Alex Netz

Pro manager, Plastics
Montreal, QC, Canada

Favorites & Upvotes

  • 4 Favorited Articles

Comments

  • 110 Comments

Created

  • 2 Holiday Gift Guides
Upvoted Guide Items
Favorited Articles
Favorited News Items
Comments
  • "This is 100% true and a very good idea. I work in a plastic sheet factory and we are many layers removed from the designers. i can be getting a request for a sheet from a thermoformer who was asked by a POP display manufacturer who may or may not have an inhouse designer who deals with a marketing company who deals with a makeup giant such as loreal who has a junior designer spec’ing materials while following the marketing’s sustainability guidelines. "
    on: Positive Plastics: Designing Better Samples of Sustainable Plastics for Industrial Designers
  • "Wow but this article will really mess up my adsense suggestions "
    on: Pool Slides for the 1%
  • "Oxo did not imvent the brush sweeper is a very old design was popular in Italy when i grew up. It is very simple and even I as a kid was tasked to clear my grandma’s table and enjoyed it. The aluminum takes a bit more skills. I would compare it to corkscrews: waiters and most drinkers would prefer a compact and cheap waiters 2-step corkscrew. But most people would opt for a slighly easier  winged butterfly or the rabbit. Both work. Coincidentally, alessi makes a nice table sweeper like the one u like but with a wing so u can collect the crumbs and not need a plate"
    on: Good Design/Bad Design for a Specialty Object: Crumb Sweepers
  • "Stop falling for fake renewable plastic hype! Lime is a mineral, not a plastic or resin. All they are doing is using it as filler. Guess what: calcium carbonate  (CaCO3), lime’s composition has been used as a filler for decades. Usually as a way to save money or for its properties. But you can only use that much dirt into a plastic before it breaks apart: limex claims it can replace 50% of the pellet’s weight with caco3. But caco3 has a density 3 times as heavy as polystyrene! Do the math, basically this is straight run of the mill styrene (hips) with 15% caco3 filler. Finding filler is never a problem: depending on price in the industry they use caco3, talc, titanium dioxide, really any inorganic scrap from coffee scraps to flax , and once a week an ID student solves the world’s problems by sprinkling some ground seashells / chicken feathers/  Rice husk /spent grains / cannabis byproduct into plastic and calling it renewable"
    on: Limex: An Injection-Moldable Material Derived from Limestone
  • "At the expense of aerodynamics?"
    on: Perfectly Rectilinear Food Trucks from Italy
  • "As a canadian I know many, many people who have their own ring. U need a realtively flat land, u buy a tarp, ideally a special one. U wait for snow. After u have a few inches u can flood it with water. It takes a lot of maintenance, clearing subsequent snowfalls, spraying hot water and resurfacing the ice. (Most people dont have a zamboni in their shed). While i have never seen this system im sure it works. Ive seen many others and they are either harder to install, much more bulkier (the rotomolded panels alone are a great idea: much lighter and cheaper that hdpe over plywood). Why would someone trash this in the comments if they obviously dont know much about this?"
    on: Brilliant Method for Building DIY Backyard Ice Rinks Gets an Upgrade
  • "The main question - which they completely ignore- is: which creates a stronger bond?Pocket holes are usually hidden and blow out is rarely an issue , if set up correctly. So the only thing that matters , aside from the x10 price tag is strength. And I would think a steeper angle, which engages more cross fibers would be significantly stronger than end grain "
    on: A Better Alternative to the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig? The Castle 110 Pocket Cutter
  • "Hemp, coffee grinds, corn husk, chicken feathers... every month an ID student uses some organic waste filler in a plastic molded utensil and pretends they invented a new material"
    on: Great Industrial Design Student Work: Jade Echard Transforms Oyster Shells Into Durable Material
  • "Seem like a nice company. I don’t see a sustainable issue, technically all HDPE, like all thermoplastics, is recyclable. Given to the right company in can be remelted and reused over and over (unlike thermosets). They could already have a deal with their supplier to buy back all cnc skeletons. So if someone is inclined to ship them back a broken leg they can throw it in the bin"
    on: Hoek Home's Snap-In Approach to Flatpack Furniture: Is There a Sustainability Issue?
  • "2 incredible achievements:They convinced thousands of buyers that they have a problem no one knew they had, and they convinced them to spend 50$ On steel plate they could probably procure locally for pennies"
    on: Crowdfunding Smash: A $50, 10x13 Steel Plate Lands $1 Million and Counting
  • "Stop falling for fake “"
    on: Limex: An Injection-Moldable Material Derived from Limestone
  • "Step one: stick your hand into the bag (unnecessary step?)2: pull bubble wrap out. 3: pour some amaretto in the bag and shake it side to side. 4 you can dispense your drink into a cup.  "
    on: A Super Confusing Ideogram for a Recyclable Bubble Wrap Envelope
Guide Items Published
Reader Projects Published
Blog Posts
Gallery Posts

K

{

Welcome

  1. Forgot password?

K

{

Welcome

Create a Core77 Account

  • Cancel

By creating a Core77 account you confirm that you accept the Terms of Use

K

Reset Password

Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password.