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September 18, 2018

Shawnee State University's Plastics Engineering Technology received a donation of 1,600 pounds of white Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) material from MHolland Company.

The donated ASA materials will be used to create a "living wall" as part of the upgrade to the new Plastics Engineering Technology facilities. The wall will consist of 3,564 hexagons ranging from 2.5 to 4.5 inches in maximal diameter. Hexagons will be produces via injection molding in the Mold Design Class and Senior Project Class. Students will manufacture the hexagons during the 2018 fall semester.

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"It's been a great real world learning experience for the students, and we're grateful to MHolland for providing this opportunity and the first-class materials for our newly remolded space," said Larry Miller, SSU Professor of Plastics Engineering.

MHolland Company is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resin. They provide suppliers the most strategic channels to market, offer innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to its clients, and help people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, MHolland remains deeply committed to personal relationships that have formed the core of the company's heritage, culture and vision. MHolland is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois and sells in excess of 1.4 billion pounds of resin to over 4,000 clients annually.

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Learn more about SSU's Plastics Engineering Technology program, or contact Cindy Hopkins, Secretary of Department of Engineering Technologies at or (740) 351-3224.

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