Category Archives: Plastic Properties

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 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 … Continue reading

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K Resin to Be Introduced in Europe

Albis UK Ltd, the international distributor and compounder of plastic resins, have just acquired the rights to distribute K-Resin SBC. Albis have been distributing plastic compounds for many years and now K-Resin, with it’s host of outstanding characteristics some of … Continue reading

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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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