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Plastics Used In Injection Molding

Thermoplastic injection molding is a process used to produce various components. These materials can be molded using a variety of methods, such as heat and pressure. It is important to determine the type of thermoplastic used to make your product. Below are the most commonly used thermoplastics.
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Types Of Plastics Used In Injection Molding


Thermoplastic injection molding is a process used to produce various components. These materials can be molded using a variety of methods, such as heat and pressure. It is important to determine the type of thermoplastic used to make your product. Below are the most commonly used thermoplastics.


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a type of thermoplastic that consists of three distinct monomers. These are styrene, butadiene, and acrylonitrile. Together they create a product that is flexible and light in weight that can be molded into many items that we use in our everyday lives. Although ABS is commonly used for making various components, its properties can be improved through various modifications. This allows the plastic to obtain better impact resistance, heat resistance, and toughness. Heat and pressure can improve the gloss and heat resistance of a product. Aside from plastic, ABS is also used in the form of molded components for various applications.


Polyethylene

Polyethylene is a versatile plastic that can be used for various applications. Two of the most popular types are high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene. Since the 1950s, this material has been one of the most widely used plastics in the world.The two most common types of this plastic are high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The various advantages of polyethylene are its high ductility, flexibility, and strength. It is used for various applications such as plastic bags, plastic films, and geomembranes. High-density polyethylene is used for applications such as bags, films, and containers.


Polycarbonate

Amorphous polycarbonate plastics are commonly used as plasticizers for various applications. They can produce various materials such as bullet-proof glass. Due to their properties, PC is commonly used in the production of various materials. They can endure impacts without breaking or cracking. PC is commonly used for greenhouses, digital disks like DVDs, eyewear lenses, medical devices, automotive components, and cellular phones.


Polyamide (Nylon)

Due to its various properties, nylon is used in a wide range of applications. It is also resistant to various external factors such as chemicals and abrasion. This material has a high level of stability and is suitable for various industrial applications.

● Medical products

● Sports equipment

● Automotive products

●Industrial components

● Apparel and footwear

● High Impact Polystyrene

High Impact Polystyrene is a type of plastic that is commonly used in the plastic family. It has good dimensional stability and is very resilient to impact. This material can be used as containers for various food products. This material is made from modified crystal styrene and is used as food containers.There are FDA grades available since it is non-toxic and used as containers for many food goods. It is highly flammable, but there are flame retardant and high gloss grades that are commonly used for injection molding.


Polypropylene

This material is known for its flexibility. Some of its characteristics include its high melting point, good impact strength, and resistance to stress and cracking. Due to its various characteristics, it is very durable and can resist various chemical reactions. PP is safe to use as food containers since it does not contain chemicals.


The selection of the right material can help you achieve these goals. At TEAM MFG, we take the time to understand your needs and provide the appropriate solutions. Since 2010, we have been producing high-quality injection parts for our clients all around the globe. Contact our team at enquiry@teamrapidtooling.com to learn more today!


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