Many applications use plastic resin pellets during injection molding and other processes to create new plastic products. At Emco, we can supply high-quality resin pellets and other plastic components for nearly any industry and application. We use a variety of production methods to produce plastic components based on customer specifications, including CNC machining and injection molding.
Depending on your application's unique requirements, our capabilities enable us to manufacture top-quality components using plastic resin pellets.
What Are Resin Pellets?
Plastic resin pellets consist of small disk- or cylinder-shaped granules with a short diameter of a few millimeters. Manufacturing sites re-melt and mold these pellets to develop new products.
Plastic bottles are one of the most popular applications across industries that use plastic resin pellets. Bottles made from resin pellets account for a large portion of plastic materials produced. Resin pellets provide the uniform composition needed during the manufacturing process of bottles and other plastic products. Other common applications for resin pellets include a variety of plastic products, such as industrial plastic wraps and plastic bags.
In pellet production, manufacturers can use a variety of plastic materials. It is imperative to keep the different types of plastic separate to use them as raw materials for producing new plastic components. Different plastic materials have unique properties that make them more or less compatible with different applications. Color and pellet density are important factors to consider when choosing the right resin pellets. Many applications require either transparent or mixed colors, and density can affect production processes.
Manufacturers often use one of two common types of plastic resin pellets:
Commodity Grade Resin
Commodity resin is both cost-effective and suitable for many applications using plastic injection molding. Manufacturers opt for commodity resin to produce disposable items that do not require high mechanical properties because they can be produced in high volume for low costs. The benefits of these resins include easy processing, mobility, and separability.
Three common types of commodity resins include polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and polystyrene (PS).
Engineering Grade Thermoplastic Resin
Engineering grade resins feature improved mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties compared to commodity resins, although they come at a higher cost. Engineering resins produce durable goods, industrial components, and military products as viable replacements for metal parts. Some of the key benefits of engineering resins include consistent strength regardless of weight or cost reduction, along with chemical and thermal resistance.
Three commonly used engineering resins include acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polycarbonate (PC).
Emco Plastics Has Your Injection Molding Needs Covered
At Emco, we handle every aspect of the injection molding process throughout a project, from concept to shipment. Our staff designs, assembles, thoroughly tests, and provides packaging and shipment for every product. We cater to customers who require as little as 55 pounds of product, as well as customers requiring a much larger volume. In addition to injection molding, we offer extrusions and other processes using plastic resin pellets.
Based on our customers' individual needs, we offer a variety of resin pellet materials, such as:
- Acrylic (PMMA)
- And more!
We provide top-tier service to customers across several industries, including the automotive, compounding, healthcare, and packaging industries. The bulk of our materials are readily stocked, with others available through our deep supplier base. We work with a nationwide supply chain network to facilitate a quick turnaround for the fastest delivery of each product.
Reliable Services from Emco
If you require injection molding or other processes to manufacture products using resin pellets, we provide some of the best solutions available. We offer injection molding along with CNC machining, heat transfer decal, hot stamping, and assembly to meet the needs of your next project.
To learn more about what Emco can do for you, contact us today or send us your RFQ at any time.