Monthly Archives: July 2017

Plastics Today: “Consumer demand for premium products driving automotive interior materials market”

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The aesthetics, comfort and noise and vibration insulation properties of automotive interiors are becoming increasingly important to consumers. The global automotive interior material market is expected to witness significant growth through 2024, according to a new report from Coherent Market Insights (Seattle), “Automotive Interior Materials Market—Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook and Opportunity Analysis, 2016-2024.”

 

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Rubber & Plastics News, “PVC alternatives spur Eldon James’ growth”

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DENVER — Eldon James Corp. decided to go against the grain 30 years ago, and that decision is paying dividends now that the tubing industry has evolved.

The firm decided not to make products using polyvinyl chloride, rather utilizing innovative polyethylenes and thermoplastic elastomers under its Flexelene brand to produce a family of cleaner tubing products.

“I was concerned about PVCs and the effects on the health of humans,” Eldon James President Marcia Coulson said. “In the evaluation it was very clear to me that this is a much better alternative. Something we could believe in and lead the way in introducing it to the market. That was very fulfilling.”

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KREM 2, “Verify: Is it safe to drink water from a hose?”

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SPOKANE, Wash. — On a hot summer day of yard work, have you ever thought about taking a swig of water out of your garden hose?

A recent study shows that even if the water is perfectly fine there may be things inside your hose that could make you or your family sick.

City of Spokane Water Department officials said any water that comes from your house should be perfectly fine. It is tested regularly and thoroughly before it ever makes it way to your neighborhood straight to the tap or to the faucet outside.

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