4 Essential Techniques for Bonding Plastic Components

There are four essential techniques for joining plastic components.  Each method is associated with equipment, labor and other costs that you most consider.  Let’s take a look at each method in more detail. 1)     Mechanical Fastening Mechanical fasteners such as rivets, screws, nuts or pins represent the most common joining elements. These fasteners may be molded … Read more

4 Reasons Why Flexible Materials Are Improving Product Packaging

There’s a massive shift going on right now in the world of product packaging, as more and more packaging converters are moving away from standard rigid materials such as paperboard and molded plastic and into flexible materials such as bags and pouches. In fact, according to a recent “State of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry” report, … Read more

Plastic Components: Paving the Way for Automotive Efficiency

54.5 That's the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, that the U.S. government expects all of the country's cars and light trucks to conform to by the year 2025. In 2014, the average was 24.1 miles/gallon.  So the automotive industry is under a lot of pressure to more than double the average vehicles fuel efficiency … Read more

The Top 10 Benefits of Plastic Injection Molding

If you're reading this blog, chances are you already know a thing or two about plastic injection molding, one of the most popular methods for mass producing plastic parts. To review, this technology consists of feeding plastic material into a heated barrel.  The material is mixed and then led into a mold cavity, where it … Read more

10 Fun Things You Never Knew About Plastic Materials

You come into contact with products made from plastic materials every day. There's the case that protects your phone, your computer keyboard, children's toys, product packaging and dishware. Why are plastics so popular these days? For starters, they are low cost when compared to most other materials.  Plastics are also very versatile, easy-to-manufacture materials. Most consumers take … Read more