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  1. Some plastics need preservation too

    While the push to reduce plastic use and its impact on ecology continue, experimentation about getting new life injected into materials, there is the inverse issues being identified in the art world currently. This study is being headed by POPART (Preservation Of Plastic ARTefacts in museum collections) and real focus is being put on preserving history and influential works, worldwide...
  2. DuPont Delrin® AF Blend, not for food grade applications

    Homopolymer Acetal (or DuPont Delrin®) is one of the more versatile and popular plastics for job shops to machine. Acetal has great physical properties, is easy on tooling and both DuPont Homopolymer Delrin® and Copolymer Acetal can be found in stock at any reputable plastics distributor. DuPont Delrin® AF is an enhanced version of Acetal that can help DuPont Delrin®...
  3. What is a near net shape?

    Nylon parts can come in all shapes and sizes. The various shapes and sizes of parts widgets are made out of in nylon can many times lend itself to a near net cast nylon shape. A near net shape is simply a molten nylon resin poured into a tool that will give it a near finish or "near net" geometry...
  4. Import vs. Domestic Plastics Materials

    When it comes to cars or perhaps beer, we generally associate imports with higher performance or quality craftsmanship (depending on your taste of course). For the most part, we can all find something good about our favorite import beer or perhaps a European sports or luxury car that sets them apart in our mind. In plastics, there are many companies...
  5. Why can't I get that color in plastic?

    One of the cool things about plastics over traditional materials is the variety of colors it can be made in. Everyone can relate to something that was made out of a plastic in some sort of cool color that made their product standout. In the graphics or decorative world of plastics, colors are somewhat easy to come by and are...
  6. That's not something we stock...

    It's been a busy week, you've been working hard all week to get a new target account to give you a chance to quote their next opportunity. Today you finally get the call, they send you prints and its time to really impress them with your knowledge, quick turn around and lead time. You gather all your information and then call your plastic supplier to...