Polymers

Plastics vs. Polymers: What’s the Difference?

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, polymers and plastics are not always the same thing. Polymers can exist organically or be created synthetically, and consist of chains of joined individual molecules or monomers. Plastics are a type of polymer composed of chains of polymers which can be partially organic or fully synthetic. Simply put, […]

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LDPE vs. HDPE: Similarities and Differences

Polyethylene is one of the most widely used thermoplastics in the world and can be found in everything from grocery bags to children’s toys to shampoo bottles. It can be categorized into several subcategories based on its molecular structure, each of which demonstrates unique characteristics that make it suitable for use in particular applications. The […]

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Blow Molding Design Guide

Blow molding is a manufacturing process used to form hollow plastic and glass parts and products. Products produced through this process find application across nearly every industry, including: Automotive Appliance Lawn and garden Pet products Toys At OMICO Plastics, we have manufactured blow molded plastic parts for all majors industries for more than half a […]

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Injection Molding vs. Blow Molding

Manufacturers employ several different processes to create molded plastic parts depending on the part design and application. Injection and blow molding are two of the most widespread and cost-effective means of forming high-quality plastic components. Before deciding on which of these two molding processes to use for a production application, industry professionals should acquire an […]

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Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic Properties and Applications

Materials can make or break a product. While blow molding and other plastic molding processes use a wide variety of resins, that doesn’t mean every resin is right for your product. Once you isolate the expected applications for your product, select a resin with the properties that best fit those applications. Here are a few […]

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Food Grade Plastic

Food Grade Plastic: What’s Safe & What’s Not

What Is Food Grade Plastic? “Food grade plastic” is best defined as food safe plastic. The term refers to any plastic suitable for contact with consumable food or drink products. As some acidic foods or liquids can leach chemicals from their containers, it is important that they are stored in appropriate containers. The Food, Drug, […]

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