Closely connected to dip coating, plastic dip molding is used widely in the consumer, medical, electronic and packaging industries. Common products formed by plastic dip molders include plastic caps and plastic plugs, latex gloves, handles and grips for tools, appliances and sports equipment etc. The process is almost entirely automated which ensures labor costs are kept low. Read More…
Molded Devices, Inc. SellersvilleSellersville, PA | 800-398-2520
We are plastic experts, and we offer many services for our customers, including dip molding and a whole lot more. No matter who our customers are, we will work our hardest to ensure that you are fully satisfied with our products.$$$
Precision Dip Coating LLCWaterbury, CT | 203-805-4564
Precision Dip Coating provides dip coating services for the manufacture of soft plastic parts such as cap plugs. hand grips, and more. Decorative and protective, our services are very cost effective and we have a proven track record for on time delivery and precise manufacturing. We can match any color you need, and offer services such as assembly, die cutting, packaging, and decorating.$$$
Carlisle Plastics Company, Inc.New Carlisle, OH | 937-845-9411
Carlisle Plastics is a dip molding plastics manufacturer offering end caps, plastisol paint masks, thread protectors, tube closures, protective caps and decorative caps.$$$
Rubber & Plastics CompanyAuburn Hills, MI | 800-482-1842
Rubber & Plastics Company has 50 years of experience in manufacturing dip molding with the materials, equipment and flexibility to rapidly prototype. We provide standard and custom designed high-temp paint masks, caps, grips and plugs.$$$
Innovative Coatings, Inc.Medway, MA | 508-533-6101
Innovative Coatings is a manufacturer of plastisol dip molding and fluidized bed powder coatings of epoxy, polyolefins, nylon and vinyl. Our dip coatings are of FDA-approved and biomedical grades.$$$
Texas Dip Molding & Coating, Inc.San Antonio, TX | 508-533-6101
Texas Dip Molding & Coating is known for our high quality custom coating that maximizes strength, hardness, flexibility and durability for parts designed and manufactured in any application.$$$
First, a polymer coating is heated until it reaches a liquid state. In the case of the material plastisol, it is liquid at room temperature and therefore does not require additional heating before being used in the dip molding process. Molds or mandrels of primed aluminum or steel are formed in the negative of the desired part or component, and are then preheated and lowered into the molten polymer where the surface and the plastic adhere to each other.
Some dip molded parts may then be further heat treated in order to fully bond the polymer to the surface of the metal, or to achieve a desired texture on the surface of the part.
In addition to providing a colorful, attractive finish to products, plastic coatings can improve corrosion resistance, scratch and wear protection and provide a smooth grip for better handling. Plastic dip molding results in precise parts with close tolerances of wall thickness. Oven temperature, rate of dip and length of dip, as well as the speed at which an object is removed from the polymer all affect the configurations of the part. For example, double walls can be manufactured by dipping a mold into the plastisol or polymer twice and allowing the layers to form separately.Hardness and finish texture can also be adjusted according to the intended use of the product and the most suitable design. Products for use outdoors such as wire fencing, sports and recreational equipment, tools etc. can all benefit from the protective qualities of polymer coatings. Specialized coatings such as UV coating can be used for products such as eyeglasses, automotive windows and other outdoor products to prevent against sun damage.