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Petroleum Product of the Week: Mannequins

Petroleum Product of the Week: Mannequins

Posted by Sarah Simonovich on May 18 2018

Sometimes, it's difficult to fully envision an outfit until it's displayed on a human (or human-ish) form. Other times, it's much safer to practice first-aid and CPR on something human-like that doesn …
Petroleum Product of the Week: Ball Pits

Petroleum Product of the Week: Ball Pits

Posted by Kayleigh DeMace on May 04 2018

Some of my best childhood memories involve going to a nearby amusement park and playing in the kiddie park's ball pit. Children play so freely in ball pits, a concept credited to designer Eri …
Petroleum Product of the Week: Artificial Leather

Petroleum Product of the Week: Artificial Leather

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Apr 06 2018

As a substitute material for genuine leather, artificial leather is a mixture of plastic and leather. Synthetic forms of leather are appearing in luxury cars like the BMW i3 (pictured above), the Lexu …
Petroleum Product of the Week: Hard Hats

Petroleum Product of the Week: Hard Hats

Posted by Kayleigh DeMace on Mar 23 2018

No mater what you're doing, safety is important. In many industries, hard hats are common, everyday wear. These small items do wonders for protecting people when out on the job. These hats protect the …
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lotion

Petroleum Product of the Week: Lotion

Posted by Sarah Simonovich on Mar 09 2018

When the air is cold and dry, you're probably going through buckets of this stuff. But what exactly is in the lotion that makes our hands and legs and feet feel so soft and supple?It's all about that …
What's in a Barrel of Oil? The 42-Gallon Breakdown

What's in a Barrel of Oil? The 42-Gallon Breakdown

Posted by Sarah Simonovich on Feb 26 2018

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, is in a barrel of oil? It's certainly not full of monkeys, that's for sure. The obvious answer, you might be thinking, is 42-gallons of gooey, black crud …