Plastic extrusion is the process of creating plastic profiles and tubes by forcing melted plastic through a die. The process is used to create a wide range of products and component parts that are utilised for both industrial and domestic purposes. Due to the need to force these plastics into a shape, thermoplastics will be used, as they are the best type of material for melting down and cooling to form a rigid shape. Polypropylene and PVC are two of the most commonly used thermoplastics for plastic extrusion purposes. In this blog post, we take a look at a few ways in which plastic extrusion can be used.
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.
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?”
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.
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.