materials

Color and Appearance in Plastics

The appearance of a molded plastic part is often an important design element. While this involves color, it also involves gloss and texture.

Cyclitech 2016 Conference

Bicycles have unique performance requirements, which makes material selection challenging, especially when using thermoplastics.

A Primer on Performance Plastics

Performance Plastics are not the cheap plastics your grandmother complained about – they are high performance materials that can do mind boggling things.

Should You Use Re-Grind?

Using re-grind in the injection molding process essentially means you are using a resin blend. The end result can be a mangy mutt, an elegant Bordeaux, or something in between.

The Dog Days of Summer

Unlike many other materials, thermoplastic materials have a unique relationship with heat.

PET Ponderings

Some musings on plastics, poetry and art, from a journey up the California coast to the magic and mystery of Big Sur.