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Why Choose Plastic Stamping?

Plastic stamping offers an ideal plastic forming method for the affordable production of simple plastic goods in virtually any volume. When compared to machining, plastic stamping offers lower material costs, better repeatability, and faster production speeds when creating custom plastic components. An essential process for many industries that create plastic and polymer parts, successful plastic […]


Why Use Nylon Over Metal?

Nylon is a highly versatile material used in the manufacture of a wide range of industrial parts and products, including gears, spacers, washers and provides various benefits and applications. It is available in several variations (e.g., Nylon 6 and its derivatives, Nylon 6/6 and Nylon MDS), each of which demonstrates unique characteristics that make it […]


Acetal Plastic vs. Nylon Plastic

Nylon and acetal are commonly used in a wide range of manufacturing applications. As both materials are a semi-crystalline thermoplastic, some of their characteristics overlap, such as their fatigue resistance, chemical resistance, and wear resistance with a sharp melting point. Additionally, both are appropriate material choices for the creation of small components such as washers, […]


Benefits of Teflon Washers in the Plumbing Industry

Excellent thermal insulation and chemical resistance properties make polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) suitable for many commercial and industrial applications. PTFE—more commonly known by DuPont’s brand name, Teflon™—is widely used to create solutions for the plumbing sector, such as washers and plumber’s tape. Benefits of Teflon PTFE is a good raw material for fabricating industrial parts due to […]


High Density Polyethylene

Choosing the right plastic is essential to the success of every manufacturing and packaging project. Most plastics are formed from any of six different popular plastics or a plastic mixture with concentrations of different resins. Short-term storage containers, such as bottles and jugs, are usually made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This is a versatile and […]


The Uses of Retaining Washers

Retaining washers guide cords, cables, wires, and chains in an assembled product. One hole allows the washer to be secured to other components using a screw or bolt. Another opening allows the line to be firmly attached to the washer, thus securing the line in the desired position. These simple devices have a number of […]


An Overview of Lexan and Its Applications

What is robust enough for astronauts’ helmets, tough enough to stop bullets, but light enough for eyeglasses, and flexible enough to make DVDs? The answer is Lexan, the world’s most versatile and widely used plastic. The properties listed below make Lexan suitable for a variety of applications ranging from water bottles to laptops to boats: […]


The Basics of the Plastic Extrusion Process

Professionals in the plastic industry often rely on extrusion to create quality plastic products. Using this technique, workers melt plastic material to force it into a die for shaping, and then they cut the formed shapes to length. This process results in durable plastic products with consistent cross sections. Plastic extrusion is also more affordable […]


The Rapid Rise of the Die Cutting Industry

Die cutting has greatly improved the efficiency of a number of industries, most notably packaging, automobile manufacturing, and mobile phone assembly. Because die cutting allows workers to cut crisp, clear shapes straight from substrates, it’s a fantastic option for those looking to create sleek and impactful packaging. Successfully incorporating die cutting into your production strategy […]


The Benefits & Applications of Vulcanized Fibre

What Is Vulcanized Fibre? Vulcanized fibre is a low-pressure laminated plastic compound composed purely of cellulose. It is highly regarded for its exceptional physical, mechanical, and electrical properties. Vulcanized fibre is one of the earliest forms of manufactured plastics, with origins dating back to the late 19th century. It is produced by the chemical reactions […]


DID YOU KNOW...

THERMOPLASTIC FORMULAS, SUCH AS NYLON AND TEFLONTM PTFE, PROVIDE A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, LOW-COST ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRADITIONAL METAL WASHERS, GASKETS,AND SPACERS?

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