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Month: September 2017

The Necessity of a Global Strategy for Plastics Waste

Since 1950, it is estimated that 8.3 million metric tonnes of virgin plastics have been produced.  Of this, 6.3 million metric tonnes has become waste, with 9% being recycled and 12% incinerated.  This leaves 79% that is accumulated in landfills or the natural environment.

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I’m Looking at Injection Moulding – What Drives the Cost?

Injection moulding is a great way to form thermoplastics into a range of shapes. These can be anything from a simple washer to a complicated electrical housing to a wheelie bin or car bumper.

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The Positive Impact of Plastic

Plastic is an incredibly versatile material with a huge range of applications due to the multiple forms, textures and strengths it can take. There are many positive impacts of plastic on the environment that are generally unrecognised, so here are a couple of benefits that you may be surprised to hear…

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Plastic Extrusion in the Retail Sector

The retail environment is awash with products vying for customer’s cash, and with so much marketing collateral at play, it can be tricky to grab their attention.

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What Types of Drying Are There? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains the differences between various drying methods.

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Why I may need to rethink Artificial Thinking…

A few weeks can be a long time in the engineering business just as it is in showbusiness. Indeed until recently, AI was perhaps mainly the domain of films.

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