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Plastic Surgery: Seroma after facelift, seroma, dear linda
seroma, dear linda, browlift: Dear Linda, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is, of course, impossible for me to tell for sure what is happening, since I don t know what you looked like before, or now, or...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma following tummy tuck, fluid accumulation, seromas
fluid accumulation, seromas, absence of one: Dear Teresa, I am very sorry for the problems you re having. Seromas are one of the most troublesome complications of plastic surgery, and they can occur in the presence of a foreign body (such as a breast implant) or in the absence of one (such as after...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma - Lipotuck, stomach walls, stomach area
stomach walls, stomach area, ultrsound: Sandra, A seroma is a problem that is not uncommon after a tummy tuck and can happen late... after weeks. If that is what you have it is not dangerous, just annoying. When it does happen, it can take up to a year for all of the swelling to go away and see...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma post abdominoplasty, penrose drain, abdominal incision
penrose drain, abdominal incision, compression garment: Dear Marty, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I have become a big fan of reinserting a drain, if possible, if there is persistent drainage required more than a few times of aspiration. Sometimes patients...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma question, breast augmentation, seromas
breast augmentation, seromas, scar tissue: Dear Rosy, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Seromas are one of the most troublesome complications of plastic surgery, and they can occur in the presence of a foreign body (such...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma surgery repair is it necessary?, aspirating, tremendous pain
aspirating, tremendous pain, ct scan: Dear Emily, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, I am very sorry for the problems you re having. Secondly, it is difficult for me to make an absolute statement concerning payment for a secondary...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma after Tummy Tuck/LipoTuck, tummy tuck, tucks
tummy tuck, tucks, drains: Dear Wendee, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I do not know of any statistics that track that particular issue, although it would be interesting to know. Part of the problem is...

Plastic Surgery: Seroma, golf ball size, sentinel node
golf ball size, sentinel node, seroma: Dear Kellie, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is not really my area of expertise. And it is, in general, very difficult for a patient to insist that a doctor do something...

Plastic Surgery: Seromas, penrose drain, flap surgery
penrose drain, flap surgery, adequate drainage: Dear Catherine, This is somewhat outside my area of expertise as I have not done latissimus flaps in a while. But the general principles in the treatment of seromas include the following: 1) adequate drainage 2) in the event that a pseudobursa forms...

Plastic Surgery: Silicone, marcia angell, new england journal
marcia angell, new england journal, england journal of medicine: Dear Lolo, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Interestingly, silicone is used in an enormous range of products, including foods, that are ingested and used by people on a regular...

Plastic Surgery: Skin Grafts, split thickness skin graft, ricki lake show
split thickness skin graft, ricki lake show, skin grafts: Dear Nikki, It is, of course, hard to know for sure but I can tell you that it is pretty common to take one piece of skin and to divide it into as many segments as you need. That is considered to be preferable to two, smaller donor skin grafts, and I would...

Plastic Surgery: Skin Lesion, skin lesion, bodysculpture
skin lesion, bodysculpture, best bet: A dermatologist is probably your best bet. Ask your regular doctor for a recommendation, or you can visit aad.org to find a dermatologist near you. There are a lot of things it could be, and you want to make sure it s not the start of something more serious....

Plastic Surgery: Slightly elevated white blood count, white blood count, tertiary care hospital
white blood count, tertiary care hospital, mastoplexy: Dear Carrie, I agree with your plastic surgeon. You should see a hematologist at a University or a large tertiary care hospital and really get to the bottom of the abnormal test before moving ahead. A solid diagnosis is important and certainly cosmetic...

Plastic Surgery: SOLUTION, laser treatments, laser surgery
laser treatments, laser surgery, fillers: Dear Ken, Thanks for writing to me. In a word - no, there is nothing you can do aside from surgery for the scar you ve described. Of course, I cannot tell for sure over the Internet but, in general, a wide or depressed scar has to be removed in order...

Plastic Surgery: Son has mole, congenital nevi, pediatric plastic surgeon
congenital nevi, pediatric plastic surgeon, laser hair removal: Dear Tara, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is one of those really difficult situations that doesn t have a great answer. The risk of cancer associated with congenital nevi is relatively low but...

Plastic Surgery: Starting off, plastic surgery training, counslers
plastic surgery training, counslers, necessary course: Dear Mark, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It s been quite a few years since I applied for plastic surgery training, and therefore I hesitate to offer you too much specific advice....

Plastic Surgery: Stomach, abdominal muscles, dramatic improvement
abdominal muscles, dramatic improvement, protrusion: Dear Shannon, It really depends on what is causing your tummy to stick out. It could be fat, or it could be a protrusion of your abdominal muscles, particularly if you have had children, in which case everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!) gets stretched....

Plastic Surgery: Strech Marks, intense pulse light, intense pulse light therapy
intense pulse light, intense pulse light therapy, pulse light therapy: This is a difficult problem. I would advise you to control your weight so that further stretch does not occur. You may try A) Stivectin [available on the net] or B) Phytoelastyl ampouls by LIERAC. These may help to reduce them. Finally if they are Red, intense...

Plastic Surgery: Stretch Marks, rapid weight gain, realistic options
rapid weight gain, realistic options, surgeon locator: Dear James, Thanks for writing to me. Stretch marks remain a problem without a good solution in plastic surgery. Despite all sorts of promises from lasers and creams, there seems to be no good way to get rid of them on skin you plan to keep. All we...

Plastic Surgery: Stretch marks, inner thighs, cocoa butter
inner thighs, cocoa butter, retin a cream: Hi Kailyn, The only thing that I have seen help to diminish stretch marks is a prescription for retin-a from a doctor. Low dose long-term retin-a cream helps the skin to rebuild itself but takes a very long time to work. I advise my patients use it for...

Plastic Surgery: Structural fat grafting for face, ricki lake show, structural fat grafting
ricki lake show, structural fat grafting, dc metro: Dear Yazminh, Structural fat grafting is reported to be the best way to approach the problem you describe. Some people feel that the fat persists somewhat unpredictably; others swear by it. Either way, it s probably your best shot. It takes much longer...

Plastic Surgery: Submuscular BA, saline implants, subpectoral
saline implants, subpectoral, cosmetic result: Yes I have and no it did not. That however, is a dangerous answer! Never judge by one case whether it is from a doctor or a story told to you by a friend. This type of question is only answered by large controlled studies. That is something that you should...

Plastic Surgery: Sunken cheeks, dear debbie, sunken cheeks
dear debbie, sunken cheeks, skin tone: Dear Debbie, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Sunken cheeks are generally caused by a relative loss of subcutaneous tissue. This can be compounded by poor skin tone and elasticity of the overlying skin, so that...

Plastic Surgery: Surgery, general anesthetic, local anesthetic
general anesthetic, local anesthetic, anestetic: Dear Maureen, I m not sure what happened with your C-sections, but there is definitely a limit to what can be done safely under local anesthesia, and it sounds like what you need to have done will be beyond that. So general anesthesia is the right approach....

Plastic Surgery: After Surgery wound reopens., urgent care center, continuity of care
urgent care center, continuity of care, uncommon complication: THIS IS NOT AN UNCOMMON COMPLICATION RELATED TO THE CONDITION AND THE SURGERY FOR THIS CONDITION WHERE THE DISEASED TISSUE IS REMOVED. THIS SERVICE IS NOT REPLACE YOUR SURGEON. YOU MUST CONTACT HIM AS YOU NEED CONTINUED CARE EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY NOT NEED TO...

Plastic Surgery: Surgery, change shifts, doctor need
change shifts, doctor need, sterile field: Dear Chiu1chiu, It is common during procedures of all lengths for nursing personnel to take breaks, change shifts and so on. For each switch, the new person goes through the entire scrubbing procedure before donning a sterile operating gown. The same...

Plastic Surgery: Surgical materials, surgical materials, dear james
surgical materials, dear james, new materials: Dear James, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The decisions concerning which materials to be used in plastic surgery are based on many factors, including how good they feel, how...

Plastic Surgery: Swelling and Looseness After TT w/MR, worse case scenario, looseness
worse case scenario, looseness, muscle repair: Sherry, At this point, and without being able to see what you looked like before, or knowing exactly what was done, the only approach that makes sense is to sit tight until six months after the surgery. It can, in fact, take that long for things to settle...

Plastic Surgery: Swelling vs. seroma?, compression garment, seromas
compression garment, seromas, local anesthesia: Dear Jill, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is one of the more difficult things to differentiate, and certainly nothing I can do over the Internet. Several years ago I started...

Plastic Surgery: Symastia, symmastia, breast tissue
symmastia, breast tissue, symastia: Hi Carrie, There s lots more info about plastic surgery, including new photos, at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. If you ve already had one failed attempt at correcting the symmastia while trying to keep the implants under the muscle then I would certainly...

Plastic Surgery: Symastia, common denominator, docotor
common denominator, docotor, breast augmentation: Dear Laura, Thanks for writing to me. Symmastia is, indeed, a difficult problem to fix. In general, it is because implants that were too large for the woman s body were put in. Sometimes the patient desperately wanted a certain size, sometimes you...

Plastic Surgery: sagging face, bags under eyes, jowls
bags under eyes, jowls, false hopes: Dear Debbie, I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but nobody would have a facelift if there were a cream that could do the same thing. There simply isn t, and, while the creams can make you look better temporarily, it s mostly because of water retention...

Plastic Surgery: saline implant breakage, silicone gel implants, silicone implants
silicone gel implants, silicone implants, saline implants: Dear Pat, I m so sorry about your experience. I agree that that mass hysteria led to all sorts of good implants being removed; I refused to take any of them out. But now, why don t you consider putting silicone gel implants back in? You are entitled...

Plastic Surgery: scar on arm, intense pulse light, plastic balloon
intense pulse light, plastic balloon, scar revision: Dear Amy, Perhaps I misled you. I only meant to notify you that you would hear the surgeon s voice during the surgery and not see what was happening. I have had some patients find this unsettling, though most patients are fine with this experience. ...

Plastic Surgery: scar on arm, hypertrophic scar, cortisone injections
hypertrophic scar, cortisone injections, triamcinolone: hypertroph scars in this area are notoriously difficult to treat. One of the better treatments is to inject a steroid called kenacort [triamcinolone]into the scar once a month for 4-6 months. any dermatologist or plastic surgeon should be able to do this for...

Plastic Surgery: scar cream, scar creams, scar zone
scar creams, scar zone, scar cream: Dear Michelle, Thanks for writing to me. I just don t believe that any of those creams do anything for scars so I don t feel comfortable recommending any of them. However, I ve heard lots of stories from people who DO like them. I can t say that they...

Plastic Surgery: scar/hyperpigmentation ?, liquid nitrogen, eximer laser
liquid nitrogen, eximer laser, destructive methods: Dear Ed, As you ve probably figured out, I don t really think there s very much you can do to improve the appearance of this scar, which is basically what it is. Destructive methods, such as liquid nitrogen, electro or thermocautery, etc., are often used...

Plastic Surgery: scar reduction, scar reduction, bodysculpture
scar reduction, bodysculpture, plasters: Dear Lyndsey, I m not sure that any plasters will necessarily improve the scar, but I think that you should have a plastic surgeon look at it. Here are a few names I found in my plastic surgery listings. You can call them and ask for a recommendation...

Plastic Surgery: scar revision, new scars, demarcation line
new scars, demarcation line, facial plastic surgeon: Dear Carrie, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. GBLC, which stands for Geometric Broken Line Closure, is one of many techniques that seek to reorient scars. Basically, if a linear scar is oriented favorably with...

Plastic Surgery: scar revision, scar revision, absolute answer
scar revision, absolute answer, care doctor: Dear Jennifer, I m so sorry about your daughter. There s no absolute answer on this, but I d go see a plastic surgeon as soon as you can (if you go to the about this site page of my site, www.bodysculpture.com, you ll find links to several national plastic...

Plastic Surgery: scar sheets, fading scars, burn scars
fading scars, burn scars, convincing evidence: Dear Melanie, I have not seen convincing evidence that they work. That doesn t mean that they don t and, furthermore, we know that pressure on scars can help flatten them (such as with burn scars), so that could be the mechanism by which they work, if...

Plastic Surgery: scar sheets, scar creams, silicone inserts
scar creams, silicone inserts, silicone sheets: In persons with aggressive scar forming tendencies [colored persons, certain ethnic types and tendencies] these OTC creams and silicone sheets do not live up to the claims. I have found custom made compression garments and with silicone inserts to be the most...

Plastic Surgery: scar tissue, breast reduction surgery, skin lubricant
breast reduction surgery, skin lubricant, scar formation: Dear Linda, Thank you for your question. Scar tissue after breast reduction commonly occurs both under the skin and within the skin. I assume that you are referring to firmness under the skin. It is well accepted that wound healing takes between...

Plastic Surgery: scar tissue post-lipo, scar tissue formation, dear kathy
scar tissue formation, dear kathy, mid section: Dear Kathy, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, I am sorry that you re having a problem after lipo. Things such as these can, of coure, occur with surgery, but it s...

Plastic Surgery: scar tissue from a previous surgery, scar revision, scar tissue
scar revision, scar tissue, awful lot of trouble: Dear Jean, I am sorry for the pain you re having. I don t know of a test that can assess your skin with any great degree of specificity but since an xray is a pretty benign test, and since you re having so many symptoms at this point it seems reasonable...

Plastic Surgery: scar tissue, scar tissue, seroma
scar tissue, seroma, plastic surgeon: this is getting a bit complicated here and I am sure any competent plastic surgeon can examine you and give you the correct advise. At most an ultrasound may be done to investigate for a seroma. Pls remember that i do not have the benefit of examining you...

Plastic Surgery: scaring, railroad tracks, railroad track, stitches
railroad track, stitches, tom cruise: Dear Howard, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In general, stitches on the face should be removed within abotu a week at the most, and sometimes earlier, in order to prevent the...

Plastic Surgery: scarring, kelo cote, topical applications
kelo cote, topical applications, skin type: Dear Lisa, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Despite widespread claims, I have not seen convincing evidence that any topical applications, including this one, prevent or diminish...

Plastic Surgery: scars, scars, plastic surgery
scars, plastic surgery, scar: Dear Darrel, The best thing to do is to visit a few plastic surgeons in your area to find out what the options are. If you go to the About This WEbsite page of my site, www.bodysculpture.com, you ll find links to several national plastic surgery sites...

Plastic Surgery: scars, facelifts eyelid surgery, leaving scars
facelifts eyelid surgery, leaving scars, visible scars: Dear Cowboysgirl, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There is, in general, no good way to remove excess skin without leaving scars. I am not aware of any lasers, etc., or non-surgical...

Plastic Surgery: scars on breasts, breast reductions, gentle massage
breast reductions, gentle massage, breast reduction: Dear Joanne, It s not NORMAl but it happens. Often, they stay flat, or become slightly thickened over time. I have also, however, had cases in which there was some early thickening, even though they were, of course, flat initially (since that s how they...

Plastic Surgery: scars, scar revision, precise technique
scar revision, precise technique, skin level: Dear Brian, I m not exactly sure what the scar looks like but I ll try to give you an answer based on what I think it looks like! In general, there are only a few things that can be done to an existing scar. If the scar is narrow but thickened or raised...

Plastic Surgery: second degree burn, third degree burn, bodysculpture
third degree burn, bodysculpture, pink skin: Dear Peter, You need to see a plastic surgeon and/or burn doctor right away. The likelihood of permanent deficits from burns, including scars, pigmentation, etc., is most directly related to the depth of the burn. A superficial second degree may heal...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, bodysculpture, garmet
bodysculpture, garmet, fustrated: Dear Nancy, I m not sure what to say at this point. It is obviously not possible for me to examine you, so I m at a significant disadvantage. You can reasonably assume, however, that you are more or less healed by about six months after surgery; i.e.,...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, scar tissue, liposuctions
scar tissue, liposuctions, incisions: Dear Suzanne, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I have become increasingly comfortable with using drains routinely as part of abdominal liposuctions. For reasons that are not necessarily clear, this area...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, frequent bouts, seroma
frequent bouts, seroma, scar tissue: Dear Susan, I am sorry for the problems you ve been having. I am unaware of these symptoms as being related to a seroma and, furthermore, they are not even typical of what one usually sees. You should be able to exclude a seroma with an MRI or CT Scan....

Plastic Surgery: seroma, fluid accumulation, scar tissue
fluid accumulation, scar tissue, bodysculpture: Dear Karen, This sounds like a problem that should be resolved closer to your home than flying across the country. I appreciate your interest in coming to New York but I don t think that s the best approach in this case. You should by all means see...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, strange sensations, lower abdomen
strange sensations, lower abdomen, scar tissue: Hi Eileen, I don t know if I can answer specifics regarding the muscles since I am unaware of any statistics or studies. I would suspect, though, that you would be basically back to what you were, and would not do any damage to your body. The best approach,...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, adequate drainage, seromas
adequate drainage, seromas, scar tissue: Dear Eva, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Ten months is a long time to have a seroma. When identified and treated early, the track record on seromas is generally very good -...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, abdominal liposuction, adequate drainage
abdominal liposuction, adequate drainage, syntoms: Dear estela, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, if this does not resolve pretty soon you should go visit another plastic surgeon or two in your area to get an assessment...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, mini tummy tuck, dr gupta
mini tummy tuck, dr gupta, tummy tuck: Dear Susan, Thank you for your question. I m afraid I don t have good news for you: there is no safe method of removing a seroma without a drainage (needle). That being said, some, very small seromas don t need to be drained. You must see your plastic...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, incision line, local anesthesia
incision line, local anesthesia, tucks: Hi Nancy, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In my opinion (and there s no absolute to this) if the fluid collection does not slow down dramatically and stop within a few days, a...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, jackson pratt, fluid accumulation
jackson pratt, fluid accumulation, gentle massage: Dear Shirly, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. At 10 days it s too early to reasonably be called a seroma (which more typically is used for later-appearing collections). At this point, it is just some persistent...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, many different reasons, pain killers
many different reasons, pain killers, chinese herbs: Dear Sue, There s lot more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I m really sorry to hear about everything you ve gone through. It sounds like your surgeon did exactly the right thing both times, so it s that much more frustrating....

Plastic Surgery: seroma after facial surgery weeks later, fever chills, insect bite
fever chills, insect bite, hemotoma: Dear Debbie, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Although I think that it can probably wait another day or two - since you didn t describle any systemic problems such as fever, chills,...

Plastic Surgery: seroma formation 4 months after UAL, fever chills, jackson pratt
fever chills, jackson pratt, iliac crest: Dear Joseph, It is, of course, impossible for me to give specific medical advice in this situation, but here s a few thoughts. Just draining it for now is, I think, reasonable in the sense that doing a larger procedure - such as operating to see if...

Plastic Surgery: seroma or hernia, ventral hernia, fever chills
ventral hernia, fever chills, bowel perforation: Dear Sandy, This is not really my area of expertise - you need the opinion of a general surgeon. A situation involving a hernia is, of course, a completely different one from one involving a seroma from a tummy tuck. If you insert a needle into the...

Plastic Surgery: seroma post-abdominoplasty, compression garment, fluid accumulation
compression garment, fluid accumulation, p drain: Dear Marty, The real concern with a seroma, aside from how annoying it is, is that if scar tissue develops around the fluid then a second procedure might be required to correct it. I am concerned that that may be what s happening with you. This scar...

Plastic Surgery: seroma in upper abdomen after abdominoplasty, upper abdomen, ultrasound guidance
upper abdomen, ultrasound guidance, lower abdomen: Dear Annelies, I am very sorry for the problems you re having with your tummy tuck. The first thing that needs to be determined is whether that bulge on your upper abdomen is scar tissue remaining from the seroma, or a persistent seroma. Seromas are...

Plastic Surgery: seroma, followup question, tummy tuck
followup question, tummy tuck, 10 months: your queries are all very hypothetical now as we do not know the reason for your hard stomach. Is it so difficult for you to discuss with your surgeon and ask him/her to explain what is really the problem and what should be done? Seroma can occur even...

Plastic Surgery: silicone breast implants, silicone breast implants, bodysculpture
silicone breast implants, bodysculpture, silcone implants: Dear Regina, Mentor, which is one of the two major manufacturers, has a list price of $850-925 per implant (depending on which of their styles is in question), plus shipping costs. I hope this helps - good luck! For more info on plastic surgery, please...

Plastic Surgery: silicone?, facial plastic surgeon, breast implants
facial plastic surgeon, breast implants, silicone poisoning: Dear Lolo, As a Facial Plastic Surgeon, I do not have much familiarity with Silicone Poisoning . The only adverse affects that I see from the use of silicone is usually from patients who have had silicone injected into their faces to fill in wrinkles...

Plastic Surgery: skin care, sunblock products, non comedogenic
sunblock products, non comedogenic, eye area: There are many to choose from, and paying more does not necessarily mean you get a better product. I cannot endorse any particular brand, I suggest you look for something that is made for the face, is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. Furthermore, you...

Plastic Surgery: skin excisions, extensor surfaces, bodysculpture
extensor surfaces, bodysculpture, keratosis: Hi Ron, Thanks for writing to me. Langer s lines generally apply most to excisions of the face, although adaptations need to be made for the size and orientation of the lesion to be removed. On the extremity, however, I often orient the excision longitudinally,...

Plastic Surgery: skin lines under nose above lips, laser dermabrasion, skin lines
laser dermabrasion, skin lines, medium depth: Dear Kat, Not really. This combination - fine lines over the lips and discolorations - is one of the hardest things to correct. The procedures that remove or diminish the lines (resurfacing procedures such as laser, dermabrasion or chemical peels) risk...

Plastic Surgery: skin removal, belt lipectomy, circumferential abdominoplasty
belt lipectomy, circumferential abdominoplasty, google: Dear Kim, Thank you for your kind comments. I am happy to volunteer like this for nice people like you! First of all, I don t really do this procedure so I m not THE expert. However, I have lots of patients who ve wanted it and so I know a reasonable...

Plastic Surgery: too many specialties?, plastic surgery procedure, professional affiliations
plastic surgery procedure, professional affiliations, bodysculpture: Dear James, I don t know that there s a perfect answer to your question. I would, in general, agree that it s hard to be an absolute top expert in every plastic surgery procedure there is. On the other hand, most plastic surgeons do at least very good...

Plastic Surgery: stitches and scaring, stitiches, steri strips
stitiches, steri strips, stiches: Dear JC, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You should, of course, follow the guidelines and directions of whomever put the stitches in, since I don t know all of the specifics involved...

Plastic Surgery: strange jaw position, wisdom teeth, strange position
wisdom teeth, strange position, double chin: Dear Carly, I can t really say that I ve heard of this before. The first thing, though, is to try to figure out if this is something you just started noticing, or if it is really changing, and I don t know how to tell you to do that, either. Maybe you...

Plastic Surgery: strech marks, breast lift and cellulite, massage machine, work hrs
massage machine, work hrs, thights: Dear Ayelet, Thanks for writing to me. As I m sure you understand, this is a very long question that goes far beyond what can reasonably be addressed in this forum. However, I m going to try to answer some of your questions, and at least point you in...

Plastic Surgery: strech marks and dropping of breasts, strech marks, breast lift
strech marks, breast lift, erea: Dear Bracha, Thanks for writing to me, and there s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It s actually hard for me to answer your question. It s not really a question of the stretch marks but, rather, of the sagging....

Plastic Surgery: stretch mark removal, ipl treatments, stretch mark removal
ipl treatments, stretch mark removal, skin firmness: Dear Michael, Thank you for your question. Stretch marks are a difficult problem for patients to have AND for doctors to treat. Please review this answer with your parents. They are caused when one undergoes rapid growth (increased height and bony...

Plastic Surgery: stretch marks, rapid weight gain, retin a cream
rapid weight gain, retin a cream, stretch marks: The only thing that I have seen help to diminish stretch marks is a prescription for retin-a from a doctor. Low dose long-term retin-a cream helps the skin to rebuild itself but takes a very long time to work. I advise my patients use it for many months and...

Plastic Surgery: no subject, upper abdomen, dear anne
upper abdomen, dear anne, anne porter: Anne, It sounds like a combination of liposuction of the upper (thicker) flap, with a scar revision and/or advancement of that newly thinned flap inferiorly (lower down) will improve the appearance. Incidentally, there are costs involved with a secondary...

Plastic Surgery: The sun and my recovery, beach bum, rhinoplasty
beach bum, rhinoplasty, plastic surgery: Dear Natasha, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Your information is correct: you MUST be careful about the sun after plastic surgery, and certainly on the face. Your skin is extra...

Plastic Surgery: Is there such a surgery?, engler, fillers
engler, fillers, nostrils: Dear Bernie, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I think that you re talking about the nasolabial lines (nose to lips). Although there are some procedures described to remove them,...

Plastic Surgery: surgery, dissolving stitches, pathology reports
dissolving stitches, pathology reports, absolute answers: Dear Tiffany, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There s no absolute answers to these questions and you should, of course, talk to your own doctor about this. In general, though,...

Plastic Surgery: surgery, left nostril, healing process
left nostril, healing process, rhinoplasty: hi There s more about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. In my experience, I have not seen a cast cause a problem such as you indicate. However, if you have a question or a concern at this early post-operative stage, you need to contact...

Plastic Surgery: surgery, breast implants, breast tissue
breast implants, breast tissue, failure rate: Depending on how much breast tissue do you have covering the implants they can feel very normal. The commonest type of implant used is smooth surfaced and round in profile. This type of implants give most of us the best result in over 99% of the patients....

Plastic Surgery: surgery medication, dear yvette, lower abdomen
dear yvette, lower abdomen, lipo: Dear Yvette, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Each surgeon s routine is different, so it s a little hard for me to make an absolute statement on what your surgeon has prescribed. My routine, however,...

Plastic Surgery: After surgery nose straigtening, bodysculpture, crooked nose
bodysculpture, crooked nose, splint: Dear Faisal, At this early stage of your recovery, all of these questions need to be addressed to the surgeon who did the surgery. With the understanding that that s what you ll be doing, here s how I would answer the above: 1) It can be, in fact,...

Plastic Surgery: surgery scar, horse shoe shape, surgery scar
horse shoe shape, surgery scar, lower abdomen: Dear Tesha, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery, including photos, at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. One of the most important functions of a consultation in plastic surgery is to make sure that the patient s expectations...

Plastic Surgery: surgery time for liposuction, patient basis, outpatient basis
patient basis, outpatient basis, complete recovery: Dear Rani, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. A lot depends on how much lipo you want to have done. Liposuction is a real surgical procedure. In order to effect the most dramatic changes, you would most...

Plastic Surgery: had surgery, breast reduction, bodysculpture
breast reduction, bodysculpture, c cup: Dear Michelle, Thanks for writing to me. You should, of course, be in touch with your plastic surgeon for all issues regarding your care, but here s what I d say: The maximum swelling after a procedure is at 24-72 hours after the surgery, so you are...

Plastic Surgery: surgical removal of seroma, seroma, scar tissue
seroma, scar tissue, nows: Hi Penny, There s more about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It s hard for me to make a recommendation without examining you and seeing the MRI, as you might imagine. But I think it depends on how thin the layer is. If it s 4 months...

Plastic Surgery: sutures left in too long, punch excision, elliptical shape
punch excision, elliptical shape, amy thanks: Dear Amy, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The good news is that surgical sites often have appearances early on that they won t have permanently, and chief among them is the swelling...

Plastic Surgery: swelling after tummy tuck, belly bottom, bodysculpture
belly bottom, bodysculpture, fluid buildup: Dear Niurka, It s very common to have swelling at this stage of the recovery, and it does not necessarily mean you have a seroma. You should, of course, stay in close contact with your plastic surgeon. There isn t really a way that I know of to diminish...

Plastic Surgery: Tatoo removal, jay nash, color pigment
jay nash, color pigment, surgical excision: Laser tatoo removal relies on the fact that laser fragments the color pigment selectively and the body then clears the particles awway. More than one session may be needed. Success depends on color of the skin, color of the pigment [red worst, blue-black is...

Plastic Surgery: Thermage Treatment, upper eyelid surgery, receding hairline
upper eyelid surgery, receding hairline, upper eyelids: Dear Jerry, I don t do Thermage because I m not impressed with its results, so you ll have to take that into consideration as you read the rest of my answer. I agree that a forehead lift may be too noticeable, based on your description, but doing your...

Plastic Surgery: Titan, bodysculpture, thermage
bodysculpture, thermage, conclusive evidence: Dear Debbie, Thanks for writing to me. I m not familiar with Titan so I can t comment on that specifically. Just to let you know, though, I m not convinced that Thermage or similar treatments provide adequate long-term results in view of the claims...

Plastic Surgery: Torn piercings and removal, multiple piercings, nose piercings
multiple piercings, nose piercings, scar tissue: Dear Jacklyn Thanks for writing to me. This is not such a simple problem. In each case, you have to remove the edges of the scar tissue, which inlcudes the piercings and the surrounding tissue. Then, you have to sew the edges back together again. ...

Plastic Surgery: TRAM FLAP SURGERY, flap surgery, breast reconstruction
flap surgery, breast reconstruction, breast cancer: Alloderm can certainly be used to fill contour defects after breast reconstruction with a TRAM flap. I have occasionally encountered situations like yours in our patients after DIEP flap breast reconstruction. I prefer to use the patient s own fat as a filler...

Plastic Surgery: TRAM FLAP, tram flap surgery, rectus muscle
tram flap surgery, rectus muscle, breast reconstruction: Dear Lenie, I am sorry you ve had such a hard time with this. From your question it sounds like they ve tried mesh repair before and it didn t work. In these situations, a procedure known as separation of components may be considered. This surgery essentially...

Plastic Surgery: TRAM flap surgery seroma, flap procedure, ace bandage
flap procedure, ace bandage, flap surgery: Hi Susan, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It s been a while since I worked on a TRAM flap but there are several general principles that I think I can help with. First, it is...

Plastic Surgery: TT post surgery pain, lower abdomen, pain tolerance
lower abdomen, pain tolerance, initial event: Dear Susan, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Part of the reason I didn t go into the possible origins of the pain is that because it is often extremely difficult to accurately...

Plastic Surgery: TT too tight? Fascia question, pubic muscles, bodysculpture
pubic muscles, bodysculpture, dear mary: Dear Mary, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. 1) It s possible to pull things too tight, but then they are more likely to rip and tear, and the defect (weak abdominal wall) would be recreated. (This, of...

Plastic Surgery: TUMMY, whole 9 yards, tummy tucks
whole 9 yards, tummy tucks, dear angel: Dear Angel, Lipo and tummy tucks are completely different procedures, and the key is to figure out which one is right for you. Basically, lipo removes fat and then requires the skin to contract (shrink) in order to get the result, while a tummy tuck removes...

Plastic Surgery: Tumescent Liposuction, ricki lake show, hips and thighs
ricki lake show, hips and thighs, theoretical question: Dear Helen, This is a very interesting theoretical question that, almost by definition, does not have a single answer. Despite being somewhat arbitrary, several agencies have stated that no more than 5 liters of supranatant fat should be removed at a single...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, stomach muscles, partial insurance
stomach muscles, partial insurance, college of surgeon: Dear Sheila, There are a bunch of questions here and, while I don t know if I can give you all the answers you ll need, I may be able to help a bit. Here goes: First of all, it does sound like what you have is more than just the routine cosmetic procedure....

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, ct scan of the abdomen, plastic surg
ct scan of the abdomen, plastic surg, local anesthesia: Dear Carol, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my website, www.bodysculpture.com. The first issue is re-establishing trust in your doctor. You have to try to do this, or make a decision to go somewhere else. ...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, scar tissue, muscle repair
scar tissue, muscle repair, tummy tuck: Hi Deb - The answer is: sort of. You might be able to find a surgeon who would open you up and snip out the stitches that were used to tighten your muscles - though that would be highly unusual - but it s not clear how much of your result, if any, would...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, bodysculpture, excess skin
bodysculpture, excess skin, tummy tuck: Dear Tesha, You should definitely speak to your PS about any questions or concerns you might have. In general, though, while it is not possible to remove scars from tummy tucks - or any other procedure - it may be possible to improve their appearance. That...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck/abdominoplasty, abdominplasty, overweight problem
abdominplasty, overweight problem, abdominoplasty: If your overweight problem is mostly in the abdomen and if it is hanging own, abdominoplasty is the appropriate procedure for you. I suggest you come for a consultation and let me see the problem. Age is not against the surgery ; it is of course desirable...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck and Coverage, sole determinant, gold rules
sole determinant, gold rules, bodysculpture: Dear Ellen, Ah, if it were only that simple. In this case, a version of the Golden Rule applies: he who has the gold, rules. And the insurance company has the gold. In general, the insurance company is the sole determinant in both whether or not...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck Drain removal leakage, flat stomach, body shape
flat stomach, body shape, flat on my back: Dear Betty, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It sounds like everything went well with your surgery (you should, of course, be in touch with your surgeon throughout your entire recovery). Your shape will...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck w/tubes tied, gall bladder removal, fibroid surgery
gall bladder removal, fibroid surgery, gall bladder: Dear C, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Great question. These two procedures can almost always be combined; it s jsut a question of scheduling it appropriately. Usually, the plastic...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, extra skin, acceptable range
extra skin, acceptable range, good shape: Dear Zina, Scars don t necessarily need to be so zig-zagged, but they re not always that pretty. As much as one tries, the scars have a tendency to spread a bit - but that is to be expected. The extra skin is pulled down as tight as can be done safely,...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy Tucks and Pregnancy, abdominal muscles, excess skin
abdominal muscles, excess skin, tummy tuck: Dear Shelly, Well - you can, but it may not make sense to do this surgery if you re about to get pregnant. The surgery usually includes two parts: removing the excess skin and thereby tightening the skin of the abdomen (which could just stretch out...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck, lower abdomen, exact quality
lower abdomen, exact quality, window shade: Dear Diane, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery, including before and after photos, and videos, at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. These are great questions, and a tummy tuck may be an excellent procedure for you....

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck, remarkable ability, tummy tuck
remarkable ability, tummy tuck, tummy tucks: Dear Michelle, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. Despite concerns that have been raised, I am unaware of specific problems associated with pregnancies after tummy tucks. The body tends to have a remarkable...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck, bodysculpture, extra skin
bodysculpture, extra skin, stretch marks: Hi Gina, The decision to have a tummy tuck - whether or not you ve already had one - depends on the anatomy. There has to be enough extra skin and fat to justify the procedure; in other words, there has to be enough that can be removed to make it worthwhile....

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck, scar tissue, afro american
scar tissue, afro american, inch waist: Dear Meredith, I suspect that most of the scar tissue your surgeon was talking about was inside your abdomen, which is not where the TT would be performed. If you wind up with the usual/typical amount of excess skin that one would expect after four pregnancies...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck, drain tubes, jackson pratt
drain tubes, jackson pratt, compression garment: Dear Gitte, Pseudobursa typically takes longer to form than this but it is, in fact, the later complication that I referenced in my response to you. So I would urge you to seek intervention now to avoid exactly that. I would have this addressed now,...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck and Laparascopy, scar line, lower abdomen
scar line, lower abdomen, gynocologists: Dear Jay, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. First of all, I am very sorry to hear about the problems your wife has had since her surgery. Significant pain after abdominplasty is...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck or lipo?, tummy tucks, loss situations
tummy tucks, loss situations, extra skin: Hi Victoria, I dont know of a way to find that specifically. But it also may not apply to you as directly as you would like. You re really better off talking to a few doctors about what they d recommend for you. That being said, you can see photos...

Plastic Surgery: Can a Tummy tuck/Muscle Repair come Undone?, scar tissue, upper abs
scar tissue, upper abs, muscle repair: Dear Sally, Well - while it s rare, it not only can happen but it sounds like it did. Not that it became undone but, rather, that you ve developed what s called a stitch or suture abscess. This is when one or more of the stitches develops what is basically...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck and pregnancy, abdominal muscles, breast lift
abdominal muscles, breast lift, c sections: Dear Ana, Well, in my opinion, it doesn t really make sense to do this procedure now if one were to anticipate getting pregnant in the near future. (We ll talk about what the near future means in a second). A tummy tuck is performed best when you can...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck- Swelling, physical shape, bodysculpture
physical shape, bodysculpture, loose skin: Dear Rick, It s not even 10 days since your surgery; it s very early and what you re experiencing sounds like it is well within normal limits. There is certainly swelling after surgery. However, you need to stay in touch with your PS (I m sure you are,...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck and scar tissue, gastronologist, scar tissue
gastronologist, scar tissue, best bet: Dear Kimberly, It is very hard for me to figure out what is going on based on what you say. It is certainly a somewhat unusual course. Your best bet is to visit a few plastic surgeons in your area and get their opinions. They can, at least, examine...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck swelling, bodysculpture, tummies
bodysculpture, tummies, tummy tuck: Dear Mimi, You undoubtedly have swelling; it takes months for all of that to go down. I tell my patients to expect the entire process to take up to six months. The only question is how flat you thought you would be - because it is not possible to make...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck w/MR, bodysculpture, muscle repair
bodysculpture, muscle repair, abdominoplasty: Dear Deb, Anything is, of course, possible, but I am not aware of a TT being a significantly likely cause for gastroparesis. In the short term, a lot of things can be affected after surgery, including intestinal flow and function. But this is due as much...

Plastic Surgery: Tummy tuck, all scars, bikini line
all scars, bikini line, excess skin: Dear Brittani, Here s what I d say about tummy tuck (TT) scars: While unpredictable, it s better to expect a less than perfect scar than to go into this procedure expecting it to be minimized or to disappear. All scars are permanent, and those that are...

Plastic Surgery: Turbinate Replacement, ear nose and throat specialist, inferior turbinates
ear nose and throat specialist, inferior turbinates, turbinectomy: Dear Steven, This is not my area of expertise (you really need an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist) but I know something about it, so here goes. In my opinion, the turbinates are only a small part of what constitutes breathing obstruction. It depends...

Plastic Surgery: Turnescent Liposuction, breast implants, bodysculpture
breast implants, bodysculpture, local anesthesia: Dear Jessica, I am a board-certified plastic surgeon and I ve written three books; the first was called The Slim Book of Liposuction, and the second, BodySculpture, includes breast implants, liposuction and other body contouring procedures. The liposuction...

Plastic Surgery: Types of human faces, human faces, categorization system
human faces, categorization system, dear frank: Dear Frank, I would love to be able to tell you that I have heard of such a categorization system, but unfortunately I am not familiar with such a system. I can tell you that most facial plastic surgeons use symmetry and DaVinci s theories of facial...

Plastic Surgery: tca peels, skin characteristics, typical strength
skin characteristics, typical strength, dear jennifer: Dear Jennifer, Unfortunately, it s not that simple. In general, a 35% TCA solution will deliver a medium strength peel, but it depends on much more than that. The type of skin the patient has, previous medication use, how long the preparation is left...

Plastic Surgery: testis size, american urological association, ricki lake
american urological association, ricki lake, urologist: Dear Vladan, This is really outside my area of expertise, but you may want to do a search for the American Urological Association, and then look for a urologist near you. It s probably a good idea to go see more than one doctor, to get different inputs...

Plastic Surgery: I had three hernia repairs and a tummy tuck sept 27th of 2006, hernia surgeon, hernia repairs
hernia surgeon, hernia repairs, hernia repair: Dear Sharon, Thanks for writing to me. However, your situation is much too complicated for me to make any suggestions online. The only thing I can think of is whether it makes sense to reinsert a drain, on the chance that this is a fluid accumulation...

Plastic Surgery: throat lump, ricki lake show, warm compresses
ricki lake show, warm compresses, medical urgency: Dear Vince, Thanks for the kind words regarding the book. If you re sure that the lump is benign - which it certainly seems to be - then there is no medical urgency to have it removed. If it were small and/or hidden and/or not growing and/or didn t...

Plastic Surgery: too tight?, hiatal hernia, abdominal cavity
hiatal hernia, abdominal cavity, abdominal contents: Dear Beth, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. While I can t say for sure, I think that it s very unlikely that your tummy tuck is a significant contributing factor to your hiatal hernia. First of all, the...

Plastic Surgery: time between procedures, plastic surgery procedures, breast lift
plastic surgery procedures, breast lift, extreme makeover: Dear Karina, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is hard for me answer this question because I do not know what you look like, and exactly how much surgery would be done as part of the procedures you mention....

Plastic Surgery: tiny veins on nose, tiny veins, course address
tiny veins, course address, new bridge: Dear Justin, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You should, of course, address this to your plastic surgeon. In general, though, it is not uncommon for small blood vessels to appear...

Plastic Surgery: tram flap, prophylatic, fat necrosis
prophylatic, fat necrosis, sticky fluid: Dear Lisa, I m not sure exactly what the issue is but, as long as there isn t an implant in there, things are more likely heal adequately. It may be a good idea to consider inserting a drain to control the fluid coming out. And your surgeon may also...

Plastic Surgery: tram flap reconstruction, tram flap reconstruction, morbid obesity
tram flap reconstruction, morbid obesity, obese person: Dear Arneta, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. While not my area of specific expertise, it is simply a fact that obesity makes many procedure more dangerous. It has to do with many factors including decreased...

Plastic Surgery: tummy swelling, tightness and pulling after tummy tuck and liposuction, scar tissue, seroma
scar tissue, seroma, type 2 diabetes: Dear Deana, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I think it is very unlikely that you have a seroma at this relatively late stage in your recovery. Seromas typically become apparent within the first few weeks...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, inner thighs, google search
inner thighs, google search, excess skin: Dear Janice, First of all, congratulations on what you ve gone through. It s not that simple to make such a decision, and carry through with it, so hats off to you. Also, I m glad that it was as successful as it appears to have been. That being said,...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, upper flap, upper abdomen
upper flap, upper abdomen, tummy tucks: Mary, Anything is possible, but the question is how likely it is. It is very difficult to make - and keep - that upper muscle (actually the tissue over the muscle) as tight as everyone wants. It just doesn t stay as tight, and that is made worse as tissues...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, dear alice, desk job
dear alice, desk job, swetland: Dear Alice, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. IN GENERAL, three weeks should be enough time for you to return to MOST of your activities. Please note the capital letters there! It is, of course, impossible...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, degenerative disc disease, excess skin
degenerative disc disease, excess skin, muscle control: Dear Donna, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It sounds like you may need more than a typical tummy tuck, which really only addresses the excess skin and fat of the abdomen (muscles are tightened to a certain...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, mons pubis, dear angie
mons pubis, dear angie, pubic area: Dear Angie, There s lots more info at www.bodysculpture.com. This is actually fairly common in the first few weeks after a tummy tuck, particularly if any lipo was done of that regioni (the mons pubis) and/or if drains have been brought out through that...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, tummy tuck cost, medical standpoint
tummy tuck cost, medical standpoint, breast implants: Dear Joanne, Thanks for writing to me. I can only answer for myself, but I ll go through your questions. First, 30 pounds is not that bad, at least from a medical standpoint. In other words, if you were 150 pounds overweight, the plastic surgery...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, scar revisions, c section scars
scar revisions, c section scars, c sections: Dear Diane, I m not sure I understand this question. Scars of all kinds can be painful; whether from c-sections, or tummy tucks. Most, fortunately, are not, but any can be, or can become painful at some point. If that occurs, all sorts of things can...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, umbilical hernia repair, surgeon feels that
umbilical hernia repair, surgeon feels that, surgerys: Dear Crystal, It is not normal to have 6 umbilical hernia repairs. I would advise you to go to a general surgeon to have this assessed, and only to make a decision after that. If the surgeon feels that he or she can fix it at the same time as the tummy...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, circumferential abdominoplasty, abdominalplasty
circumferential abdominoplasty, abdominalplasty, lower abdomen: Dear Lori, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The term tummy tuck is generally used interchangeably with abdominoplasty, so that takes care of that part of the question. However,...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, umbilical hernia surgery, recurrent hernia
umbilical hernia surgery, recurrent hernia, absolute time: Dear Stephanie, Thanks for writing to me. There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I don t know if there is a specific answer to that question as a lot may depend on exactly what was done to repair the hernia. Assuming,...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, dear elaine, bladder repair
dear elaine, bladder repair, fanny pack: Dear Elaine, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. You need to be seen by someone who can figure out what s going on, and that s more than I can do over the Internet. First of all,...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, bladder catheterization, preoperative appearance
bladder catheterization, preoperative appearance, bladder control: Dear Karen, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There are no absolute answers to your questions, but here are my opinions. 1) Photos are used both to document the preoperative...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck, plastic surgery department, womens breasts
plastic surgery department, womens breasts, extra skin: Dear Megan, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It will actually require a lot of surgery to accomplish what it sounds like you need - a breast reduction or lift, possibly with implants, and a tummy tuck (possibly...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck/ abdominoplasty, abdominoplasty, tummy tuck
abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, kilo: Michelle, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. At 11 days, it s hard to imagine that it s anyone OTHER than just swelling, which can occur as the result of nearly any procedure, including lipo (well known) but also...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck and diet pills, scar reduction, vitamins and supplements
scar reduction, vitamins and supplements, diet pills: Dear Joanie, You may not like either of my answers. 1) I do not endorse the use of diet pills of any type with my patients, so my answer would be - never! From the standpoint of healing, however, tummy tucks are mostly there in about three months,...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck with hernia repair?, bowel strangulation, cosmetic result
bowel strangulation, cosmetic result, diet exercise: An abdominoplasty [tummy tuck]operation involves tightening the midline and the umbilical hernia can be handled at the same time and best by the plastic surgeon doing the tuck. It is a piece of cake to borrow a popular expression. yes it should bepossible...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck and hernia surgury, hernia surgury, tummy tucks
hernia surgury, tummy tucks, incuding: Dear Jackie, Having a tummy tuck is normally a perfect time to repair that hernia. I just had a case like that, although I had a general surgeon come in and do the hernia since it s not something I normally do. If a plastic surgeon is comfortable doing...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck (major complication), right abdomen, hemovac drain
right abdomen, hemovac drain, plastic mesh: Dear Cheryl, I am so sorry for everything you ve gone through and are going through. I understand how traumatic this is on every aspect of your life. However, this is way beyond anything I can help with in this forum. You need to get healed first from...

Plastic Surgery: after tummy tuck question, ricki lake show, panniculectomy
ricki lake show, panniculectomy, good luck with everything: Dear Sherry, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com, in case you re interested. There are many different procedures that sort of get lumped together under the heading of tummy tuck ;...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck results, waist hips, umbilical region
waist hips, umbilical region, muscle definition: Dear Christi, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It is, of course, hard for me to say exactly what the situation is with you since I don t know what you looked like before, exactly what was done, etc. In...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck scar, ugly scar, belly button
ugly scar, belly button, tummy tuck: Dear Brenda, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This scar, referred to as an inverted T is not normally done for a tummy tuck. However, it is used anytime there is not enough skin between the ribs and the...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck swelling, drainage patterns, tummy tuck
drainage patterns, tummy tuck, close contact: Dear Ellen, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This sounds like a completely normal, if slightly slow, recovery. It can take many months - patients have told me up to 6-9 - after various procedures for the...

Plastic Surgery: tummy tuck?, army soldier, abdominal muscles
army soldier, abdominal muscles, push ups: Dear Keith, Thank you for writing to me. Liposuction is a very effective method of removing some excess fat, so if there is a reasonable amount of fat in between your skin and your abdominal muscles, then it may well improve the contour. It is unlikely,...

Plastic Surgery: tummytucksandbreastreduction, breast reductions, large breast
breast reductions, large breast, large breasts: Dear Gidget, A lot of this depends on how extensive each procedure is. In general, it s a lot to do both at the same time, but that depends: if neither is too large a procedure, and your health is otherwise okay, then it s probably fine to do them both....

Plastic Surgery: turtle's neck Q2, face cosmetics, neck muscles
face cosmetics, neck muscles, skin care treatment: Dear Dimitrios, In my experience, exercises and diet simply do not work to any significant degree in a specific area. If you diet enough, and work out certain muscles - like the abs - you can enhance them, but I don t know of anything like that that can...

Plastic Surgery: What type of doctor do mole removal on lower eyelid?, eye lashes, mole removal
eye lashes, mole removal, plastic surgeon: Dear Jean, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It s not necessarily the specialty that makes a difference, but the doctor. Any of the above may be excellent at removing the mole....

Plastic Surgery: UNEVEN BREAST!!, uneven breast, breast implants
uneven breast, breast implants, uneven nature: It is possible but you should discuss your options with a surgeon very experienced in breast cosmetic surgery. There are alot of factors to consider like scars and the uneven nature of a normal ribcage. Complete symmetry is impossible as bone structure is...

Plastic Surgery: Under eye wrinkles, forehead lines, eye wrinkles
forehead lines, eye wrinkles, nasolabial folds: Dear Kristin, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. There is, unfortunately, no way to get rid of facial lines, such as you ve described. I m sure you realize that, but the general approach is really limited...

Plastic Surgery: Uneven Breast Augmentation?, silicone implants, uneven breast
silicone implants, uneven breast, brisbane australia: Hi Augustine, Thanks for writing to me. It is, of course, difficult for me to comment specifically without being able to see both the Before and the After photos (and there s no mechanism to do this via allexperts) but here s what I d say. It is very...

Plastic Surgery: Uneven Eye sizes, facial skeleton, off kilter
facial skeleton, off kilter, dear brian: Dear Brian, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. This is not the sort of thing that can generally be modified during the more-commonly performed procedures in plastic surgery. On...

Plastic Surgery: Upper arm lift, welcare hospital in dubai, living in dubai
welcare hospital in dubai, living in dubai, arm surgery: depending on the looseness of the skin you may or may not need skin removal in addition to liposuction. The trouble with skin removal is the resultant scar which is not very pretty and is in an exposed area. Despite this many women appreciate the thinner,...

Plastic Surgery: umbilical hernia & tummy tuck repair, hernia repair, umbilical hernia
hernia repair, umbilical hernia, series of consultations: Dear Ellie, I would say that, in general, you could have both procedures done at the same time. In some cases, plastic surgeons can do the hernia repair; in others, general surgeons would be required to do so. It depends on the extent of the hernia, and...

Plastic Surgery: umbilical hernia + umbilicoplasty, hernia operation, umbilical hernia
hernia operation, umbilical hernia, umbilicoplasty: Dear Lynne, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The issue here is coverage by insurance. Many plastic surgeons in New York perform both procedures, as indicated, including myself....

Plastic Surgery: underweight and implants, bodysculpture, underweight
bodysculpture, underweight, gain weight: Dear Yan, As with most plastic surgery, I think that it makes the most sense to have procedures done when you re at or near the weight that you reasonably expect to stay at. If you go up or down by any significant degree you risk affecting the result that...

Plastic Surgery: uneven lips, permanent fillers, makeup artists
permanent fillers, makeup artists, lip liner: Dear Amanda, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I wishh that I had great news for you, but I m generally relatively unenthused about even the surgical treatments for what you describe....

Plastic Surgery: uneven lips, smile surgery, crooked smile
smile surgery, crooked smile, lip liner: Dear Amanda, Before you begin to consider any sort of treatment for your lips, please understand that no one has a perfectly symmetric face. In fact very often those persons that have a crooked smile are thought by the general public to have a more...

Plastic Surgery: upper eyelid surgery, upper eyelid surgery, dear kelly
upper eyelid surgery, dear kelly, medical status: Dear Kelly, Not necessarly - but maybe. A lot depends on how serious the diabetes is, and what your overall medical status is like. If you have a series of medical problems, and you re on insulin several times daily, etc., then it s probably not the wisest...

Plastic Surgery: Vaser LipoSelection, Smartlipo etc., lipodissolve, mesotherapie
lipodissolve, mesotherapie, dear carl: Dear Carl, Part of the reason they re not on my website is because I m in the process of updating and upgrading it, and have not gotten around to the specifics of the text yet. But the other is that all of these are at least somewhat controversial in...

Plastic Surgery: Volunteer Patient for Residents, plastic surgery clinics, bodysculpture
plastic surgery clinics, bodysculpture, hi mike: Hi Mike, Plastic Surgery clinics are the best way to obtain plastic surgery at a reduced fee. In New York, there are such clinics at many of the major medical centers, including NYU, Jacobi, and Downstate. I would imagine that Yale in New Haven offers...

Plastic Surgery: various questions, ricki lake show, silicone implants
ricki lake show, silicone implants, ricki lake: Dear Susan, Thanks for your questions. It s not the number of procedures necessarily, but the amount of time that the surgery and anesthesia take that is significant. Being a fast surgeon is good, but it s more important to take your time, even if you...

Plastic Surgery: vaser liposuction, vaser liposuction, list of board certified plastic surgeons
vaser liposuction, list of board certified plastic surgeons, aesthetic cosmetic surgery: Hi Brandy, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. I m sorry for the problems you re having. The first thing you should do is to go for some more opinions. If you go to surgery.org you can get a list of board-certified...

Plastic Surgery: vertical scar, ab crunches, lipo
ab crunches, lipo, midline: Dear Robin, There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It sounds like you would need the following to correct the appearance of your abdomen: 1) Make sure you don t have a hernia or other problem in the scar....

Plastic Surgery: viens, hypertonic saline, bodysculpture
hypertonic saline, bodysculpture, sclerotherapy: Dear Rebecca, They depends on who you re talking about. Some people use lasers to treat these veins, but for those who perform sclerotherapy, there are at least a few different types of solutions available. Sodium tetrodecal sulfate, hypertonic saline,...

Plastic Surgery: volunteers, plastic surgery clinic, quality plastic surgery
plastic surgery clinic, quality plastic surgery, volunteer patients: Dear Susan, Thanks for writing to me. In case you re interested, there s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. The best way to get low cost surgery is to contact whatever medical centers are near you. Ask to be connected...

Plastic Surgery: i want to know more, bags under eyes, chronological age
bags under eyes, chronological age, surgury: Dear Sara, Thanks for writing to me. Prices vary widely. In New York, it s abotu $3500 for the surgery and another $1000 for the anesthesia, but it may be different where you are. The decision to do this surgery, as with many others, is typically determined...

Plastic Surgery: white scar after blepharoplasty, upper lids, upper lid
upper lids, upper lid, dear tom: Dear Tom, There s more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. It s actually not that uncommon to have fine white scars after a blepharoplasty; most questions I get concern wide or thickened scars on the upper lids. Fine white...

Plastic Surgery: How much?, love handles, plasticsurgery
love handles, plasticsurgery, dr alan: Dear Tj, There are a lot of questions there and I can t really answer too many of them specifically, but I can tell you how to get them answered. It sounds like the procedure you re interested in is liposuction but you need to do a lot of research before...

Plastic Surgery: youngest you can be, breast inlargment, american society for aesthetic plastic surgery
breast inlargment, american society for aesthetic plastic surgery, physical standpoint: Dear Bianca, Thanks for writing to me. There s lots more info about plastic surgery at my site, www.bodysculpture.com. According to the national plastic surgery societies, the minimum recommended age for breast enlargement is 18. This is not from a...

Plastics: PMMA, voicemails, basf
Plastics: PMMA, voicemails, basf, resins

Plastics: To find gsm of PVC film from given thickness, density of pvc, pvc film
density of pvc, pvc film, cubic centimeter: Dear Mushtaque, All you need is the density of PVC and the film thickness; density = 1.30 grams/cubic centimeter also known as (g/cc). Then you can take the thickness in centimeters and multiply it by the density : (g/cm^3)* cm = g/cm^2 then you have...

Plastics: Materials, corn starch, steven olson
corn starch, steven olson, packaging foam: Dear J, packaging foam can come from natural based materials like paper or corn starch and oil based plastics. These are made into special shapes either as a loose packaging material such as popcorn or small pellets, or molded in a mold to fit around...

Plastics: MaterialsPMMA Cast Sheet, spring clamps, benzoyl peroxide
spring clamps, benzoyl peroxide, textbook answer: Dear Pouya, That would be nice if I had developed these systems, but I have not, so I will give you the textbook answer. You also did not provide any application, so anything I provide is a complete guess and may not be for a specific application. It...

Plastics: Plastic Coatings, paint technologies, steven olson
paint technologies, steven olson, plastics industry: Dear Cuoco, You have a few options that I am aware of and probably many more. Decal - can be made to look like anything and can be applied on anything in singular or pre-cut forms by the millions. There are water applied, floating stretchable decals...

Plastics: PMMA, injection mold maker, pmma sheet
injection mold maker, pmma sheet, steven olson: Dear Ms Lakshmi, This is pretty simple and depends on how many parts and what type of parts are being produced. If you are making very thick custom panes for seaworld aquarium, then you want to cast them as you don t want to set up automated systems to...

Plastics: very smooth surface needed, mcmaster carr, steven olson
mcmaster carr, steven olson, smooth as glass: Dear Charles, You have several possibilities, certainly glass itself can be used and you could also coat it with carnuba wax to make it slicker. The slick plastics are Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Teflon, etc. PFA is a high quality teflon that you can get...

Plastics: What type of plastic is the Plastic Case?, steven olson, project proposal
steven olson, project proposal, tech materials: Dear Tg.Akramin, Typically the types of plastics used of these types of products are Polypropylene or polyethylene. I do not know what you are referring to, but off the top of my head and from what you describe, this would be a safe guess as they are very...

Plastics: Breaking Problem, technical service engineers, mold designer
technical service engineers, mold designer, injection molding: Dear Prashant, I have not done any co-molding. You should really be contacting the material suppliers and get their technical service engineers involved. PC is pretty stable, sounds like stress, material batch issues, thermal issues, mold issue. Naturally...

Plastics: kevlar, kevlar fabric, steven olson
kevlar fabric, steven olson, composite structure: Dear Pa, Kevlar in a plastic sheet is probably waterproof, kevlar fabric in a resin composite structure is waterproof, kevlar fabric by itself is porous and not waterproof. Kevlar is a plastic that will take up some moisture, especially if immersed....

Plastics: Plastic selection- clear screen for consumer product, plastic selection, luck steve
plastic selection, luck steve, steve olson: Dear Paul, You are obviosly looking for clarity first, then temperature/pressure requirements. Materials to evaluate: MMA, Acrylic PolySulphone Polyester (PET) used for water bottles. Clear Polypropylene (PP) Clear Polyethylene Most of these...

Plastics: Use of aramid in e-cigarette atomisers, capillary effect, infrared spectra
capillary effect, infrared spectra, legal recourse: Dear Simon, It appears that the fiber burns up and carbonizes after some period of time. This is what I would expect to limit the useful life of the product, there are lots of fibers and materials out there and this would be a more expensive part of the...

Plastics: Fusing plastic, hot glue gun, glue sticks
hot glue gun, glue sticks, steven olson: Hi Dipak, A quick and low environmental burden method would be to use the polyethylene glue sticks with a hot glue gun. Then there is only waste heat and no chemical changes. Also, might try using a soldering iron to melt them together, but this might pierce...

Plastics: PVC vs Vinyl, copper wire, halides
Plastics: PVC vs Vinyl, copper wire, halides, electrical wire

Plastics: PVC vs Vinyl, steven olson, shower curtain
steven olson, shower curtain, steve olson: Susan, It is very expensive to run analytical testing on a small portion of the curtain. It would cost at least $250-500. The only way to find out inexpensively is to inquire with the manufacturer. They may be too far removed from the actual manufacturer...

Plastics: plastic female/male fitting, mr olsen, kitchen faucet
mr olsen, kitchen faucet, technical standpoint: Dear Dan, I am not an attorney so this should not be considered or construed as legal advice. But from a technical standpoint, I would get as many answers myself the best way I could. 1. Call the manufacturer of the equipment and see if they have...

Plastics: plastic roof tiles, chicken feathers, roof tiles
chicken feathers, roof tiles, mr olsen: Dear Cecille, Sorry for the late reply, lots of company travel at the end of the year. You can add pretty much anything to plastics. The key is tpo get the resin to wet it out thoroughly so that it gets incorporated at very high levels. 1. Grind it...

Plastics: pvc extrusion mix, pvc extrusion, pvc powder
pvc extrusion, pvc powder, pvc window: Dear Paul, You need to call the suppliers directly, talk with one of their application or tech service engineers to get the best product for your application. I( would call the big suppliers, BASF, Hoechst, Bayer, DuPont, etc. Best Regards, Steven Olso...

Plastics: scratches on plastic, polishing wheel, polishing compound
polishing wheel, polishing compound, boat yard: Dear Addison, If the scratches are in the surface It can be polished with polishing compound. It works best if you use a powered polishing wheel. You can call and ask a boat yard or a car shop what type of polishing compound to use, or you can take it to...

Plastics: Thin walled packaging, polypropalene, low density
polypropalene, low density, high density: Chris, Depending on the component design which will also have some part to play in the product i would suggest that you explore both Polypropalene and Polyethlene high density and low density all three are relative low cost and are currently used for food...

Plastics: questions about resin/plastic for artwork, polyester resin, transparent resin
polyester resin, transparent resin, steven olson: Dear Bruni, Yes, you could probably use the polyester resin for boats as a coating. The better choice would be to purchase a clear polyurethane or even an epoxy. In Europe, I would contact Bayer, ICI or BASF. They might be able to point you to a nearby...

Plastics: REG reprocessing of material, steven olson, luck steve
steven olson, luck steve, mechanical performance: Any thermal analysis will work: 1. DSC is probably best (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) 2. Rheometry, parallel plate, will show viscosity increase. 3. Mechanical, shoot a part from 100% regrind and test it vs the virgin. So there are three basic...

Plastics: "Shrink" plastic?, plastic charms, based film
plastic charms, based film, polyethylene: Kayla, I think what you have heard about is called Shrink wrap it is polyethylene based film which shrinks to fit a shape when heat is applied to it it is used for wrapping pallets. You can also find it on bottles (Shrink sleeve) when it is used for the...

Plastics: Auto protection during transport, vinyl ester resin, fiberglass supply
vinyl ester resin, fiberglass supply, compound curves: Peter, If you absolutely wish to do something outside the normal industry practices, good luck. Paste wax has been working for 50 years and it is still the general practice. I worked at Sea Ray! Paste wax was better because it could be applied in a couple...

Plastics: blowmoulding troubleshooting, trouble shooting guides, bottle shape
trouble shooting guides, bottle shape, milk bottles: Garvey, I am not sure what you mean by webbing, what is the problem with the top of the handle please explain in more detail. Basically because no two products are the same when it comes to blow moulding trouble shooting guides do not exist it has and will...

Plastics: The blue covering on plexiglass, steven olson, razor blade
steven olson, razor blade, polishing compound: Hi Robyn, Lets fix up the turtle! The older posting, the customer finally used some tape, placed it down on the blue surface and was able to peel it off with the tape. Might want to look at some duct tape to try with this. The second approach is the...

Plastics: blowmoulding troubleshooting, clamp, witch way
Plastics: blowmoulding troubleshooting, clamp, witch way, blow moulders

Plastics: material, high density polyethylene, impact styrene
high density polyethylene, impact styrene, polystyrene: Wayne, Without seeing the actual part it is difficult it could made made from several materials including the following materials. Polypropylene, High density Polyethylene, ABS, General Purpose Polystyrene, High Impact Styrene or Polycarbonate. regards,...

Plastics: plastic sheet for large dome balloon, balloon material, plywood floor
balloon material, plywood floor, plastic tarp: Dear Stuart, Sorry I have been late in responding, out of town for work. There are companies that already do this and they seem to use some plastic tarp material, polyethylene, polypropylene and the like will be the cheapest. PVC is probably next. They...

Plastics: plexiglass, steven olson, plastic lenses
steven olson, plastic lenses, cotton rag: DEar Amber, I apologize, I was on foreign travel. We have looked at this before, you can try low grade solvents like alcohol and paint thinner, but test it on the corner first to check if it degrades the material. If not, go ahead and clean the tar off...

Plastics: Thermal Resistive Plastics, thermos flask, thermal flask
thermos flask, thermal flask, plastic foams: Fernandes, Sorry. I gave you two applications that this material is in use for the last 20 years that I know of. Would they still be in use today if they did not work? Plastic film alone offers some insulation, metallized plastics are probably on the...

Plastics: External paint on a water storage tank, water storage tank, clear tank
water storage tank, clear tank, algae growth: Dear Teri, Most plastics are not resistant to solvents which degrade the plastic so try a water based paint if available. (carry out a test first on a section that is not critical). I doubt that a painted surface will last long because of the paints exposure...

Plastics: High Temp Plastic, mcmaster carr, gas nozzle
mcmaster carr, gas nozzle, welding torches: Dear John, Check out Mcmaster carr and search on phenolic. They have several classes of garolite which is fiberglass reinforced resins. You might want to try the polyimide or epoxy based systems too to see which one performs better. The polyimide is the...

Plastics: Machineing plastic, hobby lathe, mcmaster carr
hobby lathe, mcmaster carr, urethane systems: Dear Arthur, If you are doing models that sit on a shelf, then a very inexpensive material that can probably be painted easily is PVC, PMMA or ABS. If you are doing racing RC stuff, then you might want to try Polyprolpylene or polyethylene, HDPE for lightest...

Plastics: MPS Plastic, data bulletins, steven olson
data bulletins, steven olson, recovery opportunities: Dear Kelvin, I certainly cannot guess what this might be, do you know the supplier? Most burned plastics smell alike, like burnt Horn, per the BASF data bulletins and MSDS s. Most plastics are recyclable to some extent, even if they are ground up into flour...

Plastics: Plastic Molding, design life time, thermoset plastics
design life time, thermoset plastics, material databases: Eric, Question one. Cost benefit Yes. Try Dupont or Omnexus both have material databases offering information. Question two. Cost effective manufacturing it depends on several factors quantity per year, design of the part, material selection, mould tool...

Plastics: Polypropylene water Tank -- Welding, vacuum oven, heat blanket
vacuum oven, heat blanket, steven olson: Dear Michael, Moisture acts against you in two ways: 1. It is a solvent and causes foaming 2. It can make an interface bond very poorly Basically, the lower the moisture the better. PP should not take up much water, but you can dry out the area to...

Plastics: plastic waste, technical service engineers, foam concrete
technical service engineers, foam concrete, steven olson: Mike, you asked for post consumer waste, you did not ask me to derive a formulation for a material, so although Rastra is a newfangled concrete filled with EPS, there are many of these types of products abounding the marketplace. Rastra is Green?, they...

Plastics: shot weight of according to tonnage, screw diameter, compression molding
screw diameter, compression molding, diameter range: Dear Deepesh, Sorry I am late, extensive travel this week. Shot size, are you injection molding or compression molding. The press tonnage has no basis unless your shot is the size of the entire platen and the pressure of the shot is very high for a filled...

Plastics: tiling a plastic shower base, plastic vinyl, tile
plastic vinyl, tile, silicone: Jon, I am not sure that this is a good idea even if you can find a compound that will stick to both. Generally speaking, a plastic shower base is very flexible while tile is rigid and does not flex. Mating the two would result in the underlying plastic...

Plastics: ULTEM 2300, polyethersulphone, steven olson
polyethersulphone, steven olson, alternate material: The comparable material to Ultem (Polyetherimide) is BASF s Ultrason E, (Polyethersulphone, PES) Ultem 2300 is the 30% glass filled grade. Contact BASF and ask them for Ultrason E, 30% glass filled, which should correspond to the material ID: Ultrason...

Plastics: Attaching metal castor to plastic, tongue depressor, methyl methacrylate
tongue depressor, methyl methacrylate, interference fit: Dear Mark, In a case such as this, I prefer to have an interference fit where the parts are pressed together and adhesive is used as a shim. Then you can use a less expensive product and get away with low bond strength. If it is not a press-fit then...

Plastics: Repair plastic fuel tank, auto zone, good luck
Plastics: Repair plastic fuel tank, auto zone, good luck, florida heat

Plastics: measuring the bearing strength, test specimen, steven olson
test specimen, steven olson, metal sheets: Dear Brittany, Basically, bearing strength is the Load /(diameter x thickness). You cut a hole in a test specimen and place a rod that is inserted into the hole and place the rod into two sheets of metal on both sides of the specimen. So you have two metal...

Plastics: Repair plastic fuel tank, empty gas tank, plastic fuel tank
empty gas tank, plastic fuel tank, 3m scotch: Jeff, There are some glues on the market that work with Polyethylene and Polypropylene, but the bond may not be as strong as you require for a leak proof repair. Try 3M Scotch-Grip Plastic Adhesives 4693 or 4693H or the super glue product called Future...

Plastics: TicTac boxes, material brochures, degradation rates
material brochures, degradation rates, steven olson: Dear Sally, I would guess that they are using a pretty inexpensive, but FDA approved material for this application. , Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PMMA or acrylic would be relatively inexpensive for this and would probably be good choices, but to be absolutely...

Plastics: fixing an off-square butt joint, acrylic adhesives, butt joints
acrylic adhesives, butt joints, vacuum bag: Dear Kate, I don t know what you used to bond it together, so I will take a stab in the dark. Yes, if it is a weld or bond with acrylic adhesives, which are typically PMMA monomeric solutions with different cross-linking additives, then possibly you...

Plastics: Plastics Changing Color Through Electrical Stimulation, steve olson, electrical charge
steve olson, electrical charge, electrical stimulation: Dear Hector, I don t believe that a color change is possible unless it was LCD or something like that, but there is a technology for turning it opaque and clear. If you really want to know, call DuPont, BASF, HOechst, Bayer, ICI and ask the plastic companies....

Plastics: Resin material, polyester resin, resin material
polyester resin, resin material, steven olson: HI Tami, Sorry for the late reply, lots of travel and late meetings at my regular job. Yes, you will have a lot of fun. Make models of your pieces from wax, soap or wood. If from wood, Finish them with paint and apply paste wax on the outside. Then use...

Plastics: bonding plastics, mcmaster carr, methyl methacrylate
mcmaster carr, methyl methacrylate, steven olson: Dear Eric, There is no such thing as a stupid question, only the unasked questions. Universal bonding agent exists in the form of silicone, MMA or epoxy. Not perfect and sometimes requires preparation but usually one of these will work pretty good. Welding...

Plastics: burn mark's with nylon, nylon 6, nylon 11
nylon 6, nylon 11, mold release: Dear Mark, 1. Is it dry, you should try drying it as the bags can get punctured and Nylon takes up moisture fast. 2. Call the supplier, is this the molecular weight grade for your process. Any additives that should not be there? 3. Mold Release, is it...

Plastics: FINISH PRODUCT USING MATERIAL, mechanical strength, product application
mechanical strength, product application, material type: Dear Zillur, The selection of material type and grade is dependant on your products requirements which are numerous when you have decided what your requirements are ie mechanical strength, resistant to chemicals, environment it is subjected to, product application...

Plastics: hardness vs impact strength, uniform hardness, impact strength
Plastics: hardness vs impact strength, uniform hardness, impact strength, toughness

Plastics: hardness vs impact strength, linear correlation, plastic polymer
linear correlation, plastic polymer, steven olson: Dear Ramesh, Yes, for most plastics and composite systems and materials there is a good correlation to hardness and toughness. If you heat a plastic and cure it more, it s temperature performance increases, it gets harder and more brittle and the toughness...

Plastics: PVC strength, mcmaster carr, inch aluminum
mcmaster carr, inch aluminum, aluminum tubing: Dear Mark, The aluminum tubing is available at McMaster Carr. a 12 x 1/4 wall thickness piece is $48 for 36 . PVC is probably not good for the structural part of this application, it is not so UV resistant and might have problems later. Sincerely,...

Plastics: plastic and sand roofing tiles, roofing tiles, composite shingles
roofing tiles, composite shingles, roofing materials: Dear Yevheniy, Nice website, good work there. You have COMPOSITE Shingles or Tiles. This simplifies it for you. If you choose to use other filers or fibers in the future this covers you for any situation. You need to contact the big super hardware...

Plastics: shrinkeage, volume quantity, higher dimensions
volume quantity, higher dimensions, spheroid: Dear Meritxell, Do not change a thing. You Need to shoot some samples, maybe change the mold temp a little bit to compensate, this difference should not be a problem. May also need to look at zone temps and pressure a little. The worst part is that it is...

Plastics: advice regarding processing, impact modifiers, material supplier
impact modifiers, material supplier, koshy: Dear Binu Koshy If you are having a problem with a particular grade of material then i suggest in the first instance you call in the material supplier s technical team for assistance. Once you have established that the material is suitable for the process...

Plastics: blue protective film for windows, aluminum surface, finished aluminum
aluminum surface, finished aluminum, home improvement hardware: Dennis, This is the polymer adhesive that is cured on the window. It is easily removed from the glass via sharp scraper. The aluminum, I will assume is anodized, you can try solvents and wiping with acetone as being the most aggressive, but I would assume...

Plastics: part failure, uv stabilizers, mold design
uv stabilizers, mold design, steven olson: Dear Mrunmayee, This should not be such an issue, there are many things to look at: 1) Mold design, material flow,etc. 2) Temperatures across the process, especially the mold, final injection material temps, temp too high/low, etc. 3) Material, try...

Plastics: acrylic, cnc milling machine, gantry router
cnc milling machine, gantry router, thick acrylic: Dear Lemains, I do not know of any hand tools that could achieve what you want with any degree of accuracy or control. What you could do is machine the grooves using a cnc milling machine or cnc gantry router these are specialized machines and you may find...

Plastics: Burn marks, steven olson, burn mark
steven olson, burn mark, mechanical loads: Dear Raman, It depends on the size of the burn in relationship to the cross-section of the part and the location with respect to any mechanical loads. If it is less than 1% of the circumference, then it is probably OK. If it is greater than 2-3% and located...

Plastics: FDA certification, fda certification, usp class
fda certification, usp class, fda regulations: I am not sure that the FDA has specific regulations on any particular resin as they cover manufacturing proceudres in general that include GMP s. At least I ve never seen any specific reg s on a plastic. If you are asking if they approve a resin for medical...

Plastics: HDPE gloves in the washing machine, heavy soil, cold rinse
heavy soil, cold rinse, reputable companies: Dear Katherine, Most forms of leeching from plastic occur when colour is present in the plastic, the colour can sometimes leech out but nearly all reputable companies test for this and a load of other things before lauching any product With the glove i assume...

Plastics: nylon & plexglass acrylic max temp, nylon 11, nylon 66
nylon 11, nylon 66, steven olson: Dear Lemains,. Sorry for the late response, on company travel. There are lots of different Nylons, Nylon 46, 66, 69, 610, 612, 6, 66T, 11, 12 and 7 ...off the top of my head. The most used are 6, 66 and 11..probably. The range of temperature performance...

Plastics: reg plastic injection mould design, moulding machine, injection moulds
moulding machine, injection moulds, square inches: Dear Mr Gajjar, If you are processing a commodity material like HDPE then you need to use the following formula. Projected area in square inches multiply by 2.5 tons per square inch. If you are using an engineering material then you may need to use upwards...

Plastics: gluing nylon, koh solution, nylon 6
koh solution, nylon 6, gas mileage: Dear Lemains, Using the hot melt system may work but before you buy contact the Dupont Polymers technical dept they provide excellent knowledge regarding all nylons they have a website they are one of the leading companies manufacturing nylon they will be...

Plastics: Plastic fuel tank on 2008 Pontiac car, high temperature tape, plastic fuel tank
high temperature tape, plastic fuel tank, greenwich oh: Jeff, The fuel tank is probably made from Polyethylene, which is very solvent resistant. High temperature tape is going to probably utilize some kind of silicone adhesive, so there should not be any issues with incompatibility. If you still have worries,...

Plastics: plastic spring, pp polypropylene, steven olson
pp polypropylene, steven olson, preferred material: Dear Tom, sorry for the late reply. Company travel is kicking my behind. I would work with a fabricator and let them tell you or work to get some different materials to trial. If you can call the big guys and keep trying, tell them someone like me, working...

Plastics: slot cutting tool, automatic router, nylon sheet
automatic router, nylon sheet, cutting tool: Livehho, You could try making up a jig and use a straight edge you would have to make a mounting plate for the Dremel or take the material to a plastic sign maker who has a automatic router and ask them to cut out what you want from the sheet of nylon. regards,...

Plastics: spider lines in bottles, extrusion blow, spider line
extrusion blow, spider line, laymens terms: Phil. Clear view strip bending is because the parison is bending or in your case probably shrinkage is occuring causing the parison to bend check the wall thickness of the parison. The second problem that you have i would have to see first hand before making...

Plastics: Thin Walled Components for SatPhone, ems satcom, peter strickland
ems satcom, peter strickland, moulding companies: Dear Mr Strickland, Thank you for your question what you propose sounds feasable and based on some of the current models of mobile wall thickness should not be an issue or manufacturing the part. Most manufacturers of polymer will be only to eager to help...

Plastics: acrylic numberplates, blank plates, german supplier
blank plates, german supplier, european source: Dear Mr Harper, The UK is also expensive in terms of production costs and material costs for blank plates so i advise you to look to China for the blanks depending on your own local government requirements regarding the reflective materials this will determine...

Plastics: Duromer, cement slurry, liquid cement
cement slurry, liquid cement, safety margins: Dear Lenin, Anything can break if there are flaws, etc. I am sure there are also certain other conditions to consider, temperature and possibly chemistry of certain areas that can affect the material. As to the failure calculations, there is probably...

Plastics: injection molding pressure, mold cavity, injection molding
mold cavity, injection molding, injection moulding: Tahsin, Flashing occurs when there is insuffient locking force to hold the mould closed and this force is overcome by the force of the material on the projected area of the mould pushing the mould apart. Another reason is a worn part in the mould allowing...

Plastics: oil leakage from hydraulic molding machines, molding machines, oil leakage
molding machines, oil leakage, maintenance efforts: Hi Glen, Yes i know that this has been done before and no problems were encountered with leveling its not the ideal solution but if maintenance and management have given up on trying to fix the leaks i suppose that you will have to live with the problem....

Plastics: Books on Plastics, modern plastics handbook, historical timelines
modern plastics handbook, historical timelines, chapter headings: Phil, I am not sure that one book will cover what you are asking for. A visit to the local Barns and Noble store might be in order. There, you can browse through their selection and narrow your search. For starters, check out the index of Modern Plastics...

Plastics: Thin wall injection moulding, thin wall injection molding, injection molding machine
Plastics: Thin wall injection moulding, thin wall injection molding, injection molding machine, heat transfer coefficient

Plastics: plastic, ikonisys inc, new haven ct
ikonisys inc, new haven ct, dear louis: Richard, I am thinking that any polyethylene or polypropylene would work for the application. It does not sound like it need be too stiff. Both are easily extruded but share a common problem in that they are difficult to glue. They may be hot welded,...

Plastics: Thin wall injection moulding, injection moulding machines, thin wall moulding
injection moulding machines, thin wall moulding, injection moulding process: Dear sirs, The concept of thin wall moulding was arrived at when the cost of commodity plastics first went through the roof in the 1960 s this started the move to lower the weight of products to save cost by removing as much plastic as was possible from the...

Plastics: Environmental Plastic, blow mold, recyclable plastic
blow mold, recyclable plastic, recycled plastic: Hello Nicholas, The choice that would best suite your design would be HDPE which is a recyclable plastic that is non-toxic. The best method to form would be blow mold for the lamp profile. The plastic is normally white in color once setup. This is a commonly...

Plastics: question, temperature resin, brut force
temperature resin, brut force, metal application: Hello Paul,, The clear choice in my opinion PEEK which is a high performance resin used in place of stainless steel hypo s and other applications that normally would require a metal application. If you need to know more you can use a common search engine...

Plastics: About shrinkage factor, shrinkage factor, plastic shrinkage
shrinkage factor, plastic shrinkage, machine direction: There is much written on the internet about plastic shrinkage. Start with the product sheets for the plastic that you are working with; they usually call out a shrinkage factor in something like inch per inch. From there it gets tricky. In molding, shrinkage...

Plastics: Bubbles over the molds, extrusion blow moulding, cavity
extrusion blow moulding, cavity, molds: Dear Colin, Is this extrusion blow moulding or other. Does the bubble form over the same cavity every time? If yes then the problem is with that cavity only. Have you checked the cavity edges and all around the blowing mould for damage which may be trapping...

Plastics: FEP tubings, neoflon, snake skin
neoflon, snake skin, ptfe: First, let’s make sure that we are talking about the same resin FEP as in DuPont FEP100 or similar resin and not FEP as in PTFE. There are some who refer to PTFE as FEP or the generic Teflon. Given that you are extruding FEP, the material is translucent,...

Plastics: injection moulding, injection mold maker, mold designer
injection mold maker, mold designer, mold manufacturer: Hello Amit, Well the best way to go about this is with your mold manufacturer. They will need the basics on materials used, cycle time and part specifications. There are so many choices that it is imperative to seek answers from mold designer and injection...

Plastics: plastic is chaning color, split air conditioning, mrslim
split air conditioning, mrslim, mitsubishi electric: Dear Fernando, Can you send me a picture of the problem to my email address tomowil@btinternet.com and i can get back to you with other questions to try and find out the source of the problem. It sounds like the material is degrading but you obviously need...

Plastics: polypropylene repair, merry christmas and a happy new year, glue gun
merry christmas and a happy new year, glue gun, water tank: Hello Mel, Well there are two methods to repair PP: One method is to have it ultrasonic welded together at any metal welding facility or use got glue gun which you can buy in any arts and crafts store. Normally it is the least expensive way to repair the...

Plastics: corn stach packaging, corn stach, corn starch
corn stach, corn starch, injection moulded: Lee The answer depends on the method of manufacture that is best suited to your design and product. If you require a thermoforming pack the tooling cost is relatively low if you require an injection moulded product the cost will be higher. The moulds will...

Plastics: cushion in injection molding, hydraulic molding machine, effort worth
hydraulic molding machine, effort worth, maintenance time: Hi Glen, I will try and answer your questions in a logical way. If you let the screw bottom out damage will occur and it may cost you more to repair. If you have no cushion then the hold pressure will have no effect on the part leading to potential defects...

Plastics: Extrudable plastic, bonding glue, ultrasonic welding
bonding glue, ultrasonic welding, plastic material: The simple answer is Polyethylene – it may be bonded by heat sealing, ultrasonic welding, or even bonded using special bonding “glue” that works with Polyethylene or Polypropylene. I would suppose that it becomes more complicated when you figure in the cost...

Plastics: Slinky, polypropalene, different shapes
polypropalene, different shapes, coils: James, I believe the slinky is produced by extruding polypropalene into the shape of a spring, the material has a memory so it always tries to return to its orginal shape. It may work with other shapes but i do not know of a simple way of processing the...

Plastics: BPA, harmful to your health, plastic bottles
harmful to your health, plastic bottles, adirondack: There have been many studies on the affects of bisphenol (BPA) published on the WEB and you can find data to support both the safety and dangers of its use. The safe answer is anything in moderation. Consuming large amounts of anything – including clean dirt...

Plastics: BPA, baby feeding bottles, apperatus
baby feeding bottles, apperatus, packaging material: Dear Kristy, The only bottles available with BPA in them are those made from a material called Polycarbonate. The majority of carbonated water bottles are made from a material called PET. All bottles and containers of plastic should have an identification...

Plastics: Plant Stake, injection moulding, bottom section
injection moulding, bottom section, composite materials: Dear Hank, Polypropylene or HD polyethylene are about the lowest cost materials that would be suitable for your application for more regidity the next best going up in price is ABS. There are however polymer / wood composite materials available for injection...

Plastics: screw design., dear ashutosh, information data sheets
dear ashutosh, information data sheets, screw design: Dear Ashutosh, It will be in the machine manufacturers specifications/information data sheets supplied by the manufacturer with the machine. They will have records of every machine and type sold. Sometimes it is stamped on the machine close to the throat...

Plastics: fixing broken plastic, hummingbird feeder, coloured plastic
hummingbird feeder, coloured plastic, soldering iron: Dear Shelly, If the plastic is clear and not coloured then an acylic type glue may be the answer if the plastic is coloured then you may have difficulty in glueing this type of material. Fusing the pieces together by using heat (soldering iron) may work...

Plastics: Shrinkage of PET/PBT Alloy, material supplier, flow analysis
material supplier, flow analysis, shrinkage: Dear Venkateswaran, It may well do so but that can be said for a load of other things that may affect a moulded parts shrinkage. I suggest that you consult with your material supplier with your design of the part and ask their advise they may also be able...

Plastics: turning polythene bag into plastic, water suction pump, agri bank
water suction pump, agri bank, heat recovery systems: Dear Mr Munsif Ali, What occurred with the plastic bag was that the heat generated from the current turned the bag from film back in solid plastic probably milky white in color which was the plastics original state in plastic pellets form before extrusion...

Plastics: Clamping tonnage and shot size calculation, injection molding machine, injection molding process
injection molding machine, injection molding process, square centimeters: Dear Kamal, 1.Shot size and clamping force required. 2.Projected area of the moulding in square centimeters or inches determines the clamp force, times this by a factor of at least three then times by the number of cavities in the mould for total projected...

Plastics: Clamping tonnage and shot size calculation, area x, clamping force
Plastics: Clamping tonnage and shot size calculation, area x, clamping force, tie bar

Plastics: Plastics versus Metal, plastic compounds, resistance standards
plastic compounds, resistance standards, peter stephens: Sorry for the delay in responding. Strong is a word that needs defining - are you talking about compressive strength, Tensile, rigidity. There are materials available fro folks like RTP that are very tough (strong) Cost of “filled” plastics varies, depending...

Plastics: Weight of BOPP Film, square centimetre, square area
square centimetre, square area: Dear Mushtaque, Ask the supplier of the film, it is normally supplied in a requested Guage another name for thickness which must relate to the weight of a given square area so that if you know the weight per square centimetre you can calculate the total area...

Plastics: Black streaks, injection blow moulding, hdpe resin
injection blow moulding, hdpe resin, hang ups: Brooks, From the information you have given me i would suggest that the problem is the manifold or the nozzles. Is the problem always located at the ends of the manifold? What is the temperature of the manifold? What is the temperature of the nozzles?...

Plastics: best tool to remove polyurethane, polyurethane foam, plastics industry
polyurethane foam, plastics industry, welding tools: Johm, The best people to ask are the companies that supply welding tools to the plastics industry they may be able to help you. You may be able to get away with a hot wire type of devise but you will have to be careful of fumes and fire potential. Rober...

Plastics: buying a new machine from china, extrusion blow molding, extrusion blow molding machine
extrusion blow molding, extrusion blow molding machine, blow molding machine: Rohit, Now we are talking if i was in your shoes i would be looking to buy a machine that is fit for purpose for the products you wish to make so i would look for the following. How clean is the machine and mould area. Does it leak oil. What lubrication...

Plastics: Factors to be considered to calculate a component cost, assembly costs, plastic component
assembly costs, plastic component, component component: Mohan, To be able to put down every single factor in calculating component cost would mean that i would have to write a book and not everyone uses the same formula so the main ones are. Material cost per ton. Machine hour rate. Number of cavities in the...

Plastics: Medical Tube Extrusion - Tolerence, tube extrusion, tolerance level
tube extrusion, tolerance level, smooth tube: Hi, i wish to know what tolerance should be available for Medical Tubings. from FG (Fr) - 5 to 36. Since there are a large variety of tubes, it is difficult to analyze the tolerance level of these tubes. Tolerance is a function of extruder and puller consistency...

Plastics: Multiple tubes from same head. (not multi-lumen)., extruder screw, extruder machine
extruder screw, extruder machine, tube extrusion: Wow, lots of questions there Rohit I wanted to know, if it is possible to extrude multiple tubes from the same head. The answer is yes. Most tooling manufactures will be happy to quote you dual die tooling. There are no major changes required...

Plastics: Need Clarification, injection moulding, kamal
injection moulding, kamal, root cause: Dear Kamal, It sounds like you are learning injection moulding the hard way by trial and error. A flow mark is caused by the joining of two melt fronts of the incoming polymer this is normally after the melt front has divided into two or more melt fronts....

Plastics: Plastics with resistance to solvents, optical clarity, mineral spirits
optical clarity, mineral spirits, injection molding: Marie, The first polymers that spring to mind are PVC and PET but to be able to make the best selection may i suggest that you try two websites that are polymer specific and will no doubt help you make a decision. The first one is IDES website and the next...

Plastics: PVC vs Teflon (PTFE), teflon ptfe, pvc extrusion
teflon ptfe, pvc extrusion, pvc pvc: Could you please tell me the difference between PTFE and PVC? PVC is a melt processable plastic with plasticizers PTFE is not melt processable. The process to make it includes PTFE paste, and a lubricant that are mixed and pressed into a preform. The...

Plastics: post-mold GF visual check, extrusion machine, machine screws
extrusion machine, machine screws, white glass: Glen, I could only suggest you ask the companies who supply or sub contract cleaning of extrusion machine screws and screen changers for advise but i would be very careful of that you do not affect the heat treatment of the mold steels. Check out www.claytonholdings.com...

Plastics: pp tank repair, filler rod, tank repair
filler rod, tank repair, repair question: I ve never tried to melt PP with a soldering iron, But I suspect if you get both surfaces melted and then the filler rod melted, it might work. What about http://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/827136 http://www.repairproducts.co.uk/page59.htm ...

Plastics: filler cause damage to equipment, glass fibers, pvc pipe
glass fibers, pvc pipe, pumice: I cannot tell you the effects of mixing Pumice in with PVC but I can share with you that I have both compounded and extruded materials that had very high rates of fillers. For instance tungsten at 75% loading. Generally speaking the fillers are coated...

Plastics: HIPS tray, high impact polystyrene, medical approval
high impact polystyrene, medical approval, rubber content: Dear Anuja, Clear HIPS is created by adding a nucleating agent to the polymer it also works on other materials your supplier should have told you that and also told you about any other things that are added to the polymer if they have not then i suggest you...

Plastics: Hydraulic Motor, screw motor, plastics company
screw motor, plastics company, hydraulic motor: Collin, When the electric motor is removed is it possible to turn the pump by hand with a spanner or something. Does it turn freely or does it reach a spot when it feels like it is binding internally if it binds or cannot turn the it sounds like its the...

Plastics: large bulk object, polypropylene sheet, equatorial sun
polypropylene sheet, equatorial sun, sheet material: Dear Jaime, Now i have seen what you want to produce i can think of no materials that you would be able to sculpt this article from. The most cost effective way to make this sculpture would probably be by forming sheet material to conform to the shape of...

Plastics: shrinkage per inch, shrinkage, extrusion
shrinkage, extrusion, polypropylene: Most manufaqcturers will supply that information to you. I am assuming that you are talking molding and not an extruded rod or shape. In extrusion, the shrinkage is affecgted more by the tooling and processing parameters than the material. Hope that...

Plastics: suitable molding machine, molding machine, sq inches
molding machine, sq inches, naveed: Dear Muhammad, As a basic guide you need to work out the projected area of the part in sq inches times that number by the number of cavities that the mould will make each cycle and then times that number by a factor of 2.5 if you are using a commodity plastic...

Plastics: Vinyl cutting, room separators, pvc material
room separators, pvc material, dangerous fumes: Mike, I can only answer that i do not know because i do not know anyone who has tried to, you would have to test it and you would also have to be very careful about the fire hazard and dangerous fumes that may be given off by the pvc material i suppose you...

Plastics: witness line on tool insert, mansfield uk, cold laser
mansfield uk, cold laser, laser welding: Hi Lee, I am based in Mansfield UK can you send the photo s to my email address tomowil@btinternet.com i thought when you metioned the witness line it would be a Chinese tool i suspect that this did not get discussed before the mould was made. regards, ...

Plastics: best way to handle polyurethane foam waste, polyurethane foam, foam waste
polyurethane foam, foam waste, google: I cannot offer advice on how to recycle that foam other than to say that automo9bile manufacturers switched to polyurethane foam for seat back in the 60 s, so if there is a marker for recycled foam, there must be something on the web. Perhaps a search at...

Plastics: best way to handle polyurethane foam waste, foam waste, polyurethane foam
foam waste, polyurethane foam, concrete floors: Dear John, The only recycling schemes that i know of are in Germany and set up by Bayer so that they can reclaim large amounts of Isocrylic from the foam. You need large quantities to do this so if you have only small quantities then there is little you...

Plastics: About HDPE, material databases, portfoilio
material databases, portfoilio, service temperature: Sorna, Discuss your requirements with your material supplier he is best placed to suggest alternatives to your current grade from their portfoilio of products. Or you could consult material databases like ides and campus which allow you to compare like for...

Plastics: Plastic Resin, resin material, plastic resin
resin material, plastic resin, correct manner: Dear Yanuar, You are correct no suppliers put an expiration date on their products and provided that the resins are stored in the correct manner and conditions the resin will last indefinitely. You should however always use good practise and adopt a first...

Plastics: Printing of Books on Plastic, bubble jet printers, overhead transparency
bubble jet printers, overhead transparency, searcj: The use of plastic paper is a definite possibility, and already in use it memory serves me. I know that a typical plastic overhead transparency, the kind used in presentations, may be printed in color using inexpensive bubble jet printers. I have to think...

Plastics: PVC Free Liners, pvc compound, gas volume
pvc compound, gas volume, manufacturing plant: Hi Johan, I am not sure exactly what material you are using so it is difficult to comment. Are you not using PVC or are you using a version of PVC that has a more user friendly version of plasticizer. Any plastic that is not PVC is of course PVC free....

Plastics: resin for art work, air entrapment, casting resin
air entrapment, casting resin, irregular shapes: Hi Sharon, While not very familiar with the process, I do know that both acrylic and polyester kits are readily available for clear casting, though I am not sure how you would achieve the irregular shapes without a matching mold. This company offers...

Plastics: Leakage problem in induction sealing provision, leak proof, leakage problems
leak proof, leakage problems, professional basis: Dear Mr Kumar, Thank you for your question regarding your leakage problems this problem is far to involved to be answered by this forum and not what I believe this website was initially intended for. It sounds to me like you need professional help with this...

Plastics: Plastics with very good outdoor weather resistance., weather resistance, window profiles
weather resistance, window profiles, outdoor weather: Dear Rob, The casing has been made from GRP because it forfills all your requirements it does not however lend itself to the manufacturing process very well. I would look at PVC which is used for window profiles, downpipes, guttering, ventilation louvers...

Plastics: Difference between VINYL and PVC, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl alcohol
polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl chloride: Vinyl is a general term, and PVC is one product which falls within this category. There are many other vinyls, such as polyvinylidene chloride, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl alcohol. However, most people use the term vinyl rather loosely, and in fact do...

Plastics: Injection Moulding M/c's general calculation, injection moulding, inj
injection moulding, inj, dear mr: Dear Mr Pillai, I have answered these questions before please see list of answered questions. One thing that I have not pointed out to people who have asked the first question is the fact that it is regarded as good practise not to use more than 2/3 of the...

Plastics: wall thikness variation in pet bottle, stretch blow moulding, injection blow moulding
stretch blow moulding, injection blow moulding, thickness variation: Dear Ahmad, Check out the reheat station for any problems with the heaters and the uniformity of the heat during the reheat phase you may be getting uneven heating on the preform. Check that the venting of all blow cavities is correct and functioning. regards,...

Plastics: Extrusion of Polycabonate, twin screw extruders, pvc material
twin screw extruders, pvc material, lexan: This is not exactly in my area of expertise, however it seems to me that twin-screw extruders are best for compounding and not especially good for extruding sensitive polymers like Lexan and Noryl. You should probably listen to someone more knowledgeable...

Plastics: thin wall molding, high speed machine, pp material
high speed machine, pp material, nursery product: Hi Robert, I will try to answer all questions and comments in order that I find them. PP material what is the MFI of the material is it a homopolymer or copolymer (the higher the MFI better). Secondhand machine what make? For your mould you will only require...

Plastics: Calculate Shot size of Particular component, injection molding machine, screw diameter
injection molding machine, screw diameter, mr robot: Dear Mr Sharma, I am not quite sure what you require to know but I think it is the following. You have a mould with a total shot weight of 135grms, you have a machine with an unknown total shot weight capacity. Good practise requires that you do not exceed...

Plastics: Diffrence between PVC SHEET & PVC FILM, PVC, film
PVC, film, sheet: The difference is that film is usually thin and very flexible, sheet is thicker and rigid. The break point between the two is somewhat arbitrary. When you say transparent PVC, that probably is unplasticized PVC. Sheet probably is 20 mils and thicker, film...

Plastics: Calculate Shot size of Particular component
Plastics: Calculate Shot size of Particular component

Plastics: plastic nickel plating, buddie, powder coating
Plastics: plastic nickel plating, buddie, powder coating, colors

Plastics: plastic nickel plating, nickel plating process, vapor deposition
nickel plating process, vapor deposition, screw cap: Dear Richard, I think vacuum metalising will be ok for your part if you can lay your hands on a perfume or after shave with a push on chrome top or screw cap on it that is vacuum metalising. Numerous colours available to you. Masking the part will obvious...

Plastics: rough surface in side the bottles, temperature controller
Plastics: rough surface in side the bottles, temperature controller

Plastics: OD in a medical catheter, sectionb, varing
sectionb, varing, pressure sensor: Screw speed should not vary or machine output will vary. Given that you have a constant screw speed, but varing pressure, that is means you have inconsistant feed. Make sure that you are using a screw designed for the material that you are running. ...

Plastics: Plastic that gradualy release heat., high density polyethylene, pp polypropylene
high density polyethylene, pp polypropylene, induction heating: Hello Ronnie, First I would like to welcome you to the ALLExperts web site. I suggest (HDPE) High Density polyethylene or (PP)Polypropylene because it is amorphous in nature and should work well as a cover and it can easily absorb heat and release heat...

Plastics: rough surface in side the bottles, thickness variation, u srinivas
thickness variation, u srinivas, injection blow: Satya, Can you please provide more information regarding this problem, what material are you using, what is the product, what equipment and cavitation etc. Have you spoken to your equipment supplier and toolmaker about it? Are you the owner of the business?...

Plastics: setting variables of PIMM, flower pot, plastic injection machine
flower pot, plastic injection machine, flow speed: Dear Abrash, Most manufacturers of machines provide setting and operating manuals and there are some books available from the Society of Plastic engineers or the Polymer Training Limited in the UK. However you would be wise to invest training from the machine...

Plastics: shot weight of barrel, injection moulding machines, screw diameter
injection moulding machines, screw diameter, specification brochure: Dear Mick, No. All european manufacturers of injection moulding machines give a shot weight capacity in Polystyrene for each size of screw and barrel that they make, this information is usually in the manual and the sales specification brochure for the machine...

Plastics: Mold Cooling, extrusion blow molding, thermodynamic equations
extrusion blow molding, thermodynamic equations, rule of thumb: Dear Ken, Sorry I do not know the origin of the rule I suspect that in the early days given the equipment and materials it was probably near enough correct in its assumptions. I would guess that it came from the cooling supplier industry as a quick way of...

Plastics: mold injection, single minute exchange, changeover time
single minute exchange, changeover time, mold injection: Dear Mr Mahdi, In order to move to a quick mould change system or single minute exchange of die (SMED for short) you have to first examine all your moulds and machines and put them into groups. When you have done this you can then look at making as many...

Plastics: Custom Plastics, plastic injection moulding, molding companies
plastic injection moulding, molding companies, moulding company: Dear James, What you need is a rapid prototype company who will be able to build you a model in I suggest Polypropylene or HDPE polyetylene they will be able to do this using SLA modelling. Try your local university with an engineering dept or look for Rapid...

Plastics: PVC pipes under Vacuum, pvc pipe manufacturer, pvc piping
pvc pipe manufacturer, pvc piping, pvc pipes: Virender, First I would like to welcome you to AllExperts web site. Yes the piping will withstand 14 PSI atmospheric pressure. The rule of thumb is the PVC piping must have at least a minimum tubing wall twice that of steel. So If you use that rule you...

Plastics: Plastic Molds, molding companies, vacuum molding
molding companies, vacuum molding, plastic molds: James, Ice tray Cool Gift a play on words? LOL Call Thermofab 76 Walker Road, Shirley, MA 01464 Phone- 888494-9777 or e-mail engineering@thermofab.com They will assist you with a design and make small quantities. Have a great Labor Day weekend! ...

Plastics: PVC versus Vinyl, process engineer, redeeming qualities
process engineer, redeeming qualities, sports bags: Kate, Welcome to ALLExperts! Well vinyl and PVC are in the same product family except the differences are what you add to the polymer to enhance its physical properties. The question is not clear and lack details other than off gassing but no there are...

Plastics: 2cm square cut into plastic pocket, polypropalene, poly pocket
polypropalene, poly pocket, die cutter: Hi Bruce, First sorry for the delay in getting back to you about your question. If the material is polypropalene or HD polythene see below. If the pocket has already been formed and you require lots of these pockets with the square cut out you will need...

Plastics: calculate shot wt, screw diameter, screw dia
screw diameter, screw dia, moulding machines: Rajesh, All moulding machines have the shot capacity rated by the manufacturer in Polystyrene and it is dependant on which screw and barrel is supplied with the machine ie A,B or C screw each have different sizes of screw diameter and barrel and therefore...

Plastics: low friction material for injection molding, metal injection moulding, lipstick containers
metal injection moulding, lipstick containers, injection moulding process: Dear Eddie, Yes it is possible to make plastic parts with metal pieces embedded, it is also possible to make metal parts by the metal injection moulding process which use the sintering technique. Their is also a process which is true metal injection moulding...

Plastics: Molds, custom molds, grade plastics
custom molds, grade plastics, epoxy resin: James, As far as I know there are some putty s on the market that are used for DIY repairs that may be suitable for your requirements. There are also some castable and two part plastics that react like expoxy resin but I do not know where you will find them....

Plastics: paint suitable for decorating plastic water tank, plastic water tank, queensland australia
plastic water tank, queensland australia, paint application: Dear Ms Irvin, The first thing that i need to know is what material (plastic) the tank is made from Polypropylene, HDPE or GRP the first two are flexible the third material is rigid. If its polypropylene or HDPE I would not recommend painting it with anything...

Plastics: Removing plastic off pyrex dish, pyrex dish, nail polish remover
pyrex dish, nail polish remover, glad wrap: Peter, there are solvents that will dissolve plastics, such as THF and MEK that might do the job, but they pose risks in handling. To test to see if they might work, you could try nail polish remover as it generally contains some strong solvents. Hope...

Plastics: repair for hairline crack in a plastic fender, hairline crack, car fenders
hairline crack, car fenders, breakers yard: Dear John, It depends on what material the fender is made from I suspect that it may be a polycarbonate/ABS blend which is the same for car fenders however without knowing what it is I could not say if the epoxy patch would work. If you can find out what...

Plastics: Diffrence b/w PVC FILM & SHEET, pvc film, pvc sheet
pvc film, pvc sheet, milimeters: Dear Mr Malik, Film is generally measured in microns upto 0.50mm in thickness and then in milimeters once this thickness has been reached. Sheet generally starts at 0.50mm in millmeters. However because microns are fractions of millimeters both sizing options...

Plastics: Re: Need your expertise..., process engineer, adhesive bonding
process engineer, adhesive bonding, pivot points: First welcome to all experts! Reiner, Yes there is a two part epoxy that you can get from your local hardware store like Home depot or lowes. It is a high strength adhesive that will take care of the of the bonding like new if you follow the direction...

Plastics: Re: Need your expertise..., plastic hinges, squeeze tube
plastic hinges, squeeze tube, outer shell: Reiner, Without seeing the part and where it fits it is difficult to guess what the plastic may be. Typically, manufacturers use the less expensive plastics like ABS or ethylenes like Polyethylene or polypropylene for larger parts, while hinges (plastic...

Plastics: Tyvek compatibility for injected tray, blister pack, usp class
blister pack, usp class, sterile package: Hi Miky, I think I know what you mean now, the change should not have any effect on the packaging unless the product is to go through further sterilisation processes after the filling stage. Like all changes involved in medical packaging you will probably...

Plastics: calculating material requirements to ensure correct size of dryer, capacity hopper, grams to pounds
capacity hopper, grams to pounds, customer specs: Jim Convert the grams to pounds then calculate the pounds per hour. Knowing how many pounds per hour you use, multiply that by four to get the four hour drying time, then add a little capacity to be safe. So ... 21 grams in 30 seconds = 42 grams...

Plastics: Reg: Medical-Grade PVC, medical grade pvc, pvc resin
medical grade pvc, pvc resin, pvc applications: Nisha, That is a really broad request that requires much more industry knowledge than I can offer, but what I can offer is opinion. From my experience in dealing with material manufacturers of all types of materials the medical portion is a very tiny...

Plastics: Plastic Extrusion, Celcon, profile
Celcon, profile, extrusion : Eddie, I worked for a custom extruder for a good deal of my career and we did things very similar to this. In fact, I worked with Delrin (acetel) on developing extruded pen nibs, that small part of the ink pen that controls the flow of the ink. That was...

Plastics: PMMA Toxicity & Strength, john hampden grammar school, coefficient of friction
john hampden grammar school, coefficient of friction, poisonous chemicals: I got your clarifying letter. With a temperature above the boiling point of water, I would be very leery of using PMMA, it will deform excessively, probably even soften. Plastics do not really have a melting point, their limitation is better indicated...

Plastics: Could this piece be possibly injection molded?, injection moulding, material choice
injection moulding, material choice, question thanks: Hi Eddie, You would probably get a slight differential shrinkage across the corners of part due to wall thickness variations. By using cores which run through the entire structure you will have more chance of keeping the round shape as the part cools over...

Plastics: Shot Size, screw back, e mail
screw back, e mail, back time: Dear Jake, Sorry for the late response your e-mail did not reach me until now. The main reasons for using less than the total shot capacity (most recommend 2/3 of the available shot weight) are. 1. You obtain an homogeneous melt or mixing of the material...

Plastics: Silicon Lubricant, silicone, lubricant
silicone, lubricant, plastics: I am not exactly an expert on this, however, here are my thoughts. Silicone lubricants are used for industrial purposes, not for use in contact with people. Also, some plastics are subject to stress cracking so again the use of silicone is questionable....

Plastics: Silicon Lubricant, silicone lubricant, plastic surfaces
silicone lubricant, plastic surfaces, areosol: Dear Noah, I suggest that you contact the supplier of the silicone lubricant and check with them what the product can be used for and what safety regulations are applicable to the product. They should have all the data that you require. I am based in the...

Plastics: Silicon Lubricant, medical device companies, plastic surfaces
medical device companies, plastic surfaces, liability purposes: SIlicone is often used on plastic medical devices, but that is no guarantee that it will work in your application as those medical device companies do extensive testing. As to safe use in a school environment I d say the same type of testing or more should...

Plastics: transparent plastic, heart bypass surgery, biocompatibility
heart bypass surgery, biocompatibility, transparent plastic: Biocompatibility is something that resin manufactures rarely support. They leave the testing and validation up to the manufacturer of the product. I am unsure of what clear tubing is used in Heart Bypass surgery, but suppose it is a multi layer extrusion...

Plastics: WATER TANK LID, UV stablity ABS, PP
UV stablity ABS, PP, PVC: PVC would be best for its UV resistance but it has relatively poor impact strength and would probably crack after short use. PP is probaboly the best compromise, but you do want a UV stabilized grade. Note, however, that you should be able to get a UV stabilized...

Plastics: Mold life cycle, mold life, injection molding
mold life, injection molding, thermal protector: Nathan, Mold life cycle will greatly depend on the tool steel that a mold is made from and how well it resists wear. Glass filled materials are very abrasive and will wear quickly is they are not of sufficient Rockwell hardness. Spending the extra money...

Plastics: Brittle Material from Supplier, certificate of conformity, brittle material
certificate of conformity, brittle material, storage conditions: Dear Sky, You do not say what the part (material) is made from but i will try to give some guidance to you. 1. What I would require from a supplier is that they have quality approved systems (ISO9002) and records of production, supplier certificate of...

Plastics: calculation of clamping force, clamping force, cavities
clamping force, cavities, cavity: Siddhu, It is difficult to give a value for the cavity pressure without a lot more information regarding the machine, part design and material. Clamping force 264 sq x 3 tons of clamping force per square inch gives you 792 tons of force required for the...

Plastics: Thin wall injection mould release., thin wall, ws2
thin wall, ws2, cores: Dear Javier, It sounds like that you have created a vacuum between the parts and the mould, you could try polishing the cores in line of draw. You could also look at introducing air via the cores or stripper plate to see if this will help with release. ...

Plastics: Micro sized plastic sheet, injection moulding, flow lines
injection moulding, flow lines, possible solution: Hi Eddie, Personally I do not think that you could manufacture this product by injection moulding in fact some of the dimensions would not be possible and you also need to take into account any flow lines between the holes which would compromise stregth of...

Plastics: A question about micro sized plastic fabrication, tiny particles, plastic fabrication
tiny particles, plastic fabrication, thin film: The film you can make via extrusion, using a standard process. I don t think you can produce it with the holes already in it. I think you might have to drill those holes. One alternative, admittedly a long-shot: make the film with soluble tiny particles...

Plastics: Screw Barrel Shot weight Increase, thermoplastic moulding, screw barrel
thermoplastic moulding, screw barrel, moulding machine: Dear Ashwani, I would not advise anyone to use the total shot weight of a machine to produce a part the established rule of thumb is a maximum 2/3 of the total shot weight to be injected at any one time in order to make a product. What have Supermaster recommended...

Plastics: Thin wall molding wall thickness variation, runner mold, thickness variation
runner mold, thickness variation, wall thickness: Dear Mr Dugar, You have developed a two cavity mould which by design I suspect has a major problem that may need a lot of work to correct. The cores are being deflected by the injection pressure of the material when it enters the mould. You will probably...

Plastics: extruded plastic with a uniform thickness?, extrusion process, plastic extrusion
extrusion process, plastic extrusion, mars orbiter: Hello Eddie, 25 Microns… I think that is around 0.001 inch here in the states, but you know how bad we are at conversions, what with our Mars orbiter crash. I suppose a thin sheet could be made, but much would depend on the width required and what...

Plastics: extrusion possibilities, drilling holes, straight cuts
drilling holes, straight cuts, tooling design: I did a search for multiple outlet extrusion dies to give you an idea that it can and in fact is being done. The answer there is YES. Consider if you will pelletizing – it is nothing more that multiple items being extruded at one time. Of course they are...

Plastics: information for plstic material and specidication, high impact polystyrene, flame resistance
high impact polystyrene, flame resistance, rapid prototype: To design a part to be made of plastic material, it is best to have a good understanding of the properties of plastic materials. If it is a small part, you can make it out of polypropylene or even high-impact polystyrene. A larger cabinet may have to made...

Plastics: injection pressure and speed, flow velocity, cavities
flow velocity, cavities, piston: Injection pressure,this is the pressure applied to the piston which moves the screw forward and causes the molten resin to flow into the cavities. Injection speed,adjusts the flow velocity of the molten resin. Pressure can influence speed but speed cannot...

Plastics: Problem with extrusion blow molding machine, extrusion blow molding, extrusion blow molding machine
extrusion blow molding, extrusion blow molding machine, blow molding machine: Dear sir, It sounds like you are having teething problems with both the machine and the mould, have you contacted the machine supplier for help they usually give 1 year guarantee on both items. They also must have support for the machine in your area service...

Plastics: Sheet Plastic, two pocket folders, polyethylene sheet
two pocket folders, polyethylene sheet, style edge: Damaris, You will want to experiment with some polypropylene and polyethylene sheet of different thicknesses to give you the results you are looking for. These resins can be purchased at different hardness s. Check out the site below. http://www.grafixplastics.com/polyethylene.asp?gclid=CNCC-pHuiqgCFYdo5Qod7SpkDQ...

Plastics: Thick-walled transparent parts, sanitary applications, transparent materials
sanitary applications, transparent materials, optical properties: Dear Gregory, The parts design features and the material that they are made from will determine the method of manufacture, some parts may be require gas injection, some may require rotational moulding, some may be thermoformed from sheet. Without seeing...

Plastics: Thickness of plastic bag, density pe, high density
density pe, high density, building materials: David, A HDPE bag would not be suitable unless it was 1.00mm in thickness and then it might not be suitable for your purpose, what you would be better of doing is using a woven PP bag with HDPE liner bag. The PP woven bags are what sand and other bulk building...

Plastics: thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic elastomers, homogeneous mixture
thermoplastic elastomers, homogeneous mixture, msds: Bryan, As long as you have the MSDS for each of the materials you plan on molding you can mix them there should be no issue. I answer this assuming that you do not plan to mix dissimilar elastomers products or introduce any additives that could break down...

Plastics: Uniform thickness of extruded sheets?, extrusion systems, film extrusion
extrusion systems, film extrusion, plastic extrusion: Hi Eddie, Extrusion is not my strongest disapline and you would be better of talking to an extrusion expert I do not know of any of my contacts who are in the film (sheet) side of the business, you really need to talk to a major manufacturer of film extrusion...

Plastics: At Home DIY Plastic Molding, Starter Advice, silicon caulk, spear head
silicon caulk, spear head, aluminium metal: Dear Andrew, It sounds like SLS or similar is what you need it is mainly used for prototyping parts using a limited range of polymers basically the machines are like desktop printers that take 3D designs and selective laser sinter plastic particles and build...

Plastics: Hydrolic pump, degree centigrade, pressure oil
degree centigrade, pressure oil, oil filters: Dear Rajendra, I am not familiar with JM brand but if they copy European brands then the pump will have been adjusted in house to prevent a direct of the shelf replacement being used the adjustment may only be a small thing like placing a restrictor in line...

Plastics: I know about injection machine, injection molding machine, screw diameter
injection molding machine, screw diameter, poly styrene: You can figure the volume as you would any solid object. This machine should produce a shot of .75 Oz in poly styrene. About 3/4 of an ounce, it comes out to about 22.6cc so you need to know the hot melt density of the material. Hot melt of PS=.97 so...

Plastics: Bending extrusions, disposable medical devices, extrusion process
disposable medical devices, extrusion process, material choice: Paul, I assume that you are speaking about a rigid material. Polyethylene in the form of a “hook” is or was used in the dental industry. The product was about a ¼” in diameter. As I recall, one process took an extruded straight tube and then loaded...

Plastics: Production tooling, medical device manufacturer, production mold
medical device manufacturer, production mold, rapid mold: Hi Phillip, You probably need to speak to someone like me because there are lots of other questions that need answers before going to a production mould like have Protomold made the design of the part to meet there requirements for low cost mold manufacture...

Plastics: wall thickness, plastic screw, ps material
plastic screw, ps material, injection molding: Hi Ramoncito, Best thing to do is to search for standard thread designs based on the diameter you require you do not say if the thread is a single start thread or more it can make a difference. Or you can copy an existing cap thread design of the same diameter....

Plastics: making multiple objects with the one mould, injection moulding, cold feed
injection moulding, cold feed, hot runner: Hi Eddie, Depending on the complexity of the part multiple cavities can be used for your application in fact it is the most common way of producing large amounts of components within the industry. You should be aware that the duplication of parts is better...

Plastics: bottle height, blow moulds, blow moulding
blow moulds, blow moulding, straight neck: Hi Sonny, If the tooling is correct and everything is in order with its operation then have a look to see if the bottle is releasing from the blow halves correctly and not being stretched has it is released from the mould. Have you checked the cooling running...

Plastics: Injection Moulding Shot Weight Calc, injection moulding, molding machine
injection moulding, molding machine, nylon 66: Hi Graeme, I think you should check with the machine manufacturer all machines are calculated using GPPS. You may have to change the screw and barrel because of the aggressive nature of the glass filled nylon which will wear out very quickly this will also...

Plastics: Yellow residue, polyethylene films, insulation material
polyethylene films, insulation material, pigment: Possibly an interaction between the pigment you are using and the antioxidant. These web sites offer some discussion on the topic. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Discoloration+of+printed+polyethylene+films.-a086054319 http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3143/is_5_8/ai_n28916160/?tag=mantle_skin;content...

Plastics: cell cast acrylic sheet production line, cast acrylic sheet, cast acrylic sheets
cast acrylic sheet, cast acrylic sheets, extrusion line: Dear Mr Alimjanov, Thank you for your question regarding cell cast acrylic sheet equipment there are 3 methods currently used to produce sheet this way which method do you wish to use. Each has slightly different equipment for the production method. If...

Plastics: Is my design moldable?, wall thicknesses, selective laser
wall thicknesses, selective laser, wall thickness: Hi Eddie, Is the part mouldable No. The wall thicknesses would be the problem and cooling the part so that the shrinkage did not distort the part. However what I would discuss with a supplier over there is the possibility of Selective laser sintering the...

Plastics: injection process, low speed, moulding
low speed, moulding, polymer: Hi Afshin, Injection speed controls the filling of the mould, dependant on your moulds design you can use high or low speed or a combination of both. Injection pressure is applied to the polymer during the injection phases to move the polymer out of the...

Plastics: best type of plastic for thin film/sheets, metalized mylar, mylar tape
metalized mylar, mylar tape, mylar film: I would try some sort of MYLAR film. This is not exactly an area that I have much experience with. Thanks, Rik http://www.uline.com/BL_6448/Metalized-Mylar-Tape?pricode=WS968&utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=mylar%20tape&utm_campaign=Tape ...

Plastics: Is this design mouldable?, injection moulding, hoels
injection moulding, hoels, thick sheet: Hi Eddie, To manufacture this as a injection moulding you would create numerous weld lines where the polymer has flow has split and rejoined which in turn would create weak points and possible failure of the part, shrinkage around the hoels would know doubt...

Plastics: Thermoplastic clamps, g clamps, electro polishing
g clamps, electro polishing, polishing equipment: Dear Bob, As far as I am aware I do not know of anyone who makes or supplies these clamps, I vaguely remember seeing some but cannot for the life of me remember where? Have you tried contact suppliers of the polishing equipment or an internet search. kind...

Plastics: Pipe, diameter tube, annealed
diameter tube, annealed, hdpe: Many plastics are white, and most hard plastics are slippery. ABS comes to mind, as does HDPE, which is somewhat softer to the touch, but still slippery. That said, I believe your question pertains more to the fact that it springs back when slit. That...

Plastics: Plastic tubing, diameter tube, plastic tubing
diameter tube, plastic tubing, polypropylene: You can try some polyethylene or polypropylene for this application. The tube may need to be heated after slitting to develope the desired curl effect to allow it to grip the pen. I do not have allot of experience with this type of application. Thanks,...

Plastics: PVC, pvc products, phthalates
pvc products, phthalates, wire racks: If you are worried about phthalates remaining on the feet of the furniture after removal of the PVC, you can wipe with a solution of cleaning fluid or paint solvent or a strong detergent and that will remove any traces of phthalate. Phthalates are very...

Plastics: Stainless steel to HDPE gas tank, stainless steel nut, glue gun
stainless steel nut, glue gun, home improvement store: I don t know that I like the idea of a gas tank made of HDPE. HDPE is attacked somewhat by chemicals like gasoline and may become softened, especially on hot days. I think the whole thing sounds also like a fire hazard to me. However, if you still want...

Plastics: Heat and humidity calculations, glass transition temperature, material movement
glass transition temperature, material movement, stable temperature: Eddie, Please keep in mind that there are no stringent guide lines for making these measurements. Each material manufacturer sets up there own test method and they are not always done the same. This is and always has been a major flaw in the plastics industry....

Plastics: Calculating the thickness of plastic required to support desired weight., mcmaster carr, melting point
mcmaster carr, melting point, polystyrene: Hi Lance, I do not believe there is a formula for this that is available to solve your problem basically you may have to try and test various materials in sheet form until you find one that is fit for purpose. Plastics are a compromise what you get in one...

Plastics: fixing plastic shape, ear phone, deg
ear phone, deg, mold: Most any thermoplastic may be heated and reshaped, as you learned from overheating the cover. Whether you have a mold to place it in when reheated to get back to the original shape is the question. Somehow, I doubt that the effort to reshape the case will...

Plastics: Plastic film length, roll diameter, poly film
roll diameter, poly film, film length: Kyle, The bag industry use Guage (thickness) as a measurement and weight as a measurement, if you were to measure 5 - 10 meters of the roll and weigh it and then weigh the remaining material on the roll it should give you a total length. If all the remaining...

Plastics: plastic sculpting, hot plastic, ear phone
hot plastic, ear phone, perfect fit: Hi Richie, Suggest you try using heat to soften the material and move it back into shape with fingers but be very careful. It will shrink slightly so you may not get the perfect fit use gloves when handling the hot plastic. If all else fails buy a new phone....

Plastics: shaping plastic, hot glue gun, shaping plastic
hot glue gun, shaping plastic, exterior shell: Depending on how old the cordless phone is could determine what plastic the exterior (shell) is made of. Most likely it is ABS or PC/ABS. ABS melts at about 450 degrees and PC/ABS at about 525 degrees. Heating the handset to a point just below (30 degrees)...

Plastics: Searching for a plastic that is easily etched, carrier sheet, thin sheets
carrier sheet, thin sheets, plastic film: Hi Eddie, Try looking for the following companies who make Poly Latic Acid. Nature Works, Purac Bioplastics, FKuR Kunststoff some Japanese chemical companies are also produces of PLA there are two in Australia. Another option is to look on the www.Ides.com...

Plastics: Water Bottles, plastic dishes, exact composition
plastic dishes, exact composition, layer construction: Over the counter was meant to imply that the typical bottled water comes in a PET bottle and that is can be washed and reused multiple times. Have there been any studies on how many times a consumer can do that – probably not. But then I don’t recall any...

Plastics: molding master process repeatability, mold press, injection molding
mold press, injection molding, regrind: Glen, Great questions- 1. Are all your injection units capable of closed loop speed and pressure? 2. Are you conducting Scientific Injection Molding validation on each tool? a. Fill study/Viscosity Curve b. Pressure drop/pressure loss study c. Cavity...

Plastics: Hobby Extruder, target filament, 03mm
target filament, 03mm, rules of thumb: Let’s take a step back to see what changed. I’d suggest going back to the smaller die and run conditions that held better the better tolerances, save samples to prove how well it is holding size, and then put your puller in line. If the size varies more...

Plastics: Small Quantities of Masterbatch, plastic processors, outer diameter
plastic processors, outer diameter, inner diameter: Hello Ian Thought I d share this with you EXTRUSION OF MEDICAL TUBING (Applies to rod in many cases) Most specifications for medical tubing consist of a drawing of a tube with the material, and dimensions that usually include two of the following...

Plastics: Impact test
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izod_impact_strength_test ASTM test for plastics[edit] The North American standard for Izod Impact testing of plastics is ASTM D256. The results are expressed in energy lost per unit of thickness (such as ft-lb/in or J/cm)...

Plastics: internal preassure
Hi Dave, Too late for the other solutions mould tool is already made and you would have to start all over again. Where was the tool made? Is the gate central or off set to the core if its central try below.? What I suggest you can try is the following...

Plastics: aautomated feeding system from silo into exteruder
Dear Mr Atash, Your question is not very clear regarding what you want please correct me if I am wrong, I assume you wish to move from filling your extruders with plastic on a manual basis to a automated material handling system feeding plastic directly to...

Plastics: the minimum size of gathered sheet in extruder
Sheet takeoff systems can be made in any configuration and size you wish. Weight is no issue if the system is designed to handle it. Rik http://www.davis-standard.com/extrusion-cn/wp-content/uploads/company/publications-documents/Sheet%20Extrusion%20Systems.pdf...

Plastics: Plastic for battery housing, polyone, sabic
polyone, sabic, material supplier: Eddie, It seems to me that the material manufacturer has mixed in some type of taste additive to keep kids from putting these things in their mouths. I would contact a material supplier and ask them the question. SABIC http://www.sabic.com/corporate/en/...

Plastics: Blow Molding, blow molding machines, efficiency levels
blow molding machines, efficiency levels, generating profit: Hi George, It depends on how the company has set up its business for accounting and generating profit if it can make money operating as you describe then I suppose it is not wrong however more profit could be generated if the machines ran more. Most companies...

Plastics: Noryl 30% filled, material supplier, dani
material supplier, dani, temperatures: Hi Dani, You should use the recommended temps from the material supplier. With regard to your other problems I would need more information regarding the part design etc. I can be contacted on tomowil@btinternet.com or you can reply to this answer. kind...

Plastics: Help me wow my boss, stretch blow moulding, concrete resources
stretch blow moulding, concrete resources, turnover rate: Hi Pete, You do not say if the process is single stage stretch blow or two stage with a preform. I suggest you look on the internet for sources of information regarding the process you are using in the States there are two internationally known training...

Plastics: methacrylates and epoxy resin, blindfold test, medical plastics
blindfold test, medical plastics, epoxy resin: First of all, I am sorry that you are having such medical problems. To the best of my knowledge, constituents in a plastic are not usually labeled. There is a symbol on the bottom of articles telling which recyclable category they fall into, other than that,...

Plastics: calculating pp fabric grammage
I believe that grammage is the weight of paper expressed as grams per square meter, but I suppose it could be applied to plastic. Since you know the size and weight you should be able to do the conversions to get the total size and calculate the grammage....

Plastics: resin vs plastic
The word resin has been applied in the modern world to nearly any component of a liquid that will set into a hard lacquer or enamel-like finish. An example is nail polish, a modern product which contains resins that are organic compounds, but not classical...

Plastics: Sidel combi last bottle fault
Hi Rachel, First question have you contacted Sidel for help? they should be able to provide a technician to help over the phone or in person. They are more likely to have come up against this fault. From what you describe I would investigate how the last...

Plastics: Ultem HU1010
The ULTEM Resin family of amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) resins offers outstanding elevated thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and broad chemical resistance. ULTEM is available in transparent and opaque custom colors, as well as...

Plastics: Material PV
Hi Richard, The PV value refers to the pressure/velocity factor of a material and because most of this type of materials have additives which give them their own unique characteristics it is not possible to single out one reported value from a materials data...

Plastics: painting a name and phone no on plastic
Since I do not know what the plastic is that you are trying to paint I would suggest that you scribe or engrave the information into the items. http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=8050#.VLvWONgo600 http://www.harborfreight.com/electric-engraver-46099.html...

Plastics: Information Request
Hi Jonathan, I will help so long as it does not get in the way of other things. My own view is that litter of any kind should be tackled at source ie the person who creates the pollution not the pollution technology exists to overcome this problem but I...

Plastics: Custom plastic washer
Hi Max, I am surprised that the samples you sent out were not identified send me a sample and I will look to have the sample analysed for you I know several people involved with testing plastics. You are right to look at the easy way to make them based on...

Plastics: Transfer position to Cushion Position
If in fact you are utilizing a valve gate once the valve gate closes there should be no more material entering the cavity. This can be checked by weighing the parts that you are running now vrs. what they weighed previously when the parts ran well. What did...

Plastics: Molding Sorbothane
Mir, Moulding is not the best option I would recommend that you thermoform the part or vacuum form the part (Cheapest option). Cost wise if you chose the vacuum form option it will be the lowest cost option thermoforming is very high volume high tooling...

Plastics: Which plastic do you think is ideal for bottling hot liquids?
Dear Li, What you propose to do is a little confusing after filling the bottle do you propose selling it while it is still hot or after it is cooled and then reheated. What temperature is the hot filling that you propose? Contamination of the drink will...

Plastics: ABS, polymer industry, master batch
polymer industry, master batch, terluran: Ashraf, In order to answer your question I would need a lot more information than you have so far provided about the problem. The master batch should not be affecting the part unless it is not compatable with the ABS an example would be that it has been...

Plastics: Appropriate Plastic Choice, mcmaster carr, shape thanks
mcmaster carr, shape thanks, nylon 6: Dear Alana, there are several plastics that will work with your application. Start out with a Nylon 6 or 66. If you ne ed fire resistance move up to PPS. If you do not need the performance then downgrade to a PMMA (acrylic). There are several other in between....

Plastics: advantage and disadvatages..., heat conductor, electrical conductor
heat conductor, electrical conductor, heat insulation: MT, This sounds like a homework problem and you should not be doing this in this forum. Al Foil Temperature Stability to over 1000 °F Formable into a denser package Cost Typically higher? Weldable, better heat transfer and heat shielding Metallic,...

Plastics: alternate material for cast alluminium, aluminium extrusion, polymer material
aluminium extrusion, polymer material, moment of inertia: Dear Manish, Any material will work, you need to decide what you can change to make it work. If you can increase the wall thickness, ID, OD, etc., you can make anything work. If you must have the same exact cross-section, and it is designed with a safety...

Plastics: BMC storage condition, long term storage, polyester resin
long term storage, polyester resin, freezer storage: Dear Abdollah, You really need to contact the manufacturer with questions on shelf life and storage. Typically the BMC products are Room Temperature stored for a few weeks and they are typically used up pretty quickly so there are no issues. The araldite...

Plastics: Branch welding on HDPE, civil engineering company, butt fusion
civil engineering company, butt fusion, carrier pipe: Dear James, Sorry this is outside my expertise. I have played around with welding many polymers, but not HDPE. Although with HDPE, it might require a special flow material to get it to weld well, sort of a flux type material that might be referred to as...

Plastics: barrel/shot size, cavity mold, shot moulding
cavity mold, shot moulding, shot molding: Glen, You and your moulder have basically answered your question the pilot mould has run with a barrel residence time of 1 hour assuming that this produced acceptable products the production tool should perform equally as well with a reduce barrel residence...

Plastics: Calculating Shot size/weight, injection molding company, screw diameter
injection molding company, screw diameter, clamping force: Dear Bob, You are probably using the projected area method for calculating the required locking force depending on the material that you are going to make the product from will determine the amount of locking force that you apply to calculate the required...

Plastics: Carbon fiber slipper tub., slipper tub, steven olson
slipper tub, steven olson, dear brian: Dear Brian, What is a slipper tub? if you are speaking of a regular bathtub, then maybe, depends on the design. You could also utilize Carbon fiber in only a few areas to add stiffness and reduce weight. Hope this helps, Sincerely, Steven Olso...

Plastics: Coated Plexiglass, mirror coating metal, glass sheet
mirror coating metal, glass sheet, metal coatings: There are plastic sheets that have mirror coating (metal coatings)on one side. I do not know of anybody that will do this to a object. Coating is usually done in vacuum. This type of coating is fairly expensive. Your end use sort of indicates that an...

Plastics: Color changing Plastics, automotive paint, thermal history
automotive paint, thermal history, steve olson: Dear Shaun, Yes, there are colorants that change color based on your viewing angle and also based on the temperature. BASF created an automotive paint with the first technology, as you walk around the car it changes from gold, to red, to blue to purple,...

Plastics: Composite tubes, water coolant, engine cooling system
water coolant, engine cooling system, composite tubes: Hi Tim, What material are you looking to use for the pipe. What do you mean by load limiters. Moulded on flanges rule out blow moulding unless this is done as a secondary process. I have given the part some more thought it would be useful to have a drawing...

Plastics: Cost of manufacturing poly(ethene), chemistry teacher, students project
chemistry teacher, students project, catalysts: Costs vary. Standard polyethylene is a resin that is cracked from natural gas. The cost today is approximately .80/Lb. Catalysts like metalicene are used to strengthen poly allow down gauging or thinning products out. Ie. plastic bags. Value of the...

Plastics: Cross-linked polyethylene bonding, steve olson, tight seal
steve olson, tight seal, cross linked polyethylene: Dear Robert, I believe thqat you could melt it together at the interface with some kind of heat or ultrasonics. But this is really outside my expertise. Another alternative is to etch and bond it like Teflon. There is an ASTM on this method and I remember...

Plastics: Crystallization of PET, polymer chains, phd chemist
polymer chains, phd chemist, intrinsic viscosity: Brian, Any pHD chemist at the leading TP companies (BASF, DuPont, etc) would agree that this is probably not achievable even in theory. It will NEVER be a perfect world and there is not one polymer out there that is 100% crystalline because there is...

Plastics: Customized Cell Phone Covers, silk screen printing, minneapolis minnesota
silk screen printing, minneapolis minnesota, moulds: Hi Adrian, I had to check with a few people on this one. It seems that most of the similar types of materials are either being silk screen printed or ink-jet printed. I checked with one company in Minneapolis Minnesota B&B Adcrafters 612-788-9641that...

Plastics: to calculate total shot weight of the machine, injection moulding machine, cavity moulds
injection moulding machine, cavity moulds, nylon 6: Rahul, In an ideal world you need about 3-4 times the shot weight available on the machine, each machine has already had its shot weight established by the maker. All makes of machine accept different barrel sizes which determine shot weight. Make mould...

Plastics: how are cd cases constructed, turnkey systems, injection molding
turnkey systems, injection molding, assembly machinery: Dear Timmy, Plastics used are polystyrene, clear type GPPS, Coloured HIPS the second grade is tougher. Construction method is by injection molding and auto assembly. Machinery costs vary from 75k US$ depending on output, toolong costs 50K US$. Try looking...

Plastics: cladding, internal ribs, mr olsen
internal ribs, mr olsen, external stimuli: Dear Martin, You have many options, each of which is certainly possible, some easier then others. The color change or darkening, there are already solutions to this, the coating that glasses use to darken in the sun and clear in the dark. Then the electrical...

Plastics: clear PET regrind, stabilizer, flake
stabilizer, flake, yellowish brown color: I would fathom that the material is either being thermally abused (too high a temperature or for too long) or that there is not enough thermal stabilizer in the formulation. If your process has not changed, then you might be getting material with a different...

Plastics: compound to seal above-ground pool, last ditch effort, mcmaster carr
last ditch effort, mcmaster carr, pool store: Dear Ken, 1. Sign her up for softball! 2. Call the manufacturer or go to the store where you bought it or to a specialty pool store. They will have a patch kit using the same vinyl or plastic liner material. You should apply the patch on the inside...

Plastics: contamination in recycled plastics, polymer chains, recycled plastics
polymer chains, recycled plastics, polyvinyl chloride: Contamination can be anything but usually they are talking about mixed plastics. For example, if you are recycling PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles - the kind coke and pepsi put their products in - then you would want to remove the label which is made...

Plastics: Dear Sir, Do you know of..., volatile corrosion inhibitors, rust prevention
volatile corrosion inhibitors, rust prevention, pune india: Dear Sunil, There are a number of coatings that when applied to clean, (I repeat clean ) metal will do as you wish. The problem becomes one of cleaning the metal thourghly. Sand blasting, water blasting etc do get most of the contamination however the...

Plastics: Dear Sir, Can you tell me..., viscosity increase, fabric work
viscosity increase, fabric work, plastic fabric: Dear Sunir, these are very broad questions with very long answers, but I will do my best. 1. plastic fabric - is made from plastics that have been spun into fibers, combined into bundles to become yarn and then woven into fabrics or stitched into carpet....

Plastics: Deuterated HDPE, hydrogen atoms, heavy hydrogen
hydrogen atoms, heavy hydrogen, steven olson: Dan, Sorry this is so late, I don;t know what the mix-up could have been? Basically any one who is making the material now will have a lab batch capability that they could make it for you as a sample. Of course, some special sample could cost as much as...

Plastics: Drilling on hard plastic, high speed steel, pilot hole
high speed steel, pilot hole, steve olson: Dear Adde, Typically on a very hard plastic you should use a metal type drill from high speed steel (at least). If you are doing lots of holes, then move up to carbide. There are also special plastic and composite drills that help reduce backside breakout,...

Plastics: Drilling a hole in hard plastic, hole punch, plastic cd
hole punch, plastic cd, cd case: Nicole, Start with a small drill size say 2.00mm and work your way up with larger drills to the final size. Make sure the plastic is kept flat on some wood and go careful do not try and go too fast through the plastics let the drill do the work. regards,...

Plastics: Drilling hole at plastic block corner, screw threads, hole size
screw threads, hole size, swarf: Micky, Make sure you leave enough clearance between the corner and the hole I suggest that you leave at least the same amount of material has your hole size. Drill with small diamter drill and work up to the hole size required. Tap out the using the ratio...

Plastics: Drilling Plastics to minimize flash or burrs., carbide drills, diameter drill
carbide drills, diameter drill, screw drive: Dear Dan, Drilling in plastics is always an issue. Yes, fastest RPM possible and vary the feed for the penetration and breakthrough. To make perfect holes in one pass without breakout, you need to use diamond tools which will powderize the plastic,...

Plastics: design guidance, massage tool, design guidance
massage tool, design guidance, engineering drawings: Dear Taum, You need to prove it. look on the web at bjbenterprises.com and get some urethane and make an operational model. Contact an engineer that can do CAD modeling and have them model it up completely, so that you can take engineering drawings...

Plastics: Effects of CaCO3 on ABS, tensile modulus, calcium carbonate
tensile modulus, calcium carbonate, caco3: Dear Mr. Hitchcock, You are correct. It will increase the stiffness and possibly the strength, but such a high filler loading will also reduce the toughness in a lockstep function with the loading level. You can research this with BASF, DuPont, Bayer,...

Plastics: Equipment Sourcing, molding equipment, plastic molds
molding equipment, plastic molds, concrete stone: Dear Mr Fecker, When using the vacuum forming technique you only form one half of a mould, i think you may need to look at casting in polyurethane for the products you have discribed. Basically you manufacture a form that you want to mould and create a mould...

Plastics: Extrusion, westlake plastics, transparent plastics
westlake plastics, transparent plastics, companies in europe: Dear R.Schaffer, You have BASF, Bayer and Hoechst, next door in Germany. You need to contact them directly. Look on their websites and get the phone contact info for their sales/tech people for their clear polymers, even Acrylic, Polysulphone, etc. They...

Plastics: Filler and Fiber Data, modern plastics, fiber data
modern plastics, fiber data, industry magazines: Joseph, This is very simple. Approach I: There are several industry magazines that publish this data, platics world, modern plastics, etc. and they all are on line. Approach II: But if you are up to making less than 7 phone calls to find all the...

Plastics: Fixing a pin hole in a polypropylene water dispenser, cold water dispenser, water resevoir
cold water dispenser, water resevoir, dry hope: There are two ways that come to mind. First, there is an adhesive tape called VHB tape but thats probably to costly. As in my last answer to a question, super glue may just be the answer. Make sure the container is empty and dry. Hope this works for you....

Plastics: Fleese material, polypropylene drinking cups, fleese jackets
polypropylene drinking cups, fleese jackets, acrylic fibers: Dear Eran, Fleece jackets can be made from several polymers, the largest for this application is probably acrylic. You need a polymer that can be made into a fiber and texturized easily and cheaply and acrylic fiber is spun in the millions of tons per year...

Plastics: Branch welding on HDPE, deflection, plastics
Plastics: Branch welding on HDPE, deflection, plastics, surfaces

Plastics: Calculating Shot size/weight
Plastics: Calculating Shot size/weight

Plastics: Carbon fiber slipper tub., fiberglass mold, clay type
Plastics: Carbon fiber slipper tub., fiberglass mold, clay type, how to work with fiberglass

Plastics: formula for shot size ( new product), working in dubai, injection time
Plastics: formula for shot size ( new product), working in dubai, injection time, time thanks

Plastics: Plastic roof tiles, fire code requirements, weather variations
Plastics: Plastic roof tiles, fire code requirements, weather variations, roofing tiles

Plastics: Plexiglass/Perspex, william chalmers, rohm and haas
Plastics: Plexiglass/Perspex, william chalmers, rohm and haas, canadian inventors

Plastics: Polymer Tiles Production
Plastics: Polymer Tiles Production

Plastics: PVC Pipe Bending, pvc pipes, storage method
Plastics: PVC Pipe Bending, pvc pipes, storage method, wet area

Plastics: PVC psi ratings, hardware store, psi
Plastics: PVC psi ratings, hardware store, psi, pipes

Plastics: pet, thermoplastic resin, beverage containers
Plastics: pet, thermoplastic resin, beverage containers, petp

Plastics: Qualifications, royal mail, mail website
Plastics: Qualifications, royal mail, mail website, russell gardens

Plastics: Removing paper film from plexiglass, glue line, plexiglass
Plastics: Removing paper film from plexiglass, glue line, plexiglass, isopropyl alcohol

Plastics: Removing plastic protective sheet, nail polish remover, bakers rack
Plastics: Removing plastic protective sheet, nail polish remover, bakers rack, cotton ball

Plastics: How do I remove "baked on" Protective Plastic Film from Plexiglass Window?, light scratches, aircraft windows
Plastics: How do I remove "baked on" Protective Plastic Film from Plexiglass Window?, light scratches, aircraft windows, plexi

Plastics: Static Cling Labels, static cling labels, printing methods
Plastics: Static Cling Labels, static cling labels, printing methods, flexo

Plastics: squirrel chewed hole in my plastic gas tank!!, tank, hot glue
Plastics: squirrel chewed hole in my plastic gas tank!!, tank, hot glue, windscreen washer

Plastics: Thin wall moulding, thin wall moulding, moulding machine
Plastics: Thin wall moulding, thin wall moulding, moulding machine

Plastics: Translucent plastic sheet for photography.
Plastics: Translucent plastic sheet for photography.

Plastics: Where to find..., aluminum strip, plastic strips
aluminum strip, plastic strips, google: This is really outside my field but I ll give it my best shot: What I think you re looking for is the gasket that goes around the doors, similar to what you d find in a fridge. I did a quick search on that topic on google and came up with http://www.a1service.com/commonparts/gasket.htm...

Plastics: formula for shot size ( new product), cubic centimeters, steven olson
cubic centimeters, steven olson, cm 3: Dear Michelle, To determine initial shot size you need the volume of the cavity. Solid CAD modeling can provide this with one click. So you will have the volume in cubic centimeters (cm^3). Then you need the density of the material to be used in grams/cm^3....

Plastics: General Info on CD cases, marketing your product, u s army
marketing your product, u s army, case design: Hello PVT2 Franck, If you are trying to create a prototype for fit and function, I would recommend that you create a CAD file of your part and then a model can be created using what is called SLA or SLS systems. I would say the cost will be aprox. $400.00...

Plastics: Gluing Plastic, hose clamps, bond materials
hose clamps, bond materials, polypropelene: Dear Bob, It is really difficult to do what you are doing and hold water pressure. First, they should slide inside each other hopefully somewhat tight. Then use some silicone, make sure to get it on all the bonding surfaces. This is still not perfect,...

Plastics: Gluing Plastics, time clyde, plastic articles
time clyde, plastic articles, steve olson: Clyde, Sorry there is no simple test but there are some possibile ways to tell. On the bottom of some plastic articles is the recycling mark and inside it is usually the polymer acronym. For PE and PP, they are PP and PE! Another way is by feel, typically...

Plastics: HDPE Yellow Residue, quality assurance manager, plastics consultancy network
quality assurance manager, plastics consultancy network, gold print: Tom, Surely it is up to the supplier to solve this problem not the customer and being that this is a none profit making site and you work for one of the major packaging supplier companies in the UK can i respectfully point you in the direction of the Plastics...

Plastics: Home project with solid PVC sheeting, mcmaster carr, pvc sheeting
mcmaster carr, pvc sheeting, pvc sheets: Dear Christina, Yes, you certainly can cut this, it depends on the thickness. You can purchase PVC or other plastic sheets from McMaster- Carr (search for them on the web). You can cut the thin stuff up to .060 inches thick with scissors. After that you...

Plastics: Hot melt, knife blade, steven olson
knife blade, steven olson, prepreg: Kevin, The hot melt process means that the resin is solid at room temperature and must be heated to make it flow as a film to be taken up on a roll or combined with fibers. So any prepreg or film forming equipment supplier will be able to help you. Basically...

Plastics: Hydroponic Plastics, colored materials, hydroponic gardening
colored materials, hydroponic gardening, fda approval: Dear Mr Anderson, May I suggest that you use Polypropalene or High density polythene based materials which have been approved by the FDA agency. If you intend to use colored materials make sure these also have FDA approval. Both these materials are at the...