What Are Thermoplastics?

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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, […]

The History of Dip Molding

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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

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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, […]

Benefits of Manufacturing in the U.S.

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 […]

Plastic Manufacturing Trends for 2018

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Plastic continues to be one of the most popular materials in the world when it comes to manufacturing. Plastic manufacturers are finding all kinds of new ways to incorporate plastic into the mix. And there are so many manufacturing trends in 2018 that involve plastic. Check out some of those trends below. Medical technology is […]

What is Plastisol?

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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 […]

Piper Plastic Cares About the Environment

Piper Plastic Cares About the Environment

Taking steps to protect the natural environment is something that is increasingly important to many people and businesses. After all, we only have one planet. It just makes sense for every person and business to take part in protecting our shared environment. At Piper Plastics, we recognize that protecting the environment is both good for […]

The Definitive Guide to Dip Coating

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  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 […]

What Types of Medical Products Are Made by Dip Molding?

Medical Dip Moldings and Coatings

Dip molding has become a popular manufacturing method for products in many industries. This popularity arises from the reliability and affordability of the process. The medical industry, in particular, uses dip molding for a number of medical products. In fact, it is fair to say that health care as we know it would not exist […]

Dip Molding vs. Dip Coating

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Although the terms “dip molding” and “dip coating” sound very similar and require the same materials, they are actually two different processes used to create and improve products in a variety of industries. Dip molding involves the dipping of a mandrel into a liquid polymer to create a new plastic product while dip coating involves […]