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Plastic Industry Blogs

BPF Recycling Group Warns of Perfect Storm Over Waste Exports

For those close to the coal face, the question on the lips of many in the plastic recycling and waste sectors is whether we are facing a Domesday scenario for exports of UK plastic packaging […]

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AKI Case Study: Moulding of Technical components

Flow Regulating Control with Multi Start Threads and Spline forms

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SP Technology Deliver Production Automation for Medical Devices

The system is a fully automated machine, made up of three assembly and test modules. Specially coated bowl feed systems are used to feed very delicate parts into a rotary indexing feed system to allow […]

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AKI Offer Advanced Logistical Services

In order to facilitate their Order Processing at A K Industries, dedicated communications are maintained on a real-time basis between the company and their customers’ logistical operations.

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What are Engineering Thermoplastics?

Today the term is conveniently applied to certain families of thermoplastics which have a higher performance than the group of thermoplastics labelled ‘Commodity Thermoplastics’.

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Why Should I Automate My Production Line?

A series of workstations linked by a transfer system and an electrical control system is known as an automated production line. Each of these workstations performs a specific task or operation and the product is […]

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Hardie Polymers – Technical Blog Series

A few years ago Hardie Polymers commissioned a series of technical articles by the late Dr Charlie Geddes.

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Cost Over Price – Why Quality Machinery Can Prove Less Expensive

We often think that it is better to buy cheaper equipment, making comments such as ‘the job is simple to run’, or ‘it doesn’t require all the bells & whistles’ to justify our decision.  In […]

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Fatigue

One of the ways that plastic parts can fail is by cyclic loading and unloading. This type of failure is called fatigue.

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Tooling Procurement, Project Management & Engineering Service Support

Mould Design is a specialised discipline, comprising product analysis and a detailed knowledge of materials, manufacturing procedures and methods.

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