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Uses & Applications of Thermosetting Plastics

The applications and uses for thermosetting plastics have grown substantially over the years. The success and benefits of this type of plastic is due in large part to its favorable plastic properties. Thermoset plastics polymers cross-link together when curing to form an irreversible chemical bond. It is one of two organic polymer-based plastic materials, the… Read more »

Osborne Industries, Inc., announces certification to ISO 9001:2015

June 18, 2018 – Osborne, Kan. – Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of thermosetting plastic components for leading OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) around the U.S., is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018, certification under ISO 9001:2015. The company has maintained certification under ISO standards since October 2000.

What’s the Difference Between Polymers and Plastics?

Polymers and Plastics are encountered in everyday life and used for a variety of purposes. A large number of everyday household items are comprised of plastics and polymers. If someone asked you on the spot to explain the differences between polymer vs plastic, would you be able to give a cohesive answer? Today we discuss… Read more »

Top 3 Most Acid Resistant Plastics

The unique properties and benefits of acid-resistant plastics make them well-suited for use in a number of industries. Chemical and corrosion resistance over wide temperature ranges and other extreme environmental conditions make the demand for these resins high. The following three are the leading acid resistant plastics on the market today: Teflon™ PTFE, Kynar® PVDF,… Read more »

The Properties of Plastic

Plastic Properties

Plastic is a synthetic material created from a broad range of organic polymers that have become an indispensable part of our everyday world. The properties of plastic are numerous. For the most part, they are: Lightweight with a high strength-to-weight ratio Can be manufactured inexpensively and mass produced Water resistant Shock resistant Thermally and electrically… Read more »

RIM Manufacturing Process: Step by Step

RIM, or reaction injection molding, was developed in the late 1960’s. Over time, technology has evolved along with the RIM manufacturing process itself, allowing Osborne Industries to tap into the numerous and unique benefits and capabilities of RIM for a wide variety of products. RIM produces thermosetting plastic resin parts by forcing low-viscosity liquid polymers… Read more »

The Benefits and Limitations of Injection Molding

The advantages of injection molding over die cast molding have been debated since the former process was first introduced in the 1930s. There are benefits, but also limitations to the method, and that, primarily, is need-based. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and other consumers who rely on molded parts to produce their goods, are looking for… Read more »

Top 3 Most Impact Resistant Plastics

Plastics are generally tough, corrosion and chemical resistant, lightweight, easy to fabricate, and less expensive when compared to alternative materials like metal. As with any manufacturing material, there are advantages and disadvantages to the different properties each material might have. Although there are many impact resistant plastics to choose from, there are a few that excel in… Read more »

Osborne Installs Automated Fiberglass Cutting System

May 24, 2017 – Osborne, Kansas – Osborne Industries, Inc., custom molder of thermoset plastics via Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) utilizes a variety of fiberglass types in their Resin Transfer Molded (RTM) thermoset fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) parts for leading equipment manufacturers. Osborne’s team of engineers and molding specialists will work to identify the best glass-reinforcement… Read more »

The Difference Between Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Plastic

Have you ever wondered what the difference between thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic is? Although both sound similar, they have very different properties and applications. Below we discuss the differences between thermoplastics vs. thermosetting plastic, their curing process, and the pros and cons to each. Comprehending the performance differences can help you improve your product designs!… Read more »