Terminal Block for Appliance Industry

Terminal Block for Appliance Industry

Interested in developing a part with a material that is able to handle high temperature cycles and steam, a manufacturer of home appliances contacted us for our thoughts on molding a terminal block application out of a thermoset plastic material.

After further discussion, the appliance manufacturer partnered with Woodland Plastics to utilize our thermoset molding services to mold their terminal block out of Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) 605 – a thermoset polyester material – which provides resistance to steam, corrosion, heat, and also provides excellent insulation and electrical performance properties. Using an 8-Cavity tool, the terminal block is injection molded in a 500-ton thermoset injection molding press.

Project Highlights for Terminal Block

Product Description

Terminal Block to be used within a home appliance washer application

Molding Process

Injection – Thermoset


Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) 605 – Polyester Thermoset

Equipment Used to
Manufacture Part

500-Ton Thermoset Injection Molding Machine



In-Process Inspection

Dimensional Inspection

Estimated Part Weight

38.3 grams

Industry for Use

Appliance / Electrical

Standards Met

Customer Supplied Drawing

Product Name

Terminal Block