A-maize-ing plastics.Sony and Mitsubishi Plastic have overcome one of the shortcomings A shortcoming is a character flaw.
Shortcomings may also be:
v. de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing, de·com·pos·es
1. To separate into components or basic elements.
2. To cause to rot.
1. plastic will appear on DVD players A stand-alone device that plays DVDs. It contains a DVD drive and the electronics to decode the digital video. The device may play only manufactured DVDs, or it may be able to play DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs. DVD players are cabled to a TV or home theater system for display. in fall 2004.
Currently Sony uses corn-based plastics in the components or packaging for only a few products and only in Japan. One of its Walkman products has a housing that is 90% vegetable-derived, using only 40% of the petroleum of conventional plastics and reducing the C[O.sub.2] emissions related to plastics manufacture by 20%.