Plastic Parts Manufacturing

The Market

A highly fragmented industry with some 16,000 companies generating annual revenues of approximately $215 billion, the plastic parts manufacturing market will be a “sweet spot” for many coaters to target. Primary market segments include packaging (bottles and wrapping), construction (pipes and insulation), electrical and electronics, and consumer. Typical customers include OEMs in the automotive, aircraft, and medical device markets and large consumer product companies such as Procter and Gamble. Other large prospects include Pactiv, Textron, and Mark IV Industries.

Critical Coating Issues

Production efficiency is critical for long-term growth and profitability in the plastic parts industry. Effective use of Teflon™ coatings can reduce maintenance and set up time and help control labor costs.

Typical Applications

Rubber molds

  • Golf ball cores
  • Shoes
  • Tire molds

Rotational molds

  • Playground equipment
  • Toys
  • Kayaks
  • Lawn and garden equipment
  • Injection molds, foam molds, thermoforming molds, compression molds
  • Heat seal bars 

Key Benefits of Teflon™ Industrial Coatings

  • Release
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Increased hardness
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Regulatory compliance (FDA)

Information Resources

Canadian Plastics Industry Association 
Industry news

Plastics Machining & Fabricating Magazine

Related Market Research Codes

SIC Codes: 2656, 2673, 2674, 3085

Related NAICS Codes: 326111, 326112, 326160, 339999, 321115