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Giveaway coasters double up for designers

31 August 2018

Coffee break or teatime…Rutland Plastics’ branded giveaway coasters in funky new colours are proving popular with all beverage break times.

Not only are they useful for spills but on the reverse are examples of various injection moulded textures that can be achieved from smooth 20VDI to rough 45VDI.

The deep lip design contains any spillages while the coasters are doubly useful by way of illustrating how spark erosion can improve the surface finish of plastics.

Different finishes affect the visual appeal of plastic parts. For instance, a highly textured surface can alter light reflection and transform a colour, a matte finish will adjust the opacity of a transparent part and different finishes impact the tactile qualities of a product. 

Designing for plastic needs special consideration and surface finish is only one aspect. Fortunately, Rutland Plastics publishes a comprehensive series of articles on the subject of designing for plastics in addition to a free electronic design guide. 

“We at Rutland Plastics are frequently asked questions about basic design rules for plastic moulded parts”, explains Simon Grainger, Design and Project Engineering Manager, “and whilst there are several books on the subject, the majority of people do not have time to read through them. It is hoped that much of our written advice we share online and the design guide answers the most frequently asked questions quickly and simply”.

To tap into the RP series of design articles:

To request a set of four coasters and/or our Design Guide visit the Rutland Plastics contact page 

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