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Factors Determining Plastic Quality

As we know, plastic is not a natural material. Since it is a man-made material consisting of various mixtures, the structural properties and quality of the resulting material vary. Structural differences determine the suitability of plastic for its intended use. Quality, on the other hand, determines the satisfaction value that the mechanical and physical properties of the resulting material will create for the consumer. Quality means meeting customer expectations. While the hardness of plastic is a feature demanded in one sector, it appears as an undesirable feature in another sector.

The quality of the raw materials and additives used during plastic production is one of the determining factors. Ensuring standardization in plastic quality is only possible by working with suppliers of proven quality in product and production processes.

It should be preferred to work with suppliers who carry out the necessary tests and analyze during the production stages and have quality-control documents.

Product development departments are as important as quality control departments in meeting quality expectations. Product improvements and innovative approaches for the sectors where plastic will be used are the features that distinguish good suppliers from their competitors.

To strengthening the properties, demanded by the industry in which the plastic will be used, called the quality increase, is provided by additives. Fragility, abrasion, resistance to chemical materials, conductivity, non-flammability, and even color are related to these sectoral expectations. For example, the micron thickness of calcite to be used according to the product properties, the pigmentation rates of the additives used in the optical compound and white masterbatch (Titan, OB, OB1, etc.) enable the product to reach the high-quality standards.