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How is ABS Plastic Made & Why is it Popular Across Various Industries?

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a popular type of plastic that is extremely durable and resilient, making it perfect for applications that require high impact resistance. In this blog, we discuss why ABS is a favored choice of plastic for various industrial applications and engineering projects. Before we proceed ahead, let us understand how ABS …

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3D Printing Plastics Market: CAGR of 26.1% Predicted for 2023!

The 3D printing plastics market is projected to reach a CAGR of 26.1% and touch $1,965.3 million by 2023. The major driving factor for the market is the rising demand for: Bio-based plastics 3D printing technology across numerous end-user industries. Forward integration by leading plastic manufacturers Let us look at how plastics are classified on …

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Thermally Conductive Plastic Films Could Replace Metals in the Near Future

Plastics have always been the go-to choice when it comes to thermal insulation. For example, polymers like silicone and Styrofoam are good at trapping heat. However, the image of plastics as insulators has evolved. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created thin plastic films that have the ability to conduct heat. Compared …

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The Plastics for Electric Vehicle Market is Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 26.9% by 2025!

Thermoplastics polymers offer automobile manufacturers the freedom to create and design parts in various parts and sizes. They have been widely used in vehicles for years to come. From improving the fuel efficiency to reducing the weight of the vehicle, plastics have revolutionized the automobile industry.   With the rising trend of environmental sustainability, automobile …

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What makes Polyphenylsulfone an Ideal Polymer for Medical Grade Applications

Polyphenylsulfone or PPSU has numerous properties, making it an excellent metal-replacement material for various medical applications. The most noteworthy is its heat resistance. It has the potential to withstand extreme temperatures (up to 260°C). Also, its resistance to harsh disinfectants and chemicals makes it ideal for hospitals.   Some other incredible properties are its high …

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Plastic Injection Molding & Mold Making: Demystifying 4 Common Myths

One of the most cost-effective and efficient processes to mass-manufacture various kinds of plastic parts can be ensured by exacting tolerances in a short period of time. However, the first step is to use injection molding techniques to create molds. This part of the process is usually plagued with different kinds of misconceptions and myths. …

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Why Paper & Glass Are Not a Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic Packaging

Why Paper & Glass Are Not a Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic Packaging Paper has been suggested frequently as an ideal replacement for plastic packaging, more so than bioplastics. Many organizations are considering moving to paper-based packaging. However, there is enough data to suggest that paper packaging needs several times more mass to perform the same …

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3D-Printed Metamaterial Could Lead to Lighter & Safer Cars in the Future!

3D-Printed Metamaterial Could Lead to Lighter & Safer Cars in the Future! In the near future, we could be seeing cars built with a new type of 3D-printed material that is made from polypropylene and polyethylene with carbon nanotubes. This metamaterial was designed by a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow and is …

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The Rise of 3D Printed Plastic Items in the COVID Pandemic

3D printing is a construction system that is computer-controlled and makes use of materials like plastic to design and create physical objects. The ease of creating objects locally, especially medical tools, can ease the burden of healthcare workers in the ongoing COVID pandemic.   The Role of Plastics in 3D Printing 3D printing technology has …

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Plastics Continue to Make Cars Safer and Fuel Efficient

It is an automobile manufacturer’s dream to create something with precision, repeatability, and economy. But what material can be hard as steel, flexible as paper, or as soft as a blanket? The answer is plastic. Not only does it offer all the benefits of durability and flexibility, but it can also protect the moving parts …

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