custom plastic parts

4 reasons to choose custom plastic parts for your business

The benefits of custom plastic parts have turned these elements into a favorite across many industries for a long time now. Offering a cost-effective and optimized material for different purposes, plastic molded parts adapt to each company’s needs, as they can be personalized.  We analyze what exactly are custom plastic parts and the main advantages …

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7 things you must consider when choosing a plastic moulded part manufacturer

Choosing the right plastic moulded part manufacturer has a direct impact on having an effective and optimized supply chain.  In short, the work undertaken by a plastic parts manufacturer consists of processing plastic resins or polymers and, by heating or injecting under high pressure into custom molds, generating custom plastic parts. This is an important …

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Sustainable EPS packaging solutions for your business

  EPS packaging solutions have been a favorite for decades, because of their extraordinary versatility, protection capabilities, and economic efficiency. Lately, this material has also been understood as a sustainable alternative, particularly since the implementation of recycling schemes. This perception around EPS packaging has transformed as sustainability is increasingly understood as a complex process that …

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Uses and benefits of expanding foam insulation

Expanding foam insulation is an increasingly popular method across many different fields, including both industrial applications and packaging materials. The extraordinary thermal and protective characteristics of some expanding foam options (including those made from EPS and EPP), as well as their lightweight capacities, make it stand out among other alternatives.   We examine expanding foam …

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Industrial packaging solutions: challenges for 2021

The year 2021 has been a transformative one for Industrial packaging solutions. On the one hand, their role as an essential element to protect products and guarantee they reach their final destination efficiently has been confirmed. However, the sector has also had to navigate new consumer behavior trends and the difficulties of a post-coronavirus scenario.  …

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How to reduce logistics costs through protective packaging

The term logistics costs involve all expenses related to getting a product from manufacturing to the end client, including packaging, transport, and storage costs. Taking proactive actions such as optimizing protective packaging can reduce logistics costs significantly. We analyze how.  Why logistic costs are important for your business In today’s complex logistics landscape, companies face …

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All you need to know about EPS recycling

As both companies and consumers look for new, eco-friendly alternatives to plastic, sustainability has started to be understood as a complex issue that needs to take many factors into account. EPS recycling stands at the center of this matter. While EPS is, in fact, a cellular plastic material, its possibilities as sustainable packaging are more …

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Expanded foam packaging: an innovative material for the industrial sector

Expanded foam packaging has grown as a potential option to protect industrial goods during the distribution cycle. Shocks, drops, vibrations, and rough handling all constitute dangers for the integrity of goods. However, using the right type of molded foam packaging can safeguard products against such risks, while also being cost-efficient and reducing the packaging carbon …

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Protective packaging materials: challenges and trends

The boom of e-commerce and the ever-increasing global manufacturing industry are causing more parcels and shipping units to travel the world every day. These developments, in turn, have put a more substantial pressure on protective packaging materials, which face new challenges: their traditional shielding properties must now coexist with sustainable and technological considerations demanded by …

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Types of foam packaging for appliances: everything you need to know

The different types of foam packaging include excellent options for companies that need to protect their goods during the distribution cycle. From custom foam packaging to EPS or EPP boxed solutions, the diverse types of foam packaging stand out from other solutions because of their great versatility, being used across several industries. Find out what …

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How to improve HVAC energy efficiency with Expanded foam technical parts

Companies are always looking for cost-friendly materials that they can use to make the technical parts of the HVAC sector without affecting the energy efficiency of their products. Among the best materials for the job are EPP and EPS. EPP and EPS are low-cost materials that also ensure the part made does not lose energy …

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Plastic injection molding solutions: advantages and benefits

Injection molding  is a technology that solves many issues for HVAC companies. In fact, many HVAC companies utilize some of the technology’s solutions to improve the efficiency in their operations and improve results. We want to explain the benefits and advantages of the technology and why choosing this type of technology is a good option. …

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The end of gas heating in France is close: biological materials gaining the upper hand

The French Ministry for the Ecological Transition has shaken up the housing construction and heating system sectors by announcing the phasing out of gas heating in single family dwellings in France from 2021. This significant move was published on 25 November in the 2020 environmental regulation (RE2020), which aims to progressively end gas heating in …

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Heat recovery system parts: the latest Expanded Polypropylene application

Outstanding heat-insulating properties alongside resistance, high elasticity and flexibility make Expanded Polypropylene or EPP a hugely versatile, widely recognised, and extraordinarily functional material: used in construction, packaging, the manufacturing of numerous parts in the automobile industry, the manufacturing of household appliances… the list is endless and constantly expanding. In this article we discuss a new …

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HVAC technical part design

From the drawing board to the details: HVAC technical part design

The framework and thermal insulation of air handling units must meet very specific requirements, linked not only to the technical parameters of their use, but also increasingly to cost optimisation. New challenges in the HVAC industry Today, user expectations for air handling systems demand good unit performance, silent running, compactness, and attractive design. These new …

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The efficiency of expanded polypropylene foam in HVAC industry

Within the last decade we observe an extremely dynamic development in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. Market leading companies are creating new trends in the engineering of HVAC appliances. New solutions and materials come to the scene and improve the performance and aesthetics of the devices. Among them Expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam which …

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What is HVAC and what solutions can Knauf offer for this sector

Insulation solutions from expanded foams EPP and EPS in HVAC systems  HVAC is an acronym for English words – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The term encompasses therefore all the elements of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that increase the comfort of everyday life. What are HVAC installations and what is worth knowing about …

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EPP – expanded polypropylene – the perfect material for duct systems and fittings

For the last few years HVAC industry has been allowing expanded polypropylene – EPP to enter more and more applications. Thanks to the advantages of the expanded polypropylene, ducts and fittings made of this material are light and don’t require additional insulation, because the material itself has such properties. Expanded polypropylene is indeed a perfect …

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