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Who would I go to cheaply manufacture paperthin slips of plastic? They would be approximately 3/4 inch by 2 1/2 inch and have some added features. The plastic would be along the lines of what you see in file folder label holders.
 

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Who would I go to cheaply manufacture paperthin slips of plastic? They would be approximately 3/4 inch by 2 1/2 inch and have some added features. The plastic would be along the lines of what you see in file folder label holders.
Have you searched "plastics" or "plastic" on the forum here to see if you can pull out some nuggets, someone may have some experience in it.
 

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Who would I go to cheaply manufacture paperthin slips of plastic? They would be approximately 3/4 inch by 2 1/2 inch and have some added features. The plastic would be along the lines of what you see in file folder label holders.
The plastic that is used to make those label holders is
Acrylic.

It is available in sheets as thin as 0.2mm, which is paper thin.

If you want to write on it, there are different types of paper thin plastic.

Doing a search on Google should be your first step.

Walter
 

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I dont agree with your titel, the end is with plastics, the hole occean is filled up with that crap the future lies with bioplastics (plastics made out of biodegradible materials).
 

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I dont agree with your titel, the end is with plastics, the hole occean is filled up with that crap the future lies with bioplastics (plastics made out of biodegradible materials).
It is a pity that biodegradable plastics have been so long ignored. They have been in commercial existence since very early in the 20th century.

Currently, there is a lot of work being done to improve on the practicality of using Casein, (made from milk) as a packaging material.

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I dont agree with your titel, the end is with plastics, the hole occean is filled up with that crap the future lies with bioplastics (plastics made out of biodegradible materials).
There has been a massive increase in the quantity of biodegradable drinking straws I've sold in the last year. Even places that aren't typically known for their environmental awareness are picking up on the trend due to customer requests.

That being said, at this moment in time, the paper biodegradable straws are absolutely AWFUL for usage in alcohol based cocktails. There is a big opportunity here to design on that doesn't crumble into paste halfway through a highball cocktail.
 

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@raritee

Step back for a second and ponder your opening post. You busted into an entrepreneurial forum, exclaim that the future is in plastics, and then ask everybody where you can get some.

We’re not sure what you’re trying to do. Surely you don’t expect the forum to dump a list of suppliers in your lap, pat you on the butt and send you off into the sunset to collect millions. Try starting a progress thread so we can engage with you.
 

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I dont agree with your titel, the end is with plastics, the hole occean is filled up with that crap the future lies with bioplastics (plastics made out of biodegradible materials).
I was going to say the same thing. I've seen some stuff recently people promoting to get rid of plastics in the home and suggestion alternatives to use. And yes there publishing all the scenes of plastic waste in the ocean, lakes, other places.
 

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It is a pity that biodegradable plastics have been so long ignored. They have been in commercial existence since very early in the 20th century.

Currently, there is a lot of work being done to improve on the practicality of using Casein, (made from milk) as a packaging material.

Walter
Im seriosly thinking of starting a startup on this, i truely believe something needs to change in the world if we hoop to keep living here for the next few generations, only Iv got alot to do i know nearly nothing about bioplastics so iv got alot of research to do and i need to find a fastlane or at least economcy viable way to make it happen.
 

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Im seriosly thinking of starting a startup on this, i truely believe something needs to change in the world if we hoop to keep living here for the next few generations, only Iv got alot to do i know nearly nothing about bioplastics so iv got alot of research to do and i need to find a fastlane or at least economcy viable way to make it happen.
Some of these products have been undergoing development for years, sometimes at the cost of millions.

If you do some Google searching you might find information that could give you ideas.

For example, foam pillows are currently made of either naturally occurring latex rubber which is biodegradable, or else polyurethane foam, which is not.

Casein, made from milk, can be made into a moldable foam very similar to latex foam in feel and function. It needs an additive to make it moldable, and at this stage in development, ordinary clay seems to be the best. That particular process has been patented, but it might be possible to get past that.

If baked at high temperature it becomes very much like ceramic.

Strange things can be done, with biodegradables, but for non-chemists, putting them to novel uses is the big challenge.

Walter
 

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What I would love to see with plastics is a way to get it out of our food and drink so we can still continue to reproduce as a species in 100 years.

When a chemical affects your hormones, it's called an endocrine disruptor. And it turns out that many of the compounds used to make plastic soft and flexible (like phthalates) or to make them harder and stronger (like Bisphenol A, or BPA) are consummate endocrine disruptors. Phthalates and BPA, for example, mimic estrogen in the bloodstream. If you're a man with a lot of phthalates in his system, you'll produce less testosterone and fewer sperm. If exposed to phthalates in utero, a male fetus's reproductive system itself will be altered: He will develop to be less male.
What Happens If We Hit Sperm Count Zero? (just a quick google but there is tons of proper research on this).
 

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It’s George Bailey!! He finally realized after all these years that plastics is where it’s at.

On a serious note do you normally go to people’s houses, knock on the door and yell about the future while simultaneously asking questions that literally don’t have a right or wrong answer?

Where should I produce x at.. well pick a country... you could most likely produce it there if you have enough money/power...
 

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@raritee

Step back for a second and ponder your opening post. You busted into an entrepreneurial forum, exclaim that the future is in plastics, and then ask everybody where you can get some.

We’re not sure what you’re trying to do. Surely you don’t expect the forum to dump a list of suppliers in your lap, pat you on the butt and send you off into the sunset to collect millions. Try starting a progress thread so we can engage with you.
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It’s George Bailey!! He finally realized after all these years that plastics is where it’s at.

On a serious note do you normally go to people’s houses, knock on the door and yell about the future while simultaneously asking questions that literally don’t have a right or wrong answer?

Where should I produce x at.. well pick a country... you could most likely produce it there if you have enough money/power...
Some of you are living a narrative that this is a house? Nassim Taleb calls that an ailment. I thought the thread progressed nicely. It was interesting to me. Thank you. Basically, at this point I have found a secondary minimal use for a rubber fishing worm which is super easy to manufacture. I could possibly make a couple hundred dollars marketing it.
 

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Some of you are living a narrative that this is a house? Nassim Taleb calls that an ailment. I thought the thread progressed nicely. It was interesting to me. Thank you. Basically, at this point I have found a secondary minimal use for a rubber fishing worm which is super easy to manufacture. I could possibly make a couple hundred dollars marketing it.
I’m just gonna slooooowly back away...
 
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I’m just gonna slooooowly back away...
Ah, ostracism. People are following you and leaving me all alone. It must feel so wonderful. The anonymous word game leaves no winners. You offer me so much and I throw it away.
 

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Ah, ostracism. People are following you and leaving me all alone. It must feel so wonderful. The anonymous word game leaves no winners. You offer me so much and I throw it away.
If you feel ostracized - it’s because your thread is incoherent and there’s not much value any of us can lend to it. I’m not sure if you are using a translator and it isn’t lining up for the English speaking majority, but nobody (at least from my perspective) is really understanding what you’re getting at. You went from file tabs to fishing worms, exclaiming the future of plastics (plastic is on the way out, seriously) with a claim to make hundreds (perhaps a translation issue, as I mentioned) marketing it.

I genuinely leave you with a bid of good luck, in whatever venture you are in pursuit of.
 

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Some of you are living a narrative that this is a house? Nassim Taleb calls that an ailment. I thought the thread progressed nicely. It was interesting to me. Thank you. Basically, at this point I have found a secondary minimal use for a rubber fishing worm which is super easy to manufacture. I could possibly make a couple hundred dollars marketing it.
It’s a metaphor... just like I wouldn’t walk into a strangers house and start shouting my opinion with absolutely no prior discussion while simultaneously asking them for help, I also wouldn’t go on a forum and do it.
 
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It’s a metaphor... just like I wouldn’t walk into a strangers house and start shouting my opinion with absolutely no prior discussion while simultaneously asking them for help, I also wouldn’t go on a forum and do it.
It's a poor metaphor. If anything I knocked on the door and told a joke.This is a forum built from people that read a book. I read the book. The other guy feels the need to insult my verbal intelligence .i call them like I see them. The book calls it a hyperreality.
 

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It's a poor metaphor. If anything I knocked on the door and told a joke.This is a forum built from people that read a book. I read the book. The other guy feels the need to insult my verbal intelligence .i call them like I see them. The book calls it a hyperreality.
Knock?... what knock? The first real thread you’ve ever created had you yelling about how you know the future and then the thread asks a question that literally has no right or wrong answer... pretty sure that coming into someone’s house and randomly yelling while asking for help describes what you did pretty perfectly.
 

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