Plastic Industry Blogs

United Against the Waste Cowboys

VEKA Compounds’ Simon Scholes fears that the pressure created by the COVID-19 lockdown may allow illegal recyclers back in – and smear the plastics industry. The message is clear, we must not ride with the […]

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What Is the Difference Between Knit and Meld Lines and Why Does It Matter?

In the plastic injection moulding industry, we work with materials that are byproducts of oil refinement and moulds made of metal casting, so our terminology is bound to be at least slightly confusing.

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Unnecessary Plastic Pollution; How Can We Play a Part?

A large threat to ocean life is plastic waste, which humans are solely responsible for putting there. As a plastics company, igus® has a responsibility in ensuring that suitable investment is made into the issues […]

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Getting Critical on Extrusion

The extruding of thermoplastics can be complicated and unpredictable, and full consideration needs to be given to the intended product before considering how to set up the production line. Mike Newey, part of the Plastics […]

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Have the Rules of Business Engagement Changed Forever?

We’ve all heard soundbites about how the COVID crisis has permanently changed the way we do business.  But will this apply to the UK Plastics Sector?

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Virgin Resin Price vs. Recycled Resin Price

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous repercussions on the oil industry. In this blog article, Damien van Leuven, CEO of Vanden Recycling, investigates what this means for virgin and recycled resin prices.

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Aluminium Tooling: Friend or Foe?

Aluminium can offer significant advantages when specified correctly but is far from a panacea and recognising its drawbacks is very important. Plunkett Associates investigate in this informative blog article.

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Sierra 57: Addressing Anxiety on Employees’ Return to Work

After investigating current reports with HR & Chief Medical Advisors, Sierra 57 Consult wants to share with the plastics industry, the importance of taking care of employees returning to work. As the roadmap for lifting […]

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Mixing Thermoplastic Compounds and Masterbatches

Following on from the previous article on formulations, Pravin S Mistry from the Plastics Consultancy Network investigates various blending procedures and their applications for mixing compounds and masterbatches.

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A Starter’s Guide to Robotics from the PCE GROUP

When you think of automation, your mind may automatically gravitate towards robotics and the tremendous impact they have on repetitive processes. Robots have become a mainstay of the industry and will continue to push the […]

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