In our daily lives we usually use plastic pieces since it is a very versatile and resistant material. They are useful and found in almost all objects that help us with our daily tasks. For example, in the areas of construction, food processing, automobiles, medical implements, toys, among many others. Also, the manufacture of custom plastic pieces can help provide companies with quality products that lower costs.
If you want to know more about these products and their manufacture, keep reading this article. We explain which are the most used materials, their advantages, and disadvantages, as well as the stages of their manufacture.
Materials for the manufacture of custom plastic pieces
Custom plastic pieces can be very varied, due to the different materials that have their qualities. Among the most used materials for the manufacture of custom plastic parts, EPS stands out. It is the acronym for expanded polystyrene, which is foamed, inexpensive and with which the containers are made.
Plastic pieces based on EPP are also made. That is, expandable polypropylene, which is formed by a foam integrated by granules in the form of beads. This material has excellent properties such as energy absorption, shock resistance, it is insulating and waterproof, lightweight, and recyclable.
In addition, there are PVC (polyvinyl chloride), being the result of the polymerization of the vinyl chloride monomer. It is frequently used for the manufacture of pipes, products for packaging and sheathing cables and wires. There are many companies that require PVC for their work. However, one of its disadvantages is that it has a high impact on the environment.
Another of the materials that is frequently used for the manufacture of plastic pieces is PP (polypropylene), with which it is possible to obtain components for various objects, such as cars, parts of laboratory equipment and more.
Sustainable materials for custom plastic parts
But if what you are looking for are sustainable alternatives, with a lower impact on the environment, the preferable material for the manufacture of custom plastic pieces is PELD (Low Density Polyethylene) or PEHD (High Density Polyethylene). It is considered an excellent raw material, non-toxic and resistant. They are also ideal for the manufacture of ribbed inserts and caps.
Manufacturing process of custom plastic parts
Plastic pieces can be essential in everyday life. However, to achieve quality standards it is necessary to follow certain stages, for which the best technological tools, materials and all the experience must be implemented. In this way, the result will be pieces that fit the customer’s requirements.
For the manufacture of custom-made plastic pieces, a study of the functional requirements of the product must be previously carried out and to see if its realization is feasible. If so, the injection molds are designed and manufactured. These could be considered fundamental steps in which much of the result and its quality rests. After these stages, the injection and finishing process is carried out.
The custom plastic pieces can also be personalized with specific colours or even have logos or names engraved in high relief. All of this will, of course, depend on the customer’s requirements.
FORTAPS, a leading manufacturer of custom fittings
At FORTAPS we offer custom plastic pieces manufacturing services with satisfactory results. This is demonstrated by the thousands of positive references from all our clients. We manufacture custom pieces with resistant materials, low-priced, and adapted to the needs of the client. For this reason, we have the best quality standards, and we make our years of experience available to our clients. In our stock it is possible to find high-quality, custom-designed ribbed inserts, ferrules, adjustable feets, and end caps. Likewise, we invite you to access our website and discover why we have established ourselves as pioneers in the manufacture of tips and other plastic parts.