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    Sourcing Specified Engineering Polymers – More Easily

    There can be no manufacturing process to rival plastic injection moulding when it comes to producing parts with such diverse physical properties.

    The key to this is the wide range of polymers available. If you are injection moulding, you probably process a wide range of engineering thermoplastics.

    From Polycarbonates to Polyamides, the list is long. But with so many individual brands, it can be difficult to know where to source them all.

    Different polymer manufacturers also often have different arrangements in different countries with different distributors.

    This approach suits the manufacturers well but often not the moulding companies themselves.

    However, you are left to do all the legwork to find your materials and probable already have enough to do.

    You inevitably need to set up accounts with multiple suppliers.

    If they don’t know you, you may not get the pricing or service you need.

    But sometimes it seems you have little alternative.

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    What determines friction between thermoplastic components?

    Friction is an important property for thermoplastics in bearings and gears but also has a part to play in assembly of plastic parts (snap-fit and interference-fit) and ejection during moulding.

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    Will Styrenic thermoplastics evolve further to meet design demands ?

    Styrenic thermoplastics?

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    What makes medical grade plastics so special?

    Toughness and transparency are important properties for the constituents of intravenous lines.

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    What causes mouldings (and moulders) to be off-colour?

    When mouldings are not the intended colour, the first thing to check is the raw material, particularly the dosing rate, if you are using masterbatch, and the quality of regrind.

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    Where are Engineering Thermoplastics Blends going ?

    The timeline of appearance of materials for the plastics industry can be viewed as several overlapping phases.

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    Understanding the difference between SBS & SEBS thermoplastic elastomers?

    The difference between SBS and SEBS thermoplastic elastomers explained.

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    Is MFR really much help to moulders these days ?

    Often a moulder has to change material grades. One of the first properties to be consulted on the new data sheet is usually the MFR. This is to establish if the new grade has the same melt viscosity performance.

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    What gives Moulders a Warped View on Life?

    Warping is one of the most frustrating injection moulding faults. This is because it does not always appear immediately, the causes are complex and prevention is difficult.

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    Colour your thinking on the Optical Properties of Thermoplastics

    Very few commercial polymers have chemical groups (chromophores) which absorb light in the visible region of the spectrum. Consequently the base polymers are colourless.

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    How can a thermoplastic elastomer be both thermoplastic and elastomer ?

    Thermoplastic elastomer? The class of polymers known as thermoplastic rubbers (TPR), or thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), describes pretty well what it says.  As thermoplastics these materials soften with heat. They can be melt processed, by extrusion or injection moulding, but regain their soft solid properties when cooled.  As elastomers they conform to the ASTM definition of […]

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