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2 safety tips for manufacturers of plastic packaging

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The process of creating plastic packaging can be quite hazardous. If you're a plastic packaging manufacturer, here are two safety tips you should keep in mind to ensure that your employees' health is not negatively affected by working in your facility. 1. Keep your ventilation system in good working order Every plastic packaging manufacturer should make a concerted effort to keep their facility's ventilation system in good working order. The reason for this is as follows; in order to create packaging with a specific shape, the plastic needs to be warmed up (as the heat softens it and makes it pliable).

4 October 2018

Water Storage Tank Installation Mistakes to Avoid

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Having a water storage tank on your property can be a great choice for those in very dry areas that are more prone to brushfires and droughts. Storing rainwater also means less usage of fresh water for chores like watering the lawn, washing vehicles, and hosing down a barn or chicken coop! It's often recommended that you have an expert install a water storage tank on your property rather than trying to tackle this job yourself, but if you do want to buy a tank and then manage its installation yourself, note a few mistakes to avoid in this process.

29 June 2018

Essential Skills That Every Aspiring Industrial Engineer Should Develop

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You are almost done with your internship and begin to wonder whether you are ready for your first job as an industrial engineer. Imagining that you are a dependable worker based on your performance during an internship is not enough. Additionally, when hiring industrial engineers, companies tend to look beyond academic achievement. Therefore, it is vital for you to foster some essential skills to facilitate your job-hunting efforts. This article highlights skills that will ensure you have a competitive edge over other aspiring industrial engineers.

9 May 2018

4 Essential Finishing Ideas for New Stainless Steel Fabricators

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Finishing is essential for stainless steel products because it brings out the aesthetic appeal that is synonymous with this material. Furthermore, finishing makes steel products easy to clean, especially in the food sector where cleanliness and safety are top priorities. Unlike in non-sanitary applications, finishing stainless steel for handling food is an elaborate affair. Metal fabricators should adhere to sanitary standards every step of the way. Here are some essential finishing ideas for newbie stainless steel fabricators.

16 April 2018

Two tips for employees of industrial facilities that use powder coatings

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If you work at an industrial facility which uses powder coatings and you are frequently tasked with applying these coatings to the facility's products, here are two tips that you should keep in mind. Don't assume that your respirator will fully protect you Employees who are assigned tasks which involve the use of powder coatings will always be provided with respirators, in order to minimise the number of toxic dust particles (which contain things like chromates, which can cause pulmonary diseases) that these individuals inhale whilst they perform their work.

26 March 2018

Four Critical Considerations for Agricultural Cartage Tank Selection

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You should think about choosing a plastic cartage tank if you are planning on purchasing a transportable container for your agricultural operation. Poly cartage tanks are ideal for handling diverse materials or goods, including feed, molasses, water and farm chemicals. In general, this type of container is strong, durable and versatile due to high-quality design and construction. However, the exact performance of your tank will depend on the specific tank chosen.

6 March 2018

Have These 2 Things In Mind Next Time You Are Selecting A Concrete Saw

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Concrete saws will come in handy when you need to make repairs on your concrete surfaces, including floors, walls or pavement. One major aspect that will make your concrete cutting project a success is the type of concrete saw you use. Concrete saws come in different types as well as sizes, so it pays to know exactly what to look for. For first-time buyers, this can be a challenge. Therefore, to help you in your selection, here are some invaluable tips to remember.

23 May 2017

4 Common Scissor Lifts for Your Project

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Did you know that you have several types of scissor lifts to select from if you are planning a project? Read on and discover what you need to know about the commonly available types of scissor lifts. Hydraulic Scissor Lifts Hydraulic scissor lifts rely on a pressurised fluid to raise or lower them to the desired height. They can reach vertical heights that are only exceeded by the heights reached by diesel-powered scissor lifts.

15 May 2017

How to Choose Environmentally Friendly Timber

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Starting a woodworking or building project? Trying to make environmentally friendly choices about your timber? Then let these tips guide you in the right direction. 1. Consider Salvaged Timber Timber that has been salvaged — meaning logged from forests that have been affected by disasters such as forest fires — can be an extremely environmentally friendly option. In most cases, this timber comes from areas that are already decimated, and that means you don't' have to worry about virgin growth forests being cut down.

1 May 2017

Use These Ideas to Turn Crates Into Shelves

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Wooden crates can be for more than just shipping and receiving. They can also be a fun way to decorate your home. If you've got a great crate supplier in your area or if you work in a facility that tends to have a lot of free wooden crates available, you may want to take those crates home and turn them into shelving. Here are some fun and functional ideas to consider.

24 April 2017