Tag - plastic performance

A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2019

2019: The Year of The Penguin! We took a look back at all our weekly eNewsletters from 2019 to see which of them were most popular based on how many clicks they received. We knew that our Plastic Performance Penguin was popular last year, but we didn’t realize just how popular until we compared the numbers. It turns out that 2 of the 3 most popular issues were about the penguin! Drum roll, please: #3: Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Amorphous Plastics? Back in [...]

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A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2019

2019: The Year of The Penguin! We took a look back at all our weekly eNewsletters from 2019 to see which of them were most popular based on how many clicks they received. We knew that our Plastic Performance Penguin was popular last year, but we didn’t realize just how popular until we compared the numbers. It turns out that 2 of the 3 most popular issues were about the penguin! Drum roll, please: #3: Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Amorphous Plastics? Back in [...]

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Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Amorphous Plastics?

Back in July, we announced our new penguin-shaped plastic material performance chart. It compares the temperature range, relative cost, and performance characteristics of common crystalline and amorphous plastic resins. (Why penguin-shaped, you ask? Because it’s more fun than a boring old triangle or pyramid). The response was overwhelming – a lot of people downloaded the penguin chart. So, since we’ve added new people to our mailing list since then (and in case you missed the original), we decided to dress [...]

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Importance of Selecting the Right Plastic Material

When you request an instant online quote for your plastic injection molding project, you specify options like part quantity, color and surface finish. One very important option to consider is the type of plastic material you want your parts made of. In injection molding, you have a lot of choices when it comes to material selection, and your material choice affects the performance characteristics of your parts. Does your part need to have high-impact strength? Does it need to be UV [...]

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