DECEMBER 2011

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 Environmental Division.

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.