What Are Polymers?

What Are Polymers? What Polymers Occur In Nature? POLYMER: a chemical compound that is made of small molecules that are arranged in a simple repeating structure to form a larger molecule. Naturally Occurring Polymers To know what a polymer structure looks Continue reading What Are Polymers?

Machined Plastic Parts Provide Solutions for Noise Reduction

On the floor of production and manufacturing facility environments loud noises are an OSHA concern as they can be an issue for the health and safety of workers. In these situations, parts machined from thermoplastics can provide an design option that can greatly reduce noise levels and improve conditions. Continue reading Machined Plastic Parts Provide Solutions for Noise Reduction

Bayer Material Science Now Covestro

As a distributor of Engineering Plastics AIN Plastics has had a long and great relationship with Bayer Material Science. Now, we here at AIN are pleased to be carrying on this same great relationship with Covestro. The company formerly known as Bayer Continue reading Bayer Material Science Now Covestro

Hurricane Potential Reminds Us to Prepare

The US has had a few quiet years in terms of hurricanes, but now that we have Erika causing damage and we look back at the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina it’s time to review. Are we ready for a hurricane, Continue reading Hurricane Potential Reminds Us to Prepare

What is Fracking and How does it Work?

Fracking is a slang term for hydraulic fracturing, a process that maximizes the output of natural gas and oil wells to make them productive. How does hydraulic fracturing work? When a well is fractured, an operator pumps a mixture of water, Continue reading What is Fracking and How does it Work?

Engineering Plastics use Grows in Food Processing Equipment

Engineering Plastics continue to replace metals as key components in food processing equipment. Plastics are often lighter and able to outlast traditional metal parts. A quick look through the variety of plastics available in today’s market shows an increasing number Continue reading Engineering Plastics use Grows in Food Processing Equipment

A Little Acrylic Helps a Scout Become an Eagle Scout

AIN Plastics, a Division of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA. It sounds huge doesn’t it? Well, it is. ThyssenKrupp Materials NA is part of a global company that includes divisions for aerospace, elevators, materials services and much more. But there is also Continue reading A Little Acrylic Helps a Scout Become an Eagle Scout

How Sales Reps Help You Find the Right Plastic Material

Have you set down with a plastics sales person only to find your sales rep hits you with question after question about your application? Why is that? Good sales people will ask probing questions about what you need, but in Continue reading How Sales Reps Help You Find the Right Plastic Material

AIN Plastics “Get Framed” Event

Gabarron Carriage House Center for the Arts in Manhattan is not the place you might typically think of to go to when you want to find out about plastics, but on June 6, 2013 this Manhattan Art Gallery hosted the Continue reading AIN Plastics “Get Framed” Event

Machined or Molded Plastic Parts – What Are the Differences?

A plastic part by any other name would still be a plastic part, wouldn’t it? Yes it would. But the way those plastic parts produced; either by molding plastic parts or by machining plastic parts are dramatically different. Those differences Continue reading Machined or Molded Plastic Parts – What Are the Differences?