How plastic has increased safety in different industries

There are innovations in the plastics industry all the time, this allows the material to be constantly improving and become more and more useful for industries. One of the largest impacts plastic has made is actually in safety and the safety of workers in a lot of industries.

The properties that plastics have are extremely useful for a lot of sectors. Plastics are durable, sustainable, long lasting and even flexible. This allows them to change and shift depending on their intended use. Safety has improved a lot over the years and a majority of this development is down to the innovations of plastics for safety purposes.
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Why are plastics essential in medicine?

Plastics have had a revolutionary impact on the medical industry, making procedures simpler and safer. They have been a contributing factor in reduced medical costs, a reduction in infectious diseases and have improved forms of pain management.

Sterility

Plastics completely revolutionised this aspect of medicine allowing practitioners to have sterilised equipment quickly and easily. Plastics allow for “one-time use” products, they are completely sterile and can be thrown away once used. These include: surgical gloves, syringes, insulin pens and IV tubes.
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The Advantages of Using Plastics in the Construction Industry

Different forms of plastics are used in multiple industries with varying uses. However, one of the most prevalent sectors where plastics are used is the construction industry, here plastics are essential.

Plastics can be so useful in this sector because of the different properties that the range of plastics hold, there is a plastic to fit most uses. These are just a few reasons as to why plastics are an extremely useful material in the construction sector.
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Is this the Future of Making Plastics?

When we think of the process of making plastics there are two things that we think of: petroleum and recycled plastics. However, it looks like we could be thinking of another process in the future involving some unlikely ingredients – sugar and carbon dioxide.
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Plastic vs Metal – Which Material is Better?

Plastic versus metal is an age-old debate that we’re sure your workplace is bound to have discussed over the years – both materials are great and have fantastic individual uses, but which material is better?

Strength

When comparing the strength of two very different materials such as plastic and metal, we compare them using a strength to weight ratio. This means that their strength is determined by their mass, the use of the material and the resistance.
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The British Plastics Federation

The BPF (British Plastics Federation) is the UK’s leading trade union for the whole plastics industry, it was established in 1933 and now has over 500 members. They are involved with members from all across the plastics supply chain in the UK and help to address concerns for these members.

They provide a large amount of industry news and resources which can be a great help when navigating this industry. Information on trade shows, seminars and events is all easily accessible on their website.
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Why is plastics manufacturing coming back to the UK?

After years of Britain’s plastics being mostly manufactured in China, it is finally returning home to the UK. How come after years of this business being dominated by the Far East, why is it moving back? Here are a few reasons:

More Flexibility in Order Sizes

As most companies who use plastics will know, not every order is massive, maybe for the multi-million pound companies it is, but not for the average business. This makes importing from the Far East more difficult because they work better with a large period of notice and a bulk order. They don’t work well with small orders that are all very different products.

Manufacturing in the UK gives you this flexibility and quick turn around that smaller businesses desire. You can send changes easily but also there is less of a wait between when you send a brief to when you receive a product because it isn’t travelling across the world and you can contact each other with ease.
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Plastic Sustainability

Plastic is an extremely valuable material which is vital to many businesses and trades. This is why we need to make sure that we are creating sustainable plastics and only using what we need.

Plastic can sometimes be painted as the bad guy in the news, but plastics pipes use less energy to produce and transport then iron and concrete. They are so lightweight that they save the building industry thousands in transport costs and help to save emissions. Plastic pipes for water can save gallons of water by stopping more leaks.
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UK Manufacturing Industry Going From Strength To Strength

It has been a record year here at Rayda Plastic. There has been growth in the Building and Utilities industries creating a greater demand for products that have been manufactured through the process of plastic extrusion. This growth isn’t just evident at Rayda, it seems that UK manufacturing is going from strength to strength at the moment.

The Office For National Statistics states that “Total production output for July 2017 compared with July 2016 increased by 0.4%, with manufacturing providing the largest upward contribution.”

Source – https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/economicoutputandproductivity/output/bulletins/indexofproduction/july2017

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Plastic Extrusion Around the Home at Christmas

Christmas Day is just around the corner. It’s that time of year with the Christmas decorations go up, the Christmas shopping is in full swing all in preparation for the big day. You probably don’t put much thought into it but there are some very clever processes that contribute to Christmas being such a success. Yes, we are talking about those Christmas decorations, those children’s toys and those plastic containers that store left over food from the Christmas Dinner.

A lot of the things you use and see over Christmas are produced by the process of plastic extrusion.

So whilst you are enjoying your Christmas festivities, here are some of the items you can look out for and impress your friends and family with the knowledge that they were likely produced by the process of plastic extrusion.

Tupperware
Artificial trees
Gift wrap
Presents such as bottles, sports equipment and more
Christmas decorations

At Rayda Plastic, although we are yet to extrude Christmas products we still like to highlight the versatility that plastic extrusion offers.

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