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Tolerances in Plastic Extrusions Lesson 101

Tolerances in Plastic Extrusions Lesson 101

What is a tolerance? Simply speaking, it is the amount or measure of room given from the dimensional ideal. Often, the dimensions of a product will fluctuate, which allows for tolerances to be determined at +/- measurements. Tolerances are essential in manufacturing processes because they allow room…

The Wonderful World of Plastics

Check the shelves of your local mega-store and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a product that doesn’t have a plastic component. Since the introduction of Bakelite in 1907, plastics have become essential materials for manufacturers of all product types. Synthetic plastics are found in home exteriors,…

Going Green With Plastics

The most desirable properties of plastics—their durability and resistance to environmental degradation—are also their biggest drawbacks. Environmentalists have long worried that plastic waste is taking over the planet, clogging landfills and polluting the ocean. Now, worldwide attention to environmental…

A History of Modern Plastic Products

Though humans have used natural polymers like horn, rubber and cellulose for centuries, the modern history of plastics began in 1907 with the patenting of Bakelite, a petroleum-based synthetic. During the next three decades, foundational modern plastics emerged as versatile, pale-colored materials…

Preferred Plastics Is Now Producing Rail Boots

The current emphasis on using American-made products in infrastructure renewal has presented compelling opportunities for U.S. companies to expand transportation-related services. At Preferred Plastics, we’re continually improving our material supply chain and extrusion processes to keep up with…

ABS: An All-Around Choice for Prototypes & Parts Manufacturing

ABS: An All-Around Choice for Prototypes & Parts Manufacturing

Extruded plastics are an indispensible part of modern life, and many of the plastic products you use on a daily basis are made of a thermoplastic polymer called ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene…

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