Production

A focus on all aspects that deal with producing plastic manufacturing  products.  At JATCO we try to stay informed with things such as latest science and technology, shifts in the global, social, political environment, as well as other things that may affect the production and distribution of plastic products.  Feel free to learn more about our plastic injection molding services or contact us if you have any questions.

Specifying Cosmetics on Plastic Parts

Did you know there is an easy and effective way to specify cosmetics on plastic parts? JATCO, Incorporated follows standardized specifications to help you define your aesthetic expectations for your new molded parts. We can help you identify primary, secondary, and non-cosmetic surfaces, and define limits for cosmetic issues such as specs and blemishes, if applicable. With our many years of experience and our sensitivity to your high- quality cosmetic needs, we can work...

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What is Mold Classification and Why Is It Important?

Why are some molds more expensive than others for the same part? Maybe it is because of mold classification! Mold classification determines the life span or approximate number of cycles a typical mold can last before replacement or end of life. Each mold is built to a classification standard that best suits the anticipated lifetime production requirement for the part being molded. Mold classifications range from 500 to 1 million approximate cycles/shots. It is not an exact...

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Made In the USA Plastic Manufacturing Pays Off, BIG TIME

Recently many imported plastic manufactured goods have experienced a severe setback as shipping ports on both coasts haven’t been able to keep up with the large influx of cargo ships.  Inventory has been sitting on the oceanic cargo vessels while port crews work day and night dealing with a massive volume to process, at times inspect, and unload.  The notion that manufacturing plastic injection molded items overseas is the “cheapest way” to produce your...

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What is Injection Molding

What is Injection Molding? Injection molding is a process that is used to produce both large and small volume of parts that are typically made out of plastic resin pellets that can virgin, recycled, engineered and/or compounded with biomaterials.  The process of injection molding itself is a little more complicated than what most would think, but here is a simplified version of the injection molding process: First, plastic resin used to create parts is melted by the heated...

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World of Concrete 2020 Conference

JATCO’s Test Cylinder Molds will be participating at the World of Concrete 2020 conference February 4th through 7th in Las Vegas Nevada. Test Cylinder Molds creates test cylinders that are made from 100% recycled materials. Our test cylinder molds are used to obtain the highest quality and accuracy formula for just about any project. We invite you to join us at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Convention Center February 4th through 7th. You can learn more about this...

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Does Overseas Production Save You Money? Yes, BUT…

There are times when overseas production makes a lot of sense.  We admit that this sounds odd coming from a plastic production company that’s located here in the United States but that statement is true.  We believe that this article will give you a deeper understanding of things you should be considering when selecting an overseas production partner for your next project.   Here are top five scenarios you should take into consideration. Clearing Customs Products that...

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