Warpage injection molding defects causes and solutions

By Jackie | November 5, 2019

Warpage as one of the most common defects in a plastic injection molded product, refers to the situation in which the shape of the injection molded part deviates from the shape of the mold cavity. The following is a brief analysis of the factors that affect the warpage of the injection molded products. How the mold structure influences the warpage of an injection molded product With regard to the mold, the main factors that affect the deformation of a plastic part are the gating system, the cooling system and the ejection system Gating System The gate location, type and quantity of a plastic injection mold affect the filling status of the plastic in the mold cavity, leading to changes to … Read more

Methods for Coloring Plastics resin

By Jackie | November 4, 2019

A variety of plastics coloring systems can be used to get color for the plastic materials, each possessing its unique features, benefits, and we share some plastics coloring process as below: Select a Color Scheme According to the plastic properties, the molding process, the toner characteristics, the color matching principles, the product requirements and other comprehensive considerations, match the various toners, and then achieve the required color requirements. Each color has a certain hue, a certain brightness, and a certain degree of saturation, so you can call up tens of thousands of different colors by changing these three factors. Therefore, during toning, it is the most basic technique to adjust the three factors of depth, hue and difference. The … Read more

Pantone Matching System Color Chart

By Jackie | November 2, 2019

The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.used in a variety of industries notably graphic design, fashion design, product design, printing and manufacturing and supporting the management of color from design to production, in physical and digital formats, among coated and uncoated materials, cotton, polyester, nylon and plastics. Please click below link for Pantone color chart PANTONE-color chart

RAL Color Chart

By Jackie | November 1, 2019

RAL COLOR CHART RAL is an European color matching system which defines colors for paint, coatings and plastics. The RAL color standard is administrated by the RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung. ‘RAL’ is the abbreviation of ‘Reichs-Ausschuß für Lieferbedingungen und Gütesicherung’. Please click the link as below for RAL Color reference RAL Color Chart

PPS injection molding plastic resin

By Jackie | October 31, 2019

Poly phenylene sulfide, abbreviated as PPS, is a new type of engineering plastic, which is mainly divided into two categories: one is a branched thermoplastic polymer with a high viscosity, and the other is a thermosetting polymer which has a linear molecular structure before curing, and can be softened to a certain extent if sufficiently heated after curing. In the following, we will mainly introduce the thermosetting PPS. The Properties of PPS Physical Properties PPS is a white, highly crystalline polymer with a density of 1.34. It is characterized by excellent mechanical properties, with tensile strength and flexural strength superior to that of PA, PC, and PBT, etc. It possesses extremely high rigidity and resistance to creep, but high brittleness … Read more

Flash plastic injection molding defects

By Jackie | October 30, 2019

Flash, also known as flashing or burrs, mostly occurs between the matching parts of a mold, such as the parting surface of the mold, the sliding part of the slider, the clearance of the insert, and the gap of the ejector, etc. If the flashing is not resolved in a timely manner, it will be further worsened, so that the mold will be pressed to cause local collapses or other permanent damages. The flashing occurring in the clearance of the insert and the gap of the ejector will also cause the product to stick on the mold, thus affecting ejection. Flash is actually the excessive plastic material which enters the matching gaps of the mold and is attached to the … Read more

How to improve the life of plastic injection mold?

By Jackie | October 29, 2019

A plastic injection mold is one of the most important tooling for injection molding, whose quality directly determines the quality of the final product. In the meantime, the mold cost takes up a great proportion in the production cost of an injection molder. If the injection mold life is short and the precision is not well kept, not only will the product quality be affected, but also huge waste will be caused, including material waste and labor waste during plastic injection molding. Therefore, increasing the service life of injection mold has a significant impact on reducing the cost of plastic products, as well as improving tooling productivity and company competitiveness. During the plastic injection molding process, some plastics will decompose … Read more

A Comparison of the HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE Resins

By Jackie | October 28, 2019

This article is to analyze the engineering application scope, the respective characteristics of their applications and the application scope of HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE resin materials from  the aspects of raw material, molecular structure, density, crystallinity, softening point, corrosion resistance, temperature range, mechanical properties, tensile strength, elongation at break, resistance to environmental stress cracking, industrial production principles, processes and additives, etc. As one of the five commonly used synthetic resins, polyethylene is a synthetic resin that boasts the largest production capacity and the highest import volume in China. At present, China is already the largest importer and the second largest consumer of polyethylene in the whole world. Polyethylene is a mixture of ethylene monomers, while polyethylene plastic is a plastic … Read more

Sink Marks Injection Molding Defects

By Jackie | October 25, 2019

The dents and hollows on the surface of a plastic product are referred to as “sink marks”. In addition to the appearance of the product, sink marks also affect the quality and strength of the final product. The reasons for sink marks are related to molding processing, mold design and the choice of the plastic material. Raw Material The shrinkage rates of different plastic materials are different. Usually, the raw materials that are prone to sink marks are crystalline, such as nylon. During the injection molding process, the crystalline plastic is heated to a fluid state, with the molecules randomly arranged; when filled into the cold cavity, the plastic molecules are slowly arranged neatly to crystallize. As a result, the … Read more

How much does injection molding cost?

By Jackie | October 24, 2019

The cost of injection molding is influenced by a multitude of factors, but is mainly comprised of the following: Raw material cost – This cost is quite easy to be calculated. Ask the raw plastic material supplier how much 1kg costs, multiply the product weight by 3% of loss rate, and then multiply the raw material price to get the cost of the raw material; Machine cost – Regarding this cost, ask a plastic injection molding factory what the hourly processing rates of different plastic injection molding machines are? Assume that the processing cost per hour for a 100-ton plastic injection molding machine is 60 RMB/hour, then the cost per minute is 1 RMB; at this point, it is necessary … Read more