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Plastic Industry Blogs

‘HOT’ Tips For Dealing With HOT Weather

As the UK’s longest heatwave in five years continues, Refcool Refrigeration present their top tips for dealing with the hot weather in plastics manufacturing.

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AKI – High Definition Printing on High Surface Finish components

A K Industries are often requested to repeatedly and precisely decorate highly cosmetic Covers for Shower Units and other chrome plated components.

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What is Dry Ice Blasting & Why Should You Choose It?

Dry Ice Blasting is the process of propelling solid carbon dioxide particles at a high velocity to clean a surface. At Cryogenesis, we specialise in the intricate procedure of Dry Ice Cleaning or CO2 Blasting […]

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What to Consider When Selecting Material for Your Medical Device

When you’re looking for the right materials for your medical device, there’s plenty to take into consideration.

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Combining Injection Moulding and Engineered Structural Foam for the Automotive Market

For more than 45 years, Hallam Plastics has been providing high quality plastic injection moulding services to blue-chip companies working in the automotive sector.

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A K Industries: High Surface Finish Components Challenge

The Challenge: The customer required a completely aesthetic component with a very high gloss finish. This was to be printed as a post moulding process and with no evidence of gate witness, ejector marks, flow […]

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Where are Rigid Plastic Extrusions Used?

Rigid plastic extrusions are used in a wide range of everyday applications, many of which you will use regularly without even realising!

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Rockwell Hardness Test

The rockwell hardness test is used to measure the ‘hardness’ of a plastic – it’s ability to resist permanent indentation.  This information can be ascertained through the use of a loaded ball indenter.

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3 Reasons to Think Twice Before Purchasing Your Next Mould

Traditional manufacturing methods such as injection moulding have been around for decades and remain a solid option for most projects once the market demand and product requirements have all been validated. However, there are times […]

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A K Industries: Two Shot Moulding Challenge

The Challenge: The customer required an injection moulding company capable of producing a complex suite of conventional injection mould tooling for a Safety Handlamp.

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