Plastics online

With a ban on fox hunting still looking likely, its participants may wish to consider a new pastime: plastic hunting. It’s fun, it’s humane, and it’s about to become a lot easier thanks to a new website (called Plaslink.com).

This site is essentially a giant database containing plastic parts, products, tooling, and links to existing online catalogues. Plaslink is designed to connect millions of plastic components to millions of potential customers who can source their plastic or rubber part and carry out the transaction online.

It is possible to search by usage, category and description, or by entering key words about the part you are looking for. The database is still under construction, although a demo version can be evaluated on the website. Registration began at last month’s Interplas event and can also be carried out online at www.plaslink.com. The site is expected to be up and running in full after its presentation at next March’s Chicago Manufacturing Week.