It’s no secret that used tires are a huge solid waste problem. They exist in high volumes, are highly durable, and their composition is not environmentally friendly. Tires are often not welcome at landfills for several reasons. Among those is their tendency to trap methane gas,…Continue reading Tire Recycling – Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Plastics are everywhere. From grocery store bags and most shopping carts to single-use cups and food packaging, you just can’t get away from it. According to the non-profit, Plastic Oceans, the world manufactures 300 million tons of plastic each year. When you think about 300…Continue reading ANTEC® 2020: What is the Plastics Loop and Why Does it Matter?
Engineering is a critical part of manufacturing operations. When it comes to industrial knife and blade manufacturing at American Cutting Edge, we would be lost without the expertise, knowledge, and commitment of our engineering department. Since it's Engineers Week, we thought we…Continue reading Engineering's Impact on Industrial Knife Manufacturing
The history of adding carbon to iron dates back to 400 BC when Indian metalworkers devised the very first smelting method. Known as “Wootz” steel, the material was shipped across the world and was used to forge “Damascus steel” swords. Rumored to be sharp enough to cut feathers in…Continue reading Top 3 Reasons to Consider Carbon Steel Skinner Blades
When it comes to industrial knives and blades, material selection matters. The purchase of industrial machine knives and blades is often driven by price because the decision-maker is unaware of the benefits of using a different and more suitable material. Let's be honest, two…Continue reading Tungsten Carbide – The Pros and Cons
We’re ushering in a new decade and with that comes insightful thoughts about what’s to come in the next 10-years. Like many industries, packaging is forecast to change significantly within the coming years. Some the anticipated shifts are the typical, predictable trends – pricing…Continue reading Packaging Industry Trends: Three to Watch in 2020 and Beyond