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.
Here at Opus Plastics, we are injection moulding and extrusion specialists with over 35 years of proven and tested experience in the field of plastic manufacturing. As such, we’ve learnt all about the necessary prerequisites for delivering high-quality extrusion design for customers in a variety of industries. From the intricacies of the finer details to dedicating enough time at the start of the project to ensure desirable results, we’ve put together just seven of the factors we think make for the best standard of extrusion design.
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.
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.
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.