A Guide to Thermosets

Thermosetting plastics are one of the most common kinds of plastics used in businesses and manufacturers today. Tens of billions of dollars are spent every year buying thermoset parts and products, but few people even know what it means to be purchasing a thermoset product. In this article, we explore precisely what a thermoset is, and why businesses benefit from using parts made from this valuable material.

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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”

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?”

How Are Plastics Used In Agriculture?

When you think of farming and other agricultural trades, plastics probably aren’t the first thing to come to mind, considering it is an industry grounded in nature! Whether growing crops or rearing animals, plastics actually play an invaluable part in aiding those working in the agricultural sector. As plastics are so versatile and can be shaped to fit your exact needs, there are many ways in which they can help out on the land, so we have taken a look at some of the most common uses for plastics in agriculture.

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Why Do We Use Injection Molding?


Injection molding in basic terms is a manufacturing process used to produce large volumes of parts for an array of industries. Injection moulding is preferred by many businesses because of its simple, reliable nature but there are various other benefits to the process that prove its efficiency. Here at Opus Plastics, we thought we’d take a look at just some of the many benefits of injection molding and how it could be a great option for your line of work.

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How Are Plastics Used in Building and Construction?

Plastics can be used in a variety of industries and will usually play a part in the household products you use every day. This week, as part of our industry-series, we’re looking at how plastic can be used in building and construction, transforming the way houses and extensions are created today. In Europe alone, the building sector consumes approximately 10 million tonnes of plastics each year equating to 20% of Europe’s total plastic consumption. You might not always be able to see plastic in building works, but that doesn’t mean it’s not playing a crucial role behind closed doors. From sustainability to fire safety, the role of plastic should never be underestimated and here are just some of the ways it can be utilised on construction sites.

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