Fluoropolymers and Their Uses

What are fluoropolymers?

Fluoropolymers are a family of plastics in which hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more molecules of fluorine. These polymers are known for their high performance.

The most well-known fluoropolymer is polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. This plastic is unreactive to most chemicals, and this has made it one of the most versatile and useful materials existing today.

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Eurocell announces record recycling for PVC-U

Eurocell is the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U windows, doors and conservatories.

Recently they have announced the processing of a record number of post-consumer recycling of PVC-U in 2018/19, in excess of 1.2 million frames. Peaking at the equivalent of 28,000 post-consumer frames a week during a period.

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UK’s first contact lens recycling solution

Around 3.7 million people in the UK use contact lenses every single day. Considering that previously these lenses were not recyclable, a huge number of lenses were going into landfill.

Over 20% of people admit to flushing their lenses down the sink or toilet to dispose of them, so you can only imagine the issues this causes when proper disposal is not catered for.

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Rayda Plastics: Plastic Innovations in the Food Industry

Without plastics, our food industry wouldn’t be half as successful as it is now. From increased shelf life to revolutionised packaging, plastics have transformed the food industry for good.

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Rayda Plastics – Plastic Properties: Domestic vs Industrial Plastics

Plastic has many uses in our day to day lives, often going unnoticed and being considered a common convenience without any real thought about the vast properties of the material and how much we rely on it.

Depending on usage too, plastic can often be made with different properties to withstand the particular use intended. Here, we go through some of the main properties of plastic when designed and manufactured for domestic and industrial use.

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Plastic Sustainability

To be classed as truly sustainable, a material must be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Many plastics are recyclable, and provide fantastic benefits to many industries. In fact, in recent times, many manufacturers are finding ways to make plastic use more sustainable without compromising these benefits
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Plastic Innovations in the Medical Industry

It’s not uncommon to see plastics revolutionising a number of different industries, but one sector where plastic innovation has made huge developments is within the medical industry.

Thanks to plastic, new equipment and medical storage solutions have been created, extraordinary treatments have evolved, and lives have been saved.

Here are some of the most notable plastic innovations in the medical industry.
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The Co-Extrusion Process for Plastics

In its very basic form, the extrusion process involves melting plastic granules, pulver or pellets, pushing them through a die to create a shape. This shape is then cooled and set to the correct dimensions and then cut to the right length.  

Co-Extrusion requires multiple extrusion machines forcing two or more different materials through the same die, creating a single piece of layered or encapsulated part. The resulting part can yield properties distinct from that of a part produced using a single plastic, due to the combined materials. 

Sometimes, five or more materials will be used in a single cycle, but each individual plastic will retain its original properties while being combined into a single part. 
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The Plastics Extrusion World Expo 2019

Taking place at the Huntington Convention Centre in Cleveland, USA, 8-9th May 2019, the Plastics Extrusion World Expo is a free-to-attend tradeshow where exhibitors and visitors alike can come together to celebrate the innovation, insight and education found within the plastics industry.

Running alongside the Compounding World Expo and the Plastics Recycling World Expo, the Plastics Extrusion World Expo will build on their shows from the past to provide a bigger and better networking event for industry colleagues and enthusiasts.

The event is shaping up to be one of the biggest plastics industry gathering in the USA, building on from the success of AMI’s previous shows around Europe.
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Plastic Innovation: The New Hybrid Thermoplastic

Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation unveiled the results of a recently completed test demonstrating the bond strength of over-moulded thermoplastic composite hybrid parts.

Validating the performance of hybrid composites, the bond between the unidirectional thermoplastic composite and the injection-moulded thermoplastic was shown to be twice as strong as industry standard adhesive and 85% the strength of the base laminate.

This multilayer material is structurally stronger and simpler to process whilst using less energy to do so.
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