Plastic Mouldings Techniques
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Plastic Mouldings Techniques

Posted on Wednesday 31st January 2018 09:00 by PlasticMouldings

At Plastic Mouldings, we use a variety of different techniques to create our mouldings, this ensures we can get the best results for each of the varying jobs we do. Here are some of these techniques:

Dip Moulding is essentially a technique for the economical production of flexible and semi-rigid PVC components. Often used for mass production, it is particularly suitable for medium and small quantities.

Rotational Moulding is a fairly simple process, but can produce a variety of complex shapes. It has economic tooling costs, stronger, lighter mouldings, even wall thickness and is proven to be very durable. Rotational mouldings are available in any colour.

Vacuum forming is a process where plastic sheeting is heated to its transition temperature and placed onto its mould. The plastic sheet is formed into a shape with pressure from the vacuum. Vacuum forming is a great solution for many applications and markets. Applications for the vacuum forming are food, construction, automotive, rail, medical mobility and street cleaning.

The elastic characteristic of Chloroprene is one of the main differences when compared with PVC and this is important where, for instance a product has to be considerably stretched during fitting. The high elongation at break and low modulus are also beneficial in such an application.

Slush moulding is a closely related but somewhat different technique to dip moulding and is used for the production of flexible and semi-rigid mouldings where a detailed surface finish is required on the outside of the moulding. Whereas a male former or tool is used to produce a dip moulding, reproducing the tool surface on the inside of the moulding, slush moulding enables you to produce the fine detail effects on the outside of the moulding using a hollow female mould or tool, in effect, the reverse of dip moulding.

As you can see each offer their own particular advantages to each other, but they all produce the same high quality mouldings we at Plastic Mouldings pride ourselves on. If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you:

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