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Footwear in South Africa

Footwear in South Africa

INTERESTING FACTS ON FOOTWEAR IN SOUTH AFRICA In the 90’s South Africa had a booming shoe industry. 88 million shoes were consumed each year with 64 million pairs being manufactured in South Africa itself. The local footwear manufacturing industry employed 34 500...
K-Fair 2016

K-Fair 2016

K-FAIR “Plastics shape the future” Important K-Fair details: Dates: 19-26 October 2013 Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 06:30 p.m. Organised by: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and sponsored by numerous companies. Photos by: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann K-Fair has been the largest...
Polyethylene

Polyethylene

HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE PE (Polyethylene) Polyethylene or Polythene or PE, is the world’s most popular plastics. It is a light, versatile synthetic resin made from the polymerization of ethylene. Polyethylene is a member of the important family of polyolefin resins. In...
PET Plastic- Common Questions Answered

PET Plastic- Common Questions Answered

WHAT IS PET? Polyethylene terephthalate otherwise known as PET is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family. It is used for fibers, clothing, containers, liquids, packaging and engineering resins. Polyester is a category of polymers that...
Plastic Compounds and Additives / Compounding

Plastic Compounds and Additives / Compounding

COMPOUNDS and ADDITIVES In order for a polymer to be used to create what we know as the end plastic product it first needs to be compounded. By definition compounding is the mixing in of additives with a polymer to improve the properties of the polymer. At the...
Innovative Anti-Static Plastic Compound

Innovative Anti-Static Plastic Compound

KMA SA Marketing Launches Innovative Anti-static Compound KMA SA Marketing is now manufacturing a range of anti-static compounds for use in plastic products. Anti-static compounds are in high demand because they neutralize static discharge from polar materials. What...
Plastic Moulding

Plastic Moulding

DIFFERENT WAYS OF MOULDING PLASTIC Plastic is moulded into its shapes in various ways. Below are four ‘post cards’ to help explain the differences between: rotational moulding (a.k.a. roto-moulding), blow moulding, injection moulding and extrusion...