What Products are made from Plastic Injection Molds?

You'll be surprised to learn that many items all around you are made using plastic injection molds! The major industries that use plastic injection molded products include:

  • Medical

  • Aviation

  • Sports equipment

  • Food packaging

  • Automotive

  • Electronics

  • Industrial

  • Life Sciences

  • Retail

  • Waste management


To help you actualize what sort of plastic injection products might be found in these industries, we'll go through a typical day and mention products you would likely to use.


Morning Time

Think about how you start your day. Do you wake up naturally or do you set an alarm? If you're like me then you don't have a traditional alarm clock but instead use your phone or Google home. What do you do next? Put on your slippers, visit the bathroom brush your teeth, use the facilities & take a shower or perhaps instead head to the kitchen, pull out some plastic utensils and make breakfast in a non-stick pan.


Molded products:

  • Alarm clock

  • Google home casing

  • Cell phone case

  • Toothbrush

  • Tooth floss picks

  • Razors

  • Shower gel bottles

  • Flat iron

  • Hair dryer

  • Hair trimmer

  • Makeup cases

  • Shower head

  • Combs/ Brushes

  • Plastic kitchen utensils


Off to work

Now it's time to go to work! You've got your travel mug in hand as you hop into the drivers seat of your car. Cruising down the highway you pass a biker, several busses and see a plane fly by overhead.


Molded products:

  • Travel mugs

  • Car parts (fenders, grilles, bumpers, door panels, floor rails, light housing, air vents, door handles, buttons & dials etc.)

  • Bus, plane & train seats

  • Bike grips


Work

Arriving at work you check yourself in and get comfortable at your desk where you can see your business cards sitting in their holder. Your computer lights up, welcoming you to another day of work. Putting in one headphone, so that you remain available to the world around you, you pick out a song and start typing away at your tasks for the day. Every now and then you take a break to stretch you legs and visit the washroom.


Molded products:

  • Mouse

  • Computer casing

  • USB

  • Adapter cord

  • Headphone components

  • PPE

  • Markers

  • Chemical bottles

  • Soap dispenser

  • Paper towel dispenser

  • Medical tools

  • Card holder


Lunch

Finally, it's lunch time. You unpack the lunch your brought from home and slide your Tupperware meal into the microwave to warm it up.

Molded products:

  • Water bottle

  • Food packaging

  • Tupperware

  • Plastic utensils


Evening

The clock says it's quitting time! Once you've arrived back home, to relax and destress, you clean up the days mess by vacuuming the rugs, dimming the lights low and plopping down on the couch to marathon some Netflix shows. Perhaps you've got kids and decide to play with their toys with them, go outside with them or indulge them with a video game.

Molded products:

  • Plastic cooking utensils

  • Vacuum

  • TV remote

  • Electrical switches & wall plates

  • Video game controllers

  • Video game consoles

  • Plastic toys

  • Sports balls & equipment


When you think about how many products in your daily life are made from the plastic injection molding process, the list is endless! Here at DC Automotive Tooling Inc. we make molds that are suitable for small to medium objects, which would include most of the items we mentioned!


How many of the items we listed do you use on a daily basis?