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Sales Hotline:  01708 747440 

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How is synthetic rattan made and from what?

Some of the materials used for synthetic rattan include Polyethylene, Polyurethane, Polypropylene, and Polyesters etc. They are made by heating polymer to a melting point and injected into metal moulds. When allowed to cool, what you get is the synthetic material, which is then woven mostly by hand onto aluminium or steel frames. There are a number of methods by which the plastic is moulded, including Injection moulding, where the molten plastic polymer is injected into mould, Rotational moulding, where plastic powder is placed in a mould, heated to melting point and spun until the polymer takes the shape of the mould, and Gas assisted injection moulding, which is, in effect the same as injection moulding, but using additional gas pressure to blow plastic out of parts of the mould, making a stronger but lightweight piece of plastic furniture

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