September – Interplas 2017
Kween B Ltd successfully exhibited at Interplas 2017, which is the largest plastics exhibition in the UK. We would like to thank our many clients who took the time out to come and say hello, as well as the many new faces who found out a little more about us and what products we can offer them. We were expertly represented by our UK sales team as well as three management and development members from our Taiwan office who were able to give their expert advice as well as continually learn more about the UK and European market.
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August 2017 – Second Hand Kween B Blown Film Line Request – Buyers/Sellers
We are always being contacted by customers looking to buy and sell Kween B machines. If you are interested in purchasing or selling then please get in touch so we can assist with your enquiry.
July 2017 – Recycling facts and figures
UK households produced 30.5 million tonnes of waste in 2003/04, of which 17% was collected for recycling (source: defra.gov.uk). This figure is quite low compared to some neighbouring EU countries, some recycling over 50% of their waste. There is still a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites which is harmful to the environment.
Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. For instance:
• 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
• 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
• 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
• 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
Some Interesting Facts
• Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled.
• The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours.
• The largest lake in the Britain could be filled with rubbish from the UK in 8 months.
• On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish.
• As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted.
• Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.
• 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier.
• 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year in the UK, that’s about 15 million bottles per day.
• Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled.
• The use of plastic in Western Europe is growing about 4% each year.
• Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.
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Identifying Plastics: Marking Systems for Plastic Products
PET – polyethylene terephthalate
Water bottles, soft and fizzy drink bottles, pots, tubs, oven ready trays, jam jars.
HDPE – high-density polyethylene
Chemical drums, jerricans, carboys, toys, picnic ware, household and kitchenware, cable insulation, carrier bags, food wrapping material.
PVC – polyvinyl chloride
Window frames, drainage pipe, water service pipe, medical devices, blood storage bags, cable and wire insulation, resilient flooring, roofing membranes, stationery, automotive interiors and seat coverings, fashion and footwear, packaging, cling film, credit cards, synthetic leather and other coated fabrics.
LDPE – low density polyethylene
Squeeze bottles, toys, carrier bags, high frequency insulation, chemical tank linings, heavy duty sacks, general packaging, gas and water pipes.
PP – polypropylene
Polypropylene can be processed by virtually all thermoplastic-processing methods. Most typically PP Products are manufactured by: Extrusion Blow Moulding, Injection Moulding, and General Purpose Extrusion. Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) may be moulded in a specialist process.
PS – polystyrene
Toys and novelties, rigid packaging, refrigerator trays and boxes, cosmetic packs and costume jewellery, lighting diffusers, audio cassette and CD cases.
Other – other types of plastics.