Monthly Archives - May 2019

The Effect of Trade Tariffs on ICOMold Parts

With the recent announcement regarding the 25% tariff on certain products coming from China, some customers have asked us if that will affect their pricing. It’s a fair question, considering we have a manufacturing plant in Shenzhen, China. The answer is NO, the new tariffs will not affect the price of our plastic parts, nor the pricing for injection molds imported to the U.S. from China. According to the revised Harmonized Tariff Schedule, the codes we use for injection molded plastic parts, [...]

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Surface Finishes for Injection Molded Plastic Parts

The look and feel of a plastic part can be a critical factor in its commercial success, so the texture of the surface finish is important. When you have a custom plastic injection molding project with us, we work with you to make sure that the surface finish is exactly how you want it. One advantage we have is that we use steel molds rather than aluminum, so we can offer more surface finish options. This is because steel can be [...]

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Protecting Our Customers’ Intellectual Property

Cybersecurity is a growing concern in today’s business world, so safeguarding your intellectual property is more important than ever. There have been stories of unscrupulous actors “knocking off” original products and selling them into the same markets. So what does ICOMold do to protect the intellectual property of our customers? We have very strict policies and systems in place to protect our customers’ proprietary information. We treat all physical and digital information with the utmost confidentiality. While we do have have a [...]

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Importance of Selecting the Right Plastic Material

When you request an instant online quote for your plastic injection molding project, you specify options like part quantity, color and surface finish. One very important option to consider is the type of plastic material you want your parts made of. In injection molding, you have a lot of choices when it comes to material selection, and your material choice affects the performance characteristics of your parts. Does your part need to have high-impact strength? Does it need to be UV [...]

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