Thermoplastic Injection Molding Productivity Enhanced by Lusin® Product Range
The injection molding process mainly uses thermoplastic materials, but it can also be found in other material processing, such as Polyurethane and Rubber. Injection molding can be used to economically produce formed parts in large quantities. This is done through the injection of a material, usually of thermoplastic characteristic, plasticized in an injection unit and injected under pressure into a mold. The cavity† of the mold determines the shape and surface texture of the finished part. Parts of these types can be found as small as a few tenths of a gram to as large as the two-digit kilogram range. The injection molding process can be further divided into subcategories, such as; in mold labeling, gas assisted injection molding or foamed injection molding just to mentioned a few.
With injection molding, objects can be produced with high accuracy, such as those produced for use in precision engineering, and can be mass-produced in a short time. With this process the surface of the component can be selected to match the need (e.g. smooth surfaces for optical applications, texturing for touch-sensitive areas, patterns or prints). As well, the injection molding process is (almost exclusively) the best economic choice for production of large quantities. The cost of the tool is a major part of the necessary investment, even for relatively simple tools. All of these aspects; high efficiency rates, precise surface quality requirements and high tooling costs are focal points for Chem-Trend’s development of products for the thermoplastic injection molding process.
At Chem-Trend, we not only understand the challenges that injection molding creates for thermoplastic processors, we also recognize the diversity of raw materials utilized in the process. Although injection molding is a common term, each thermoplastic processing operation is unique, and addressing the needs of each processor requires an understanding of that processor’s unique needs. Distinctive, robust, formulated products have been developed to serve your requirements and positively affect the efficiency of your process, the quality of your products and your operational costs.
The Lusin® brand has a history in the thermoplastic industry that started well over five decades ago. That experience is utilized every day as we develop solutions to the production problems faced by our customers around the globe. We embarked upon a program of continuous investment in product development as we recognized that the needs of thermoplastic processing operations were not at the forefront of many chemical suppliers’ development programs. Our philosophy to further enhance the efficiency of our Lusin® products for the global marketplace is what’s behind our wide range of purging compounds, release agents, lubricants, cleaners and protective materials.
To learn more about how you can put Chem-Trend’s decades of knowledge and experience solving injection molding challenges to work for you, read our main Purge Compounds, Mold Maintenance Products and Mold Release Agents pages, or contact us directly to speak with one of our thermoplastic industry experts. If you don’t see your injection molding issue mentioned, contact us and we can review your process together and determine a custom solution for you.