From new product development to packaging and shipping, OMICO Plastics offers comprehensive blow molding solutions. At our state-of-the-art facility, we have 26 blow molding machines that can handle any type of project, including multi-component assemblies that require plastic welding and press fitting. Our skilled experts can manufacture blow-molded products as small as 1 in. and as large as 6 ft. from a collection of materials, such as ABS, acetal, polyethylene, polypropylene, and more.
Our 50 years of experience have granted us the opportunity to serve customers from a variety of industries and applications, including appliances, automotive parts, lawn and garden equipment, pet toys, and children's toys.
Refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, and other appliances contain a medley of parts that can be manufactured via blow molding. Components that are hollow, such as fluid reservoirs, especially lend themselves to blow molding. Partially hollow components, such as ducts, shields, doors, pans, tubes, and separators, can also be created via blow molding.
For the appliance industry, blow-molded plastics are a durable, economical choice that helps to increase an appliance’s reliability while lowering costs.
Automobiles require a bunch of different fluids to operate safely and reliably, and those fluids have to be stored in their own separate containers, reservoirs, and tanks to facilitate. These hollow components can be deftly produced via blow molding. In addition to these receptacles, parts like HVAC ducts, windshield washers, panels, tubes, hoses, handles, and covers also can be blow molded. The most prevalent aspect of blow-molded components for the automotive industry is that they are usually made from plastic, which won’t rust or corrode. In most cases, blow molding is more cost effective for the automotive industry than related production methods, such as rotational molding or thermoforming.
Children’s toys, especially those for toddlers, are perfect candidates for creation via blow molding. The lightweight, resilient toys favor the blow molding process, allowing kids and toddlers to easily pick them up and have fun. Blocks, squeeze toys, toy truck shells, and more can be created for the industry using blow molding.
The most salient aspect of children’s toys is whether they are safe for use by children of their intended age ranges. At OMICO, we verify that our blow-molded products are hazard-free, double-checking every product several times before it finds its way into a child’s imaginative hands.
As blow molding equipment and technology have improved throughout the years, the process has increasingly become more and more germane to the lawn and garden industry. Products like lawnmowers, pressure washers, and gas-powered weed eaters harbor multiple fuel tanks and fluid reservoirs that can be produced via blow molding. As these products are designed to be operated under a single person’s faculty, plastic blow-molded components are desirable over other materials, such as metal, due to reduced weight and increased resistance to the elements.
For the pet toy industry, blow-molded products can be manufactured for a variety of applications, one of the most common being durable, long-lasting dog toys for those aggressive chewers. The strong, rubbery plastic used to create pet toys resists both ultraviolet light and chemicals, while also being effortless to clean and disinfect. In addition to chew toys, products, such as balls and squeaky toys, can be produced via blow molding.
By only using EPA-approved materials and inspecting our products for sharp or rough edges, we ensure that our blow-molded pet toys are safe. Our custom molds can take a product to the next level, giving it an aesthetic and functional edge over the generic pet toys sold by the competition.
The appliance, automotive, lawn and garden, pet toy, and children’s toy industries are well-suited for the benefits offered by OMICO’s blow molding services. However, any industry—but especially those that supply products that contain hollow components—can utilize our blow molding services to give their products that extra competitive edge when sent to market.