With today’s business culture of cost-effective and eco-friendly packaging, there are many companies that solely focus on the creation of eye-catching packaging designs for various products. For example, a new cookie dough mix is developed and the production company contracts a packaging firm to develop packaging that will be easy to open and attractive. For most packaging firms, the initial prototype is computer generated and then converted into a physical mold which the help of plastic mold injection. Plastic mold injection, which is the most commonly used technique in the fabrication of plastic parts, is a process in which raw plastic is melted in a plastic injection machine and then inserted into the mold, where it cools and forms the final product. Once all adjustments are made to the mold, a final mold is created and then used to mass produce the packaging for the new product. Other applications for plastic mold injection are in the consumer health sector, which often use injection molding to create syringes, and consumer packaging sector, which produces high outputs of plastic containers.
Benefits of Mold Injection
- Outputs complex shapes and fine details
- Superior surface finish
- Excellent dimensional accuracy
- High production rate
- Cost effective pricing
- Scrap can be recycled
Decreases in Injection Molding Output
Since plastic injection molding depends so heavily on molds, the plastic injection industry tends to run into the most problems when attempting to reuse molds. The main problem is that residual residue from the melted plastic remains on each mold. Consequently, if the mold is to be reused without proper cleaning, then the outputs from the injection process will decrease in quality. Therefore, many companies employ cleaning solvents that remove the residual residue without damaging the molds. Statistically speaking, more input is required for cleaning mold plates and tooling than any of the other maintenance stages (disassembly, troubleshooting, or assembly) combined. In today’s mold injection industries, this statistic speaks true due to how cleaning molds and tooling are critical to maintaining mold life, output level, product quality, and equipment life span. With productivity in mind, the only way to ensure high-quality output is to routinely clean molds and injector machines with residue cleaners.
Choose Ecolink For All of Your Residue Removal Needs
When considering different residue cleaners on the market, it is important to take into account the cost and effectiveness. At Ecolink, we offer low costs that have your cost efficiency in mind, free samples to give you a short preview of how beneficial each product is, and same day shipping. With that in mind, Ecolink offers FluoSolv, a cleaning solvent that can effectively remove residual residue from the plastic injection machines and molds. Call us today to request a sample or order FluoSolv on our online store for all your residue removal needs!