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Top 4 High Temperature Plastics

High heat resistance is one of the defining properties of high-performance plastics known as thermosets. Long touted for their light-weight and chemical-resistant properties, it is the high heat-resistance that makes the performance of thermoset plastics exceptional in demanding applications and environments. Why Thermosets are the Best Temperature-Resistant Plastics Several decades ago, the thermoplastics in use… Read more »

Comparing Thermoset and Thermoplastic Pricing

Regarding the manufacturing costs of plastic parts, it is often noted that thermoplastic prices are lower than thermoset plastics. While this may be true to a certain degree, thermoplastics offer limited advantages when compared to their thermoset plastic counterparts. Upfront tooling costs, part strength and performance, and even appearance play an important part in determining… Read more »

How Thermoset Plastics are Made & Manufactured

  Thermoset plastic is a synthetic polymer known for its resilience, strength and durability. It is how thermoset plastics are made and manufactured that make it an ideal material for a variety of applications across many industries. Automotive, aerospace, construction, medical, military, agriculture, and corrosion control are all such industries that utilize parts made with… Read more »

Choosing Between Gel Coat vs Paint

The usefulness of gel coating vs. paint for thermoset plastic parts is relative to the applications, needs, and requirements of the specific part. Gel coating is ideal and cost-effective for products produced via Resin Transfer Molding, because throughput is reduced when compared to a secondary painting process. However, if a part requires multiple colors or… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Monomers & Polymers?

In the world of material sciences and plastics, the difference between monomer vs polymer is often confused, if not confusing. Because the terms relate to plastic, they are seen in the broader, wider range of malleable synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are molded into solid objects. Nevertheless, synthetic monomers and polymers played a significant… Read more »

The Top 3 Creep-Resistant Plastics

  Creep resistant plastics are an important consideration in the design and application of any plastic molding. You want to choose a material that has all the best characteristics for your intended application!

Corbett Celebrates 40 Years at Osborne

August 16, 2018 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce a new milestone has been reached by long-time employee, Vicki Corbett of Osborne, Kan. Corbett celebrated her 40 year employment anniversary on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

The History of Thermosets

Stop and take a look around you. Whether you are inside, outside, or even in your vehicle, chances are you see something that is made out of plastic. Today, more and more manufacturers are substituting metals for plastics, as the properties of plastic make it a durable, flexible and cost-effective material. So how did we… Read more »

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.