Entries by Aileen Crass

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Let Pexco Solve Your Most Difficult Challenges

At Pexco, our strength lies in our solution diversity.  From custom solutions to solving specific engineering challenges, our expertise guarantees outstanding results. From inspiration to application, Pexco has been helping our customers bring ideas to life for nearly half a century. Pexco embrases the value of working together as One Pexco. This philosphy drives business-level […]

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Molding Techniques – How to Choose the Best Process for your Project

In manufacturing, molding refers to the process of shaping material into a rigid form. Pexco is the North American Leader in plastic molding, offering our customers a variety of techniques and materials to best meet their needs. Choosing the appropriate molding process for manufacturing plastic parts depends on several factors, including the design, size, complexity, […]

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Thermoplastics, Elastomers and Thermosets

  What material is best for my project?   Thermoplastics, elastomers, and thermosets are three distinct classes of polymers, each with unique properties and characteristics.  How do you know which one is best for your project? Thermoplastics: Definition: Thermoplastics are polymers that become pliable or moldable when heated and solidify upon cooling. This process can […]

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Pexco LLC Acquires Connecticut Plastics in Wallingford CT

JOHNS CREEK, GA (June 5, 2024) – Pexco LLC, a leading North American specialty plastics processor, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Wallingford, CT facility of Clayens. The Wallingford site, known for its dedicated high-performance plastic CNC Machining, Milling, Multi-axis Turning, Swiss Machining, Annealing, Vapor Polishing, and Assembly, significantly enhances Pexco’s value added […]

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Get to know the differences between Plastic Injection Molding and Plastic Extrusion

Plastic injection molding and plastic extrusion are both popular manufacturing processes used to create plastic parts, but they differ significantly in their methods and applications. While they both produce high quality flurorpolymer parts, plastic injection molding produces three-dimensional shapes vs. plastic extrusion produces linear, two-dimensional shapes.       Process: Injection Molding:  This process involves […]

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Plastics Make the Modern-Day Semiconductor Possible

Precision and purity are vital to semiconductor production.  Plastics assist in maintaining the standards necessary in production, ensuring that less time and resources are spent and that the items function properly. Unlike traditional materials like metal or ceramic, plastics such as FEP, PEEK, and PTFE are more impermeable to corrosive acids, which are key to the […]

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Injection Molding Advances with Biocompatible Fluoropolymers

Injection molding has advanced significantly with the use of biocompatible fluoropolymers. Fluoropolymers are a type of synthetic polymer that contains fluorine atoms, providing unique properties such as high thermal stability, chemical resistance, and low friction. When these fluoropolymers are made biocompatible, they become suitable for various medical and healthcare applications. The use of biocompatible fluoropolymers […]

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Injection Molding Advances with Biocompatible Fluoropolymers

Injection molding has advanced significantly with the use of biocompatible fluoropolymers. Fluoropolymers are a type of synthetic polymer that contains fluorine atoms, providing unique properties such as high thermal stability, chemical resistance, and low friction. When these fluoropolymers are made biocompatible, they become suitable for various medical and healthcare applications. The use of biocompatible fluoropolymers […]

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Expertise is Vital in Custom Plastic Injection Applications

Expertise is incredibly important in custom plastic injection applications. These applications often involve precise specifications and unique requirements, where even slight variations can significantly impact the final product. Close collaboration between the manufacturer and the client is essential to ensure that the design, material selection, tooling, and production processes align perfectly with the desired outcome. […]