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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 »

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 »

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 »

Osborne Industries Launches New Responsive Website

Osborne Industries Launches New Website

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leader in custom liquid molding of thermosetting plastics, is proud and excited to announce the launch of their new, responsive website. Osborne invites visitors to explore their new website that is designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience, with easy to use navigation and improved functionality. The company, which specializes in… Read more »

Osborne Industries, Inc., Receives Award for Consistency of Resin Transfer Molded (RTM) Products

August 7, 2015 – Osborne, Kansas – Osborne Industries, Inc., a custom resin transfer molding firm, was presented with a Consistency Award for reliable, dependable service by Altec Industries, headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri. The presentation took place at Altec’s Supplier Summit on May 5, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri. Osborne began working with Altec… Read more »

Osborne Industries, Inc. to Exhibit at Design-2-Part Show

February 24, 2015 – Osborne, Kansas – Osborne Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of custom-molded plastics via Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) and Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), has announced it will be exhibiting at the Design-2-Part manufacturing show. The show is being held at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, February 25-26, 2015. Osborne Industries… Read more »