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?”
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”
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.
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.
Plastics are all around us and play a part in almost every aspect of our lives. Despite this, we don’t always consider where they come from and some may not even know how they are made. Knowing how plastics are created can help us to understand this material’s full potential and how it can be used to suit the needs of businesses and consumers.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Plastic extrusion is a complex plastic manufacturing process that, at its most basic, involves solid plastic mass being converted into a shape that can be made into usable products or used as first produced. Despite its useful and economic nature, many businesses are naïve to what it is, the various benefits it offers and how it can transform the way small, medium and large companies operate. Below, we’ve created a guide for everything you would want to know about plastic extrusion, so you can understand more about what the process actually consists of and what we here at Opus Plastics can do for you.