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Materials for Rotational Moulding

Rotational Moulding

Materials for Rotational Moulding

Rotational moulding is a popular choice for a wide range of applications. In this article, we discuss the various materials used in rotational moulding, their properties, and the factors influencing the choice of material for specific applications.

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More than a thousand products: The versatility of rotational moulding

Markets

More than a thousand products: The versatility of rotational moulding

At Pentas, we take pride in the wide range of products we can manufacture using our rotational moulding process. Rotational moulding is an extremely versatile technique used in numerous markets and countries. Our products range in weight from 500 grams to 100 kilograms, and the applications are just as diverse. Whether it’s urinals for events, fuel tanks for agricultural machinery, buoys at sea, or water tanks in campers – our production currently exceeds a thousand unique products.

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The future of rotational moulding

Rotational Moulding

The future of rotational moulding

The future of rotational moulding will be driven by technological advancements and the growing demand for sustainable production methods. In this blog, we look at the developments, recent trends, and innovations within the industry.

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Solar Panels at Pentas: Four Years Later

Sustainability

Solar Panels at Pentas: Four Years Later

Over four years ago, on January 22, 2020, Pentas took a significant step towards sustainability. With the support of the Almelose aldermen Maathuis and Van Mierlo, the installation of 1,660 solar panels on the roof of our factory was initiated. In this article, we reflect on the impact of four years of solar energy at Pentas.

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Robots for Efficiency and Consistency in the Production Process

Pentas

Robots for Efficiency and Consistency in the Production Process

At Pentas, automating processes has been ingrained in our DNA since our inception. We embrace this strength by deploying a series of specialized robots that support our production process and our colleagues. From accurately weighing and dosing raw materials to advanced robotic operations in the post-processing department, our robots play a crucial role in enhancing efficiency, consistency, and quality.

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Comprehensive quality management and traceability at Pentas

Quality

Comprehensive quality management and traceability at Pentas

The importance of transparent and accurate information about every phase of our production process is increasingly significant due to recycling opportunities and quality control. From raw materials and assembly to final product properties and transport, every detail is meticulously recorded and traceable through our advanced Critical to Quality (CTQ) system.

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Innovation in knowledge retention: The role of augmented reality

Innovation

Innovation in knowledge retention: The role of augmented reality

Within the manufacturing industry, we face a crucial challenge: retaining our expertise. In collaboration with Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the University of Twente, and other partners, we are making a significant step forward by integrating augmented reality (AR) into our processes. This initiative aims to capture and transfer essential knowledge within our organization.

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The importance of material choice: A comparison of Linear and Cross Linked Polyethylene

Sustainability

The importance of material choice: A comparison of Linear and Cross Linked Polyethylene

Within the available rotational moulding materials, polyethylene (PE) is the most common. There are significant differences within this category, but generally, they can be categorized into Linear Polyethylene (LPE or LLDPE) and Crosslink Polyethylene (XLPE). Each of these prominent materials has unique properties, which are discussed further in this article.

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TÜV certification for plastic fuel tanks

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TÜV certification for plastic fuel tanks

Obtaining a TÜV certification for plastic fuel tanks is a process that assesses both the quality of the end product and the manufacturing process itself. TÜV is an internationally recognized certification body based in Berlin. They test and evaluate the safety and quality of products, systems, and services.

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The art of mould making

Rotational moulding

The art of mould making

Rotational moulding is known as an advanced manufacturing process in which plastic powder is placed inside a mould. This mould is heated while rotating around two perpendicular axes. Due to this unique rotation, the plastic powder melts and evenly coats the inside of the mould. This results in a hollow product with a lot of design freedom regarding shapes and throughputs, something that is often difficult to achieve with other methods.

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Our history at a glance

Historie

Our history at a glance

For half a century, Pentas has been at the forefront of innovation, manufacturing the most complex products through rotational molding for a wide range of customers. Our extensive experience has created a treasure trove of history, ranging from producing surfboards to realizing an award-winning plastic tank for CLAAS. We are eager to share more about all our highlights in 50 years of Pentas.

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The future of recycling in the rotational moulding industry: challenges, innovations, and sustainability

Sustainability

The future of recycling in the rotational moulding industry: challenges, innovations, and sustainability

The plastics industry is facing significant changes, as the assumption of using virgin materials for manufacturing products is shifting. This change is driven by increasing environmental awareness and the need to reduce the consumption of new raw materials. There is an urgent demand for smart ways to reuse and recycle plastic waste, with reference to the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) within European regulations.

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The same rotational molding product but with 40% less energy thanks to Icorene 1490

Sustainability

The same rotational molding product but with 40% less energy thanks to Icorene 1490

At Pentas, we are continuously committed to making our rotational molding process more sustainable and efficient. We achieve this by embracing new technologies, among other methods. Over the past few years, LyondellBasell has been working on a new material called Icorene 1490. We have tested this material in practice with them, which ultimately led to very impressive results.

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Budde Industrie Design Visits Pentas Moulding

Collaboration

Budde Industrie Design Visits Pentas Moulding

On Monday, March 4, Pentas Moulding had the pleasure of hosting the team from Budde Industrie Design, based in Münster, Germany. Budde, a renowned design agency specializing in transport design, industrial design, and consumer products, visited us to deepen their expertise in rotational molding and gain insight into our processes.

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Handyscan 3D Max: Precision in production, mold making, and quality control

Innovation

Handyscan 3D Max: Precision in production, mold making, and quality control

At the beginning of this year, we at Pentas made a technological leap by integrating the Handyscan 3D Max into our operational processes, achieved with the expert support of EMS Benelux. This state-of-the-art 3D scanner, which excels with an accuracy of up to 0.15 mm, is crucial for delivering demanding products to customers.

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Rotational molding in the agricultural sector

Agriculture

Rotational molding in the agricultural sector

Rotational Molding is an essential method across various sectors. In this blog post, we'll discuss rotational molding and its application in producing tanks, fenders, and air ducts for agricultural machinery. To produce these parts and meet the high demands of the agricultural sector, expertise is needed.

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Pentas Welcomes status holders

Education

Pentas Welcomes status holders

Thursday, February 8th - Today, we welcomed a group of 50 status holders and civic integration teachers at Pentas Moulding. In collaboration with the ROC of Twente, Aqua+, Novon, Kleurrijk & Niverplast, we organized for the third time a company tour along various enterprises in Twente.

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Pentas Welcomes ROC Teachers Tour

Education

Pentas Welcomes ROC Teachers Tour

Last Thursday it was time: the teachers' tour organized by the ROC of Twente. During the tour, various Twente companies that offer opportunities to status holders, welcomed integration teachers and client managers from the municipalities of Almelo, Wierden, and Rijssen.

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History of Pentas Moulding 1981 - 2022

History

History of Pentas Moulding 1981 - 2022

In our first blog post, we highlighted the early years and the founding of Pentas. Now, in this sequel, we delve deeper into the history and reveal the further developments that have shaped Pentas.

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Eat healthier lunches with Fruit at Work

Vitality

Eat healthier lunches with Fruit at Work

At Pentas, we strive for perfection in all aspects of our organization, with a special focus on the well-being of our employees. Creating a healthy work environment for all our staff is reflected in various initiatives, such as "Fruit at Work."

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360° Fit exercising during working hours

Vitality

360° Fit exercising during working hours

At Pentas, we actively contribute to the vitality of our over 150 employees. With special attention to healthy nutrition and physical activity, we aim for a vibrant work environment. This commitment to a healthy work environment is reflected in various initiatives, including our sports program, 360° Fit.

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History of Pentas Moulding 1975-1980

History

History of Pentas Moulding 1975-1980

Looking back at the origins of Pentas Moulding B.V., we find ourselves in the 1970s. Surfing is popular, but the widespread windsurfing craze of the 1980s is yet to unfold.

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 Saving energy at the drawing board

saving energy

Saving energy at the drawing board

Pentas Moulding from Almelo uses the cashback promotion by Overijssel Province for high-speed doors. But that is just a minor measure considering what the plastics specialist is undertaking to save and generate energy.

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Exercising and meditating

News

Exercising and meditating

The first evaluation shows that employees are excited about Pentas’ extensive vitality programme.

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