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Plastic Converters Set for Growth

As a subset of the overall plastics industry, plastic converters are responsible for a wide range of products, including:

  • Garbage bags
  • Liners
  • Covers
  • Sheeting
  • Zipper bags
  • “T-shirt” grocery store bags
  • Vented fruit storage bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Labels
  • Adhesive tapes
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Plastic Distributors Foresee Growing Markets

Plastic distributors provide a wide range of plastic sheet, rods, shapes and resins to manufacturers around the world.

The market for pipes, rods and shapes was approximately $106.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to around $137.1 billion in 2022, while the value of the global plastic films and sheets market is forecasted to reach $157.5 billion by 2025.

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Plastic Compounders Foresee Growing Market

Plastic compounders accounted for a global market worth $59.1 billion in 2019, with an expected annual growth rate of 5.2% from 2020 to 2027.

It’s a market that meets the need for specialized materials for a broad array of end uses. To accommodate these applications, custom compounders alter the physical, thermal, electrical or aesthetic characteristics of plastics by incorporating a wide range of materials, including:

  • Antioxidants
  • Processing aids
  • Colorants
  • Additives to improve wear resistance
  • Blowing agents
  • Lubricants
  • Fillers
  • Reinforcements
  • Antistatic agents
  • Slip/ anti-slip agents
  • Anti-block agents
  • Flame retardants
  • Light stabilizers
  • Impact modifiers
  • Cross-linking agents
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Rotationally Molded Products for Every Application

Rotationally molded products run the gamut from industrial components to children’s toys. Examples of products made by custom rotomolding companies include:

  • Road barriers
  • Mannequins
  • Ping pong balls
  • Medical spine boards
  • Kayaks
  • Playground equipment
  • Agricultural storage tanks
  • Car cupholders
  • Large decorative plant pots
  • Floating marine barriers
  • Fenders for heavy-duty trucks
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Reaction Injection Molding Companies Take Advantage of Process’s Numerous Benefits

Reaction injection molding companies produce a wide range of parts, including:

  • Corrosion-resistant fittings
  • Bumpers
  • Construction machine covers
  • Fenders

Parts manufactured using RIM molding can be easily painted. End markets range from automotive and construction to appliance, furniture, recreation and sporting goods.

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Rubber Product Manufacturers Run the Gamut

Mention rubber products manufacturers, and the first image that comes to mind is tires, a rubber product nearly every person in the U.S. is familiar with.

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Vetting Checklist for Custom Injection Molders

The Polysort plastics and rubber industry directory contains an extensive list of custom plastic injection molders, providing descriptions and links to the various company websites. But short descriptions can only take you so far. What else do you need to know to select the right supplier for your project?

While cost is an important consideration, it shouldn’t be the sole driver of your decision. One basic differentiating factor among injection molders is volume. Low to moderate volume plastic molders specialize in the production of parts numbering under 10,000 units, while high volume molders are chosen for jobs running over 750,000 units.  Knowing the volume of production you need will help steer you toward the right molding company.

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Custom Blow Molding Basics

Plastic blow molding companies create products using several different methods.  All of the processes start with a plastic preform or parison that is placed in a hollow mold. Air is then blown into the preform or parison so that it expands and fits to the mold cavity.

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The Thick and Thin of Plastics Extrusion

Plastic extrusion companies support a global industry valued at more than $185 billion, with the North American market accounting for 21% of that volume.

The Extrusion Process

The plastics extrusion process begins with resin in a hopper being fed into a barrel. A screw within the barrel mixes, heats and pushes the resin through a die that creates the product’s desired shape. Heating bands or cooling devices can be used to regulate the temperature of the resin in the barrel.

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