Choosing the right material

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Choosing the right material

One of the biggest decisions you can make when it comes to plastic injection molding is deciding which material to use for your part.

This single choice will determine the durability, functionality and color of the piece you’ll be creating. To make the right decision, you must not only look at the material, but also consider the elements your custom injection molding piece will be exposed to.

Will it be outdoors or indoors? Will it be hot or cold? Will there be air or liquid running through the piece? You should also ask about the shrink rate of each material. These are just some of the items to consider when choosing the right materials.

At ICOMold, we have a list of more than 200 materials for you to choose from. This list includes a description of the type of elements these materials can withstand to help you make the right choice for your injection mold part.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us at 419-867-3900 or and we’ll see if we can special order the material you need for your project.

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