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Eco-Friendly Sustainable Injection Molding

In today’s world, sustainability is not a buzzword- it’s a requirement.
The manufacturing industry is no exception, and business owners are now more conscious of the impact their operations have on the environment. If you are searching for manufacturing solutions that also reduce your carbon footprint, consider eco-friendly and sustainable injection molding methods available from The Toolroom. Let’s take a further look at the benefits of using sustainable injection molding techniques.

Reduced Waste

Inefficiencies in the injection molding process can waste material. Excessive temperature and injection pressure that is too high can lead to polymers burning, bursting, and being ultimately unusable. Optimizing volume, temperature and pressure ensure that plastics used won’t go to waste. The Toolroom also designs molds to ensure no flash or other excess needs to be removed and disposed of. Eco-friendly injection molding also significantly reduces waste by using recyclable materials such as biodegradable plastics, post-consumer plastics, and compostable materials. The process lowers the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. This reduces the amount of waste generated, and allows us to meet high environmental standards that demonstrate our commitment to green practices.

Lower Energy Consumption

Plastic injection molding can use a lot of energy because the polymer is heated to very high temperatures and injected into the mold under extreme pressure. The amount of energy used depends on the type of plastic and the mold being used. By optimizing the process parameters, such as finding the right combination of temperature, pressure, and cycle time for each specific application, we can lower energy consumption. Advances in technology are always improving our ability to reduce energy usage. For example, electric machines are more efficient than hydraulic machines and can save as much as 30% of energy used. Using heat jackets on the molds can keep the molds at a constant temperature and reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the plastic. Big data analytics can be used to monitor energy usage and identify areas where savings can be made. Sustainable injection molding techniques use fewer resources than traditional methods. Lower energy usage leads to lower bills and less pollution, so The Toolroom can keep our quality services cost-effective for our customers.

Improved Product Quality

Innovation in sustainable technologies has led to improvements in the quality of the products produced. Using eco-friendly injection molding techniques can improve the quality and the durability of final products. A high-quality product is more likely to be chosen by consumers, which can ultimately lead to increased sales. The experts at The Toolroom are ready to show you what green options will work best for your project.

Sustainability in manufacturing is no longer a luxury but a must. Eco-friendly and sustainable injection molding from the Toolroom reduces waste, save money on energy costs, improves product quality, and more. Making eco-friendly choices throughout the manufacturing cycle allows businesses to take an active role in improving the sustainability of the planet, while simultaneously ensuring long-term success.

Here at The Toolroom, expert plastic injection molding is our specialty, and we are committed to sustainable practices that are good for our planet. Call The Toolroom today to discuss your plastic injection molding project and how our eco-friendly process will benefit you. We answer your questions promptly and effectively. It is truly our excellent customer service and superior mold design and production that make The Toolroom experts in what we do. Contact us today at (573) 437-4154. Count on the experience of The Tool Room, serving the Greater St Louis area since 1978.

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