Category Archives: Plastic Manufacturing

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


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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


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 […]

Understanding Plastic Fillers in Plastic Fasteners


Plastic Filler: Mica

Plastic is everywhere. From plastic water bottles to toys and even car parts, you simply can’t escape the wonders of this versatile material. Because we’re surrounded by plastic, we assume that all that plastic is, well, plastic! However, the truth is a bit more complex. Most plastic is made up of many other materials as […]