Plastic Industry Blogs

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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Opportunities in the UK Automotive Supply Chain

As the MD of a UK injection moulding specialist, I have always been a strong advocate for the reshoring of moulding work. This has culminated in my participation on a specialist panel on this subject […]

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Reshoring Your Moulding Work? Trade Moulder or Bring ‘In-House’?

If you are one of the growing number of UK companies looking to bring previously offshored moulding work back into the UK, then this blog should help you to decide the best way to achieve […]

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Colouring Flame Retardant Plastics

Andrew Donkin of LATI UK explains the considerations when colouring flame retardant plastics.

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How Do I Achieve Successful Injection Moulded Parts?

Part Design is the key to success and our top tip is “KEEP IT SIMPLE”. 

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Reflecting on the Early Effect of Brexit on Material Prices

It has not been long since Article 50 was triggered on 29th March 2017, however as a UK plastics manufacturing business, Pentagon Plastics are already starting to feel its effects when it comes to the purchasing of […]

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What is a Permanent Central Vacuum? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains the characteristics and advantages of a permanent central vacuum…

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Should Aluminium be Considered as a Tooling Material?

Plunkett Associates believe aluminium tooling offers significant benefits in the right applications.

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Need Plastic Parts Making? Ask our Plastic Guru!

OK, so we aren’t the Plastic Gurus in question (it’s the below handy Infographic), but at PlastikCity we operate both a Help Desk and an Assisted Service facility within our..

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Should I Use SLA or SLS For My Prototype?

You need a prototype, and are thinking Additive manufacturing, but just not sure whether to go Stereolithography (SLA) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)? Plunkett Associates’ simple to follow, light hearted step by step guide should help […]

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