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Custom Plastics Molding: Getting it right from the start.

Philpott’s custom molding expertise often starts with our understanding of tooling. Years of plastics processing experience provide the backdrop for offering design for manufacturing (DFM) collaboration and material selection options to assure our customers’ molded parts meet the form, fit and function required for the unique application. We work closely with toolmakers to design the right tool, and then we validate that tool to make sure the finished parts meet each specification.

We also have the capability to utilize insert tooling. An insert tool consists of just a cavity (or multiple cavities) and a means of ejecting the part from the mold. These partial tools are usually made of mild steel but can be made from harder materials such as stainless steel or P-20. The cavities are placed in a Philpott Plastics owned mold base for use in a conventional molding machine. This process can save money when prototyping or be used for low-volume production.

Injection Molding

Capabilities include:

  • Injection Molding Presses ranging from 50—650 tons
  • Thermal Plastics (TPE’s) with overmolding capabilities
    • Provides the physical characteristics of rubber; but, can be processed using conventional injection molded plastic equipment
  • Innovative polymer technology shapes custom molding applications
  • Specialized Injection Molding presses for thermo-plastics and polyurethane resin
  • Custom shapes, sizes and colors
    • Twelve presses, two vertical molding machines
    • Ranging from 50—650 tons
    • Over-molding to various substrates
    • High performing brands and engineered resins
  • Innovative tooling designed for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Use of Master Unit Die Quick Change Tooling (MUD) Systems
  • Tool design, prototype development and testing
  • Thermal Plastic (TPE’s) – provides the physical characteristics of rubber; but, can be processed using conventional injection molded plastic equipment
    • Styrene block co-polymers (TPS)
    • Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
    • Thermoplastic Polymethanes (TPU)
    • Thermoplastic Vulcongrates (TPV)

Plastic (commercial resins) include:

  • ABS, Acetel, Acrylic, Nylon, HDPE, LDPE, Polycarbonates, Polypro, Polystyrene, PVC

Plastic Extruding

Rubber Materials include:

  • Sponge and solid (dense) rubber
  • EPDM, Neoprene, Nitrile, SBR, Natural Rubber, Polyisprene, Silicone, Fluoroelastomer

Capabilities include:

  • Custom profiles
  • PSA/heat- activated taping
  • Co-extruding (dual durometers and materials)
  • Encapsulated cord and wire
  • Flocking and urethane slip coating
  • Lathe cutting
  • Secondary Vulcanization (butt-splicing, compression, injection)
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