Fun Fact Friday – Pasta!
I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t love pasta. Even the pickiest of toddlers enjoy the delicious, hearty, carb-filled food. October 17, 2017 was national pasta day. Mark your calendars next year to celebrate if you didn’t this past Tuesday! And as if having pasta in our lives wasn’t great enough, it comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes for our enjoyment. To make that possible, we rely on extrusion.
Each pasta–just like each plastic profile–comes from its uniquely shaped die.
Extrusion is part of our everyday lives–even our dinner plates! For pasta extrusions, reach out to your local grocery store. For your plastic extrusion needs, reach out to Formtech.
Formtech Athens Will Reopen 9/12, after Irma
Formtech’s Athens, Georgia plant will close early today, September 11, 2017, as Tropical Storm Irma passes through the Georgia area. The plant will plan to reopen tomorrow, September 12. If you need to reach someone immediately, please contact us or call the Stow office at 330-688-2171.
Our thoughts are with everyone in the storm’s path, including in the Athens, Georgia area.
Truline Office Closed Until Further Notice, after Irma
Truline’s office in Naples, FL is closed until further notice, due to Hurricane Irma. Please contact Scott Yeany at 706-316-2438 for immediate assistance, or call Formtech’s corporate headquarters at 330-688-2171.
We are happy to report that all of our Truline family is safe following this devastating storm. Our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Irma and those who may still yet be affected by Tropical Storm Irma.
Fun Fact Friday – NBA Wears Plastic Bottles Thanks to Nike
Nike never ceases to amaze us–did you know that the famous Nike swoosh was designed by a female college student in 1971 for $35? How about that they are now the official partner of the NBA, taking over from Adidas? Recently, Nike revealed the new jerseys for the 2017-18 season, and each uniform contains about 20 recycled PET bottles. The uniforms are spun together with a combination of Alpha Yarns and recycled polyester which is not only environmentally friendly, but wicks sweat 30% faster than current NBA uniforms as Nike claims.
This isn’t the first time Nike has used recycled PET in jerseys. Since 2010, Nike claims to have diverted more than 3 billion plastic bottles including uniforms for the U.S. basketball team during the Summer Olympics and the U.S. Women’s soccer team in the FIFA World Cup. The manufacturing process uses 30% less energy by utilizing recycled polyester rather than virgin polyester, benefiting Nike and saving plastic from landfills each year.
It seems as though Nike has started yet another trend: Adidas is jumping on the recycled plastic bandwagon as well with the 2017 release of their “Parley” running shoes, using about 11 PET bottles throughout each shoe from plastic found in the ocean.
Click here for the article from Plastics Technology.
PGA Championship Bridgestone Invitational
Bridgestone Invitational – Firestone Country Club
Thursday Aug 3 – Sunday Aug 6, 2017
Are you planning to visit Akron for the PGA Bridgestone Invitational? Some of the top golfers in the world will compete for this year for a combined purse of $9,750,000. Will Dustin Johnson repeat as champion? Will the winner claim more than Johnson’s $1,620,000 2016 winnings?
Will Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, or Matt Kuchar dethrone Dustin Johnson this year? These are all great questions, and we all will have to wait until the tournament to get the answers. One thing is certain; there will be outstanding golf played during the four days of the tournament!
Formtech Enterprises is proud to have started our company over 47 years ago in a 5,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio, making custom plastic extrusions for a small number of customers. Today, Formtech has two manufacturing facilities in Athens, Georgia and Fairview, Pennsylvania and maintains a corporate headquarters location in Stow, Ohio. We are proud of our roots, and thankful for our good customers.
We are experts in plastic extrusion, and work with both current and prospective customer partners early in the design process to provide design for manufacturing assistance. Formtech is committed to innovation, and work every day to keep our customers at the forefront in technology through high-quality, custom, plastic extrusions.
If you are planning to be in Akron the week of the tournament and would like to learn more about Formtech custom plastic profile extrusions, give us a call at 330-688-2171. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about any plastic extrusion needs you have! And….enjoy the tournament!