RoHS Compliance

What is RoHS?

Here at Piper Plastics, we’re proud to offer RoHS compliant materials. But what, exactly, does RoHS compliant mean? Here we answer any questions you may have about RoHS and RoHS compliant materials. What does RoHS compliant mean? RoHS is an acronym; it stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS is a European Union (EU) directive

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How Dip Molding Works

Dip molding with plastisol is a thermal process that creates a molded part from a liquid form of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride). If that sounds confusing, you’re not the only one. Many people don’t understand exactly how dip molded parts are created. That’s why we’ve laid out each step that’s involved to help you better understand

4 Things to Know About Dip Coating

The list of everyday appliances that are dip coated are endless. Medical equipment, electrical appliances, even military-grade items are all dip coated. However, if you’re planning on getting some of your equipment dip coated, there are some things to know before you do: Dip coating is very similar to dip molding Dip molding is a

Non Phthalate Compliance

What Does “Non-Phthalate” Mean?

At Piper Plastics, we offer non-phthalate materials. But what exactly does that mean? Here we break down all you need to know about phthalates, their risks, and why we use non-phthalate plasticizers. What are phthalates? Before we get into non-phthalates, we first need to talk about phthalates. Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid. Unless you’re

The Advantages of Dip Molding

From electrical appliances to medical equipment, dip molding is used for many things. Why? Because not only is it convenient, dip molding also has several advantages over other processes: It’s cost-effective Dip molding is simple and inexpensive. It has low tooling costs—a fraction of injection molding—and competitive production costs. When automated, dip molding is usually

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What Are Thermoplastics?

Thermoplastics are incredibly versatile and efficient, that’s why they’re used in many of our everyday objects. But do you know what they are? Here we break down the basics of thermoplastics and the different kinds you will run across. Thermoplastics—The Basics As the name suggests, thermoplastics are a type of plastic that can be fused,

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The History of Dip Molding

Dip molding and coating is used for all sorts of every-day items like electronic, plumbing, automotive and medical components. And did you know we’ve been dip molding and coating items for thousands of years? While dip molding and coating looked a lot different in 3000 BCE than it does now, we wouldn’t have any dip

The Advantages of Plastisol for Electronics

We are surrounded by electricity. From our lights to our TVs, we hardly ever enter a room that’s not powered, in some form, by electricity. Part of what makes the lights turn on are the wires, fittings, connectors, and other components used in our electronics. While some of these components are made out of metal,

Custom Dip Molding and Dip Coating

Problems Dip Coating and Dip Molding Solve

There are lots of different processes that companies can use when producing plastic and rubber parts. But two of the best processes available are dip molding and dip coating. Dip molding is a process that involves the dipping of a mandrel into liquid polymer to create a new plastic product. Dip coating on the other

Manufacturing in the U.S.

Benefits of Manufacturing in the U.S.

There are many U.S.-based companies that, unfortunately, choose to do all of their manufacturing overseas. While there are some benefits that come along with taking that approach, there are also several benefits of manufacturing in the U.S. Here are some of the benefits that companies enjoy when they manufacture their products in the U.S: It