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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 Fluoropolymers are a family of plastics in which hydrogen atoms have been replaced by one or more molecules of fluorine.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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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