Injection Molding Commodity Plastics 

Commodity plastics are found throughout daily life, from limited-use items such as plastic bags to high-value items that don’t require precise performance characteristics.

Injection Molding Commodity Plastics Applications

A commodity plastic is a thermoplastic for applications in which mechanical properties and service environments are not critical. Usually affordable and readily available, these plastics are often used for mass production. Items made from commodity plastics include:

  • Plates
  • Carrying trays
  • Printed materials
  • Packaging film
  • Magnetic tape
  • Clothing
  • Beverage and trash containers

Types of Commodity Plastics 

Commodity plastics are involved in roughly 80 percent of all thermoplastic production. Examples of this plastic type include:

  • Polystyrene
  • Polypropylene
  • Ethylene-vinyl acetate
  • High-density and Low-density polyethylene
  • Polymethyl methacrylate

Bruin Manufacturing works with premier suppliers to obtain the highest quality commodity plastics for products our team manufactures. Team up with Bruin Manufacturing to determine whether commodity plastics meet your needs. With us, injection-molded plastics manufacturing makes sense.


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