Choosing the right material for your custom plastic injection molding project is an important decision. Consideration should be given to factors like part function, application, durability, flexibility and color. Materials look and behave differently, so your material choice affects your part’s performance characteristics. Even the material’s shrink rate needs to be considered. If parts are injection molded out of one material, changing material may actually affect the part dimensions because a different material may have a different shrink rate.
ICOMold’s plastic material list contains a wide variety of materials that can be used for plastic injection molding. We also welcome your requests for specific resins. If you require a material that is not listed, please let us know and we’ll do our best to obtain your specific plastic resin material.
You will be taken to an external website with a searchable database of plastic materials. The chart specifies the material grade, characteristics, and sample applications for each material, among other details. In addition, many of the materials listed include a downloadable material data sheet in pdf format. Use the search box in the upper lefthand corner to search the entire database, or narrow your search by material properties by checking the boxes like “UV Resistance,” High Impact,” “Fire Retardant,” or “Food Grade.”