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Why plastic? The leading advantages of metal-to-plastic conversions

April 5, 2023
Why plastic? The leading advantages of metal-to-plastic conversions

Numerous industries including healthcare, electronics, industrial, and automotive have relied on metal for many years to produce the parts and components that go into their finished products. While that is still true, many manufacturers are turning to thermoplastic resins as their continued evolution makes them practical for many metal to plastic conversion opportunities. Why are…

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OEMs and molders seek creative solutions during resin shortage

April 7, 2021
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A global pandemic, extreme cold weather in Texas, surging consumer demand and clogged transportation systems have combined to create a chaotic situation in the plastic resin market. Supplies of many resins are desperately low, and other raw materials used for molding plastic parts, such as metals and glass, are also in short supply.  With so…

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How to improve material selection using ASTM material standards

March 27, 2020
ASTM Material Standards For Plastic Resins

How do you specify materials for your plastic injection-molded parts? Do you have favorite resins you like to use? If so, you may be paying too much for them or you may be over-engineering the parts for their applications. A more cost-effective approach is to specify an ASTM material standard for the material that you…

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Making the Switch to Plastic: Understanding Where and When to Use Injection Molding

May 13, 2018
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You might not realize it, but many of the products you use on a daily basis were wholly or partially constructed using injection molding. This process is very commonly used to manufacture a large number of identical products. With many parts and products now made from plastic, injection molding has become one of the top…

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Methods and Applications of Coloring Plastic Resins

February 20, 2018
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While colored plastics are used in a multitude of industries and for various applications, few people know, much less consider, how manufacturers achieve different hues. The process of creating resin color is a complex science that the plastics industry has worked to continually improve since its inception. In this blog post, we will evaluate the…

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The Biggest Reasons to Replace Metals with Plastic

February 15, 2018
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In historical context, plastic was issued as a “cheap” replacement for expensive materials and supply shortages. In fact, plastic gained prominence during World War II when war rationing necessitated material substitutes. While plastic today is still an affordable manufacturing medium, it has revolutionized production for a range of industries and is certainly not a “lesser”…

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Why Your Material Selection Could Make or Break Your Next Project

December 6, 2017
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Plastic injection molding is a process that allows for the quick and affordable production of plastic products and parts. The type of plastic used to produce a part is the most crucial aspect in just about every facet of the plastic injection molding process.

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[Infographic] 10 Steps for Choosing the Right Resin for Your Injection Molding Project

November 28, 2017
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Choosing a resin is an important part of creating a successful injection molded component. You want to select a resin that matches your design goals, budget, and performance requirements. This helpful infographic outlines 10 important steps for choosing the right resin for your project.

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