Injection Molded Plastic Parts

Our position is quite unique in the consulting business. We combine a strong plastic molded parts and mold technical expertise with strong business savvy. For the purposes of this review, I will concentrate on the plastic injection molds and injectioi molding Technical and Market Research and Analysis portion of our business.

Our Background
HPT was created in 1979 as a direct result of a joint venture between Clopay and a Belgian holding company. HPT was then formed to do the technical marketing for the joint venture. Originally based n Cincinnati, we moved the business to Florida in 1992 when we began our first consulting contract. This was a yearlong project to do a full market study on the hygiene markets in Latin America.

The end result of the Latin American study was a recommendation for our client on what products to make, how to distribute and price them, and who to sell them to. (The company was Ace Films and the product was diaper-backing sheet.) Our study included a full analysis of the competition and the major trends. HPT was then asked to handle marketing for this client in Central and South America. (We then did a similar study for a Korean manufacturer 1988 and 1989. The Korean study was U.S. based.)

Previous and Current Work
Five years ago HPT began industry consulting and lead application analysis for new technologies. All our contracts are covered by Confidential Nondisclosure agreements, but I can tell you the general areas of work:
·Medical Disposables
·Absorbent Plastic molding Parts
·Specialty Resins
·Biodegradable Resins
·Breathable Films and Resins
·Home Health Care
·The Senior Care Market
·Pet Injection molding Products
·Specialty Films

ST Plastics. is known in the Nonwovens and Films and Absorbent Injection Molded Plastic Parts industry as an innovative marketer of raw materials to the medical and hygienic markets, the graphic arts industry, and packaging. Our consulting business has been very specialized and confidential and thus less well known.
In our position as a large seller of films we have regular contact with resin suppliers and other plastic converters. This puts us in an excellent position to interview and visit producers and consumers of products we are researching. We have an excellent network of manufacturers of plastic and web products, and this gives us good ?hands-on? and field experience in the areas that we research. In the medical field we both consult and supply raw materials to this industry. We attend many technical conferences and trade shows to broaden our expertise and exposure.

The type of work we do:

1.Market research- who is buying what and why. This work is done on an industrial level. Most of our work is field interviews and visits. Often we will start with a multi-client report prepared by someone else and then dive much deeper into the specific areas of interest to the client.
2.Field Intelligence – We can visit factories and shows and utilize our existing contacts in the industry and hasten the information gathering process. We will, for example, directly contact hospitals, medical device manufacturers, vendors, technical experts, and processors. We gather samples, technical data and marketing literature and pricing.
3.Act as an ?Enigma? – HPT will gather samples, test data, make inquiries of potential suppliers or acquisition targets, attend conferences, meet prospective vendors, converters, or consultants shielding unwanted exposure from the client.
4. Prototyping – Using our existing contacts in the fabrication arena, we can facilitate the prototyping process
5.Full team members – we participate in the basic ideation sessions, the focus group work, the planning sessions, and we consider ourselves major contributors to the team effort. Our experience in plastics, coatings, the medical fields, acquisitions, profitability, and industrial marketing make our input in planning and execution valuable. We can bring insight into the analysis that my not exist internally.

Our core competencies:

Raw Materials:
1…Adhesives and adhesive coatings
4…Tapes and Labels
6…Medical products
7…Paper coating and converting
8…Diapers and Fem care products
9…Graphic Arts and printing
10…Metallocene resins
11…Breathable films and laminates
12…Rigid packaging
13…Silicone coated films and papers
17…Super Absorbent Polymers and laminates
18…Perforated products
19…Acquisition layers
20…Biodegradable resins
21…Agricultural Films
22…Post consumer scrap recycling

Market competencies

1…Disposable Hygienics
2…Disposable Medical Products
3…Senior-care Marketing
4…Pharmatritionals (Functional Foods)
5…Food Packaging
6…Disposable Gloves
7…Can Liners
8…Biodegradable Products

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Plastic Injection molding outsourcing to China

Outsourcing plastic injection molds to mold manufacturer China companies have become very commonplace, but it is not always as successful as hoped for. The strategic planning of your offshore outsourcing will make all the difference in your attempt to gain new business and develop new products. When you outsourcing your plastic molds to China mold companies you may need to travel to China any times, maybe 1-2 times per year, if you have lots of projects that make from plastic mold company in China, then you may need to do the business traveling 5 time per year or maybe more.

Here are some of the successful plans global companies are using that really work. By utilizing these ideas, as they fit your unique needs, you can develop a strategy to not only survive in today’s extremely competitive international market, but thrive.

Those companies that are flexible and willing to adapt, often discover that entering into the global market reveals new opportunities for growth and profit. Global technology is a reality that can be used to your advantage.

Combine domestic and global technology to win contracts

Very often, plastic injection molding contracts are presented as a “package.” This can vary in it’s size and structure, but for our purposes, let’s use the following example:

Your molding or plastic mold company has an opportunity to bid on a new product that requires the building of eight plastic injection molds. You already know that other companies are bidding on the job, and they use offshore outsourcing to lower their costs.

Because you have wisely found several reliable, high quality offshore suppliers for injection molds, you are able to combine your resources to effectively quote the job. You can win in the global market by being flexible and using proven strategies.

Finding such an offshore source can be time-consuming and expensive, if you take it up on your own. The companies listed on this site are all known for their integrity, high-quality and pricing.

A very effective strategy

After a close examination of each job and how it fits in with the overall package, you determine that you will break up the eight molds as follows:

  • Keep the complicated work in-house
  • Send the simple, less risky work offshore
  • Split up the rest by deadline and level of expertise required. Send the easy part of the remaining difficult work offshore, such as simple cores and cavities, and manufacture the difficult parts in-house.

How does this benefit your company?

  • Spreads your risk out
  • You develop a working relationship with your offshore suppliers and work out the communication bugs and technical bugs.
  • You save approximately 350%
  • You can get more work done without hiring additional staff that you probably couldn’t find anyway!