There is no doubt that the oceans have been polluted with plastic waste, some of which may have originated with each of us, but the problem is with waste disposal and not the use of plastics in general. In addition, the use of plastics is a positive when considering total environmental impact. Sapona Plastics has assembled several links to websites that are addressing the problem and dispelling some of the myths.
What Can I do to Reduce Plastic Pollution?
Riggers from Guy M. Turner are shown here moving in one our two new Roboshot injection molding presses. These new machines are replacing 230 Ton presses. Both presses were installed and ready on 12/27/20 by the combined efforts of our maintenance team and Neal Atkinson with Diversified Electric. Thanks to Milacron Marketing for providing the equipment.
As a part of our continuous improvement we offer Moldflow® analysis to simulate theoretical filling patterns, pressure gradiants, and plastic material behavior in molding. This allows us to optimize gate location and part design to help avoid sinks, weld lines, gas burns, short shots and other common undesirable characteristics. This detailed analysis can also lead to lower costs and faster lead time. Additionally, the part can be evaluated for its theoretical cycle time, carbon footprint, embodied water and other factors. It is important that we provide the software with good data input and use our experience and training to interpret the results.
You can see more at this link from Autodesk: https://youtu.be/Xzuy8jMwAC0
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