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Sustainable Polymers – How Do You See ‘Green’?

‘Sustainable polymers’, ‘green polymers’ – however you refer to them, producing materials and products with the intention of causing minimal impact to our environment is perhaps the most prevalent discussion in our industry today.

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

Around this time of year, we see a lot of artificial snow.  A favourite trick of the special effects experts is to exploit an unusual acrylic polymer.

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A Plastic Recyclers Guide to Melt Flow Index (MFI)

A question we often get asked is “how does BOSS alter the Melt flow index (MFI) of recycled plastics?”.  As tempted as we are to say its magic, that takes place inside our ‘patented shoogling […]

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The Benefits of Machine Vision Technology

Machine vision inspection is widely recognised as a key technology for the automation of production lines.

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Accelerated Weathering Testing to Standard SAE J2527

Accelerated weathering testing to standard SAE J2527 is another popular weathering test method, which exposes exterior automotive materials to laboratory controlled xenon arc lights.

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Does the Coding for Polyamides Mean Anything to Designers and Processors?

Polyamides are macromolecules with repeating units linked by amide bonds.

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Reducing Wastes – Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a trend that has existed in industry for years. Although, it is a very simple idea – do the same or more production with less work, without sacrificing quality.

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What are Robotic Systems Integrators?

Integration is the process of programming and outfitting industrial robots so they can perform automated manufacturing tasks.

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The Hidden Attributes of Polycarbonate

When polycarbonate (PC) first appeared in the market over 50 years ago, the immediate appeal was its amazing impact resistance compared to other transparent rigid thermoplastics at that time. 

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How Can Metallic Impurities be Eliminated? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains the use of metal separators.

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