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Engineering Plastics Against Steel – Coefficient of Friction

April 28, 2016

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Guest Blogger - Quadrant Plastics

The first step to understanding the Coefficient of Friction (COF) of engineering plastics when compared to that of steel is grasping that the COF is not based on a material’s property alone, but is rather a system’s property. One part/piece/component does not make a system and therefore requires the evaluation of the total solution.

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MAC & METAL: A recipe for DISASTER!

April 7, 2016

MAC & METAL: A recipe for DISASTER!

Guest Blogger - Quadrant Plastics

In a case study ripped from the headlines metal contamination found in Kraft Macaroni & Cheese recently created a huge media storm, drop in stock price, and loss of customer confidence. According to the FDA and other major news sources, Kraft Foods voluntarily recalled 6 million boxes of Mac & Cheese (with a financial hit estimated between 6-10.8 million dollars). Lets use this real life example to explore the bigger picture and illustrate how global and domestic food manufactures are able to eliminate the source of the metal contaminant from the manufacturing process using FDA and EU compliant engineering grade plastics.

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