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Prototypes: What They Are and Why They’re Important

Building a new product can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. After all, you want to share your new idea with the world, but you may not know how exactly to go about it. One important step in the process is building a prototype of your prospective product. Here’s what you need

The Most Common Types of Plastic

The Most Common Types of Plastic

Plastic can come in all shapes in sizes—literally. From children’s toys to military equipment, plastic has become one of the most ubiquitous materials on the market. However, while we usually lump all plastic together under one category, there are actually many different types of plastics that are used in the world. Here we discuss the

What is the Process for Creating Dip Molded Parts?

What is the Process for Creating Dip Molded Parts?

Do you have an idea for a plastic part that you would like to create for your company? One of the simplest ways to bring that idea to life is through dip molding. This process can be used to create everything from medical connectors to spring reinforced tubes out of materials like plastisol. Here’s how:

How to Clean and Disinfect Everyday Plastic Products

How to Clean and Disinfect Everyday Plastic Products

With the COVID-19 outbreak still spreading across the country, keeping our plastic products clean is of the utmost importance. While we’ve discussed how to sanitize plastic medical equipment, how do you do the same with the plastic items you use on a daily basis? Here we go through the steps: Cleaning vs. Disinfecting Before we

How Is Plastic Recycled?

How Is Plastic Recycled?

Plastic products are ubiquitous in our society. From water bottles to medical equipment, many of the items we use daily are made up of plastic. When we finish using these items, we often throw them in the recycling bin, but what happens to them after doing this? Here we provide a step-by-step guide to how

Is Plastic a Good Insulator?

Is Plastic a Good Insulator?

Many industries require materials that cannot conduct electricity or heat. After all, you don’t want to be shocked or burned while handling specific equipment. To prevent this, many appliances need to be coated in a material that does not conduct electricity or heat. In other words, they need to be insulators.   Many people turn

How to Sterilize Plastic Medical Equipment

How to Sterilize Plastic Medical Equipment

While sterilizing medical equipment has always been vital to patients’ health and safety, in the age of COVID-19, it has become even more critical. Much of the medical equipment that doctors and nurses use daily are made out of plastic. COVID-19 can last up to five days on plastic surfaces, meaning that healthcare institutions must be rigorous in

A History of PVC

A History of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, is a commonly used synthetic plastic polymer that is used to produce plastic. While it wasn’t widely used until the 1950s, it has actually been around for centuries, stretching back all the way to the 1830s. Read on to learn more:  The discovery of PVC  The story peculiarly begins in two

Dip Molding

The Different Industries That Can Use Dip Molding

One of the benefits of dip molding is that is can be used for a wide variety of applications in a wide variety of industries. Whether it’s for the military or for a medical office, dip molding can manufacture parts quickly, easily, and at a cheaper cost than other forms of production.   Here are

What is the Process for Creating Dip Molded Parts?

The Different Problems that Dip Coating and Dip Molding Can Solve

There are lots of different processes that companies can use when producing plastic and rubber parts, but two of the best ones available are dip molding and dip coating. From customization to cost-effectiveness, see how dip molding and dip coating can solve some of the problems your company deals with on a daily basis: