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Power up Purple Prizes

Power up Purple Prizes

ChinaPowerMetal has teamed up with the chaps at Purple Prizes to assist them in sourcing cars in Asia for transport across to the UK. They hope that they can strike up a long lasting business relationship to bring more cars into the UK for their car competition website

To differentiate themselves in the market, they will source Japanese cars that having growing popularity in the US and UK in what is referred to as the JDM (Japanese domestic market) scene. Fuelled by various movies such as the Fast and Furious franchise and many others.

As the months go on we plan to have a steady flow of cars being transported into the UK exclusively for Purple Prizes. Not only is it a fantastic idea, it also allows for consumers to have access to these vehicles whereas before it would like never happen and be cost prohibitive.

Stay tuned and keep up to date on their socials – Facebook, Instagram and so on. Have you seen them online? The photography skills are epic and they are all produced by the talented David Dean from David Dean Photography.

Recycling Tricks At Home

Recycling Tricks At Home

Top Recycling Tricks You Can Try at Home

Given the rising levels of waste generation and pollution all across the world, recycling has become quite a common norm in the society. Towards protecting the planet to become a sustainable place to live in for the future generations, the scientists and researchers from across the world are emphasizing the importance of recycling in day-to-day life.

With every single effort of recycling, every individual could contribute to reducing wastage and putting the planet under pressure positively. If you are looking forward to improving your steps towards sustainability, then here are some top recycling tricks that you can try at home:

  • Know What You Can and Cannot Recycle: Every area might have specific rules with respect to recycling particular products or items. Therefore, you must understand the local recycling rules in your area. You can come across different types of recycling including simple recycling, green recycling, and others. Know which specific type of recycling your local area allows and strive forward to follow the same diligently.


  • Buy Recycled Products: When you are buying common stuff for your home including catering items like coffee cups, cleaning products, clothing, shopping bags, footwear, and so more –you can consider making use of recycled items. This way, you will contribute lesser to waste generation and can support uplifting the living conditions positively. By supporting the utilization of recycled products, you can encourage those around you to do the same and be a positive influence on the society.


  • Search for Local Recycling Networks: While you might not be aware, there could be several local recycling organizations or networks encouraging people all around to make use of recycled products. If you wish to be an active participant in recycling, then you should contact the local recycling service providers and work in collaboration with them to take it to the next level. In general, all items including paper, metal, cardboard, plastics, and so more can be recycled


  • Recycle the Greenery: When it comes to recycling your greenery, composting turns out to be the easiest and one of the most convenient ways of doing the same. Both the kitchen waste as well as the waste items obtained from the garden area could be composted into indoor or outdoor composts. In case you do not have a garden area of your own, you can ask for help from neighbors or community gardens in your area to compost the green waste.


  • Recycle the Appliances: As homeowners, we tend to buy large quantities of electrical appliances during our journey of life. Electronic recycling is another major step towards reducing your individual carbon footprints on this planet. You can come across local organizations that welcome electronic recycling in an effective manner. If you have some major appliance that you no longer need or you might sell the same in the future, then you can consider recycling them to the local recycling authorities.


Make the most of these recycling tips, for more advice see the Paper Cup Factory!

How To Repair An Electric Kettle

How To Repair An Electric Kettle

Your kettle is something which you use on a daily basis, and you’ll never quite appreciate how much you use it until it breaks down. We all enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and it’s tough to get one without using your kettle. We’re going to be taking a look at how you can repair some of the standard parts of an electric kettle, so you’ll never be without hot drinks when you want them the most.

The Wiring

The wiring is one of the most common parts of an electric kettle which can go wrong. You should regularly check the plug for signs of damage and to make sure that the connections are still secure. The wiring for the kettle is contained within the ‘flex’, which is a term given to describe the electrical cord inside the kettle. If you see any signs of deterioration, such as the wearing away of the flex itself or signs of overheating and burn damage, you should replace the flex immediately.

The Element

The element is the part of the kettle that works and heats up the water. This can be changed by unscrewing the shroud and locating the fibre washer which is inside the element. You’ll need to remove both of these parts, which will allow you to grasp and then extract the item. You can buy kettle elements from some places, but you should always make sure you have the correct one. Once you have it, you’ll need to fit a rubber washer onto the new element; this will provide a seal between the element and the actual kettle and will ensure that the product can be used safely. Make sure the pot is then cleaned thoroughly, and everything is secure before you use it carefully.

The Spout

The spout of your kettle is one of the hardest things to repair, in the simple sense that you can not. This is because the chromium plating and aluminium that you would usually find on a spout cannot support a permanent seal which most adhesives would provide, and you also can not find an adhesive which would be able to withstand the boiling temperature of the water as it leaves the kettle. If this a problem that you are experiencing, there are very few options left but to replace the body of the kettle or instead replace the entire pot.

Overall, these are just a few of the ways that you can repair some of the most common faults that you’ll find on the kettle. The kettle is a valuable part of the home which a lot of people use heavily to get hot drinks across the day. Therefore, you’ll want it fixed as soon as possible to ensure as little as disruption to your day as possible. Being able to fix it yourself is something which is a useful skill to have, as you’ll be saving yourself time and money by doing a self-repair.

Our metal used for UK rain guttering

Our metal used for UK rain guttering

New contract supplying aluminium

What can we say; we are all ecstatic to be able to announce that we’ve recently been awarded a contract for supplying all the aluminium used for a UK rain guttering company based in Surrey England.
Our contract is to that of one of the major suppliers of bespoke rain guttering in the UK. They manufacturer, design and install the whole system and we are glad to be supplying such a brilliant company. They are based in Surrey but serve the whole of the United Kingdom. Having been involved in major renovations throughout the UK and plenty of bespoke builds to private homes, blocks of flats, warehouse developments, the list continues.
Our aluminium is used to produced a variety of design of aluminium guttering from seamless aluminium guttering, box guttering, ogee guttering and extruded aluminium guttering. They also have the capability of finishing the aluminium guttering in a variety of colours and effects.
Aluminium is an ideal metal to use for guttering due to some unique properties that it possesses. Aluminium is particularly useful for rain and snow conditions as it doesn’t corrode. The aluminium simply oxidizes and forms an additional layer of protection the help prevent any deterioration. It truly is the ideal metal to use when it comes to guttering. Other properties also make it very useful and that is due to it being very light – puts less stress on brackets and joints to hold the guttering. It also doesn’t require any maintenance which is a huge bonus for something that is high up on a building or house.
We envisage our relationship to last a very significant amount of time due to the superior quality of our aluminium and the likelihood that it will continue to be used for many decades into the future.

Condenser Tumble Dryer or a Vented Tumble Dryer and Keeping them in Top Nick

Condenser Tumble Dryer or a Vented Tumble Dryer and Keeping them in Top Nick

Here in the UK, we unfortunately do not have the freedom to dry our clothes outdoors due to our temperamental weather system.

Tumble dryers are also ideal for homes or flats whereby it is difficult to vent a dryer from inside to outside. That is a condenser tumble dryer as it provides a totally versatile solution to your clothes drying requirements. Below you will find information that explains how your condenser dryer works and also highlights common questions and answers about them.

Knowing how your brand new condenser tumble dryer works will help in ordered to keep it in top working order so that is will last years to come. Here are a few handy tips to ensure that it works well.

How does a condenser tumble dryer work?

The condenser dryer reduces humidity by the use of two separate fair flows. The air is re-circulated in the machine and is heated. This hot air then passes through the damp clothes, thus picking up moisture. The damp air now passes through a condenser in one direction whilst the room temperature air is pumped through the condenser in the opposite direction. Therefore causing the moisture in the damp air from the clothes to condense back into water that is pumped to water tank, drain or outside via a hose.

Producing Steel

Producing Steel

Producing steel comes from the process of using iron ore and scrap metals. During the process of steelmaking, impurities are produced, but can be removed to produce varying grades of steel. Impurities are typically nitrogen, silicon, sulphur, phosphorus and excess carbon. Alloying elements are usually added to help produce these different grades of steel. The elements include nickel, vanadium, chromium and manganese.