1) Your first bat & ball set may have included this perforated plastic ball that doesn't go very far.
2) This toy from Hasbro uses 2 revolving plastic discs around an axis.
3) The material that's laid down where pineapples are planted keeps weeds off, retains warmth, & keeps moisture in; though it's a strip of plastic rather than organic material, it's called this.
4) The reactor is doing a green chemistry trick invented at Argonne--it's using plastic bags to create these, cylinders 50,000 times thinner than a hair, to increase the surface area & the power of batteries.
5) Camphor is used to make plastics, but it's also a common repellent for these clothes-munchers.
Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by J-Archive.com .
1) A whiffle ball. 2) A Sit 'n Spin. 3) Mulch. 4) A nanotube. 5) A moth.
After many months and hard work by the team at Mr. Chain and Shopify we are happy to introduce our NEW face on the internet.
Ryan Schultz, took on much of the "behind the scenes" technical work with the help of Shopify's Tim Britt. Shirley Singletary and Alex Bower worked hard on editing and loading pictures while Bambi Steffen and Brian Majestic reviewed product descriptions, prices and specifications. We went live for the first time Friday, June 15.
The newest addition to Mr. Chain safety products will become part of our Nighttime Safety Collection. This multipurpose Snap Reflector is a 2" diameter medallion with nighttime reflective tape on both sides. It's a one piece molded part with a handy snap hook on the top which can be snapped or clipped onto anything that will fit into the hook design.
The Snap Reflector's primary purpose and use is to snap onto a chain link, plastic or metal, for nighttime visibility. Although, with its unique design and a little imagination, this new part can work with an endless amount of applications. A few examples would be: backpacks, jacket loops, or bicycles, adding to its purpose of nighttime safety and awareness.
Let us know what other ways you have come up with to use the Snap Reflector.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations."
What is Mr. Chain doing?
M R Products, Inc. (M R Products), trade name Mr. Chain, recognizes its responsibility to promote conservation. We also recognize that, as a manufacturer of plastic products, we need to do whatever we can to promote recycling and reduce waste to increase sustainability. We are committed to the safety of the people who make our products, those who use our products, the protection of our planet and the environment we live in. Our processes and products reflect these fundamental philosophies. We have chosen to make environmental responsibility part of our corporate business operating philosophy, starting with these goals:
1. Waste minimization - M R Products uses a material handling system that maintains product purity and reduces waste. Any extra material produced as part of the manufacturing process is reused in another product. Significant improvements have been made to the manufacturing facilities in the last two years that reduce energy used for heating and cooling. M R Products installed its own water tower to recycle and reuse all the water used in the manufacturing process to cool the machinery. Additionally, more efficient lighting has been installed along with insulating all warehouse buildings to eliminate heat loss while increasing efficiency.
2. Consumer and employee safety - Colors used in the manufacturing process have been reformulated to eliminate heavy metals for the safety of consumers. These standards meet or exceed all federal and state requirements for product safety. We have instituted safety training for all our employees and plans are underway to add additional fire prevention and protection to our facilities.
3. Recycling - Almost all our products are made from high density polyethylene. Therefore, we have added the following international recycling symbol to the bases of all our posts and stanchions. All scrap material is reused and with consistent efforts of all employees, new recycling practices have been implemented and are continually executed.
Our current environmental policies and practices serve to protect our employees, our customers and the sustainability of our planet. We will actively maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations to develop even more efficient systems and formulations. M R Products, Inc., trade name Mr. Chain, will continue to factor safety, conservation, recycling, and sustainability in meeting the needs and standards of the future.
Plastic manufacturing can be a dangerous industry if necessary precautions are not taken. In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a increased number of accidents in our particular industry while many others have seen a gradual decline in incidents over the past few years. There are a number of reasons for a plant to be unsafe. One that we encounter often is the heavy equipment and molds often weighing 1000-3000 lbs. With the efforts of our plant manager and general foreman, M R Products has prevented many injuries. See some common practices below.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)-Every employee or visitor that enters the plant must wear safety glasses at all times. Additionally, studies on new machines are preformed to pinpoint the necessary PPE to be worn while operating that machine.
Workplace Safety Program-M R Products has implemented a workplace safety program to minimize injuries or damage to property.
Operator Rotation-In an effort to prevent repetitive motion injuries, machine operators are required to work a different station every day.
Clean and Organized Plant-Plant Manager, Dennis Stacey, has made it a personal goal to urge his employees to maintain a clean and organized plant. With minimal obstacles and clean, dry floors, many injuries are prevented daily.