Plastics recycling: inspiring a new generation

Sustainability and environmental responsibility are hot topics in the world of manufacturing right now and Plastics are currently having a lot of mostly unjustified bad press. This being the case, it’s a great pleasure to be part of an initiative to supply educational establishments with the means to recycle scrap thermoplastics. Technology students use the…

Plastics & the environment. Let’s look at the positives!

With so much in the news recently about the environmental damage caused by inappropriate disposal of ‘single-use’ plastics, we thought it was time to highlight the fact that in so may ways, plastics are actually making a positive contribution to the environment and sustainability. Based on information published by the BPF (British Plastics Federation), here…

Babyplast machine brings benefits for medical product manufacturer

Mergon International is one of Ireland’s premier plastics moulding businesses, covering most industry sectors. One of their divisions specialises in medical healthcare products which are produced and assembled in their Class 8 Clean Room facilities and their healthcare team has extensive experience in the IQ, OQ, PQ process. When Mergon were taking investment decisions about…

Clark-Drain’s Mighty Apex Robot

When Clark-Drain invested in a NB 1500 tonne machine so as to extend their production and to be able to introduce larger mouldings to their product range, they selected the Apex full servo model SC-2000D robot with telescopic downstroke arm. Robert Petty, Plastics Manager of Clark-Drain Ltd explains that, with the company having been operating…