Schreiber appointed to board of the Society
of Plastics Engineers
Lehigh Technologies, a manufacturer of sustainable,
micronized rubber powders (MRP), announced that William Schreiber,
technical director of plastics for Lehigh, has been appointed
board member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Plastics
According to SPE’s Plastics Environmental Division, its mission
is to provide and promote environmental stewardship of plastics
materials. This division is concerned with all aspects of the
recycling, sustainability, bio-degradable, non-petroleum based
polymers, reclamation, resource recovery, and disposal of plastic
materials. SPE works to foster the advancement of technology
in the development of recycled plastics as a valuable raw-material
resource. Over the last several years Lehigh has been actively
working in the plastics area, incorporating MRP into polyethylene,
polypropylene and engineering resins.
Finding additional, productive outlets for end-of-life tires
is an important element to ending a critical environmental problem.
“For every manufacturer that incorporates MicroDyne™, tires are
diverted from landfills, and the need for petroleum-based materials
lessens,” said Schreiber.