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Plastic is a versatile, inexpensive, long-lasting material that can be formed into any shape and has a wide range of properties that suit different applications. Read More…

Plastic Components Plastic components are parts or products that are manufactured from a polymer resin and used in every industry today.
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Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

Our plastic fabrication systems are made from the markets highest quality innovations. The plastics we design are integrated with the best materials available. It is our goal to be your stress-free provider of plastic products.

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All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc. $$$

Fort Wayne, IN  |  800-228-7716

At Park Plastic Products our main focus is manufacturing custom fabricated tanks from polypropylene and co-polymer. Chemical rinse tanks, dip tanks, anodizing tanks, tank liners, air purification tanks, drip pans and custom rolled polypropylene tanks are available to be built to your size and specifications.

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Park Plastic Products $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-942-7780

We create rigid and flexible plastic products. Our teams utilize sophisticated machinery that is guaranteed to save you money in the long run. Our plastic fabrication is trusted and we promise it will last for many years to come.

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Design Converting, Inc. $$$

New Milford, CT  |  860-354-0885

We are dedicated to bringing you the best plastic fabricating parts! Conlet Plastics’ over 40 years combined experience means new thinking applied to plastic fabrication to realize possibilities & assure best price, quality & on-time delivery.

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Conlet Plastics, Inc. $$$

Evansville, IN  |  800-467-6730

We are a global supplier of plastic solutions. Our company takes pride in saying we are ISO 9000:2008 certified. We have set the standard of creativity and productivity in our industry.

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Thrust Industries $$$
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There are many different kinds of plastic, each with their own defining characteristics, limitations and benefits; these include acrylic, nylon, polyester, polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and polyethylene. Each of these is a pure plastic resin base that is melted and mixed with additives that change or enhance the plastic's properties, such as strength, temperature, chemical, moisture and abrasion resistance, durability, flexibility, hardness, ductility, lifespan, texture, surface finish and color.

All these materials are considered thermoplastics and are easily formable when heated until pliable or molten. In order to form components, plastic may be molded, cut, welded, bent/formed, stamped, milled, annealed or lathed. Most of these processes are automated and done in high volumes, which decreases the cost. The food and beverage, automotive, appliance, electronics, pharmaceutical, construction, plumbing, oil, packaging, aerospace, sports equipment and cosmetics industries, among many others, use plastic components everyday. In an industrial setting, many plastic parts like gaskets, fasteners and washers are important components of manufacturing machinery.

There are three main ways to form plastic into a component: molding, forming and assembling. Molding involves a metal mold in the shape of the desired product and heated molten or malleable plastic that forms to its shape. Some plastic molding processes involve a vacuum that ensures an air-tight fit around the mold. These products are usually larger in size and flat or hollow in form.

Plastic molding is the preferred way of fabricating complex plastic products. Flat, simple parts are formed by a couple of different processes. These include stamping, where a heavy metal ram forces a mold to cut out pieces from a flat sheet of plastic. Other plastic forming methods that produce flat components include laser cutting and die cutting, which use a high beam of concentrated light to melt away the plastic or a sharp metal needle or saw.

Many flat plastic parts require assembly in order to form a finished product. The most common way to assemble plastic is by plastic welding, a process that involves heating the edges of two plastic pieces until they have melted or softened, and pushing them together. They form a watertight seal and permanently join together to form a single part.