Category Archives: Plastic Properties

Plastic Is Fantastic – Rayda Reveal Common Plastic Uses

At Rayda we use a range of plastic materials to produce our plastic extrusions including; UPVC, Flexible PVC, ABS, HIPS, Polypropylene, TPU and more! Some are soft and malleable, others and hard and durable. We aren’t the only ones that … Continue reading

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Introducing More Polymer Banknotes

Following the introduction of the new £5 polymer banknotes in 2016, there is set to be polymer £10 notes by summer 2017 and £20 notes by 2020. The notes are manufactured using polypropylene which is a thermoplastic polymer. Its appearance … Continue reading

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PVC plastic and its uses

Plastic extrusions are produced from a variety of different plastics and materials and it’s simply quite amazing how many uses different plastic extrusions can have in our world today. PVC happens to be a very popular choice of material for … Continue reading

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Introduction of the plastic five pound note

You might have remembered that about a year ago we mentioned that the plastic five pound notes were planned to be introduced into our currency due to their durability prospects. Well that time has come! As of September 13th 2016 … Continue reading

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What is Thermoplastic PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) used for?

First of all let’s establish what thermoplastic or thermo softening plastic is; Thermosoftening plastic will melt to a certain degree, when a specific temperature is applied allowing the plastic to become formable. There are a number of different thermoplastics used … Continue reading

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What are Antimicrobial Plastic Extrusions?

The human body is faced with hundreds of different types of bacteria and germs on a daily basis, whether in confined environments or in frequent contact with or close to objects such as  door handles,  radiators, air conditioning units and … Continue reading

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Plastic Extrusion – Keeping You Safe

We are constantly trying to produce a world where we are protected from harmful situations. You might not have realised this. Plastic extrusion often plays an important role in our safety. Read on for some examples to see how plastic … Continue reading

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Expanded Polystyrene – A Place In Building Development?

Polystyrene is a popular plastic that is commonly used for a variety of purposes. It is often used for protective packaging, for example, you will likely see DVD Cases, bottles and disposable cutlery made from polystyrene. However, recently polystyrene is … Continue reading

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A Plastic Revolution

We have recently blogged about the use of plastic in the domestic and industrial fields, however what we haven’t revealed is how plastic technology is actually helping to save lives. Correct, you did read that write. Plastic products have been … Continue reading

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Plastic Sustainability

As the world’s resources become threatened, sustainability has grown in importance. Plastics is one of the materials that is sustainable when it is produced in a certain way, this allows the plastic to be recycled so that there is little waste. In … Continue reading

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