Plastic is everywhere today and it has been this way for some time. Choosing the right plastic molding company should be simple, but given the fact that there are so many companies out there, it can be a challenge! The process of creating plastic items is a simple one and is used in many applications. From water bottles and containers, to cups, chairs and cutlery, many items can be produced using the process. Injection molding uses plastics or resins heated, melted and then simply injected into a mold to produce the desired objects; it’s an easy process to perform and allows for fast production of the products required. So how do you go about choosing a quality plastic molding company?
Quality is always the first point to consider when choosing any supplier. In the case of the many plastic products available this applies more than ever. Poorly created pieces not only look bad but can be dangerous. Plastic molded products can be used to create components for cars or as containers for chemical products. Poor quality pieces can be liable to breakage and the consequences can be severe. Quality firms will produce products free from air bubbles, lumps and bumps or foreign objects. Always ask for samples of their work before deciding to pick a supplier.
Reputation counts in any business. Good firms should be able to supply references from previous customers. If you need products for a specific industry, ask if they can supply references from similar firms in the same sector as your own. Information on delivery dates and meeting targets is a good indication that a firm has the capabilities you need.
The bottom line
Once you have a shortlist of potential firms to work with, the next question to ask is the price. While “cheap and cheerful” may well describe many plastic products you should be wary of choosing the cheapest supplier. Ask several to tender to get a good comparison of what the companies can offer and remember to give each the same specifications for your quote.
Timing is everything
Lead times are essential in many cases; be sure that you have a confirmed timescale agreed with your supplier. Their ability to deliver on time should be clear from the contract and also the points at which you need to deliver specifications to them. Ensuring that you keep to any required timescales can be important as many suppliers have large bulk orders to fit into tight schedules.
The best price for the best quality is likely to be the biggest consideration that will affect your decision. With the right plastic molding company you can be sure that in future further orders will be simple to arrange and new projects can be completed quickly.
Clack Corporation has been a provider of industrial water treatment products, molded custom containers, tanks and commercial equipment for water treatment for over 65 years. This plastic molding company prides itself on producing innovative, high quality solutions that customers can rely on.