Knowledge Bank

The Rutland Plastics website contains a wealth of information on plastics and moulding.  It not only covers Rutland Plastics itself and the services it offers, but also the injection moulding process, other moulding methods, polymers, designing for plastics, application stories and other articles relating to plastic moulding.

There are a number of relevant links below to help you find what you are looking for.

INJECTION MOULDING EXPLAINED

MOULDING MACHINE
The injection unit takes plastic raw material granules, heats them until molten, and injects them into the mould. Machines have a barrel that contains a screw (imagine a kitchen mincer), the barrel has heater bands around the outside which raises the temperature to the correct level to melt the plastic.

PLASTIC MATERIALS AND ADVICE

MATERIAL TYPES
We are increasingly asked about bio-based plastic materials - those that are organic based as opposed to petroleum, namely bioplastics. It is important to distinguish two aspects of bioplastics: biodegradable and compostable and for this reason we have a dedicated page to understanding Bioplastics
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