Single-use Plastic: Why It Is Actually Essential in Healthcare and Food Safety
Single-use plastics, commonly used for packaging and serviceware such as bottles and wrappers, are made to only be used once or for a short period of time. Due to its lighter, durable and affordable characteristics, many manufacturers and companies began replacing traditional paper or glass staples with plastic.
Plastic Packaging Solution for Businesses
Plastic packaging solution is more than just boxes or plastics that protects your product, it is one of the key aspects in the success of a business. Why? A product’s packaging is often one of the key factors that helps customers in making a decision to buy a product.
Achieving Plastic Sustainability Through ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)
The plastic manufacturing industry in Malaysia is a growing and dynamic sector that has brought wide ranging benefits to Malaysians with highly-diversified sector products such as automotive components, construction materials, housewares and packaging products
Gaia Plas Berhad: Moving Towards ESG & SDG Goals
With Gaia Plas being a prominent player in Malaysia’s plastic manufacturing industry, we see the need to continuously innovate and adapt environmental sustainability practices into our business. The terms SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) have been appearing more and more frequently these days when talking about plastic sustainability.
Gaia Plas Berhad: How We Started & the Future
Building a company is no easy feat, while the uncharted path to successful business ownership does not guarantee prosperity.
All You Need to Know About Plastic Recycling
The plastic manufacturing industry has had a somewhat negative reputation when it comes to its impact on the environment. Traditional manufacturing practices that did not take into consideration its environmental effects were blamed for its waste and harmful by-products.
Going green in the polymer industry
The plastics industry has always been seen as a major contributor to the pollution on our planet. However, plastics are an essential and integral material for most if not all industries without viable alternatives.
The evolution of plastic manufacturing technology
Plastics was first created by Alexandre Parkes in the form of Parkesine, a cellulose based semi-synthetic thermoplastic substance. Consequently, there was the advent of synthetic resin, cellophane wrap, rayon fabric, polyethylene PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and many others.
Recent outlook at plastic manufacturing industry in Malaysia
The plastics industry contributes significantly to the GDP of Malaysia, estimated at US$7.23 billion to the national economy in 2018 (4.7% GDP). According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia,
Types of popular plastics & their common usages
Plastics are a group of materials that while being processed, can be formed into almost any desired shape and retain that shape. Plastics can be cast, moulded, or pressed into an unlimited variety of shapes.
The importance of plastic packaging for medical & healthcare products
The medical and healthcare industry has stringent requirements for cleanliness and protectiveness properties to protect against contamination. Plastic packaging is highly valued for its adaptability, durability, lightweight properties and cost-effectiveness and is thus uniquely suited to meet these standards.
How the pandemic changed the plastic manufacturing industry
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that arose in 2019 was highly infectious and affected large numbers of the global population. Among many things, this led to the decrease in productivity around the world and affected almost all producing industries. In this article, we explore the few significant ways in which Covid has affected the plastic manufacturing industry.
Plastic Manufacturing Processes & Machineries
Plastics are the most common materials for producing end-use parts and products, from consumer products to industrial parts and medical devices. Plastics are a versatile category of materials, with thousands of polymer options, each with their own specific properties to suit different requirements.