Count on Southwest Plastics for reliable performance every time. We have been serving customers from aerospace and fast food to fitness and automotive requiring all volumes of production for over 45 years. Our customers rely on our experience and attention to detail with thermoplastic and thermoset plastic compounds for thermoplastic injection molding, thermoset injection molding, thermoset compression molding and rubber molding.
The Thermoset family of plastic materials harden and cure in the molding process as the molecules actually crosslink in a chemical reaction and set into a final shape. Additional No addition of heat will not soften or melt the material. As a result, thermosets are advantageous have their advantage in any high heat environment where softening or melting cannot be tolerated. Domestically products, such as ashtrays, cooking utensils, and cookware handles are produced from thermosets. Thermosets are also used in electrical, electronic and military applications. Some examples of thermoset materials are phenolics, epoxies, melamines and diallyl phthalate.
Thermosets can be molded using the compression, transfer or injection molding processes. Southwest Plastics has extensive capabilities in molding thermoset materials using all three of these processes.
In order to shorten cycles and lower costs, some thermoset materials have been developed that can be injection molded. The standard injection molding machine must be modified by way of a specialized screw and barrel in order to injection mold thermoset materials. Southwest Plastics has been injection molding thermoset materials for many years and has the expertise to make your next project a success.
Epoxy (Vyncolit, Cosmic)
Phenolic (Vyncolit, Plenco)
Diallyl Phthalate (Vyncolit, Cosmic)
Polyester (IDI, BMC, Cytec)
Vinylester (IDI, Fiberite)
Southwest Plastics experienced staff, diverse molding capabilities and extensive secondary operation department enable us to produce a wide spectrum of plastic parts for all industries. We proudly operate a financially sound organization that experiences very low turn- over in personnel.
Southwest has a long history of producing high quality plastic valves and pump parts with a trusted name in the custom plastic molding