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…

Global focus on food contact plastics brings new expertise into the Australasian market

Engineered plastics have been making strong headway into food and beverage production, processing and packaging markets because they are light, tough, low-friction and harmonise well with automation and rapid washdown needs to achieve efficiencies while maintaining hygiene and safety standards. But – just like metals – not all plastics are right for all tasks, says…