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Plastic Industry Blogs

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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When is Stereolithography the better option?

Many years ago, Stereolithography (SLA) was the established rapid prototyping solution for additive manufacturing, then along came laser sintering (SLS). So, what happened and are people missing out? Plunkett Associates investigate…

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What can imide links do that amide cannot?

Polymers with amide links have been around for some time but the close cousins, the imide links, are less well known. 

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Is there any value to granulating in-house?

Have you compared the cost of reprocessing your own material vs the rebates and service offered by dedicated plastic recycling firms? Or are you assuming that, by granulating yourself, you will see more benefits? Vanden […]

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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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