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Plastic Industry Blogs

Why I may need to rethink Artificial Thinking…

A few weeks can be a long time in the engineering business just as it is in showbusiness. Indeed until recently, AI was perhaps mainly the domain of films.

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The Future of Recycling: From Fad to Fundamental

In 2017, the AI Business Excellence Awards announced EA Recycling as the Most Innovative Waste Recycling Company. Alex Hall, Managing Director, shares his thoughts about the changing face of the recycling industry and the future […]

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5 Reasons Why Injection Moulding is So Effective

Injection moulding is one of the most popular and versatile methods for mass producing plastic parts, as it has multiple advantages over other methods of plastic moulding.

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TGA – FTIR: A Combined Quantitative and Qualitative Polymer Characterisation Technique

The increasing demand for quality and safe products with enhanced light weight,

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How to Use Machine Guarding to Minimise Risk in Business

Machine guarding used in industry and business is an important safety issue that is subject to numerous compliance standards and regulations.

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UK Plastics Exhibitions – Should We Support Them?

We frequently hear talk of how big the Interplas exhibition used to be – apparently Battenfeld alone filled one hall!

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Performance of Acrylic

We were asked to look at the performance of acrylic and the force required to break an acrylic window, fitted into a caravan which had been in service since 2001. Unfortunately sample of the glazing was not […]

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Why Do We Mix Materials When Dosing? And What Should We Keep In Mind?

mo explains: Separately dosed materials need to be correctly mixed to ensure that plasticisation results in a homogenous output material.

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Understanding Colour Variation and How It Occurs

Colour is subjective and has a huge impact on our physiology and psychology, so getting the right colour for your product is essential to widening its appeal, increasing perceived value and retaining the integrity of […]

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Fire Testing PE – Why PE Cladding is a Bad Idea

Fire testing PE cladding has suddenly become a ‘buzz word’ following the tragedy at Grenfell.  If there is one material that we come across more often in our modern society this is Polyethylene (PE).

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