This press release led me to a very well executed teaching resource for anyone interested in plastics.
Connecticut Plastics, Inc. is a fabricator located in Wallingford, CT and specialized in the precision machining of parts from engineering thermoplastic materials. They've incorporated into their web site a Learning Center that's chock-full of excellent information. The original idea, apparently, was to provide a learning resource for their employees, but the site provides a wealth of knowledge for other interested folks.
The Learning Center offers five sections:
- An Introduction to Plastics
- The Ultimate Polymer Science Guide
- The Ultimate Chemistry Homework Helper
- Chemistry Resources on the Web
- Engineering Information and Resources
Here's a suggestion. If there are young people in your life who will need to make career-path decisions, make sure their aware of the Ultimate Chemistry Homework Helper. And, ask them not to leave the Connecticut Plastics' Learning Center without taking the time to review the Engineering Information section. We really need to get more smart young people excited about science and engineering, and this resource can help.
Connecticut Plastics has done a Good Thing here.