The pandemic ushered in a wave of supply chain disruptions across all industries, but the plastic injection industry has an advantage that has helped it weather the storm: versatility. It’s an adaptable industry that seizes opportunities in varying markets, but while one would expect a surge in demand for plastic medical parts, the opposite has been true during COVID-19. Though, plastic injection molding companies have come up with innovative ideas to find success in the hard-hit industries. To understand its evolution over the past year, let’s take a look at COVID-19 and the plastic injection industry.[Read more…] about COVID-19 and the Plastic Injection Industry: 11 Months In
COVID-19 has been longer-lasting and more resistant to preventative measures than previously imagined. However, manufacturers and their clients now have a new tool to help in the fight against the epidemic and other harmful viruses and bacteria. Plastic injection molding has long been seen as an effective means for creating high production, quality parts for the medical field, and with the new method of including antimicrobial and antiviral additives in the plastics, it’s serving an even greater purpose.[Read more…] about Antimicrobial and Antiviral Additives in Injection Molding
The COVID-19 virus has laid bare the vulnerabilities in parts of our businesses, from the strain of social distancing on supply and demand to the tenuous links in our supply logistics that keep stock on the shelves of manufacturers and retailers alike. In the world of injection molding and plastic parts, you may find yourself or your supply in lockdown from state orders or issues with supply or staff. In this pause, it’s time to think about using this time for tool relocation to keep your business going now and into the future.
While we’ve been planning on writing this blog for some time now more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to understand precisely what goes into making medical-grade polymer parts and why we hold their manufacture to such a high standard. From industry-specific standards and traceability to the requirements that parts and the plastics that make them need to meet. Learn what you need to have when it comes to making plastic injection molding parts for the medical industry.[Read more…] about The Standards for Plastic Injection Molding in the Medical Industry
Due to COVID-19, we live in uncertain times. While we must first look after the health of ourselves, loved ones, employees, and community, it’s also vital that you look after the health of your company and the logistics that feed it. Today we’re looking at how plastic injection molding is adapting to the coronavirus outbreak and how it’s important that regardless of where you are on the supply chain to monitor your situation and those who you receive and deliver to.[Read more…] about COVID-19 and Plastic Injection Molding: Staying Safe and Productive