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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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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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