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YOUR INJECTION MOLDING PARTNER

LEARNING ABOUT
INJECTION MOLDING

We think this could be easier. And also more fun.

As a partner in injection molding, we can well imagine that if you plan to have a plastic product made, you first want to exactly know the ins and outs. That often raises many questions.

  • What does such an injection molding process look like?
  • What options do I have for my product?
  • What options are there for recycling?

Of course there is a lot of information available on the internet. But finding correct, understandable and reliable information is often a challenge.

Watch our various Orange Plastics Academy videos below, in which we cover a different topic each time.

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INJECTION MOLDING
SURFACE FINISHES

Most steps in the injection molding process focus on function. A product has to work. And while every product must fulfill its primary purpose, there is something else to consider: aesthetics. In this video we look at the most important techniques and considerations before and after injection molding a product.
INJECTION MOLDING
SURFACE FINISHES

Most steps in the injection molding process focus on function. A product has to work. And while every product must fulfill its primary purpose, there is something else to consider: aesthetics. In this video we look at the most important techniques and considerations before and after injection molding a product.

HOW DOES AN INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE WORK?

Injection molding is the world’s most widely used technique for making plastic products. But how does an injection molding machine actually work? To what extent do machines differ from each other? And how large does a production run need to be to make it cost-efficient? This video explains the operation of an injection molding machine step by step.

WHAT ACTUALLY IS
INJECTION MOLDING?

In this first episode of Orange Plastics Academy you will find answers to the following questions: How does injection molding work? When is this production method the right choice and when not? And which products are suitable for injection molding?

DIFFERENT TYPES
OF PLASTIC

What different types of plastic are there and what can you do with them? How are they used and are they reusable?

DO YOU RECOGNIZE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLASTIC?

One type of plastic is not the same as the other, but if you don’t know which is which, how can you find out? Harm tells it in this episode of the Orange Plastics Academy. Don’t try this @home ­čÖé

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING: FROM IDEA TO REALIZATION

It all sounds very simple, but there is more to producing injection molded products than you might think… Take a look for yourself!

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING: SUSTAINABILITY, RECYCLING AND R2S

Processing plastic and still thinking about the environment, yes it is really possible and we are happy to show how Orange Plastics contributes with R2S!

INJECTION MOLDING:
WHERE DO THE COSTS COME FROM?

An overview of the factors that determine the final costs of injection molding.

INJECTION MOLDS:
DESIGN & PRODUCTION

An insight into mold design and production.

HORIZONTAL RECYCLING: ORANGE PLASTICS & R2S

Is it possible to injection mold plastic in a sustainable and cost-effective way? Watch the video and see how Orange Plastics achieves this with R2S. Additional information can be found on our sustainability page and on the R2S website.

DESIGN
CONSIDERATIONS

What should I consider when designing a plastic injection molded product? How do I get the desired result with the right finish and quality? What effect does that have on mold construction? These are very important and valid questions. More about this in our new video.