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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 and harsh conditions make the demand for these resins high. The following three are the leading acid resistant plastics on the market today: Teflon… 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 »

How the Resin Transfer Molding Process Works

RTM Definition

In 1976, Osborne Industries, Inc., originated and initiated the closed-mold molding process that was later known in the plastics industry as resin transfer molding, or RTM. The resin transfer molding process has been in use ever since. RTM is one of the best methods for mass production of composite parts. It is primarily used to… Read more »

pDCPD Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) Provides Durability, Structural Advantages

pDCDP Example

When we had a customer that was looking for alternatives to the sheet metal hoods on boring machines used in the construction industry, Osborne offered pDCPD reaction injection molding (RIM) as a solution to the problems they were facing. The wet conditions on many construction boring jobs led to excessive rust on the steel hoods,… Read more »

What is pDCPD? Your Questions Answered.

pDCPD Diagram

What is pDCPD?  pDCPD is the abbreviation for polydicyclopentadiene, a thermoset polymer plastic material. Thermosets like pDCPD are distinguished from thermoplastic materials, the other main group of plastics, because, unlike thermoplastics which revert back to liquid form under excessive heat, thermosets will remain in a post-cured form. pDCPD and other thermosets resist melting because of… Read more »