Available materials for plastic injection molding
All thermoplastics can be injection molded. Some thermosets and liquid silicones are also compatible with the injection molding process.
The Injection molding plastic with the lowest cost. Food-safe grades available. Not suitable for mechanical applications.
High-performance engineering thermoplastic with excellent strength and thermal & chemical resistance. Used to replace metal parts.
Common thermoplastic with high impact resistance, low-cost & low density. Vulnerable to solvents.
Nylon (PA 6/PA 66)
Engineering thermoplastic with excellent mechanical properties and high chemical & abrasion resistance. Susceptible to moisture.
Blend of two thermoplastics resulting in high impact strength, excellent thermal stability, and high stiffness. Vulnerable to solvents.
Thermoplastic with high impact strength and good mechanical properties & hardness. Suitable for molding parts with thick walls.
UV resistant plastic with good abrasion resistance, stiffness and hardness.
The most common Injection molding plastic. Excellent chemical resistance. Food-safe grades available. Not suitable for mechanical applications.
Lightweight thermoplastic with good impact strength & weather resistance. Suitable for outdoor applications.
High density polyethylene (HDPE)
Excellent strength-to-weight ratio, impact and weather resistant.
POM (Acetal / Delrin)
Engineering thermoplastic with high strength, stiffness & moisture resistance and self-lubricating properties. Relatively prone to warping.
The plastic with the highest impact strength. High thermal resistance, weather resistance & toughness. Can be colored or transparent.
Additives and fibers
JunYi offers additives and reinforcements as options for your plastics parts.
|UV absorbers||Absorb UV radiation, slowing down the degradation of the material when used outdoors.|
|Flame retardants||Prevent ignition and inhibits spread of fire.|
|Plasticizers||Increase flexibility and promotes plasticity, reducing brittleness of the material.|
|Colorants||Used to color plastics.|
|Carbon fibers||Increase strength, toughness, and rigidity of the material at the expense of making the material more brittle.|
|Glass fibers||Increase strength, toughness, and rigidity of the material at the expense of making the material more brittle. It is more flexible than carbon fibers.|
Available surface finishes for injection molding
Injection molded parts are not usually post-processed, but the mold itself can be finished to affect the surface finish of the molded part.
This way aesthetic needs or technical requirements can be achieved.
|Glossy||A-1, A-2, A-3||The mold is smoothed and then polished with a diamond buff, resulting in parts with a mirror-like finish.|
|Semi-gloss||B-1, B-2, B-3||The mold is smoothed with fine grit sandpaper, resulting in parts with a fine surface finish.|
|Matte||C-1, C-2, C-3||The mold is smoothed using fine stone powder, removing all machining marks.|
|Textured finish||D-1, D-2, D-3||The mold is first smoothed with fine stone powder and then sandblasted, resulting in a textured surface.|
|As-machined finish||The mold is finished to the machinist's discretion. Tool marks may be visible.|