A frustrating combination of disrupted supply lines from the global pandemic and the recent storm that devastated Texas has led to limitations in resin availability. As with any industry, this is creating a disparity in supply and demand, resulting in soaring plastic prices and force majeure declarations – meaning an inability to fulfill a contract due to an unforeseeable circumstance. This has led to some vendors revising part specifications or material requirements to sidestep the crisis. Let’s take a closer look at the recent and frequent force majeure declarations and their effects on plastic injection molders.[Read more…] about Force Majeure Declarations Affecting Plastic Injection Molders
Plastic injection molding is ideal for achieving fast production of a vast array of parts. This wide range of applications is made possible due to the large selection of thermoplastic materials – one of the leading examples being polyethylene. This polymer is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world, and its many subtypes make it suitable for any number of complex designs. To truly understand the benefits of this polymer, let’s take a moment to highlight the injection molding thermoplastic, polyethylene.[Read more…] about Injection Molding Thermoplastic Highlight: Polyethylene
There are a lot of things that go into making plastic parts. But the single biggest choice that will affect multiple categories of strength, price, flexibility, production speed, and even mold design during the project is the kind of plastic resin you pick for your production. It’s also a decision that needs to be made by the client, not the mold or part designer. All we can do is suggest plastics based on your needs. Today we’re here to provide you with some background on the four most popular thermoplastics and why they are so often used.[Read more…] about The Most Popular Thermoplastics Used in Injection Molding
Thermoplastic injection molding is the most common way to manufacture parts. Thermoplastics are polymers that can be repeatedly molten or softened by heating and solidified by cooling—as a physical change rather than a chemical change that takes place during the creation of thermoset materials. It is important to distinguish what type of thermoplastic should be used for the type of product you want us to help you create. Below are the most common thermoplastics used in injection molding.