Innovation and Industry: Hispanic Heritage Month

RJ Schinner is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th each year. Originally established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by Lyndon B. Johnson, it was expanded to 30 days by Ronald Reagan in 1988.

In conjunction with this celebration of the culture and innovations brought about by Latinos around the world, RJ Schinner has now made Spanish-language catalogs available to distributors, to serve our growing Spanish-speaking customer base.

According to the 2010 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language spoken at home by almost 37 million people aged five or older, a figure more than double that of 1990.

Please visit our website for information on how to order a Spanish catalog for your business. You can read the full press release here.

Industry Innovations

Hispanic Heritage Month is about celebrating the heritage, history, and contributions of Hispanics nationwide. One of the more innovative contributions to the industry was by three Puerto Rican scientists, Guanglou Cheng, Carlos A. Ramirez, and Maria Aponte, who developed biodegradable polymers.

Biodegradable Polymers are used in many applications, including dissolvable stitches, slow-release drug coatings, and plastics that break down in landfills. Bioplastics are most notable, as they are becoming more widely used in the foodservice industry as it becomes more economically and environmentally efficient.

The contributions of these three innovative scientists has, and will continue to, revolutionize the food service packaging industry as it shifts to a greener focus. From biodegradable silverware, to clam shell take-out packaging, biodegradable polymers may not be a famous invention, but they are certainly one that will have an impact on our world and the industry for years to come.

For a wide selection of ordering information on our products, including those made using biodegradable polymers such as PrimeWare, visit RJ Schinner’s website.

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