Machined Plastics in Agriculture


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The last place you might expect to find machined plastics is in agriculture, but plastic is everywhere. You can find it in aerospace, in the military, and even in cryogenics. It should come as no surprise then that plastic can be found in agriculture, too. The use of plastic in agriculture has risen exponentially in […]

Fiber Reinforced Plastic Versus Traditional Materials


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Steel, aluminum, and timber have long been the go-to materials when it comes to building, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything we can do to improve on these classic building materials. But fiber reinforced plastic? When you think of plastic water bottles, clothing hangers, and children’s toys, durability isn’t likely to come to mind. […]

Plastic Materials in Cryogenic Environments


plastic materials in cryogenic environments

Surprisingly, plastic can perform quite well, as long the plastic products are created with cryogenic freezing in mind. The beginning of plastic materials in cryogenic environments The study of plastics in cryogenic environments started all the way back in the 1960s. The research was conducted by NASA, as they wanted to see how plastic would […]

Plastics in Aerospace


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As we’ve mentioned in other articles, plastics permeate every facet of our lives. They’re in our cars, on our kitchen counters, and in our bathrooms. Nowhere have they been adopted so fast as Aerospace, however. Starting with World War II, plastics have played a role in aviation, replacing critical rubber components in planes after the Japanese […]