Design & Manufacture

Home/Premium Content for Members/Design & Manufacture

The Story of EKCO Plastics


The Story of EKCO Plastics Ken Crowe, Curator of Human History at Southend Museums Service gives us a fascinating insight into the history and development of EKCO Plastics Figure 1. Moulding presses at the EKCO [...]

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 [...]