How to Choose the Best Plastic Manufacturing Supplier

Plastics are greatly in demand nowadays.  Many industries, including medical, aerospace, marine, and construction may use plastic components or even raw plastic resins in the manufacture of their products.  In order to ensure a steady supply source, it is important to cultivate a strong relationship with a competent plastic manufacturer.  If you are a purchaser, … Read more

Put Down That Glue! 10 Powerful Plastic Welding Techniques

A lot of our readers are interested in learning about the sometimes-tricky world of plastic adhesives and plastic welding.  While picking the right plastic adhesive can make you wish you’d majored in chemistry, welding is arguably the better method for fusing two plastic components.  It tends to be more effective than using glue and can … Read more

Why the Aerospace Industry Loves Plastic Materials

Commercial flights would be a lot more expensive and modern warfare jets would pose less threat to the enemy without plastic materials. Since 1970, the use of aerospace plastics has quadrupled.  Interior components (like overhead bins), components for navigational and propulsion functions, and structural elements can all be made out of plastic components.  Military aircraft also … Read more

Top 5 Reasons for Using ECTFE (HalarĀ®) in Corrosive Environments

Ethyelene Chlorotrifluoroethylene, marketed and sold under the trademark name Halar® ECTFE, is a fluorinated plastic. Developed for chemical resistance in corrosive applications and introduced in 1970, this polymer is used in many industries requiring resistance to corrosion.  Here are the top 5 reasons why! 1)      Physical and Chemical Properties ECTFE has an operating range of -105 … Read more

Plastic Wear: What Causes It and How to Avoid It

Plastic wear, like friction, is a complex phenomenon. It takes place as two surfaces slide or roll against each other and the forces of relative motion gradually remove material.  Two common wear mechanisms are adhesion and abrasion. Adhesive wear occurs when mating surfaces slide against each other and fragments of one surface dislodge and adhere to … Read more