The green movement is more important than ever nowadays. Companies are being urged to make changes that scale back on their carbon footprint and support the environment. Plastics usually get a poor reputation when it comes to environmental health, but the plastic injection molding industry is surprisingly very economically responsible. Many injection molding manufacturers hold themselves accountable for the environment’s wellbeing by improving all stages of their process. Let’s review some of the ways plastic injection molding is ecologically sustainable.[Read more…] about Is Plastic Injection Molding Ecologically Sustainable?
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
When it comes to injection molding, a common request we receive is advice on the right plastics to use in their projects. While we can only provide suggestions, one common point of confusion for our clients is the difference between thermoplastic and thermoset resins. As part of the injection process, both plastics are subjected to heat during the process, and it is in this difference (which you may have guessed to the thermo prefix) that truly separates these two types of plastics and give them their unique qualities. [Read more…] about Injection Molding Plastic: Thermoplastic vs. Thermoset