Plastic molded parts

Plastic molded parts are everywhere in our culture partly because of the mass produced process that made them so readily and cheaply available; injection molding. Plastic molding has been around since the late 1800s, Plastic molded parts are everywhere in our culture partly because of the mass produced process that made them so readily and cheaply available; injection molding. Plastic molding has been around since the late 1800’s, although it wasn’t until the mid 1950’s that it started moving toward the popularity it holds today. That is also when the varieties of plastic types started developing and eventually entered the plastic market as options for products. Although there are many types, certain ones are used for certain applications because each polymer has its own characteristics, both positive and negative.

Examples of well known plastics include a few generalized titles with many subcategories falling within their characteristics. Thermoplastics are able to melt and harden numerous times, which means that any thermoplastic is able to be recycled. However, it becomes brittle and fragile when in intensely cold environments. On the other hand, thermosets are able to retain strength in cold weather even though they can only be melted and formed once. Elastomers retain a certain measure of elasticity and bounce once they have been molded and cooled, which means they are only used for certain types of products such as bouncy balls and tool handles.

Because all plastics are pliable as they heat up, it makes sense that as the heat is intensified plastic can be melted down to a molten, or liquid state. This is one of the characteristics that make a substance plastic, even though the general categories have some drastic differences. They are then able to be shaped as they cool into new and sometimes unique shapes, which they hold once they are solid again. Injection molded plastics reach particular standards of quality because the process eradicates air bubbles form the plastic as it cools and is also a very precise and clean process.

blow molding parts

Hollow blow molding parts in recent years China has shown a good development trend, the next in this market space will continue to expand.
In the Eleventh Five-Year at the end of China’s auto demand will reach 11.5 million. Automotive fuel tank, ventilation pipes, and water deflector various hollow tank will substantially increase the demand for products.
Tray is a modern logistics industry in warehousing, transportation indispensable consumables. Head of China’s domestic traffic tray of about 80 million each year, trays of materials including wood, paper, plastics, wood and metal and so on, the fastest pace of development in plastic, in which hollow blow molding parts tray strength, the best life. At present, only three hollow tray production line, with an annual output of around 250,000.

Chemical packing barrels still to stabilize the market. With the development of chemical industry, 10L-20L chemical barrels packaging market 10 percent each year -20% of steady growth.

Barrier packaging market prospects were good. Barrier materials can be made into boxes or plastic bottles, used for seasoning, fruit juice, meat and other food packaging. In addition, it can be used in the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, solvents, such as container, manufacturing, automotive fuel tanks, air-conditioning equipment and components such as pipelines.

PP injection Molding

With the spread of the global financial crisis, the global polypropylene market surplus increasing pressure, China on how to address it? The industry believes that this is China’s development of polypropylene great opportunity to be the momentum to accelerate the pace of big and stronger, in pursuit of the time to take effect in 2035 to establish China’s polypropylene in the international discourse and the leading position.
Increasing international status
In 2007, the world’s polypropylene PP injection molding production capacity has reached 46,982,000 tons, the market consumption reached 44.351 million tons.
China’s total production capacity of polypropylene has reached 6.91 million tons, second only to the United States, the world’s second largest producer, has been basically formed a solvent, liquid bulk – Gas Law, intermittent bulk liquid, gas law a variety of production processes simultaneously, small, medium and large production patterns of production patterns coexist. At present, China’s polypropylene production from the joint production of ethylene enterprises accounted for about 40% to oil refinery by-product propylene as raw materials account for about 60%.
China is a big country of consumption of polypropylene, high-speed growth in the consumer market brought about by the new polypropylene industrial investment boom. Expected around 2010, China’s polypropylene industry will enter a new round of investment in the peak period, there will be nearly 6.8 million tons production capacity put into operation one after another (including the expansion in construction projects). In these new devices, in addition to the size of a small number of sets of 200,000-ton, the overwhelming majority of more than 300,000-ton, reaching a world-class scale, anti-risk ability. If these projects can be put into operation as scheduled, in 2010 China’s polypropylene production capacity will reach 13 million tons.
Problems can not be ignored
It should be noted that there still exist in our country polypropylene production is small and low levels of intensive, low value-added products and issues, polypropylene industrial technological level and production capacity, compared with foreign advanced level there is still a gap.
As the domestic consumption of polypropylene increased rapidly, while the growth rate of output is relatively small, resulting in the supply of general-purpose resin grades, while high profile products vacancies serious. In the high-end market and some mid-market monopoly of foreign manufacturers by virtue of geography and low-cost advantages will continue to expand exports to China. Polypropylene plant in China are usually associated with the ethylene plant and oil refineries are built, mostly small and medium-sized devices, devices are too scattered layout. North devices polypropylene production of some commodities in addition to local processing of woven products, the other product south, transport costs are too high. PRD market saturated, the Yangtze River Delta with limited market potential. To seize the opportunity, some of polypropylene downstream processing enterprises in the strategic north, but the Northeast and Northwest market distance “stronger, bigger,” there is distance. Due to intense competition, polypropylene industry reshuffle is unavoidable, small and medium-sized device to gradually withdraw from areas of production will become an inevitable outcome.
Speed up development to meet the challenges
At present, the global polypropylene market surplus will face tremendous pressure. New Project in the Middle East has become a hot spot for polypropylene, the Middle East, several large-scale export-oriented devices put into operation, low-cost products will be an influx of large quantities of the country, and will gradually replace South Korea, Japan and other traditional export position as a major power, when China’s polypropylene business will also meet with strong shocks. China’s expansion in the construction of new capacity will also be put into production of polypropylene, the market will be a rapid increase in supply. Large amount of new capacity, industry restructuring intensified, but at the same time enterprises high raw materials costs, which will force enterprises to lower the operating rate, and the entire polypropylene PP injection molding industry profitability will be different effects. As a result of new capacity is too concentrated, the market will focus on capacity expansion to digest the peak of the formation of capacity, competition to enter the white-hot state. In this regard, China’s polypropylene industry must speed up the development of the challenge.
First, stepping up the expansion of polypropylene in the construction projects to meet the domestic market consumption. Since 2008, Zhongyuan Petrochemical, Maoming Petrochemical successfully put into operation, such as polypropylene, as well as refining and other large enterprises in Ningxia started a new round of expansion in Jianhe prelude to promote domestic production of polypropylene and enhance product quality, expanded polypropylene production upgraded to world-class scale, the project has increased the overall strength and ability to resist risks. Judging from the pattern of production capacity, the vast majority of radiation Sinopec new capacity to the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Rim, China and oil installations all built on old industrial bases in northeast and northwest of the development of the region.

China mold company offer PP injection molding and any custom plastic molding
Secondly, to intensify the industry restructuring and mergers and acquisitions among enterprises, promote China’s chemical industry in the market competition. Domestic chemical enterprises should mainly rely on to improve the production scale, improve production efficiency to lower production costs, industry restructuring through mergers and acquisitions of domestic policies to promote the rapid development of chemical enterprises to change the past situation of high costs. That is, to develop into the upstream suppliers to reduce procurement and marketing costs; to use technological innovation to reduce product costs; an increase in production scale to reduce the costs of environmental protection products.
Third, to expand the international export trade. At present, the focus of the world’s polypropylene market is eastward, China with a close neighbor of India and China will become the world’s polypropylene consumption growth. In recent years the rapid growth of India’s economic development momentum, the rapid growth of disposable income, which significantly boosted consumption growth. India is Asia’s huge automotive, appliance and packaging of various food markets in the world, coupled with India is trying hard to improve the infrastructure, all this has stimulated strong growth in consumption of polypropylene, which will be a large number of imports of polypropylene derivatives. China’s polypropylene PP injection molding industry strength necessary to accelerate the use of geographical advantages of radiation neighbors, and the expansion of international export trade.

Chinese engineering plastics

According to the Chinese Engineering Plastics Industry Association and Secretary General Zheng Kai is expected to begin in early 2009, China’s engineering plastics will be a substantial reduction in demand is expected to range between 10% -15%, but the beginning of the end of next year is expected to increase gradually.

Mr Chan said: Generally speaking, the lower reaches of the demand growth is still rigid in digestion Stock End community, the demand for engineering plastics will rise; In addition, a series of stimulating domestic demand by national policies, some domestic varieties of works plastics demand will rise, for example, in railway construction, bolster the tracks and the train compartments have to be used in engineering plastic liner. How to peacefully pass the current difficult period, he suggested that domestic enterprises pay close attention to changes in market prices, timely adjustment of the production, and shutting down excess capacity, to give up low-profit market, the energy transfer to high-end market.

China Engineering Plastics Industry in 2007 sales of 1.84 million tons, an increase of 20.8%. But by the global financial crisis, this year sales of around two million tons, the growth rate will fall to about 10%.

Professional, quick and direct

Degussa Optimises its European-Wide Marketing Activities for Two Business Units

The business units Aerosil & Silanes and Advanced Fillers & Pigments of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, have reorganised their European marketing departments. These units have set themselves the ambitious goal of offering their customers the best and most efficient service in Europe. Their two newly created sales centres, which are headquartered in Frankfurt on the Main, offer customers highly knowledgeable service and support the activities of the local field service. Direct contact with the customers, which extends across all national boundaries, occurs on an individual basis according to each company’s size and needs. The new sales centres are available to customers on workdays, twelve hours per day, including German holidays. In addition, new central distribution warehouses, which are under the direct management of the European sales centres in Frankfurt, have been established in Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, and Spain, replacing the previous local warehouses.

The sales centres in Frankfurt will support consulting work, answer a variety of questions, and handle all aspects of purchase order processing. Their main focus will be on customer satisfaction in every respect. Knowledgeable experts and a team of multinational employees, who have command of all the relevant languages, will communicate directly and professionally with our customers. A centralised and highly advanced computing infrastructure linking all sales, production, and storage units has permanently increased security of supply and also made it possible to provide rapid and efficient distribution processes that focus on the customer. This infrastructure makes it possible to ensure a reliable supply to customers.

The ambitious service goals that the new sales centres are now implementing in co-operation with the local sales forces are the result of comprehensive analyses. With customer requirements considered at every step, the entire process chain – from preliminary contacts to delivery – was examined with a critical eye, especially the organisational interfaces, warehouse locations, and delivery service.

Small particle – big impact. Aerosil & Silanes

The Aerosil Business Line of the Aerosil & Silanes Business Unit is one of Degussa AG’s core businesses. AEROSIL® is the brand name for a variety of pyrogenic silicas and special oxides that are sold in 95 countries and that are manufactured and further developed in five locations in Germany, Belgium, Japan, and the USA. The ultra-fine particle white powder selectively affects the flow behaviour of pharmaceutical products, coatings, paints, and liquid plastics. The powders are also frequently used to reinforce silicone compounds, and the microchip industry uses them for ultra-fine polishing agents. The business unit also manufactures Sivento®Silanes, which are indispensable in the production of composite materials, sealing and adhesive compounds, coatings and paints, and insulating materials. Silanes are also used in foundry applications.

The carbon black people. Advanced Fillers & Pigments

The Advanced Fillers & Pigments Business Unit is one of Degussa AG’s most important strategic business segments and is manufacturing in 17 countries and 26 locations world wide. The company is the only producer that sells carbon blacks, performance silicas, and rubber silanes from a single source. Specialising in surface chemistry and surface physics, it concentrates on the manufacture and application of carbon black, performance silicas, matting agents, functional organosilanes, and blue pigments. Its customers cover a broad spectrum. In addition to pharmaceutical companies and tire manufacturers, the printing, coatings, and paper industries are also represented in its customer base. Brands like ACEMATT®, ULTRASIL®, PRINTEX®, SIPERNAT®, CORAX® and Si 69® belong to the business unit’s product range.

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Takes over Sales of Thermal Carbon Black

On January 1, 2003, Degussa AG in Düsseldorf will take over the sales of Thermal Carbon Black N 990 from Degussa Engineered Carbons, L.P. (DEC). This joint venture of the American subsidiary and Engineered Carbons Incorporated was established in April of this year. Thermal Carbon Blacks are used in a wide variety of industries (e.g., fireproof cements, metal industry, plastics industry) and in the rubber industry.

Unlike furnace carbon blacks, Thermal Carbon Black N 990 is produced by thermal decomposition of natural gas in the absence of oxygen. Therefore this carbon black features large primary particles, a low structure and high purity. Thanks to this combination of properties, thermal carbon black is particularly suited for rubber applications that require high elasticity, smooth extrudate surfaces, low electrical conductivity and low gas permeability.

As early as the 1990s, Degussa had the exclusive sales rights to this carbon black, which was sold under the trade name Huber MT N 990 and later ECI MT N 990.

For further information on thermal carbon black, contact the sales department of Degussa AG, Frankfurt, or Degussa’s European distributors.

Vessel Minimum Safety Requirements

Following the company guidelines of Responsible Care, the Business unit Advanced Fillers and Pigments of Degussa AG has enforced some time ago very strict rules regarding the selection of vessels to transport Carbon Black Oil to it ‘s various plants around the globe.

A defined set of minimum safety requirements ensure, that environmental and safety risks can be reduced to a minimum. This is an important fact which needs to be taken into account when talking about competitiveness and prices. Especially at times, when the environment and communities are repeatedly suffering from catastrophic oil pollutions on and off shore caused by unsecure vessels used by doubtful charterers.

In the latest surveillance audit of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 the DQS testified an excellent management of Degussa’s procurement and logistics department (FP-CL-RL) emphasizing the vessel selection procedure as one example for the high and convincing standard.

Price increase Rubber Blacks

The Advanced Fillers & Pigments Business Unit of Degussa AG in Düsseldorf has announced a price increase for Tire and MRG Blacks of EUR 30,–/mt, effective May 15, 2003 in Europe.

Further marginal improvements are expected in the forthcoming months in accordance with the development of oil prices.

The Business Unit Advanced Fillers & Pigments of Degussa AG operates 29 plants in 18 countries. The company is the only one manufacturing and supplying carbon blacks (rubber and pigment blacks), performance silicas, and rubber silanes from one single source. As a specialist in surface chemistry and physics, the business unit focuses on the production and application of carbon blacks, performance silicas, matting agents, functional organosilanes, and blue pigments.

Increases Prices for Performance Silicas

Degussa will increase all prices of Performance Silicas by 7,5 percent worldwide in June 2003. Intensive cost management enabled Degussa to keep Performance Silica prices without any increase since 2000. Raw materials, and energy, however, have sustained such price increases over the years that Degussa is not in a position to internally bear those cost any longer and has to pass them on to the market.

Degussa is the world’s leading supplier of Performance Silicas. They are used as active filler or carrier in a variety of different applications, e.g. tires, technical rubber goods, plastics, paper, life science and coatings.

The Business Unit Advanced Fillers & Pigments of Degussa AG operates 29 plants in 18 countries. The company is the only one manufacturing and supplying carbon blacks (rubber and pigment blacks), performance silicas, and rubber silanes from one single source. As a specialist in surface chemistry and physics, the business unit focuses on the production and application of carbon blacks, performance silicas, matting agents, functional organosilanes, and blue pigments.

Precipitated Silica/Silica Gel/Matting Agents Joint Venture in Japan

Prof. Dr. Utz-Hellmuth Felcht, CEO of Degussa AG, Duesseldorf/Germany and Mr. Motozo Shiono, President of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Osaka/Japan jointly announce in Tokyo that Degussa and Shionogi will establish a joint venture in Japan for precipitated silica, silica gel and matting agents.

The joint venture will commence operation on October 1, 2003 and expects in the first year sales of approx. Yen 3 billion (US $ 25.5 million). Degussa will hold through its subsidiary Degussa Japan Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 51% of the new venture’s shares whereas Shionogi will have 49%.

„By this step we accomplish two objectives: we sharpen our focus on our pharmaceutical business and by joining forces with Degussa we help building a better future for our silica, silica gel and matting agents activities“ said Mr. Shiono. Being a part of its Industrial Chemicals Division Shionogi will transfer production, sales and R&D activities to the new joint venture.

Prof. Felcht pointed out: “By the formation of this new joint venture Degussa realizes the next step in its silica strategy in Asia. From now on we will use the new venture to systematically grow and expand Degussa’s silica business in Japan and Asia/Pacific.” The new venture will benefit from Degussa’s broad know how in precipitated silicas and matting agents, innovative product development and global distribution net work backed up by several applied technology centers.