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Plastic Industry Blogs

PlastikCity on Tour – Renmar Plastics Machinery

Welcome to the second edition of PlastikCity on tour! Our next stop was at Wellingborough based Renmar Plastics Machinery.

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Is Solvent Resistance Predictable with Polymers?

To assess solvent resistance, first consider solvents spread out on a polarity scale. Non-polar solvents are at one end, such as paraffin, petrol and diesel. At the other ‘highly polar’ end we find alcohols and […]

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How Can Disturbances in the Vacuum Supply be Avoided?

mo explains measures to maintain the vacuum

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What Are My Options for Low Volume Injection Moulding?

Whilst many companies view low quantities as a nuisance, they represent our staple diet!

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Sulphur: From the Underworld to Thermoplastics

In 1839, by inserting sulphur atoms as bridges between polymer chains, Charles Goodyear transformed Natural Rubber from an interesting curiosity into a superb engineering material that has had a huge impact on society.

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PlastikCity On Tour – The Automated Technology Group

Welcome to the first ever edition of PlastikCity on Tour! There are now over 200 active partners represented on the PlastikCity site. Our ambition has always been to have suppliers that cover EVERY product or […]

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Can You Modify a Polymer Grade Safely?

One of the exciting attributes of polymers is that the properties of any polymer can be modified by tinkering with the basic molecular structure or incorporating a range of additives.  However, you have to be […]

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Use of XRF Spectroscopy to Uncover Toxic Substances in Plastics

Undoubtedly plastics have played a key role in the shaping of our modern society mainly due to their unique versatile, lightweight and cost-efficient properties.  But, unlike other types of materials such as metals, recycling of […]

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What is Important for Material Flow in Plastics Processing? | Mo’s Corner

mo explains the background information and details of plastics conveying…

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What do we Mean by the Heat Resistance of Thermoplastics?

In some applications heat resistance can mean the material’s ability to carry out its intended function at elevated temperatures for short periods.

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