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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 … Continue reading

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What is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic. This means that this type of plastic will respond to heat, so it can be moulded or extruded when heat is applied. When ABS and other thermoplastics are heated they melt, allowing them … Continue reading

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Could recycled plastics supply three-quarters of UK demand?

As a whole, the UK consumes over 3.3 million tonnes of plastic products every year, and for many industries plastic is a necessity. So, the prospect of three-quarters of this being replaced with recycled plastics is an appealing thought for … Continue reading

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High Impact Polystyrene – What You Need to Know

High Impact Polystyrene is one of the many materials we can use in the plastic extrusion process, but what actually is this material and why is it useful? What is it? HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is a type of thermoplastic; … Continue reading

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Get to Know Rayda Plastics

This blog is something a little different from our usual posts, but we thought it was time to let you in on our family-run firm so that you can learn a little bit more about Rayda Plastics. Our Premises Rayda … Continue reading

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Plastic Innovation: Tesco’s Big Step for Recycling

There are plastic innovations left, right and centre, but this one has caught a lot of people’s eye. Maybe because Tesco is such a large, influential company and this step is the first of its kind for Supermarkets. What Did … Continue reading

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TPV: Is It Rubber or Plastic?

TPV is the new material which has bridged the gap between plastics and rubber. Increasingly designers are turning to TPV as their material of choice, but why is this hybrid becoming so popular? What is TPV? TPV, also known by … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Prime Polymers Containing Recycled Content

A prime polymer is the natural source of the polymer; this means it will be the pure form of the polymer. Whereas when a prime polymer contains recycled content, it is using polymers that have been previously used. Historically, recycled … Continue reading

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PVC vs PVCu – What’s the difference?

PVC and PVCu are two common plastic polymers for use in everyday life, but some people are unaware they these polymers have many similarities but are also very different in the properties that they hold. PVC PVC is the most … Continue reading

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Plastic Innovation – The Protective “Goo”

There are always plenty of innovations happening in the world of plastics, but one that recently caught our eye was this protective “goo”. It may seem a little odd, but the science behind this new product is incredibly clever. What … Continue reading

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