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New Product Development – Material Matters!

Thermoplastic injection molding is an immensely powerful and versatile manufacturing process. Many of the consumer products that people buy and use every day are either completely injection molded or have molded components. One of the most important design considerations when creating new parts are the materials that will be used. Every thermoplastic material has its own physical and chemical properties that must be taken into account in conjunction with the type of part being created and its use. Chemical properties like stability and toxicity may be especially important in some applications, and physical properties like appearance and strength may be paramount in others. Thankfully, with the diverse number of thermoplastics on the available today there is sure to be a material that meets or exceeds your needs. Allen Field has experience and expertise with a variety of materials, including:  

  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) 
  • Polyethylene 
  • Polycarbonate 
  • Polypropylene 
  • And blended materials 

 When it comes to plastics, there is never a universal solution that will fit every product. That is why selecting the right material will not only provide the perfect end user experience, it will also reduce costs and maximize material efficiency. All Allen Field products are engineered to provide you and your customers with these benefits and economical savings. If you have any questions or concerns about the materials used in our products or the new product development services we offer, please contact our team and we will be glad to help! 

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