How Is Plastic Recycled?

How Is Plastic Recycled?

Plastic products are ubiquitous in our society. From water bottles to medical equipment, many of the items we use daily are made up of plastic. When we finish using these items, we often throw them in the recycling bin, but what happens to them after doing this? Here we provide a step-by-step guide to how

Is Plastic a Good Insulator?

Is Plastic a Good Insulator?

Many industries require materials that cannot conduct electricity or heat. After all, you don’t want to be shocked or burned while handling specific equipment. To prevent this, many appliances need to be coated in a material that does not conduct electricity or heat. In other words, they need to be insulators.   Many people turn

How to Sterilize Plastic Medical Equipment

How to Sterilize Plastic Medical Equipment

While sterilizing medical equipment has always been vital to patients’ health and safety, in the age of COVID-19, it has become even more critical. Much of the medical equipment that doctors and nurses use daily are made out of plastic. COVID-19 can last up to five days on plastic surfaces, meaning that healthcare institutions must be rigorous in

A History of PVC

A History of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, is a commonly used synthetic plastic polymer that is used to produce plastic. While it wasn’t widely used until the 1950s, it has actually been around for centuries, stretching back all the way to the 1830s. Read on to learn more:  The discovery of PVC  The story peculiarly begins in two

Dip Molding

The Different Industries That Can Use Dip Molding

One of the benefits of dip molding is that is can be used for a wide variety of applications in a wide variety of industries. Whether it’s for the military or for a medical office, dip molding can manufacture parts quickly, easily, and at a cheaper cost than other forms of production.   Here are

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The Different Problems that Dip Coating and Dip Molding Can Solve

There are lots of different processes that companies can use when producing plastic and rubber parts, but two of the best ones available are dip molding and dip coating. From customization to cost-effectiveness, see how dip molding and dip coating can solve some of the problems your company deals with on a daily basis:  

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The Benefits of Dip Molded Medical Equipment

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals have been running dangerously low on much-needed medical equipment. Not only is this extremely concerning for those who are suffering from the coronavirus, but it also brings up the question of how to avoid shortages like this in the future. There are many ways to manufacture

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The Benefits of Using Dip Molding for Prototypes

With any new product, a business will have to go through several designs and prototypes until they reach the final end-product. A prototype is the first proof on concept, and tweaking this initial design allows inventions to evolve into real, useful products. Since a number of these initial variations will never be sold or mass

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What is REACH?

Piper Plastics works hard to ensure that our products are safe for all consumers. It’s why we provide materials that are non-phthalate and that are compliant with regulations such as RoHS. We also provide products that are REACH compliant. Read on to learn more: What does REACH mean? REACH is a European Union regulation similar

RoHS Compliance

What is RoHS?

Here at Piper Plastics, we’re proud to offer RoHS compliant materials. But what, exactly, does RoHS compliant mean? Here we answer any questions you may have about RoHS and RoHS compliant materials. What does RoHS compliant mean? RoHS is an acronym; it stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS is a European Union (EU) directive