When visiting the market, you can trust plastic containers to keep the shelves stocked with fresh foods. Not only do plastics preserve food for consumption, but they’re also used in the production process. What’s important to understand about these plastics is that they’re comprised of food-grade variants, making them safe for use in the industry. So much of what goes into making food available to the public relies on plastic injection molding. If you’re looking to use food-safe plastics for your next project, you may want to learn how plastic injection molding revolutionized the food and beverage industry.[Read more…] about How Plastic Injection Molding Revolutionized the Food and Beverage Industry
When you talk to a plastic injection molding company – either for mold making or parts manufacturing – the type of plastic you’ll want to use will come up. Largely, this choice will fall on your company to meet your specific needs and avoid liability, so you must make an informed decision. One type of plastic they might suggest is thermoplastics – here at Midstate, it’s all we use. Learn why your injection molding manufacturer is using thermoplastics and what makes it a great choice.[Read more…] about Why Your Plastic Injection Molding Manufacturer Is Using Thermoplastics
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
If you are considering creating a plastic product, then you’ve asked yourself: What are the differences between injection molding and rotational molding? How do they compare in costs, production consistency, materials and design flexibility? We have discussed the advantages of the plastic injection molding process previously in our blog Five Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding. Before we examine the advantages of injection molding over rotational molding, we’ll need to examine the process of rotational molding. [Read more…] about Advantages of Injection Molding Over Rotational Molding
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
In our previous blog, Selecting the Appropriate Resin Grade for Your Application, thermoplastics are categorized into three different resin grades; commodity, engineering, and specialty/high-performance. These categories of resins have special properties that they are known for. However, during the plastic injection molding process, some of the thermoplastics properties can diminish. This is where additive applications, a complex blend of materials, can help to stabilize or enhance properties that were lost during processing. With the blend of additives, plastics can be made safer, cleaner, tougher, and more colorful. [Read more…] about What Additive Applications Improve Resin Characteristics?