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As a material, plastic offers a number of possibilities, but there are at least as many pitfalls too. Optimism and rashness can lead to a situation where you have at your warehouse a couple of...
The enormous variety of different plastic grades and their characteristics is confusing. Which one of the cryptic abbreviations is the right pick for your application? Here is a look at the...
The members of the polyamide family are coded with cryptic extensions like 6, 11, 12, 66, 46 and 69. The numbers describe the type and number of polymer chains in their chemical structure. This...
Polyoxymethylene, often called Acetal, is one of the key engineering plastics. Among plastic materials, it is one with the most crystalline structure. POM is known for its good fatigue/creep...
"The Plasticprop collection of plastic samples was set off by my daily need to assess and compare different plastics in practise. The Plasticprop Essentials contains 20 plastic samples with...
Skilled boxers have good impact resistance. They can absorb the energy of impacts with their whole body, not just one part of it, nose for instance. The same principle applies not only to material...
Either I am dumb or the Izod and Charpy values expressed on the datasheets are confusing, but I have never been able to utilize them in practise. Apart from the units being sometimes in J/m and...
When my wife dropped her old cell phone from the balcony to the concrete-paved yard, the phone took a few bounces and distributed itself then in several pieces around it. That was it, I thought. But...