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Plastic Industry Blogs

What are Engineering Thermoplastics?

Today the term is conveniently applied to certain families of thermoplastics which have a higher performance than the group of thermoplastics labelled ‘Commodity Thermoplastics’.

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Why Should I Automate My Production Line?

A series of workstations linked by a transfer system and an electrical control system is known as an automated production line. Each of these workstations performs a specific task or operation and the product is […]

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Hardie Polymers – Technical Blog Series

A few years ago Hardie Polymers commissioned a series of technical articles by the late Dr Charlie Geddes.

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Cost Over Price – Why Quality Machinery Can Prove Less Expensive

We often think that it is better to buy cheaper equipment, making comments such as ‘the job is simple to run’, or ‘it doesn’t require all the bells & whistles’ to justify our decision.  In […]

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Fatigue

One of the ways that plastic parts can fail is by cyclic loading and unloading. This type of failure is called fatigue.

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Tooling Procurement, Project Management & Engineering Service Support

Mould Design is a specialised discipline, comprising product analysis and a detailed knowledge of materials, manufacturing procedures and methods.

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Plastic Extrusions for the Leisure Industry

We all use plastic extrusions in our everyday life, often without realising. Today, with clever new machinery and techniques, more and more sections of production are switching to plastic due to its durable and lightweight […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Industrial Robots

When deciding to introduce industrial robots into your production line, consideration should be given to both the advantages as well as the disadvantages of industrial robots prior to a decision being made. Here we talk […]

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The Early Days of Plastic – How it Changed the World

There has been no material more revolutionary than modern plastic. Used in almost every single industry in a vast range of ways thanks to its versatility, high durability and ability to be moulded into whatever […]

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Grey Scale Testing

Colour fastness is a material’s resistance to colour fading when exposed to the environment. In order to ensure the quality of a material, you have to test the material against real-life conditions in which it […]

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