Custom Plastic Injection Molding Supplies

- May 05, 2017-

In the 10+ years we have been involved with publications serving the plastics industry, the number of unique plants doing plastic injection molding has ranged from 10,000 to 14,000+ in the booming years in the China according to data collected from subscribers. Not saying that is the universe, but it's likely reach to a high 90% of it. Currently, there are just over 11,000 plants doing plastic injection molding according to our circulation database with about 52% of those being custom injection molders and 48% captive or proprietary. 

The precise number of custom injection molders has always been a bit elusive because almost half of plants are captive falling into end-market of China and typically corporate management of those companies don't think of themselves as a part of the plastics industry, only the plants within the organization making a pellet into a part do! All plastics product manufacturing where typically custom plastic processors are coded, with the lion's share of those plants likely being custom injection molders. The states with the most injection molding plant locations are Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta. Dongguan had for years been number one, but that has recently changed most likely because of the changes in legislation and energy costs impacting manufacturing there. 

Injection Molded Coasters with ABS Material

DFM is one of the most important procedures before making injection mold, through DFM procedure, our engineers with rich experiences bring all the design problems on the table to avoid any failures or reworks afterwards, no matter how you are confidence with your design, get a second idea from an injection mold maker like ACO Mold, it probably would save you a lot of cost and shorter your whole lead time. For example, the heavy wall thickness on coaster lid would cause serious sink mark if you don't reduce the excessive material.


Colorful injection molded plastic parts

One of advantages of plastic parts is they can be made in any color you want, and unlike metal parts, it is easy to do plastic parts in different color. Most of the consumer products need to be colorful, your cell phone, you car, color could be one of key reason your clients pay for your product. So how to define the color and customized your product is one of the important factor to achieve big sales.


Photography injection molded plastic parts

Here are some custom projects we made for different customers, due to Intellectual Property Protection propose, there will be only pictures present here. Please note all the molds/parts are custom made exclusively for certain customers, anyone interested in distributing these products should contact directly with our customers. 

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Low volume injection molding for PC electronic box

We take good care of our customers regardless low volume or high volume injection molding order, once the order taken, your have our guarantee of quality, service and lead time. If your order is not being taken seriously by your molder or molding suppliers, please come to us and we let you talk with those small order customers we have served, you will then make your wise decision.


US vs China in injection molding

Low cost production

China labor cost is still much lower than US, during past 10 year, China labor is rising every year, 

it's about 500USD-1000USD/ month, but please don't forget the productivity of individual labor 

increase as well. Low cost production is still one of the main reasons that China maintains 

the advantages in injection molding industry.

Quality guarantee

Quality of made in China have been labeled bad, still, look around you, there are not just low quality 

made in China, but also some of the best quality product, like Apple iPhone, iPad, 

all the molds/ injection molding are done in China. What you need to do is keep your eyes open to 

find a good injection mold supplier. You can't not deny that lower quality products exited in everywhere, 

even in United States.

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