Plastic Molding Services for the Food Storage & Service Industry
PMC provides plastic molding services for several key manufacturers in the food storage and service industry.
We provide molding services for high-precision engineered components that are used for food storage and retail packaging. For example, we mold catering trays and bowls from glass-filled or other materials that combine high strength with long-lasting finish. Many of these products are designed for low-cost, high volume molding.
We also provide plastic molding services for high-precision engineered components in food service machinery.
Materials & Processes
Food Storage & Packaging
Items made for food packaging and storage can be molded or thermoformed. They’re typically designed for high-speed production and multi-cavity molds.
Catering trays and bowls can be formed from Sheet Molding Compound or ABS.
Instead of painting or applying decals, we can provide in-mold decorating, hot stamping, pad printing and multishot molding.
Food Machinery & Equipment
Food service machinery and equipment can include specialized plastic molded components with inserts and complex geometries.
Engineered resins provide strength and dimensional stability over a wide range of temperatures.
Food service products are typically designed to stand up to hot water and harsh chemicals in warewashing equipment.
Plastic Molded Concepts is able to produce injection molded products that meet stringent regulations of agencies such as NSF, UL and RoHS.
PMC is also compliant with all the regulations required to supply plastic molded parts for use in commercial food zone areas, as well as refrigeration and ice machines.
We maintain strict traceability records on all the raw materials we use in the plastic molding process.
PMC’s plastic molded products are composed of quality, long-lasting materials that are strategically selected to provide the best product for its intended application and environment.
We make sure our end products are clear of any blemishes or imperfections that might occur during the molding process.
Our quick turn-around time on both short and long run orders saves you time and money!
How to Get the Best Results
When selecting a plastic molder for a food service product, you need to look at speed-to-market, as well as experience. High-volume production requires careful attention to mold chilling and cycle times. The mold must be carefully designed to allow complete filling across all cavities.
Keeping waste to a minimum is also important, especially if remolded resin runs at a different temperature & pressure compared to virgin product.
For precision machinery components, molding management works hand-in-hand with product design to maximize the engineered plastics. Our certified in-house Master Molders can recommend small changes in draft angles & product thickness to help you get the dimensional tolerances you require.
In certain cases, post-mold machining or fabrication can be most cost-effective for a complex part.
Insert molding may give you the wear-resistance a piece requires with less expensive engineered resins.
Have questions about our process? Contact us today or request a free quote.