How is Polyester Made?

The Development of Polyester.
Polyester was developed in the years 1939-1941 by British chemists at Calico Printers Association, Ltd., based on the work of W.H. Carothers in 1926 at the United States based E.I.D. Pont de Nemours and Co.  DuPont bought the rights in 1946 to produce polyester fiber in the United States.  By 1951, DuPont had begun to market the fiber under the name Dacron.
What Polyester is Made of.
Polyester is made up of long-chain polymers. … Read more

7 Reasons To Use PVC in Medical Applications

The most widely used thermoplastic material in the medical device industry is PVC Over a 50 year period, this material has demonstraced its ability to met the demanding requirements of the healthcare industry.  PVC was originally developed to replace the rubber and glass that was historically used to make flexible tubing and containers.  PVC began to dominate the market for these types of items when the need for single use pre-sterilised medical components increased.Read more

The Benefits of Fiber Reinforced Plastic vs. Traditional Materials

So what’s all the fuss about fiber reinforced plastic?  This material is having a big impact in a number of industries, from construction to waste water treatment to theme parks.  But how does it stack up when compared to more traditional materials like steel, aluminum, and timber?  Read on to find out!
 
1)      Fabrication and Design
The material allows for considerable flexibility in terms of design. Read more

The Invention of Plastic Materials From Parkesine to Polyester

Can you imagine life without plastic? Since World War II, plastic materials have slowly become a common element in our daily lives.  Many of the most familiar plastics are less than 100 years old.  Let’s take a look at the timeline of development for specific plastic materials.
1)      Parkesine
Invented in 1862 by Alexander Parkes, Parkesine was first made public at the Great International Exhibition in London.Read more

4 Essential Techniques for Bonding Plastic Components

There are four essential techniques for joining plastic components.  Each method is associated with equipment, labor and other costs that you most consider.  Let’s take a look at each method in more detail.
1)     Mechanical Fastening
Mechanical fasteners such as rivets, screws, nuts or pins represent the most common joining elements. These fasteners may be molded into place, glued, forced or expanded into holes.Read more