Dip molding is available for a variety of different products and uses, but some products are better suited to dip molding than others. Use this simple guide to help determine the best products to use with dip molders:
Tool handles: Tool handles are one of the original products that inspired industrial dip molding. Rather than create wooden tool handles, manufacturers started to dip the back end of tools into plastic to create sturdy, weather-resistant handles for tools.
Plugs: Plugs come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Plugs must fit snuggly into the space they are supposed to fill. Dip molding is better for this process than injection molding because injection molded items often have seams and inconsistencies that make them poorly suited to plug manufacturing.
Caps: Dip molding machines are the prefect tool to use in the creation of plastic caps. Dip molds are easy to create to look like any cap imaginable, from water bottle caps to gas caps. Dip molders are ideal for creating these caps free of seams, ridges, and other inconsistencies.
Flexible containers: Dip molding is ideal for flexible containers, such as water bottles, flexible liquid bladders, and medical equipment containers. The dip molding process is prefect for creating flexible, yet strong containers for a variety of uses.