Plastic bottles, disposable utensils, toys, electronic accessories and storage bins are items we use almost every day. This is why plastic is such an important material in our lives.
Using a molding process, which you may recognize called extrusion blow molding, makes the items. The liquid plastic is poured into a mold tray and left to cool down. The mold will then form the actual item, whether it is a plastic safety cone or stadium seat.
One example of this process would be plastic carrying cases. Liquid plastic is poured into a mold that resembles a case for your medical equipment, tools, and other products for protection. The mold is given time to cool down so it can take the shape of the carrying case.
There are several things to consider before hiring a manufacturer to design your plastic carrying cases or other products.
The Type of Molding Process
The first thing you should consider is the type of molding process used for plastic items. One type is rotational molding and structural foam molding. It has become a popular method among clients and businesses. Another process is compression molding, and it uses a vertical press to create the molded items. The most common process is extrusion molding, which is a cost-effective process that has a reduced turnaround time.
Location of The Manufacturer
You should always keep the location of your manufacturer in mind when hiring someone to mold your items. If you hire a manufacturer that is not located in the USA, you could find yourself spending money on exorbitant international shipping fees. You also have to wait for your item to be delivered to your location of business, which takes longer if you order out of the country. The best way to save time and money is to choose a manufacturer located within the United States.
Turn Around Time
You do not want to wait weeks or even months for the finished product, and this is why it is important to consider the turn around time when hiring a manufacturer. The first thing you should do is set a deadline for the items to be molded and delivered to you business. You should also ask the manufacturer to give you a timeline for the entire process. You can narrow down your search to manufacturers who can meet your deadline.
Most product manufacturers have a choice to make when they need custom cases. There are many advantages to using blow molding as compared to injection molding cases.
If you are considering injection-molded cases over blow-molded cases, then there are a few advantages and disadvantages to using either process.
Advantages of Blow Molding Cases
The process that blow mold manufacturers use is not time-consuming or lengthy. The process is affordable and produces long-lasting cases that are lightweight and available to use in many different situations.
We can blow mold products in a variety of volumes, including low and high. The blow molded process gives product designers a good amount of flexibility over the manufacturing of the products.
Blow molded products can produce a high volume of products in a quick turnaround time. Having the ability to produce a high volume gives product producers the ability to create a lot of cases in a short amount of time, when needed. In the economy now, manufacturers can match the demand for products as they happen
Advantages of Injection Molded Cases
Injection molding involves more effort on creating the mold. The molds are specially designed. For this reason, the mold specifically addresses the specifications for the product. Manufacturers often run injection-molded products in high volumes. The product producer will likely have many cases to put in stock as a result of the need for high volume. The injection molding process is more ideal for a high volume of cases needed.
Types of Products Blow Molding Produces
Blow molded products are not only for cases, but for a variety of products.
- These include:
- Ducts for automobiles
- Traffic safety items
- Housings for fans
- Sporting goods
- Watering cans
- Household products
- And more
Contact Blow Mold Manufacturers, Western Case, to Start Your Project
At Western Case, we provide one-stop turnkey blow mold manufacturing for your products. To get started, please contact us. You can call us by phone at 951-214-6380, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the contact form on our website: http://westerncase.com/contact-us/.
The influx of hard plastic carrying cases on the market led to a perfect solution on packaging an overall product kit for tools. Instead of selling one tool, manufacturers created a way to give customers a complete solution for the most basic uses of tools.
Many manufacturers wonder what kind of case to use to ship tools in or to package. Here’re a few good reasons why to use blow molded tool cases as part of the package for tools.
Plastic carrying cases:
- Fits the tools that came in the case. Whether it is for drill bits or cutting blades, the plastic is molded to fit each tool and part needed to get a job done. Customers can rest assured they have what they need when they go to a job. All they have to do is pack their case with all the tools inside.
- It helps customers organize the tools and parts. Instead of throwing all of their tools into a soft bag or a tool chest, they can stay organized and know exactly where a tool or part is when they need it.
- Keeps tools protected from the environment. Customers can store tools in their original cases to keep them protected from humidity and other factors that could rust the tools.
- Keeps tools away from curiosity. Keeping tools stored in their original cases helps reduce the amount of accidents from curious children or other accidents. Instead of leaving a saw blade out where children could cut themselves, they are less likely to open cases.
- They last longer. The hard plastic cases last longer than soft bags and are more durable against bumps in the road to protect the tools.
At Western Case, we create custom cases and also have cases in stock. The plastic carrying cases foam insert options can be made to fit whatever tools or parts you would like to package.
To get started, please contact us. You can call us by phone at 951-214-6380, email us at email@example.com, or complete the contact form on our website: http://westerncase.com/contact-us/.
Western Case made the move to a new state-of-the-art facility late last year. The addition of six large, single and multiple head blow molders has increased our production capacity by nearly 2.5 times. The WCI management team is setting new sales targets due to this increase in capacity, and as of quarter two 2014 our custom blow molding production is returning very favorable results.
By moving from a 20,000-square-foot facility to a 58,000-square-foot facility, Western Case has positioned itself to be one of the leading blow molding plastic companies in the country. Western Case’s plastic carrying cases are already one the most respected plastic carrying case lines available in the market. Now, we have ability to take on higher volume custom blow molding and custom plastic carrying case projects.
Shipments of plastics machinery are up year-over-year at the end of Quarter One 2014 and a large portion of that rise can be attributed to growth in the U.S. blow molding sector. Last month’ the Society of Plastics Industry noted that around $300 million worth of primary equipment was shipped during quarter one, a nearly 11% increase over shipments during the same quarter in 2013.
These shipments include injecting molding machines, extruders, blow molders and thermoforming machines. Capital expenditures are way up for many companies, including those in plastics.
The blow molding plastics sector has seen companies move production back to the U.S over the past couple of years. The need for intricate custom blow molding projects has companies focusing on quality just as much as price and delivery. This is especially true as OEM’s — such as Wal-Mart — respond to customer requests for products that are “MADE IN USA”, which in turn drives up demand for blow molding in the U.S.