Plastic Industry Blogs

BEC Group: Mechanics and the Use of Recycled Materials

In this blog, the BEC Group discusses the mechanics and use of recycled materials as well as which industries are making headway (and not) in the recycling and reusing of plastic materials.

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The Two Causes of Flash and How to Troubleshoot Them

Struggling with flash? In this blog, process support and training provider RJG explains what flash is, its two causes and how to troubleshoot them.

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RJG: How to Change a Nozzle Tip on an Injection Moulding Machine

There are many reasons to change a nozzle tip, from damage to maintenance to switching out a colour. In this blog, RJG shares a step-by-step guide to properly changing a nozzle tip to prevent future […]

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What is Viscosity and How to Monitor it in Injection Moulding Processes

Viscosity is one of those tricky things that can throw off part quality if you don’t account for it. In this blog, process support and training provider RJG explains what viscosity is, why it’s important, […]

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Bright Green Plastics Explains What the Different Recycling Symbols Mean

In this blog, Bright Green Plastics explains what common recycling symbols mean to help you understand what you need to look out for when recycling your packaging at home.

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What to Consider When Designing a Plastic Part for Manufacturability

Part concept and design are vital to the moulding process, so it’s important to spend some additional time analysing your design before creating the mould. In this blog, RJG Technologies shares some part design considerations.

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How Green is My Product? Designing for Recycling

It can be challenging to manufacture plastic products that are genuinely ‘green’ – reusable, recoverable, remanufacturable and if all else fails, recyclable. So, where are we at as an industry today? This blog from the […]

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RJG Explains the Difference Between Hydraulic, Specific and Cavity Pressure

In this blog, process support and training provider RJG Technologies explains the difference between hydraulic, specific and cavity pressure and why each one matters.

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Pentagon Plastics Brings Mindfulness into Manufacturing

In this blog, injection moulder Pentagon Plastics highlights why they are working to bring mindfulness and well-being into their manufacturing environment and the benefits of doing so.

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Troubleshooting Common Pelletising Quality Issues

In this blog, Davis-Standard, a leader in high-performance converting and extrusion systems, has summarised thirteen common pellet quality issues with photo examples, defect names, possible causes and troubleshooting steps for correction.

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