How to Fix Four Common Plastic Injection Moulding Problems

Injection moulding is the second-most common of making plastic parts, behind plastic extrusion. It involves rapid mould filling followed by quick cooling to produce objects from plasticiser. The injection mould process consumes almost 32% of the weight of all plastic!

Unsurprisingly, this means that in the injection moulding process, sometimes things go wrong. We take a look at the four most common moulding issues people face and the different solutions you can employ to solve these problems. Continue reading “How to Fix Four Common Plastic Injection Moulding Problems”

Why is Plastic Used For Packaging?

bubble wrap

While in recent years the use of plastics for packaging purposes is seeing a decrease following environmental concerns, it is undeniable that the material is incredibly useful for the purpose of packaging and protecting goods. We take a look at why plastics have been chosen as a packaging product over other materials for so long, as well as which sectors need to continue using plastic packaging when other industries are cutting down.

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What is Liquid Injection Moulding?

plastic syringe

When it comes to the manufacturing of plastic, there’s several different processes that are suitable for various client requirements. In recent blogs, we’ve look at both plastic and tube extrusion and how we use it to create cost-efficient, high-quality products for our brilliant customers. This week, we’re looking at liquid injection moulding, what it is, why it’s used and how the machines work, alongside the various considerations that need to be taken into account when deciding upon the process that’s best for you. Continue reading “What is Liquid Injection Moulding?”

How are Plastics Recycled?

Bottles ready for recycling

Sustainability is in the forefront of everyone’s mind in 2019 and both consumers and businesses alike are searching for ways of being more eco-conscious. The mass production of plastic is widely deemed as negative despite the fact that there is minimal waste in comparison to the other manufacturing materials used. Any scrap plastic that occurs as a direct result of the process is recycled and re-used, meaning very little, if any, wastage transpires from moulding services. With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at other popular plastic products and find out how they are recycled, so you can be more informed on what happens to the packaging of your products once you pop it in the recycling box.

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How Are Plastics Used For Transportation?

Transportation using plastic

Plastics have an incredibly diverse range of potential uses and can be found utilised in a wide variety of industries. So far in our Plastics in Industries series, we have looked at how the material is used in construction and to help with agricultural tasks. In this instalment, we will be taking a look at how and why plastics are used in the transportation industry. Continue reading “How Are Plastics Used For Transportation?”

A Guide to Thermoplastics

Although plastics are used in most areas of our lives, many of us will not know the difference between the many varieties of plastics that are available. While there are many different types of plastic, with many different uses, by far the most commonly used form of plastic is thermoplastic. Our guide to thermoplastics should help you understand more about this essential type of plastic!  Continue reading “A Guide to Thermoplastics”

How Does an Injection Moulding Machine Work?

Injection moulding is one of the most cost-effective, popular and efficient manufacturing processes available and is responsible for a large number of the products you use every day – but how exactly does it work? Here at Opus Plastics, we are passionate about what we do and like to shout about the capabilities of our shiny, clever machines whenever we can. Whether you’ve heard of it before or not, you work in the industry or you’re just interested, we’ve put together a guide to outline exactly how an injection moulding machines works.

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What is Mould Flow Analysis?

Mould flow analysis machine

Here at Opus Plastics, we utilise the latest plastic manufacturing techniques to create high-quality products via extrusion moulding for a range of industries. However, before the plastics are created through our efficient machines, a lot of planning goes into how we can produce such a fantastic end result for our clients. This blog will focus on mould flow analysis to look at the first stage of the production process and we go about beginning the complex journey of manufacturing your products.

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What is Tube Extrusion?

Tubes made via extrusion

Here at Opus Plastics, we love to teach people all about the efficient plastic manufacturing services that we offer, including how it could revolutionise the way in which your business operates today. Many will opt for more expensive alternatives because of a lack of education on other potential methods or an unfounded negative view on the plastics industry. We use our blog as a space to show you exactly what we do and why, so you can read up on various processes before deciding what’s right for you and your company. Today, we are looking at tube extrusion, so read on to find out everything you need to know about how it works, what we do and why!

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