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Plastic Industry Blogs

COVID-19 and the Future of UK Manufacturing

Gabby Day, Communications Manager at Pentagon Plastics explores the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and asks, could this crisis bring a new wave of demand for UK manufacturing?

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Why Now is the Right Time to Reshore Your Plastic Moulding Supply Chain

Many UK companies that currently import components into the UK believe that they should be looking at a reshoring programme.  The right incentives are definitely in place, so what exactly is stopping them?

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Changes in the Plastic Recycling Industry and Circular Economy in 2020

2018 left the industry dealing with the disruption caused by China closing its doors to waste. 2019 was the year circular systems began to evolve. What will 2020 hold? Damien van Leuven of Vanden Recycling […]

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Looking for colour stability in plastics for outdoor exposure?

When it comes to outdoor applications, ABS can have issues with exposure to UV light and with heat ageing. But what can be done? Dr Charlie Geddes investigates in this blog article, written for Hardie […]

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PVC – Uses and Benefits

In this article, DW Plastics discuss the uses and benefits of Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), using experience gained over many years providing PVC extrusion design, tooling, manufacture and technical support.

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Lifting the Lid on Hydraulic Gantry Systems

In this blog entry, Duncan Rogers, Managing Director of Projector Lifting Service, discusses the advantages of using hydraulic gantry systems, and explains why they’ve been increasingly utilised for lifting applications over the past thirty years.

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Does FR imply fire resistance?

When we see ‘FR‘ in a plastics grade coding, we can sometimes be lulled into believing we have a material that is ‘fire resistant.’ 

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Bowl Feeder vs. a Vision-Guided Feed System

One of the key parts of any automated process is the feed system. But is a bowl feeder or a vision-guided feed system more suitable for your needs? Read this blog article from SP Technology […]

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Injection Moulding or 3D Printing? Making the Right Choice

In this blog post, Mark Dickin, Additive Manufacturing & Moulding Engineering Manager at Ricoh UK, explains how the two technologies can complement each other rather than compete.

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PET Recycling and rPET: What you need to know

Plastic manufacturers and converters are facing consumer and legislative demand when it comes to the use of recycled PET in their products. In this post, Vanden Recycling explores challenges and proposed solutions to improve the […]

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