of the technical issues on horribly flawed Bittner's research methods are. Those interested can read my past posts [*]. I'm just writing briefly today that it put a smile on my face to read that Eastman is expanding their Tritan […]
Today I have a very special interview with "The Polymer Babe". Apparently she is the twin-sister-separated-at-birth of "The Food Babe". I think you will soon seen the similarities in their looks and personalities. The Polymer BabeJohn: You have some strong opinions about what should and should not be in polymeric materials. Can you explain?Polymer Babe (PB): Certainly. I believe that nothing that can be eaten or drunk by a person should be in polymers. No food whatsoever.John: Why do you feel […]
One of the claimed advantages of polymeric currency is the increased difficulty to forge the notes. While forging the notes might be more difficult, it is apparently pretty easy to alter them as can be seen in this image:SourceI think it's a pretty well done. It's just a little bit early for April's Fools day however. (Know anyone brave enough to ask him for his reaction?)Previous YearsMarch 25, 2014 - More Exaggerations about Ocean TrashMarch 25, 2010 - What Are The Odds?
A couple of recent online reports highlight the "interesting" times that plastics recycling faces. (By "interesting", I'm referring to the infamous non-Chinese, Chinese curse of living in interesting times.)First, the good news: The American Chemistry Council is reporting that the recycling rates for plastic films took a nice jump up last year of over 11%. The research organization that performed the study "attributes the gain to a combination of increased collection and more comprehensive […]
The United States right now is going through "March Madness", the time of year when the annual college basketball tournament takes place. 64 teams are placed in a single-elimination bracket and over 3 weeks, the national champion is decided. But that is not "the Madness". Instead, "the Madness" comes from all the betting pools that are formed in the workplace or with friends. You get a empty sheet with the pairings and have to pick the winner of all 63 games before the first whistle is blown […]
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