Plastrac Offers Insight on the Plastics Used in Apollo 11


Edgemont, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/25/2019 -- Plastrac is a devoted manufacturer focused on creating cost efficient plastics processing solutions for their clients. With the recent anniversary of the first humans to step foot on the moon, the company has been reflecting on the innovations plastic has provided the world. If it was not for the plastic in the astronaut's equipment, Apollo 11 may not have been a success. Now, Plastrac is providing a closer look at the historical benefits of plastics processing in Apollo 11's moon landing.

The astronauts' gear needed to be extremely durable, which is why polycarbonate plastic was used. For instance, Buzz Aldrin's and Neil Armstron's helmets were made from high-optical quality plastic. Within the visor contraptions, the visors had ultraviolet stabilized polycarbonate plastic that filters light and rejects UV and infrared rays. This visor was essential in protecting the astronauts from micrometeoroids and falling off lunar surfaces.

The seating within Apollo 11 was also made of polyurethane-silicone plastic. The memory foam seats were not only comfortable, but light weight for the sake of space ship. Less fuel is needed and it's easier to lift off the ground with more lightweight equipment. In fact, there's no denying that plastic played an integral role in the astronaut's successful journey to the moon.

Plastic processing continues to pioneer technological advancements today. In 2019, the first integrated recycler and 3D printer was installed at the International Space Station. The printer transforms plastic products into feedstock which prints new products.

Triumphant advancements are being made each and every day because of plastic processing. With over fifty years of experience in plastics processing, Plastrac dedicates their work to providing high-quality processing blending solutions for their customers around the world. To learn more information, visit today.

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With over a combined five decades serving the plastics industry, Plastrac provides innovative and sophisticated technological blending solutions for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding applications. Not only do their American-made Auto-Discâ„¢ systems feature easy-to-use machinery to meet all their clients' blending requirements, but their dedicated team offers the assistance and support to help achieve consistently high-quality results.

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