The Advantages of Plastisol for Electronics

advantages of plastisol

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, […]

What is Plastisol?

stethoscope tubing by Piper Plastics Corp.

If you have heard the term plastisol and wondered, “What is that?” you are not alone. Many people don’t know what plastisol is, even though this material is one we come in contact with on a regular basis. The Origins of Plastisol Plastisol first became popular during World War II when rubber was being rationed […]

The Definitive Guide to Dip Coating

Dip Coating Products

  Dip coating is an increasingly popular method as it adds functionally, color, texture, electrical insulation and comfort to plastic parts for companies in a variety of different industries. Despite the prevalence of this coating process, many people are not aware that they use dip coated products every day. This definitive guide to dip coating […]

A Brief History of PVC

A Brief History of PVC

Let’s take a walk down PVC memory lane, shall we? While many people may not realize just how long the synthetic plastic has been around, there is actually a host of evidence that shows PVC (polyvinyl chloride) was first created at least a century ago. The story peculiarly begins in two separate years—1838 and 1872—when […]

Learn More About the Materials We Use at Piper Plastics

Is Plastic a Good Insulator?

Recently, we shared a video that offers an up-close look at our plastisol dip molding process. Now, we’d like to give you another look at the various materials we use when dip molding and coating. Although plastisol is the most common material we work with, we use a number of other materials for specialized applications […]

Watch How We Create Dip Molded Medical Devices

stethoscope tubing by Piper Plastics Corp.

Of all the products we manufacture here at Piper Plastics, we’re especially proud of the ones we create for the medical device industry. Whether it’s colorful stethoscope tubing, comfortable nasal cannula or anesthesia mask cushions, we know that these products are going to help physicians provide their patients with the best care available. Now, you […]

Vinyl Plastisol: Ideal for Electrical Applications

Vinyl Plastisol: Ideal for Electrical Applications

Since Piper Plastics began using dip molding techniques more than 50 years ago, we’ve found a wide variety of industrial applications for this versatile manufacturing process. From precision medical appliances to military-grade equipment, we can make just about anything with dip molded vinyl plastisol. Electrical fittings and connectors, however, are particularly well-suited to plastisol dip […]