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.