Thermoset Molding – Plastics

Thermoset Molding

Thermoset Molding has been a part of plastics parts production since 1957. AKRON Porcelain & Plastics Company’s engineers have designed hundreds of multi-cavity production tools that currently produce complex parts on a mass-production basis.

Thermoset molding materials from AKRON Porcelain & Plastics Company differ from Thermoplastic molding compounds. Due to a change in chemistry that occurs during the cure portion of the molding process. The material “sets” up and “kicks” over into a different chemistry that provides the desired molded part characteristics.

Here is an overview, AKRON has the equipment, design expertise for both parts and tools, and plant capacity to handle any of your Thermoset molded plastic needs. Thermoset molding continues to be very cost-effective on a cost-per-cubic-inch comparison to other plastic raw material selections.

Thermoset Molding Explained

Plastic compounds were developed primarily to satisfy the following molded part criteria.

  • High heat resistance while maintaining physical strength properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Electrical insulation (arc & track resistance)
  • Dimensional stability

Industries Served

  • Electrical Distribution
  • Automotive
  • Major Appliance
  • Commercial Lighting
  • Specialty Parts, Oil & Gas, Medical

Materials Technology

  • Phenolics – Injection/Compression, Glass Filled
  • Phenolics Injection/Compression, Glass Filled
  • Polyesters – Injection/Compression
  • Bulk and Sheet Molding Compounds – (BMC)
  • Sheet Molding Compound – (SMC)
  • Structural Composites
  • Ureas
  • Alkyds
Thermoset Plastics

Contact for your Thermoset molding project today!

AKRON’s Thermoset molding DESIGN GUIDE