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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 »

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.

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.

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 »

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 »