Plastic Injection Molding Simplified

Injection molding is a process of “injecting” or flowing liquefied plastic resin into a mold. The resin will chemically cure or cool into a hard or rigid plastic object. The mold, called a tool in the industry, must have channels for the liquid...

Inland Empire Plastics Manufacturing

The California Inland Empire is a perfect place for plastic molded products. This is because the Inland Empire has the lowest cost for land and buildings in Southern California, and it is located in the center of the transportation hub for...

Precision Plastic Injection Molding

Precision plastic injection molding has challenges beyond regular projects. Small parts are used in medical devices, electronics, the auto industry, and dozens of other industries. Just like their big brothers, micro plastic injected parts must...

Polymers and Plastic Products

Plastics are one of the more “magical” substances known to humanity. Polymers are responsible for the magic. But to most people a polymer is something they once heard about in high-school chemistry. Yet despite the magic products created from...

LEGO® Seeks Bio-alternatives for Plastic Blocks

LEGO® In the News The Danish toy maker is considering corn and wheat as an alternative to petroleum-based plastic. As more companies work on developing plastic from proteins of renewable sources rather than petroleum, some plastic users are...

Consumer Attitudes About Plastics

If you ask a friend what they think of their laptop (encased in plastic with lots of internal plastic components), you will likely get a thumbs-up. Ask them about the plastic bag they carried it out of the store in, and they would give you...

The History of (Plastic) Polymers

Today we often think of plastic polymers as modern magical materials brought to us in chemists labs. In reality mankind has run into this interesting material naturally for thousands of years. The ancient Mesoamericans processed a natural rubbery...

Plastic Blow Molding Process Simplified

The Plastic blow molding process is a type of molding which uses air blown into malleable plastic hallow tube called a parison; like blowing up a balloon. However in the case of plastics blow molding, the plastic is restricted to the walls of the...

5 Plastic Products We Wouldn’t Want to Live Without

Injection molded plastic products started to be manufactured as far back as 1872, when the first injection molding patent was issued to John and Isaiah Hyatt. Their invention worked like a large hypodermic needle that injected melted plastic into...