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Plastic Industry Blogs

Have the Rules of Business Engagement Changed Forever?

We’ve all heard soundbites about how the COVID crisis has permanently changed the way we do business.  But will this apply to the UK Plastics Sector?

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Virgin Resin Price vs. Recycled Resin Price

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous repercussions on the oil industry. In this blog article, Damien van Leuven, CEO of Vanden Recycling, investigates what this means for virgin and recycled resin prices.

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Aluminium Tooling: Friend or Foe?

Aluminium can offer significant advantages when specified correctly but is far from a panacea and recognising its drawbacks is very important. Plunkett Associates investigate in this informative blog article.

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Sierra 57: Addressing Anxiety on Employees’ Return to Work

After investigating current reports with HR & Chief Medical Advisors, Sierra 57 Consult wants to share with the plastics industry, the importance of taking care of employees returning to work. As the roadmap for lifting […]

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Mixing Thermoplastic Compounds and Masterbatches

Following on from the previous article on formulations, Pravin S Mistry from the Plastics Consultancy Network investigates various blending procedures and their applications for mixing compounds and masterbatches.

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A Starter’s Guide to Robotics from the PCE GROUP

When you think of automation, your mind may automatically gravitate towards robotics and the tremendous impact they have on repetitive processes. Robots have become a mainstay of the industry and will continue to push the […]

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Where does plastic end up once it has gone through the recycling process?

In this post, John Carapetis, Director at Vanden Recycling, sheds light on the route polymers take once they have reached the end of life in their current form.

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Formulating Plastic Compounds

There are so many factors one needs to consider when formulating thermoplastic compounds, regardless if it is being formulated for compounds or masterbatch. This blog from Pravin Mistry, a member of the Plastics Consultancy Network, […]

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What is the Impact Reducing the Use of Black Plastic?

In this blog article, Vanden Recycling CEO Damien van Leuven investigates the impact of black plastic use, as newly released figures suggest that black plastic accounts for as little as 0.7% of consumer packaging in […]

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Maintaining your Supply Chain in our New Isolated Economy | PlastikCity Blog

This week, many plastic sector companies will be beginning the process of ramping up their production.  As businesses ‘turn on the taps’, they will have to find new ways of connecting with their supply chain.

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