Plastic world Plastic mold

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Injection molding is the principal method of forming thermoplastic materials. Modifications of the injection process are sometimes used for thermosetting plastics. In injection molding, plastic material is put into a hopper which feeds into a heated injection unit. A reciprocating screw pushes the plastic through this long heating chamber, where the material is softened to a fluid state.
At the end of this chamber there is a nozzle which abuts firmly against an opening into a cool, closed Plastic mold. The fluid plastic is forced at high pressure through this nozzle into the cold mold. A system of clamps hold the Plastic mold halves shut.
As soon as the plastic cools to a solid state, the mold opens and the finished plastic is ejected from the press. The problem with injection molding of thermosetting materials is that, under heat, these plastics will first soften, then harden to an infusible state. Thus it is essential that no softened thermosetting material in the heating chamber be allowed to remain there long enough to set. Jet molding, offset molding and molding using a screw-type machine overcome this problem by liquefying the thermosetting plastic material just as it goes through the injection nozzle into the Plastic mold, but not before. Regards, Plastic World | Plastic Materials.