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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 29 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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There is no such thing as a bad employee at Liquid Plastics Ltd – only people who are probably not properly trained or who are in the wrong job, and it is management’s…

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There is no such thing as a bad employee at Liquid Plastics Ltd – only people who are probably not properly trained or who are in the wrong job, and it is management’s responsibility to rectify the situation. So says managing director Jeremy Gorick, who continues: “People do not make mistakes on purpose. The chances are that mistakes happen because something was not right, and it is up to us to put it right. We are realizing a ‘no blame’ culture and making sure that people are happy and comfortable in the job they are doing.”

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Training Strategies for Tomorrow, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1369-7234

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 47 no. 3
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ISSN: 0003-5599

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New product from liquid plastics Liquid Plastics Ltd the Preston based manufacturer of high performance coatings announces another addition to its range — Steritile, a…

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New product from liquid plastics Liquid Plastics Ltd the Preston based manufacturer of high performance coatings announces another addition to its range — Steritile, a water based epoxy, hygiene maintenance coating for walls and floors.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 16 no. 11
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ISSN: 0369-9420

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Andrew O’Donoghue

This article looks at how important people are to the success of the business and how a positive attitude on a work and personal level can motivate individuals to achieve…

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This article looks at how important people are to the success of the business and how a positive attitude on a work and personal level can motivate individuals to achieve far more than they may have previously anticipated. The article examines two well‐known companies who have embraced motivational guidance and looks at the way the “peak performance” positive thinking programme has been used to unlock the potential of individuals. It also adheres to the principle that the drive for motivational training must come from the top of the organisation and that motivational guidance should be a core part of the continual development process of the business culture.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 33 no. 7
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ISSN: 0019-7858

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Adun Janyalertadun, Chumsunti Santaweesuk and Sompop Sanongraj

This paper aims to present the production of waste plastic oil from landfill waste plastics, the performance and emissions of a compression ignition (CI) engine, using…

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This paper aims to present the production of waste plastic oil from landfill waste plastics, the performance and emissions of a compression ignition (CI) engine, using waste plastic oil, were tested and compared with using diesel oil. The physical characteristics, gross calorific value (MJ/kg), kinematic viscosity cst @40°C, specific gravity @15.6°C, cetane index, flash point and distillation temperature @90 per cent are determined. The experimental CI engine is a four-stroke, direct injection, single cylinder, 709 C.C. and has been tested with in-brake-specific fuel consumption (BSFC), brake conversion efficiency, brake-specific energy consumption and exhaust gas emissions.

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The results show that the characteristics of liquid fuel from landfill plastics (LFLP3) are similar to diesel oil. The CI engine was able to run with LFLP3. The efficiency was slightly higher than that of diesel fuel, whereas the BSFC was lower. The exhaust-gas emission average for LFLP3 was reduced compared to diesel oil operation.

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The efficiency of the CI engine using LFLP3 is slightly higher than diesel fuel at all load conditions. In this study, LFLP3 was a lower pollutant than diesel fuel. Environmental values and energy consumption are important when reviewing the ignition of any fuel in a combustion chamber.

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The efficiency of the CI engine using LFLP3 is slightly higher than diesel fuel at all load conditions. In this study, LFLP3 was a lower pollutant than diesel fuel. Environmental values and energy consumption are important when reviewing the ignition of any fuel in a combustion chamber.

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World Journal of Engineering, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1708-5284

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Heriyanti, Lenny Marlinda, Rayandra Asyhar, Sutrisno and Marfizal

Purpose – This work aims to study the treatment of adsorbant on the increasing liquid hydrocarbon quality produced by pyrolysis low density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic…

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Purpose – This work aims to study the treatment of adsorbant on the increasing liquid hydrocarbon quality produced by pyrolysis low density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic waste at low temperature. The hydrocarbon distribution, physicochemical properties and emission test were also studied due to its application in internal combustion engine. This research uses pure Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and pure activated carbon as adsorbant, LDPE type clear plastic samples with control variable that is solar gas station.

Design/Methodology/Approach – LDPE plastic waste of 10 kg were vaporized in the thermal cracking batch reactor using LPG 12 kg as fuel at range temperature from 100 to 300°C and condensed into liquid hydrocarbon. Furthermore, this product was treated with the mixed CaCO3 and activated carbon as adsorbants to decrease contaminant material.

Findings – GC-MS identified the presence of carbon chain in the range of C6–C44 with 24.24% of hydrocarbon compounds in the liquid. They are similar to diesel (C6–C14). The 30% of liquid yields were found at operating temperature of 300°C. The calorific value of liquid was 46.021 MJ/Kg. This value was 5.07% higher than diesel as control.

Originality/Value – Hydrocarbon compounds in liquid produced by thermal cracking at a low temperature was similar to liquid from a catalytic process.

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Proceedings of MICoMS 2017
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Liquid Plastics Ltd donated 50 litres of their Decadex‐Fire‐check, coloured bright red, to help a special project devised by the well known theatrical producer Joan…

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Liquid Plastics Ltd donated 50 litres of their Decadex‐Fire‐check, coloured bright red, to help a special project devised by the well known theatrical producer Joan Littlewood for the benefit of children in London's East End. The Decadex‐Firecheck has been used to coat Tri‐Wall Pak learning shelters which were an important feature of the project, termed the Stratford Fair, originating on waste ground opposite Miss Littlewood's Theatre Royal.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 3 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Hermann Gruber

The following article reports on the use of PUR (polyurethane) systems for the building industry and discusses the choice of PUR raw materials available with particular…

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The following article reports on the use of PUR (polyurethane) systems for the building industry and discusses the choice of PUR raw materials available with particular reference to the surface treatment of concrete facades. One‐pack polyurethanes are used principally for impregnating concrete surfaces and solvent‐free PUR coatings can be made so elastic that cracks in concrete structural components can be bridged. Knifing polyurethane products can be used in the laying of ceramic tiles. Joint sealants can be produced either from two‐pack products or from blocked isocyanate prepolymers, which react with ketimines only in the presence of atmospheric moisture. Epoxy resin coatings are elasticised by blocked prepolymers. Statistics show that 30 per cent of plastics produced in the Federal Republic of Germany are used in the building industry. Nearly all plastics and paint binders are included in this figure. Polyurethane raw materials have also been used for many years. Apart from PUR insulating materials, polyurethanes are used in interior decoration as parquet floor varnishes, where abrasion resistance, flexibility and resistance to chemicals are required.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Corrosion‐resistant plastics coating. A new liquid plastics coating which has been developed by Turner & Brown Ltd. is specifically designed to give an attractive finish…

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Corrosion‐resistant plastics coating. A new liquid plastics coating which has been developed by Turner & Brown Ltd. is specifically designed to give an attractive finish to plant and buildings in highly corrosive atmospheres.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 11 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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