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Plastic Industry Blogs

PP film is recyclable, so why isn’t it being recycled?

Pure PP film, in all forms, is fully recyclable and does not produce any toxic or harmful by-products when reprocessed. But it’s often not being recycled, which is a huge concern when you consider the […]

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How is the Plastic Granulate Separated from the Conveying Air? | Mo’s Corner

Mo reveals the secret of the “suspended plastic granule.”

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Is There Such a Thing as Biodegradable Plastic?

Current culture has led to a belief that plastics do not biodegrade. This is, in fact, incorrect. All plastics are organic and have been proven to biodegrade by microorganisms. This blog entry explains more…

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Why Central Scanning Never Feel the Heat (or the Cold) with their 3D Printing, Scanning and Inspection

Pinpoint precision accuracy is pivotal to the work of Central Scanning. A fraction of a hair’s width left, or right can majorly impact the end result. As masters of dealing with the minutiae; a large […]

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Want to Re-shore your Plastic Component Manufacture, but Don’t Have a Tool or Drawings?

It’s a common enough issue.  Your current overseas manufacturing partner very helpfully helped to design your components and manufactured your tooling, but now you’re stuck with them! This informative case study from LVS Quality Measurement […]

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Oil is the Life Blood of your Machine

Established for 40 years, KLEENOIL wants you to achieve ultimate production from your injection moulding machine.

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What Does a Moulder Understand by the Term ‘Diesel Burning?’

In the early days, plastics moulders tended to apply descriptive terms to moulding faults, but these terms do not accurately indicate the root cause.

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Tips to Survive K Show 2019

K Show is the longest-running trade show in the industry; eight days! But never fear! The K Show veterans from Davis-Standard have compiled a list of tips to help you survive the K Show marathon […]

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Sterling and the Impact on Polymer Pricing

The weak pound is causing misery for those holidaying abroad but is also creating frustrations for the UK polymer industry, as the weakness of Sterling is causing upward pressure on UK polymer prices.

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The Effect of Pressure and Temperature on Part Quality and Dimensions

Injection moulding is a complex system of machinery, fluid dynamics, and thermal conductivity. Let’s break the mould down into two simple parts, the heat exchanger and the pressure vessel, and review how they can impact […]

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