For those unfamiliar with the name Plastisol, the chances are you’ve used it – or at least a product that is made from it. From textiles printing to flooring to plumbing and electrical fittings, there’s not much we don’t rely on Plastisol for anymore.
Polyvinyl Chloride (otherwise known as PVC) is a synthetic plastic polymer, derived from salt and ethylene. It’s production is more environmentally friendly than other plastic manufacturing, as it consumes less energy and releases fewer emissions
Plasticizers create the variant in materials, allowing them to change in thickness and creating a more flexible substance. The versatility of PVC alongside the modification properties of plasticizers, allows the resulting material to be optimised for products and industries.
This material is Plastisol – it is the result of combining plasticizers to PVC for the purpose of thinning out the materials and making them liquified, to allow molding, heat-transfers or dip-coating.
Once you know what Plastisol is, it’s almost impossible to notice it in the products you use. But what makes it different to other forms of plastic? Why is it so popular?
Are you looking for a reliable Plastisol manufacturer for your product? Are you looking for a manufacturer with experience, expertise and a customer-centric approach? Get in touch with us at Polyblend to find out more about our custom-formulated Plastisols.
Dip Moulding is a simple and frequently employed process used worldwide. It works by creating a ‘to-scale’ mould of the product before it is heated and dipped in a liquid PVC or Acrylic, known as plastisol. With this type of process, the speed of entry and dip time determines the shape and thickness of the final product.
PolyBlend Managing Director, Mark Stewart announces his official retirement date as Friday March 31st 2023.
Let me wish all of you – our customers, our suppliers, our staff and my network – a very Merry Christmas!