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Plastic Industry Blogs

Is it viable to convert my part material from metal to plastic?

When assessing plastic as a substitute for metal, there are many factors to take into consideration. Not all are strictly design-based; other factors can be desirability, finishing options, production cost, or sustainability, to name a […]

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Medical Device Packaging and Labelling

Non-compliance with regulations can have the most devastating impact on lead times of medical device packaging and labelling. In this blog, medical device manufacturer Europlaz Technologies talks us through the most important factors in this […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Instrumenting a Mould

Putting a sensor anywhere in a tool can give you some form of data, but it may not be value-added. The key is knowing upfront what you want the sensor to do for you before […]

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The Importance of Planned Downtime for Maintenance

As manufacturers face the pressure of delivery deadlines, planned maintenance usually drops down their priority list. In this informative blog, Intouch Monitoring explains the importance of planned downtime for maintenance and the effects it can […]

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The Origins of Moldflow

Since its introduction in the 1970s (yes, ’70s!) Moldflow software has revolutionised the design of plastic products using scientific principles. Why then, is this technology still regarded as new by many? Graham Webster, Director of […]

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8 Essential Injection Moulding Principles You Should Always Follow

In an industry full of grey areas and black books, what is “right” anyway? John Lobozzo, Technical Sales Engineer at RJG Technologies, walks us through his eight top principles for an effective injection moulding process.

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Have you Re-evaluated your Manufacturing Process?

The uncertainties surrounding Coronavirus and Brexit have shaken businesses across the country. As a result, many companies are using this time as an opportunity to re-evaluate the way they are conducting their manufacturing. Plunkett Associates […]

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United Against the Waste Cowboys

VEKA Compounds’ Simon Scholes fears that the pressure created by the COVID-19 lockdown may allow illegal recyclers back in – and smear the plastics industry. The message is clear, we must not ride with the […]

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What Is the Difference Between Knit and Meld Lines and Why Does It Matter?

In the plastic injection moulding industry, we work with materials that are byproducts of oil refinement and moulds made of metal casting, so our terminology is bound to be at least slightly confusing.

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Unnecessary Plastic Pollution; How Can We Play a Part?

A large threat to ocean life is plastic waste, which humans are solely responsible for putting there. As a plastics company, igus® has a responsibility in ensuring that suitable investment is made into the issues […]

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