THE VALUE OF PLASTICS

August 9, 2019

ENERGY EFFICIENCY Plastics require less energy to produce than glass, paper, wood, metal and more. Many plastics also save energy during their use. Food packed in material other than plastics such as glass or paper weighs 4 times more, has double the related energy consumption, triple the greenhouse gas emissions, and increased food waste. Energy efficiency of modern vehicles could not be achieved without the use of plastics. This includes lighter automotive components, light-weighted packaging, reduced weight in aircraft and more.

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United Laboratories Inc.

Since 1964 United Laboratories, Inc. has been a leader in the specialty chemical business offering more than 300 innovative products. In the 70’s, United was first in the industry to introduce citrus-based cleaners named Solar Solvents. In the 80’s, United introduced enzyme-based products called Zyme-Line. As your responsible solutions partner, United's most recent introductions are leading the way with ground-breaking new technologies, such as safer alternatives to phosphoric and hydrochloric acid-based products called Earth Smart® Acid (ESA) and our latest, patent-pending SMART SOLVE™ products, which are VOC-free, NPE-free and Earth Smart®. Both of these product lines prove once again that we can provide our customers with products that are safer to use and safer for the environment, while still maintaining or exceeding the performance quality expected of our products. United leads the industry when it comes to running a strong service-oriented sales operation. We are the company tha

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