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Rutland Plastics


Rutland Plastics PHS Chairman Steve Akhurst reports on Rutland Plastics. Figure 1. An early company van. Note the old format telephone number. From the smallest English county comes a story of enterprise, ingenuity and perseverance. [...]

Made For Each Other?


Today, automotive plastics represent a global market of over 4 million tonnes, with a value of some £5 billion. The average motorist is quite unaware of all this, and may believe that plastics in cars [...]

75 Years of Polyethylene


For a material described at various times in its infancy as “not looking right,” and appearing “all soft and wobbly,” polyethylene has certainly exceeded all expectations placed on it 75 years ago. As the product [...]