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FRP vs Plastic – Which one is better?

FRP vs Plastic – Which one is better?

Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) sounds more exotic than plastic. Plastic still suffers from the image of cheap imitation.  However, it’s anything but, when used correctly. These days, plastic parts are integral to everyday life, and are literally life saving.  Without plastic, electrical appliances would be dangerous, planes, trains and automobiles would be heavier, noisier, uncomfortable and [...]

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What is PTFE (Teflon)

What is PTFE (Teflon)

Teflon® was discovered by Dupont in 1938.  It became the premium product for nonstick coatings in cookware. But what is Teflon made of? Its generic name, PTFE, is almost as recognisable, and today is used in paints, fabrics, carpets, home furnishings, clothing and industry. PTFE‘s unusual properties give it great versatility in industry.  It has the slipperiness of ice, [...]

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PolyTrac Bog Mats - an afterthought.

PolyTrac Bog Mats – an afterthought.

“PolyTrac Bog Mats started with an afterthought from a Sydney machinery hire company manager” – Rod Cromie “The idea of PolyTrac Bog Mats were first thought of when I had endured an hour long meeting in his office, and was walking away with no prospect of a sale. As I was leaving, he called out [...]

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PolySource Crane Outrigger Pads

PolySource Crane Outrigger Pads

A first hand account of the advent of the Crane Outrigger Pads from PolySource Director, Rod Cromie. “Polysource got into Crane Outrigger Pads purely by customer demand. We had already been in the business of supplying custom sheet products from various engineering plastic materials.  But the subject of Crane Pads was raised by our customers. Our [...]

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What is Kevlar?

What is Kevlar?

Developed at DuPont in 1965, this high strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Typically it is spun into ropes or fabric sheets that can be used as such or as an ingredient in composite material components. Poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide – more commonly known and branded as Kevlar – is an [...]

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