Plastic Component Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of custom component companies and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top custom component companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find custom component companies that can design, engineer, and provide custom components to your companies specifications. Then contact the custom component companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of industrial plastic components, custom plastic components, plastic component products, or customized custom components of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Mobile, AL

    If you are searching for plastic components then you have come to the right place. We take great pride in our ability to complete the orders of our customers in a timely manner. Our teams are always working at optimum efficiency to ensure you that you are receiving the markets’ best products. The solutions we create are unmatched. You will even be impressed with the aesthetics of our plastic components.

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  • Fort Wayne, IN

    At Park Plastic Products our main focus is manufacturing custom fabricated tanks from polypropylene and co-polymer. Chemical rinse tanks, dip tanks, anodizing tanks, tank liners, air purification tanks, drip pans and custom rolled polypropylene tanks are available to be built to your size and specifications. Whether you are storing ambient temperature liquids or high temperature liquids, chemical storage tanks are not a problem for Park Plastic Products.

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  • Sheboygan, WI

    Experts in unique custom plastic extrusion products and complex secondary fabrications, Northland Plastics specializes in custom plastic profile extrusions such as extruded plastic tubing, rigid plastic profiles and flexible plastic profiles. Call Northland Plastics, Inc. for all your extrusion needs.

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  • Evansville, IN

    We are a global supplier of plastic solutions. Our company takes pride in saying we are ISO 9000:2008 certified. We have set the standard of creativity and productivity in our industry. Our plastic fabrication systems are designed to improve your facility and work zones. As a leading developer we wish to create the most affordable solutions. Please visit our website to learn more information!

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  • Huntington Station, NY

    Comco Plastics, Inc. offers precision machined plastic and custom fabrication including vacuum forming and plastic parts. We have highly skilled machinists and an array of CNC equipment available. Pellet to part manufacturing capabilities. From R&D to applications, we have the experience you need.

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Plastic Components Industry Information

Plastic Components

Plastic components are parts or products that are manufactured from a polymer resin and used in every industry today. Plastic is a versatile, inexpensive, long-lasting material that can be formed into any shape and has a wide range of properties that suit different applications.

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Forming a Plastic into a Component

There are three main ways to form plastic into a component: molding, forming, and assembling. Molding involves a metal mold in the shape of the desired product and heated molten or malleable plastic that forms its shape. Some plastic molding processes involve a vacuum that ensures an air-tight fit around the mold. These products are usually larger in size and flat or hollow in form. Plastic molding is the preferred way of fabricating complex plastic products. A couple of different processes form flat, simple parts. These include stamping, where a heavy metal ram forces a mold to cut out pieces from a flat plastic sheet. Other plastic forming methods that produce flat components include laser and die cutting, which use a high beam of concentrated light to melt away the plastic or a sharp metal needle or saw. Many flat plastic parts require assembly in order to form a finished product. The most common way to assemble plastic is by plastic welding, a process that involves heating the edges of two plastic pieces until they have melted or softened and pushing them together. They form a watertight seal and permanently join together to form a single part.

Types of Plastic

There are many different kinds of plastic, each with their own defining characteristics, limitations, and benefits. These include acrylic, nylon, polyester, polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, and polyethylene. Each of these is a pure plastic resin base that is melted and mixed with additives that change or enhance the plastic's properties, such as strength, temperature, chemical, moisture and abrasion resistance, durability, flexibility, hardness, ductility, lifespan, texture, surface finish, and color. All these materials are considered thermoplastics and are easily formable when heated until pliable or molten. In order to form components, plastic may be molded, cut, welded, bent/formed, stamped, milled, annealed, or lathed. Most of these processes are automated and done in high volumes, which decreases the cost. The food and beverage, automotive, appliance, electronics, pharmaceutical, construction, plumbing, oil, packaging, aerospace, sports equipment, and cosmetics industries, among many others, use plastic components everyday. In an industrial setting, many plastic parts like gaskets, fasteners, and washers are important components of manufacturing machinery.