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Fall Colors in Northern Michigan


Once again northern Michigan has made it into the Top 10 places to visit. TripAdvisor has named recommendations for fall color tours nationwide with Traverse City, MI rolling in at No. 6.  To see the compete list click here. Below are some pictures from Mr. Chain's backyard.

Trivia Finale

Answers to last weeks questions!

1) Composite. 2) Formica. 3) Laminate. 4) Jewel case. 5) Polyester. 

Can you go 7 for 7?

1) Plastic encasing a product against a cardboard sheet is called bubble pack or this more painful name.

2) Polypropylene containers melt at 320 deg., so they are safe to put in this appliance that uses 140-degree water

3) What is the most recent chain added to the product line-up?

4) The "V" in PVC, it's energy-efficient because it's made more of salt than petroleum

5) Dow Chemicals says this trademarked polystyrene insulation material isn't used to make cups, as often thought

6) Used in plastic bags (and Mr. Chain products), HDPE & LDPE stand for these two types of "polyethylene"

7) How many sizes of stanchions does Mr. Chain currently manufacture and sell?

Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by .

1) Blister pack. 2) A dishwasher. 3) Glo-Chain 4) Vinyl. 5) Styrofoam. 6) High density and low density. 7) Four.

Plastic Trivia Questions and Answers

How did you do last week?

1) Cork. 2) A bean bag (chair)

3) Christo (pictured right) 4) Paper. 5) Glad.

Check out this weeks questions below! Stay tuned for the answers later this week.

1) General term for a substance made of 2 or more materials, like glass inside a plastic matrix.

2) Trademark name for a laminated heat-resistant plastic used for counter tops & flooring.

3) It often means to cover in clear plastic, like a driver's license or library card.

4) A hinged plastic case designed to hold a compact disk and usually a printed insert or liner.

5) Encarta says clothes with a high content of this plastic fiber "became popular in the 1970s."


Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by

Plastic Trivia 8


Looking forward to your answers!
Come back Friday for the correct answers !


1) An 1890s bottle cap invented by William Painter was lined with this; plastic-lined ones appeared years later.

2) Also known as the Sacco chair, it was designed by Zanotta of Milan & featured a bag filled with plastic beads.

3) In 1983 he skirted 11 islands in Biscayne Bay with sheets of pink plastic.

4) Your average U.S. municipal landfill is over 40% of this product, way more than plastic or metal.

5) How you feel when you're happy, or the joy of putting trash in this product's garbage bags, the first plastic ones sold.


Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by


Written by Alex Bower — August 28, 2012

Plastic Trivia 7 Answers

Here are the answers to Wednesday's questions?

How did you do?

1) Hula hoop.

2) A Petri dish.

3) Celluloid.

4) A protractor.

5) Rubik's Cube.

Plastic Trivia 7

Please comment your answers to these trivia questions.

Stay tuned, the correct answers will be posted Friday!

1) Wham-O still sells this hip-hugging plastic toy, though not 25 million in 4 months, like when it debuted in 1958.

2) These small glass or plastic dishes used to culture microorganisms are named for a German bacteriologist.

3) Alexander Parkes developed this synthetic plastic material in 1856.

4) You can draw & measure angles with this, often a semicircular piece of transparent plastic.

5) Many books offered step-by-step solutions to this 6-sided plastic puzzle.

Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by

Written by Alex Bower — August 22, 2012

Plastic Trivia Week 6

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 .

1) A whiffle ball. 2) A Sit 'n Spin. 3) Mulch. 4) A nanotube. 5) A moth.

Plastic Trivia Week 5

1) Dustin Hoffman learns about plastics & then busts up a wedding in this classic 1967 film.


2) In 1951 this company put its Elmer's glue into a plastic squeeze bottle with an orange top.

3) In plastic that's heated, the molecules move around and get tangled, reducing the area of the plastic around an object; hence the name. (The category was "Everyday technology").

4) This trademarked DuPont technology protects each fiber of a carpet to prevent stains; you might know it better from cookware.

5) In a line of plastic dolls, her name precedes "Pocket."

Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by .

1). "The Graduate." 2) Borden's. 3) Shrink wrap.
4) Teflon. 5) Polly.

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Plastic Trivia Week 4

1) Don Featherstone was the ingenious creator of these pink plastic lawn decorations. (Click here to see Mr. Chain's lawn and garden products!)

2) Plastic containers for leftover food that are fit for a "party" (The category was "The best little "ware" house).

3) "Mr. Flexibility" could have been another name for this popular DC comics star who premiered in 1941.

4) In 1982 this aluminum foil company introduced its product plastic wrap.

5) Despite its name, this Wooster, Ohio housewares company makes most of its products from plastic.

How'd you do this time?

Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by .

1) Pink flamingos. 2) Tupperware. 3) Plastic Man.
4) Reynolds. 5) Rubbermaid.

Plastic Trivia Week 3

1) Andy Warhol said of these, "Plastic's better than dirty, used money."

2) Australia was the first country to start making bills out of this. They improve security and last much longer than paper bills, if you don't spend them.

3) I am having a sky light made from this, a trademarked name for transparent plastic.

4) In 1961 Wham-O introduced this 25-foot-long plastic sheet to America's backyards.

5) Peter Hodgson Sr. saw the appeal of synthetic rubber that bounced & sold it in a plastic egg under this name.

Answers and questions from the "Jeopardy!" game show provided by .

1) Credit cards. 2) Plastic. 3) Lucite. 4) Slip 'n Slide.
5) Silly Putty.

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