Is Plastisol a Safe Material?

Plastisol Bar Equipment

Created from three key ingredients, PVC resin, a plasticizer package and a stabilizer package, plastisol is widely considered one of the safer man-made plastic materials on the market. It is derived from salt and ethylene and its creation uses less energy and has fewer emissions than most other plastic products. Plastisol can be used for […]

Everything You Need to Know About Plastisol Dip Molding

Dip Molded Products

Plastisol dip molding is a process where a dipping mandrel is dipped into a liquid polymer, typically plastisol, to eventually create a solid form on the mandrel’s external surface. Most molds are very simple and inexpensive, and if automated, dip molding is competitive with most other molding processes. What Is Plastisol? Plastisol is a vinyl compound […]

The Many Benefits of Plastisol Dip Coating

Plastisol coated screwdriver

When you’re looking for a protective material to add to your tools or products, while also getting the comfort you require, consider plastisol dip coating. Plastisol dip coating is a coating that can be placed directly over a dipping mandrel (the item you want coated) and will form an extremely tight bond with your product. […]

What Are Thermoplastics?

bar supplies

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

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

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, […]

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

Dip Molding Products

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?

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 […]

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 […]