Acrylic vs Nylon: What are the Key Differences?

Nylon (Polyamide) and acrylic (Poly Methyl Methacrylate) are both made from synthetic polymers derived from petroleum. As thermoplastics, they both can be easily melted and molded into many shapes. They are both incredibly versatile materials with a wide range of uses. But they have differences that will matter depending on their use. Here, we discuss their differences, their pros and cons, and some considerations to help when choosing acrylic vs nylon for your projects. 

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Can You Tint Plexiglass?

Acrylic, or plexiglass, is available in a variety of colors and opacities. It can be easily tinted with almost any color by adding a small amount of dye during the manufacturing process. But it is rather difficult to tint plexiglass after it has been produced. Standard window-tinting materials for glass film will not work on plexiglass, so specialized films are required to tint plexiglass sheets.

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8 Best Plexiglass Uses in Your Home

Homeowners are always looking for ways to make their houses not only look better but also become more efficient. One of the easiest ways to do both is to incorporate plexiglass into your living arrangement.
Acrylic—which is also known as plexiglass—is a transparent thermoplastic homopolymer that comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Plexiglass can be used in several different ways. Plexiglass is typically sold in sheets and is available in styles such as frosted, mirrored, or non-glare. Take a closer look at these 8 exciting plexiglass uses in your home to elevate efficiency and design!

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How to Properly Handle PP Plastic Recycling

One of the most adaptable plastics on the market is polypropylene (aka PP Plastic). PP plastic is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic known for its durability and versatility. So, it’s not surprising that it’s the second most widely used commodity plastic after polyethylene (PET).

When choosing which plastic to use, you might want to consider the environmental impact the material will have when you no longer need it. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about PP plastic recycling.

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What is ABS Material


Construction worker carrying hard hat made out of ABS plastic material

When it comes to finding a manufacturing material that is tough and durable, but flexible enough to be used in an array of ways, look no further than ABS material. Not familiar with it? Here’s a breakdown of what is ABS material and how it can be used. 

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How to Weld Plastics: A Complete Guide

The plastic welding process takes place when heat and pressure are applied to join two pieces of plastic together. The plastic is melted at the joint and then pressed together to create a bond. There are several techniques used to do this, so it’s not always easy to determine how to weld plastic. With that in mind, here’s a crash course on welded plastics and how to weld them efficiently.

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