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Your Ultimate Guide to Plastic Sheets

February 13, 2020 12:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

At D&D Plastics, we’ve been in the plastics business for quite some time, so we have a significant amount of experience in working with sheet plastics for just about any end purpose you can think of. When you’re in need of the best plastic sheets in Utah for an upcoming project, it’s important that you know the differences between the most common varieties of plastic sheets so you can choose the exact right material for your needs. There are four main categories of plastic sheets, and within those categories there are many different specific types of plastics that you can choose from. Let’s take a very broad look at each of these categories. Acrylic sheets Acrylic sheets make ideal substitutes... View Article

Ways to Repair Your Broken Plastic Items

January 29, 2020 11:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When plastic parts break or warp, it can be incredibly inconvenient—but there’s no reason to despair. Repairing plastics in Utah is not only doable, but easy, especially when you enlist the team at D&D Plastics to help restore your broken items. Here are some of the ways you can try repairing plastic at home: Glue: Like any broken thing, you can always use glue to mend your broken plastic, although it may not last as long as some of the other methods on this list. Opt for a strong glue specifically designed for use on plastic, like superglue or plastic model glue. Hot and cold water: This is a good option for a plastic piece that’s been warped or bent.... View Article

How Are Concrete Molds Made with Vacuum Formed ABS Plastic?

January 15, 2020 11:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever made a concrete stepping stone or other decorative object, you probably used a mold. Molds make it possible to form concrete into beautiful shapes and designs, but you might not have ever given any thought as to how those molds are made until it comes time to make your own. Whether you’re a hobbyist or commercial enterprise, using custom vacuum formed plastic molds can open up a world of possibilities. If you have plastic vacuum forming ideas in Utah, we can help make them into a reality—call D&D Plastics to get started on your custom molds. The following is a brief overview of the mold-making process. What is plastic vacuum forming? If you’re not familiar with the... View Article

Choose the Right Plastic for Your Needs

December 27, 2019 1:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Not all plastics offer the same properties. These days, almost everything has plastic material, and while they may all look alike, they are definitely not identical. There are types for mechanical, residential and even medical purposes. Before buying acrylic sheets in Utah for your next product line, here is an overview of the six types of plastic available for your products: Acrylic: Also known as polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), acrylic is known as a glass alternative. It is popular with optical products and resists shattering, abrasions and even bullets. Other design adjustments can also make it UV-tolerant and anti-glare. It literally offers hundreds of applications and is typically used in sheet form to create acrylic mirrors and plexiglass. Polycarbonate: Tough and... View Article

Avoid Common Plastic Fabrication Issues with These Five Ideas

December 13, 2019 1:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Plastic is a temperamental material, and it takes experience to fabricate it correctly. As your plastic fabrication specialists in Utah, D&D Plastics knows the techniques that will create your end product without the common pitfalls. If you do not hone particular skills, your efforts at plastic fabrication are likely to generate frustration more than products. Here are five ideas on avoiding plastic fabrication issues: Check the heat tolerance: Heat is necessary for machining, but too much of it can lead to failure. Machining any material, including plastic, produces friction and, in turn, produces excessive heat. This may make your plastic malleable, but also impossible to work with when it is time to mold it into an actual product. To avoid... View Article