Thermoset Molding

Thermoset Molding

With decades of thermoset molding experience and expertise, Woodland Plastics specializes in thermoset injection molding of Phenolic, Bulk Molding Compound (BMC), Epoxy, and DAP materials with press tonnage from 80-500T. Our customers rely on Woodland Plastics as a preferred thermoset supplier for molded components and assemblies within a variety of industries including the appliance, electrical, automotive, energy, and industrial markets that require parts and components to withstand aggressive and challenging application environments. Such environments suitable for thermosets may include high and intermittent operating temperatures, electrical environments, corrosive environments, outdoor and UV exposure, and applications exposed or submerged in chemicals, oils, and/or automotive fluids. Woodland Plastics has equipment and capacities in place to offer molding processes of injection, injection-compression hybrid, and insert molding of thermosets.

Whether a product assembly is completely new to the market, or an existing project exploring a material conversion from a metal or thermoplastic to thermoset; Woodland offers thermoset molding capabilities to alleviate product pain points, reduce manufacturing costs, consolidate the number of parts in an assembly, and improve overall product performance. Implementing molded thermosets into a product assembly allows OEMs and engineers are able to protect internal components and product assemblies from degradation or failure.

High Heat Stability

Customer Pain Point – Components or product assemblies may degrade or disfigure while exposed to high heat and high operating temperatures during application use.

What Thermoset Molding Provides – Heat resistance, temperature deflection, & dimensional stability up to 500° Fahrenheit and above.

Why Partner with Woodland Plastics – With extensive thermoset molding experience, Woodland Plastics manufactures heat-stable components that remain dimensionally stable even within high operating temperatures.

Chemical Resistance

Customer Pain Point – Product application may be exposed to oils, automotive fluids, or even rainwater run-off including salts or other chemicals.

What Thermoset Molding Provides – With excellent chemical resistance and stability, thermoset product assemblies and internal components will not corrode, nor be affected physically when exposed to harsh chemicals, fluids, or other challenging environments.

Why Partner with Woodland Plastics – Woodland Plastics has decades of experience molding for a variety of customer and product end-markets including for product applications exposed to oils, fluids, salts, and moisture.

Metal-to-Thermoset Conversion

Customer Pain Point – Metal components are costly and may require secondary operations such as machining and finishing.

What Thermoset Molding Provides – Consolidation of multiple parts of an assembly. Elimination of costly secondary machining or painting operations.

Why Partner with Woodland Plastics – Woodland Plastics offers integrated manufacturing solutions with support in engineering, tooling, and material selection to efficiently convert customers’ existing metal components or product assemblies to thermoset to drive product performance and lower manufacturing costs.

Lightweight, Cost Efficient

Customer Pain Point – Component assembly needs to be lighter to reduce overall cost of an assembly.

What Thermoset Molding Provides – Lowers component or product assembly weight over metallic applications without compromising product performance.

Why Partner with Woodland Plastics – Woodland assists with customer light-weighting efforts and leverages approved suppliers for tooling and material selection, keeping overall manufacturing costs competitive against metallic or thermoplastic components.

Thermoset Molding Capabilities

Thermoset Material Capabilities

Phenolic Resin

Epoxy

Bulk Molding Compound (BMC): Glass and Mineral Filled
Unsaturated Polyester (UP) & Vinyl Ester
Diallyl Phthalate (DAP)

Molding Processes

Injection
Insert

Injection-Compression

Machine Size/ Clamping Force

25 – 500 Tons

Maximum Mold Size

30″ x 44″ x 30″

Number of Cavities

One or Multiple

Production Volume

Medium-Long Run

10,000 units up to 10,000,000+

Feeding Systems

Hopper (Phenolic)

Hydraulic Stuffer (BMC)

Quality Certifications

ISO 9001:2015

Real-Time Manufacturing Systems

Enterprise IQ: Manufacturing ERP Software System

Automotive Applications

Ashtrays
Headlamp Reflectors
Powertrain Components
Solenoids & Caps
Transmission Components

Gear Housings
Heat Shields
Pulleys
Thrust Washers
Valve Housings

Appliance Applications

Bases
Covers & Lids
Knobs
Outdoor Grill Handles & Components
Vent Trims

Control Panels
Handles
Motor Housings
Oven & Range Components
Wastebaskets

Electrical & Lighting Applications

Baffles
Brush Holders
End Caps
Insulators
Relays
Standoff Insulators

Bases
Circuit Breaker Components
Electrical Housings & Enclosures
Electric Motor Components
Slip Rings
Starter Caps

Industrial & Other Applications

Bobbins
Fuel Cell Components
Load Rings
Pump Housings

Frac Balls
HVAC Components
Pump Housings
Wind Turbine Components

For questions on Woodland Plastics’ thermoset molding capabilities, please contact us via email at sales@woodlandplastics.com or reach us via phone at (630)-543-1144.