History of Manufacturing

The History of Concrete

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Imagine the world without concrete. No highways, roads, parking lots, or bridges; and no way to get from point A to point B. Concrete is crucial to the way the world functions today in various other ways than transportation too. Take a quick look at the Google images search for "warehouse floor." Wh .....

The History of Plastic

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Did you know that most fleece jackets are made out of recycled plastic soda bottles? Or that we use about one trillion plastic bags worldwide each year? Plastic is used in more aspects of our lives than we could ever imagine. From artificial turf for your lawn to massive spaceships, there are more i .....

The History of Packing Peanuts

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Packing peanuts were invented in 1965 by Dow Chemical. What are Packing Peanuts and How are Packing Peanuts Made? There are two types of packing peanuts, those made from foam, and those made from starches like corn or grain sorghum. Polystyrene-based packing peanuts were invented in 1965 and have b .....

The History of Bubble Wrap

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You've been riveted by our looks into the history of shipping materials with the history of cardboard boxes and the history of tape, but let's venture inside the box now and look at the world's favorite packing material: bubble wrap! When Was Bubble Wrap Invented? Bubble wrap hasn't been around for .....

The History of Wire Baskets

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When Was Wire Invented? A cylindrical and flexible strand of metal, evidence of wire has been found in archaeological sites dating back 5,000 years ago. Initially, wire was used in jewelry. Metal strips would be pushed through holes in stone beads so the metal would fold over into a tube shape. The .....