Detectable Plastics for Engineering Applications in the Food Industry

It seems that these days we see more and more headlines’ informing the public about food recalls due to plastic contamination. In fact, the number of food recalls made necessary by plastic contamination doubled in 2016 from the previous year according to information reported by QA Magazine, a publication dedicated to covering Quality Assurance and Food Safety. The article states, “The introduction of the new Food Safety Modernization Act in the USA has delivered a sea change in the way the industry and regulatory authorities observe and react to protect the public from unsafe food.” (1)

Plastic Machining or Injection Molding Debate

Why pay for expensive tooling when you can have a part like this at a fraction of the cost. We’ve been getting a lot of questions on the subject of Plastic Machining vs. Molding?

If you are at the cross road of determining whether your required plastic component should be produced by machining or injection molding, here are some facts to consider.

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