Courtesy of New Process Fibre We conclude this three-part blog by taking a look at criteria for industrial applications: INDUSTRIES AND APPLICATIONS A broad range of industries use plastics for myriad applications. Some of the industries using these plastics include: OIL AND GAS The … [Read more...] about Plastic Material Selection Criteria – Part 3 (of 3)!
Courtesy of New Process Fibre Today we take a look at criteria for laboratory and research applications: TYPES OF NON-METALLIC & PLASTIC MATERIALS There are many types of plastic, and each comes with different physical and chemical properties that make them suitable for specific … [Read more...] about Plastic Material Selection Criteria – Part 2 (of 3!)
Courtesy of New Process Fibre Much more than simply picking texture or color, plastic material selection criteria can greatly affect performance, safety, and durability. In order to make the right choice for your application, it’s important to know a material’s unique characteristics and how they … [Read more...] about Plastic Material Selection Criteria, Part 1 (of 3)!
In these fraught times, we just thought we’d take a moment to stop down and talk again about our very humble, very hard-working founder – Joe Saks. After working for a successful, high volume component reproducer for more than 40 years, Joe decided that the little man was being ignored – or … [Read more...] about A Kinder, Gentler Blog
Courtesy of Machine Design Threaded and nonthreaded conventional plastic fasteners have the same dimensional thread class and fit standards as those for metal fasteners. Sizes range from 00 to in. in diameter and in lengths up to 6 in. Threaded plastic fasteners include bolts, screws, rods, … [Read more...] about Yet ANOTHER Primer on the Glory of PLASTIC FASTENERS!
by Sadhguru, founder, Isha Foundation. Courtesy of World Economic Forum. Humanity’s relationship with plastic is rather schizophrenic. It is present in almost every aspect of modern life, from water bottles to aircraft. Without it, our lives would not be the same. However, it is now … [Read more...] about Ban Plastic?? No: Just Use it Properly!
The beauty of threaded rod is that the name says it all: it’s a rod. And it’s threaded. It’s just that simple. Threaded rod is ideal for highly demanding applications that require impeccable fastening performance and tensile strength. Plastic threaded rods are extremely versatile in terms of their … [Read more...] about The Ballad of Threaded Rod (What Is It and What Are Its Uses?)
By Zan Smith, Frank Jaarsma, and David Sheridan (via pddnet.com) Some applications work only in metal and others only in plastic. Many, however, occupy a large middle ground in which either will work. At such times, plastic is often the material of choice given its many benefits. Compared to … [Read more...] about The Art of Using Plastic Instead of Metal
WHEN IT COMES to washers and their many applications, you don't have to succumb to peer pressure and only use metal! The next time someone asks you - "Why the heck are you using plastic fasteners?" - you can politely tick off these 10 reasons. You're welcome! 1. Wear Resistance: Plastic washers … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Plastic Washers Instead of Metal
One of the challenges in making new electronic devices is the chemistry required to assemble the layers that make up the device. In this research, a new synthetic chemistry approach produces ultra-small materials that resemble a fragment of the semiconductor silicon. The process uses a precisely … [Read more...] about New polymers, better products!