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Custom Plastic Parts for Food Manufacturers | Faster FDA Compliance

On October 5, 2016, the FDA issued a revised version of the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). Since 2007, each state has used these standards to ensure local food manufacturers implement practices that reduce foodborne illness hazards, which afflict as many as 48 million Americans each year. The new MFRPS, which you can read […]

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ESD Material | Conductive, Antistatic & Dissipative Plastics

It’s estimated ESD costs American industry $5 billion each year. This cost includes not only manufacturing new components to replace those damaged, but also the time involved in customer and field service during maintenance. In no uncertain terms, the demand for antistatic materials is growing as companies strive to cut costs and downtime. We manufacture […]

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3D Printing Aerospace Parts: Why It’s No Threat to CNC Machining

The dawn of 3D printing came with predictions it would bring about the next Industrial Revolution. This process, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, has indeed brought about massive changes, particularly in aerospace. Nonetheless, few trending stories cover the limits of 3D printing, which are extensive given the technology is still relatively new. In this blog, […]

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Plastic Machining Vs. Plastic Injection Molding – The Ultimate Guide

Often, we find ourselves in talks with clients who can’t decide whether to use plastic machining or plastic injection molding to create their custom plastic parts. The decision is complex, but answering a few questions can clarify which plastic manufacturing process is best for your project. In this blog, we’ll address the factors affecting your […]

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3 Benefits of Machined Plastic Parts for Waste Treatment

Wastewater treatment plants are challenging environments for their critical parts and components. Forced to weather constant moisture and severe chemical processes, these components must be incredibly durable and hydrolytically stable to keep operations running smoothly. Is it any wonder they’re often the cause of costly breakdowns? Given the rigors of the waste treatment industry, it’s […]

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Why the Semiconductor Industry Needs Precision Plastic Machining

Semiconductors make most of today’s technological marvels possible: the Internet, computers, tablets, smartphones, and all of the other advancements that empower superfast communications. Most people born in the last thirty years probably couldn’t imagine life without semiconductors! They also remain one of the United States’ top manufactured exports. In this blog, we’ll explain why companies […]

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The Backbone of the Oil & Gas Industry? Specialty Plastics.

The oil and gas industry presents one of the most demanding environments you can imagine for its infrastructures to withstand. Extreme temperatures, high pressures, heavy loads and abrasive chemicals define this industry—and the ability of parts and components to hold up under these conditions makes a substantial impact on safety and productivity, not to mention […]

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The Rise of Agriculture Plastic Machining

In the last twenty years, the use of plastics in agriculture has grown so exponentially it’s given rise to an entirely new term: “plasticulture.” Though estimates aren’t exact, experts in the field say U.S. agriculture alone uses about a billion pounds of plastics every year. Applications for specialized plastics in agriculture are wide-ranging; they’re used […]

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Why Vespel® Machined Parts Deliver in the Toughest Applications

Heat resistance. Chemical resistance. Dimensional stability. Lubricity. Creep resistance. When it comes to superior performance, most high-end materials can’t surpass Vespel® by DuPont. Vespel® is a product family that includes five types of this high-performance polymide resin, characterized by its ring-shaped molecular structure containing nitrogen. Combining the best properties of ceramics, metals and plastics into […]

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Why Healthcare Providers Are Demanding Specialty Plastics for Their Devices and Equipment

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the medical industry has undergone massive changes, the extent of which can hardly be summed up in one blog post. One sure consequence, however, has been higher demand for specialty plastics in medical equipment and devices. We’re Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication, a provider of plastic machining […]

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How Specialty Plastics Help Telecom Companies Stay Competitive

In the last few decades, the telecom industry has experienced rapid and unprecedented change. Not only has the dawn of the Internet swept the world; the once highly regulated telecom industry has since deregulated to a large degree, leading to leagues of fresh market entrants and competition like never before. In other words, the local […]

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Why Specialty Plastics Have Taken Over Aerospace

Success in the aerospace industry relies heavily upon constant innovation in two areas: aircraft performance and reducing fuel costs. Without forward-thinking innovation in these categories, even industry leaders can expect to fall behind the competition before long. Because the market has demanded such fast and substantial improvement, it’s no wonder the significance of technical plastics […]

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How Plastic Makes Military Helicopter Parts Safer

When manufacturing products for military use, the ultimate goal is to protect the safety and welfare of military personnel. Military-grade plastics are helping make equipment safer and more efficient. Choosing an experienced plastic military helicopter parts manufacturer will ensure your parts meet military specifications and are both functional and protective. At Reading Plastic, we can […]

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