Bragging About Rotomolded Products
If you ask a producer of rotomolded products why you should choose rotational molding over another plastic forming process, you’re likely to be in for a long talking-to. Rotational molding companies all seem to share in common their recognition of the efficiency and economy of the rotational molding process. Ask a handful of rotomolding companies and you’ll probably hear the same points over and over again: high product integrity, environmental sustainability, low tooling cost, product strength, easy customization, short lead time, better material distribution and so on.
They’d all be right, of course. Rotational molding is a highly favorable alternative to other plastic forming processes. Let’s go through just a few of the benefits in detail. Environmental sustainability and waste are two considerations that go hand in hand in any industrial process. Plastic waste during plastic forming processes is an important consideration, because reducing waste saves a company money and reduces its contribution to environmental degradation. And when it comes to saving tooling costs, rotational molding can be a much less expensive choice than alternative plastic forming processes because rotational molding molds don’t involve the use of an inner core. This can make tooling during the early phases of rotational molding less expensive than alternative methods.
The rotational molding process can be used to produce a wide range of products, and the entire rotational molding process is highly customizable, beginning with the design phase and ending with secondary additions such as reinforcement, finishing, drilling and all kinds of other secondary processes. Rotational molding experts also talk a lot about the quality and durability of rotomolded products compared to products created through other processes. The rotation process causes plastic to accumulate in slightly higher concentrations in the corners of rotationally molded plastics compared to non-rotationally molded plastics, and this can produce a stronger product. Overall, there’s no denying that the rotational molding process features many favorable qualities; you can’t blame the experts for raving about it.