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Article archive for November, 2015

  • November 25th, 2015

    Don’t Be Silly, Putty: A Lesson in Necessity

    Tweet Who would think a well-loved children’s toy such as Silly Putty was originally created as a wartime emergency substance? It’s true: faced with a rubber shortage during World War II, the U.S. government asked scientists to come up with an alternative, according to Inventhelp.com. “In a GE lab, engineer James Wright attempted to create [...]

  • November 18th, 2015

    Decorating Your Clothes, Tastefully

    Tweet Some people seem born to create. They buy an outfit at a thrift or consignment shop, break out the notions box, and before you can say “pearlescent buttons” they’ve transformed a lackluster shirt into a one-of-a-kind garment. Or they buy a pair of pants in the only color available in their size, a washed-out [...]

  • November 11th, 2015

    Mine Your Own Business: Toxic Leaks

    Tweet “Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways,” screams the headline on Inhabitat.com, which then rightly asks, “If the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the Animas River spill, can’t be trusted to safeguard our waterways, who can?” Good question. While Impact Absorbents can’t protect all waterways from leaking mines or oil spills, [...]

  • November 4th, 2015

    Drenched: How to Prepare Your Home and Business for El Nino

    Tweet This past summer we forecast a record-breaking wet winter, and suggested the best Impact Absorbents products to stock up on in preparation. Now, with winter nearly upon us, if you haven’t already prepped your home, business, school, or organization for punishing weather, there’s still time to act. El NiƱo can bring waterfalls’ worth of [...]