Plastic resins are materials that are used to create a wide range of plastic products, from packaging to automotive parts. These resins are made from various chemical compositions and have different physical and chemical properties that make them suitable for specific applications. Understanding the difference between plastic resins and why they are chosen for their […]

What is TCE? In the plastics industry, you often see TCE in aerosol sprays that are used to remove resin buildup, oils, grease, or other contamination that affect the part quality and shorten mold tool life.   It is effective on more difficult resins that often need to be heated and/or scraped from tooling, and […]

Case study

Problem: Plugged Vents We were recently contacted by a thermoplastic molding company that is a world leader in manufacturing medical devices having trouble with plugged vents*. *Because of the sensitive nature of their products and trade-secrets, the company requested we withhold their information. They were using polypropylene in a mold with Porcerax inserts and frequently […]

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What is NSF? NSF International is an American product testing, inspection, and certification organization based in the U.S. that specializes in the safety of food, water, and consumer products. What does an NSF certification mean? A product certified by NSF informs the consumer that the product or company complies with NSF standards and procedures. NSF […]