Easy gliding structural bearings deliver extreme performance even in highly stressed, wet, and confined environments

Custom-fabricated structural bearings are being introduced by Hercules Engineering for extremely high stress applications requiring outstanding load-bearing performance, even in compact or wet spaces of buildings and industrial structures. The latest Herculon™ structural bearings are manufactured by integrating H-Glide fibre-reinforced composite pads sliding on 2B finish stainless steel to achieve an exceptionally low sliding coefficient…

Timely chemically resistant engineering thermoplastic focuses on expanding needs of food, beverage and agricultural producers

A hard-wearing chemically-resistant engineering thermoplastic is being introduced to Australasia by Cut To Size Plastics focussed particularly on machine building applications and production of machinery components used in food, beverage and agricultural processing and production of precision medical, electrical and electronic components. The latest Wearace  copolymeric acetal offers the low coefficient of friction and good…

Hero plastics’ performance during Covid-19 pandemic points to expanding industrial safety and hygiene uses

One of the major groups of materials protecting medical and front-line workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, engineering plastics, is also making headway as an alternative to metals in hygiene and safety-conscious industrial markets, including machinery componentry, safety, automation and industry 4.0 and process applications. Most of the PPE equipment used in the masks, goggles, gloves,…

How to use engineering plastics to advance Australia’s clean, green food credentials

By Laurie Green, Managing Director, Cut To Size Plastics Australia’s food, beverage and agribusiness industries have strong product purity reputations internationally, thanks to our ‘clean and green’ approach, strong regulatory framework and ongoing focus on sustainability. Their $59 billon annual value of food, business and agribusiness production currently includes multi-billion exports to some of the…

See-though polycarbonates respond to new generation machinery safety needs

Advances in engineering plastics are delivering new machinery and structural safeguarding benefits with light and extraordinarily strong see-through materials such as Wearguard™ polycarbonates which can be used in place of metals for outstanding protection against hazards. These transparent and tough materials – which simultaneously facilitate high visibility of processes at the same time as providing…

Tough but elastic Wearlon™ sheaves take the killer stress out of wire rope applications

Wire rope is integral to lifting, shifting and power transmission across a host of industries, starting with mining in the 1830s and extending since across wide swathes of industry. Uses today encompass cranes and lifting, cargo handling, elevators, construction, primary and food product harvesting, power generation technology (such as tendons in windmills), winching and conveying…

Cut To Size Plastics expands the brand with new logo, technology and technical support for industrial, safety and architectural markets

Cut To Size Plastics has sharpened its future focus with new branding and information resources – including new company literature and a fresh logo – following on from its recent website and machining centre upgrades introduced to provide better service and support to its customers. “The initiatives are being undertaken as engineering plastics – including…

Fast-flowing bulk handling liner from Cut To Size Plastics excels in high temperature applications from food and beverage to roads, construction and civil engineering

A new low-friction engineering plastic liner for high-temperature applications is being introduced to Australia by Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd. The Wefapress Flex 77 UHMWPE material is formulated for uses ranging from food, beverage, agribusiness production, manufacturing and automation processes, through to handling and transport of hot materials used in civil engineering, construction, roadmaking…