Article - 23 Oct 2008
Plastic recycling is made easier by special codes put into the plastic item at the point of manufacture. The plastic recycling codes, types of plastic and the applications of recycled plastic are...
Article - 4 Feb 2002
Plasticizers are unique types of additives. Without plasticizers, a majority of the injection molding compounds would have been completely unfit.
Article - 24 Jul 2009
Bonding plastics parts is increasingly recognized as a major problem in many assembly operations.
Article - 12 Jul 2005
Sharp have developed a technology that allows them to use waste plastic (polypropylene and polystyrene) and blend it with a plant-based polymer which will reduce the demand for petroleum based...
Article - 12 Sep 2003
The sustainablilty, recycling, re-use and recovery of plastic packaging materials is discussed with an emphasis on the UK. Issues such as waste reduction, overpackaging composting and incineration are...
Article - 22 Aug 2003
The process of producing plastic electronics via direct writing is described. The application of plastic electronics to flat panel displays is covered. Other potentialo applications for this novel...
Article - 27 Mar 2002
The need and logistics for recycling of plastics is looked at. Cost, complexity, suitability, uses for recycled materials, collection, contaminants and their effects are all covered.
Article - 31 May 2001
The stages in producing chrome-like finishes on plastics are described as is the devlopment of the technology. Applications in the automotive industry and domestic fittings indusrty are also examined.
Article - 20 Sep 2002
Plastics may not be as long lasting as first thought. Recent evidence shows that breakdown of plastics may begin shortly after manufacture. Recognition, deterioration, influencing factors,...
Article - 26 Oct 2001
Vinyl is the most widely used medical polymer in use today. Several properties including flexibility, durability, compatibility, sterilisability and low cost contribute to its use in applications such...