The difference between plastic injection molding and plastic injection moulding

The difference between plastic injection molding and plastic injection moulding

For almost 15 years, ICOMold has produced quality plastic injection molded parts for customers around the world using custom injection molding. We’ve fielded a variety of questions during that time, but here’s one you might not expect:

“What is the difference between injection molding plastic products and injection moulding plastic products?”

The answer is simple: There is no physical difference.

The reason for the spelling difference is that American English uses molding, and British English uses moulding. As a worldwide company, it is easy for ICOMold customers to be accustomed to one spelling and think the other spelling means something entirely different. For example, the spelling with a “u” is used in American English to refer to the crown or baseboard moulding used on the interior walls of homes. So plastic moulding must be crown moulding made out of plastic, right?

In the end, both phrases, “plastic injection molding” and “plastic injection moulding” have the same meaning: we take melted plastic and inject it into a mold, where it cools and hardens to produce a desired shape. Hopefully this will help clear up any confusion you have about the difference in spelling between molding and moulding.

To learn more about plastic injection molding, or to contact one of our sales representatives, call 419-867-3900 or email sales@icomold.com.

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