You know enough about mold manufacturing using plastics to know that your customers often need products in colors other than white. However, they also want versatile and durable parts regardless of their color. Colored resin is a popular choice for injection molding because it allows you to fulfill your customers’ requests.
Manufacturers use high-quality colored plastic pellets made from polypropylene or other natural polymers to create colored resin. Depending on the application, fabricators also offer color matching for the colored resin to make injection-molded products. Color matching is especially important in automobile manufacturing, where it is better for dashboards, door handles, and moldings to match a vehicle’s painted surfaces.
The addition of color to the resin before manufacturing products prevents your customers from painting the parts before they market them.
The injection molding process includes injecting the colored resin into the preferred mold and then waiting for it to cool and harden. Important features of components made from colored resin include resistance to heat damage and fading, which means they have long-lasting quality.