Plastic Industry Blogs

Where does plastic end up once it has gone through the recycling process?

In this post, John Carapetis, Director at Vanden Recycling, sheds light on the route polymers take once they have reached the end of life in their current form.

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Formulating Plastic Compounds

There are so many factors one needs to consider when formulating thermoplastic compounds, regardless if it is being formulated for compounds or masterbatch. This blog from Pravin Mistry, a member of the Plastics Consultancy Network, […]

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What is the Impact Reducing the Use of Black Plastic?

In this blog article, Vanden Recycling CEO Damien van Leuven investigates the impact of black plastic use, as newly released figures suggest that black plastic accounts for as little as 0.7% of consumer packaging in […]

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Maintaining your Supply Chain in our New Isolated Economy | PlastikCity Blog

This week, many plastic sector companies will be beginning the process of ramping up their production.  As businesses ‘turn on the taps’, they will have to find new ways of connecting with their supply chain.

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Navigating Uncertainty: Coronavirus Instability Hits UK Energy Markets

The Coronavirus pandemic has imposed an unprecedented situation on us all. Not only is our health at risk, but so is the economy, which has been succinctly reflected in our markets. Anita Sainsbury, Head of […]

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Biopolymers and Compostable Polymers

Interest in biopolymers has increased significantly in recent years driven by a variety of social, legislative and economic factors but the definition of biopolymer itself still cause some confusion. Matrix Polymers aims to help its […]

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COVID-19 and the Future of UK Manufacturing

Gabby Day, Communications Manager at Pentagon Plastics explores the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and asks, could this crisis bring a new wave of demand for UK manufacturing?

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Why Now is the Right Time to Reshore Your Plastic Moulding Supply Chain

Many UK companies that currently import components into the UK believe that they should be looking at a reshoring programme.  The right incentives are definitely in place, so what exactly is stopping them?

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Changes in the Plastic Recycling Industry and Circular Economy in 2020

2018 left the industry dealing with the disruption caused by China closing its doors to waste. 2019 was the year circular systems began to evolve. What will 2020 hold? Damien van Leuven of Vanden Recycling […]

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Looking for colour stability in plastics for outdoor exposure?

When it comes to outdoor applications, ABS can have issues with exposure to UV light and with heat ageing. But what can be done? Dr Charlie Geddes investigates in this blog article, written for Hardie […]

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