Lids, jars, measuring scoops and other forms of packaging are often made through plastic injection molding. An almost endless composition of shape, style, color and texture can be achieved with injection molding. Because of the repetitive nature of injection molding, large runs of nearly identical packaging can be made.
The most common plastics in this market are Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP). These materials have a relatively low price. They are often softer, pliable, good chemical resistance and usable at lower temperatures. Also frequently used materials are polycarbonate, a transparent and hard plastic, and copolyesters such as Tritan that are Bisphenol A (BPA) free.
High degree of automation
The packaging industry is a competitive market where great attention is paid to the final price of a package. As a result, products are often constructed in such a way that hardly any labor is required. Most of the operations required are automated.
The high level of automation in this market often entails higher investment costs. These investments consist of multiple molds, often with hot runners, and automations. A good example is in-mould labeling. In in-mould labeling, a label is placed in the mold with a robot during the production process. Under high pressure, liquid plastic is then injected into the mold. This plastic then melts together with the label, creating an inseparable unit. The advantage of this is that the products are dishwasher- and scratch-resistant during use, but also that the product does not need to be labeled or printed afterwards. The product and label are made of the same material, so they can be recycled after use.
Packaging at Fleur Plastics
Our injection molding machines are equipped with take-out robots that allow us to easily take products in and out of the mold. We also have the necessary peripheral equipment such as conveyors, buffer systems and push-through systems. This makes it possible to offer 24/7 production at an attractive price.
We use IML systems, but can also dry-offset or pad print your products afterwards.