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19
Feb

Chemical Resistance in Plastics

Chemical tables

Thanks to their chemical structure, plastics are capable of resisting the effects of the atmosphere, of water and many other chemicals which corrode metals. For this reason, they are also employed as a corrosion protection coating for metals and are referred to as chemically resistant.

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19
Feb

International Agri Insights

dairy cow

Fonterra recently reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2017/18 season by 5% from its previous forecast. According to Fonterra, two key factors have led to the cut in its forecast numbers: strong European production and high European Union (EU) intervention stockpiles of skim milk powder (SMP).

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20
Nov

The Weird World of Fluming

fluming

Maybe you have heard of fluming mentioned but are not really sure what it is?

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14
Nov

We are Hiring

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We have currently recruiting to fill two positions, one in Invercargill, and one in Kaitaia. Come and join our great team, working together from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South. 

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18
Oct

Net Promoter Score (NPS)

NPS October

We have risen from 55 last month to 58 this month. Happy to see that we are continuing to offer you the best customer service! Giving you great customer service is key for us so, to keep us honest, we are going to report on our NPS every month. 

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18
Oct

Buried Pipes - Rigid vs Flexible

rigid vs flexible

Plastic pipes are flexible and although they can support certain external loads by themselves, their real behaviour derives from their deformation as they take on the lateral passive pressure of the ground that surrounds them. As rigid pipes can’t be deformed, they have to be able to fully support the loads themselves, meaning the possibility of a break is higher.

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12
Oct

Rain Rain Go Away

rainfall maps

Yes it has been wet. Very wet. as you can see from the maps the water deficit this year is much greater than last year and greater than the historical deficit.  

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18
Sep

Q2 Regional Scorecard

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Nelson is on a hot streak and has held onto the top spot for the third quarter running. Keep your eyes peeled to see if they can make it four in a row in the Q3 report. Otago has jumped 8 places this quarter and now sits in 4th spot. Job creation was the big influencer, with retail sales also performing strongly.

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16
Aug

Farmshed Economics

freshly made butter

Scientists have declared butter is back, which is good news for our dairy industry. As a result of this, global demand for butter has surged. In late July Fonterra increased its 2017/18 milk price forecast to $6.75/kg noting that global demand for dairy is strengthening.

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