If you’re looking at plastic manufacturing, you’re going to see these three terms a lot: resin, polymer, and plastic. Sometimes they are used seemingly interchangeably, and other times seem to refer to specific kinds of feedstock or products. Today, we’re going to demystify the difference between these terms as well as give you some useful starting places if you’re just getting into plastic use in the injection molding industry.[Read more…] about Resin, Polymer, and Plastic: What Difference Do These Terms Have?
Have a design of a plastic part or product that you feel is best suited for plastic injection molding? Great! When you’re looking to finally contact a molding manufacturer, you must perform a thorough evaluation for fit. What areas should you focus on when hiring a potential molder? In this blog, we review the features that make a reputable molder stand out from all the rest. [Read more…] about Features to Explore When Hiring a Potential Molder
The discovery of plastics revolutionized our society by introducing lightweight and strong products with many uses. Plastics are used to manufacture an incredible amount of products we use every day—and that amount is only rising. People now understand that plastics are not environmentally friendly to our ecosystem. They have become a greater part of the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream—growing from less than one percent in the 1960s to 13 percent in 2014. Now, recycling plastics or switching to biopolymer plastics have become a huge factor in our everyday lives. Not just at home, but many companies are taking the initiative to go green and be responsible for our future.