Technical Articles

Custom-Pak, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Engineering Services)
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Standards for highway safety devices were updated last year by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). They expand upon AASHTO's 2011 Manual for Assessing... (View Full Article)
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Most blow molding suppliers can follow a CAD drawing and create a part according to your specifications. But, you want more than just a manufacturer. You want a blow molding supply team who will be... (View Full Article)
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A turnkey blow molding supplier, on the other hand, takes care of your project from start to finish. It sources and processes the resin you will use, designs and customizes your product, provides the... (View Full Article)
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Blow molded parts are more than just a great value. They are easily customizable, visually striking, and very durable. Whether you've sourced blow molded parts in the past or are just beginning your... (View Full Article)
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Taking those first steps toward creating your product is exciting. So, you want to make sure you’re fully prepared as you are shopping for a blow molding supplier. Here’s the... (View Full Article)
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Blow molding is an elaborate multi-step process that requires collaboration from many different highly-trained professionals. This article briefly explains the 9 steps to designing a blow molded... (View Full Article)
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The first step is to create a mockup of the part. Most projects start with an idea or a sketch. Then, the blow molding design team creates a three-dimensional CAD or e-drawing of the part. A... (View Full Article)
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Choosing the right plastic resin for your blow molding project can be a challenge. Cost, density, flexibility, strength, and more all factor into what resin is best for your part. HDPE is the world's... (View Full Article)
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You probably know that there are different types of blow molding processes, each of which is beneficial for different products. In the same way, there are different distribution methods that may... (View Full Article)
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This article will help you understand how to effectively design your products using blow molded plastic manufacturing.... (View Full Article)
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Blow molds have unique design freedoms that aren't possible with injection or compression molds. Many of these benefits are made possible by aluminum. Here's why aluminum tops steel when it comes to... (View Full Article)
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In creating an environmentally sustainable plastic product, you'll encounter different kinds of eco-friendly resins. Here's an introduction to the advantages and disadvantages of biodegradables and... (View Full Article)
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Many people think that profit and sustainability are at odds. But this is a misconception. In reality, going green and saving money often go hand in hand. For example, if businesses were to cut carbon... (View Full Article)
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The Custom-Pak blow molding design guide provides you with basic design tools for making engineered blow molded parts. This guide focuses on the extrusion blow molding process. No two designs are... (View Full Article)
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Plastics often get a bad rap when it comes to being environmentally friendly. In many ways, this is a misperception. This article takes a closer look at the environmental impact of the resins commonly... (View Full Article)
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Most of the plastic used in manufacturing in the United States is created domestically. But, like many other markets, plastics are becoming more globalized. This article examines issues and... (View Full Article)
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There's a common belief out there that offshore companies always provide the best value when it comes to blow molding. That belief is often misguided. Here's why North American blow molders have the... (View Full Article)
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To realize your product idea, you need to perfect your concept, work with a strong team, and know your product inside and out. Here's how to design a successful blow molded product. You can start the... (View Full Article)
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You’ve put a lot of work into your product design. Now, your blow molding supplier will help you make your product its very best. This may include alterations that ease the production process,... (View Full Article)
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Injection molding and blow molding are the two most popular ways to produce high quality, cost-effective plastic parts and products, but both are used for different applications and have different... (View Full Article)
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While it's true that a shorter distance means lower freight costs, shipping costs alone don't tell the whole story. A full-service supplier that offers superior quality, more innovation, and a greater... (View Full Article)
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There are several types of blow molding processes. Your product needs and specifications will determine which type of blow molding is best for you.... (View Full Article)
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Blow molding is an economical way to build versatile and unique parts. In today’s world, blow molded parts are everywhere, from the cars we drive to the office chairs we sit in. Before you... (View Full Article)
(Material Handling and Packaging Services)
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If you have a product packaging dilemma, chances are, you can solve it with plastics. Plastics are strong, durable, lightweight, and save in both cost and material resources over the alternatives.... (View Full Article)
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You want to manufacture the best part possible while being kind to your budget. To understand how much your blow molding project will cost, it’s important to dig into the elements of the... (View Full Article)
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A healthy supply chain is the circulatory system of a strong business. You rely on it as much as your body relies on your heart, and without it, the lifeblood of your company would cease flowing. In... (View Full Article)
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If you're looking to create plastic food packaging, it's essential that you understand which plastics are food-safe. Food-safe plastic resins are those approved for contact with edibles by the Food... (View Full Article)
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You and your blow molding supplier will be working closely to put your best product forward. This often involves a lot of back and forth. From concept discussions to mold revisions, the process of... (View Full Article)
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Keeping an eye on resin prices can help you determine if your supplier's pricing is fair, or if it's time to look for a new supplier. As you research resin prices, be aware that there is no one... (View Full Article)
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According to Wayne Johnston, Sales Account Manager at Custom-Pak, approximately 90% of customers choose to work with High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) for their blow molding projects. Why is this... (View Full Article)