Plastic injection molding is a manufacturing process that involves the injection of melted plastic into a mold using high pressure to get a plastic product. The mold used is made of metal. The hot molten plastic is left to cool and solidify to obtain a plastic with the desired shape and design. The process requires molding machines since plastic has a very high viscosity hence cannot be injected manually.
The industry is large and is done in various countries since plastic products are in high demand across the globe. Plastic molding serves a couple of industries from automotive, electronics, medical, home appliances, defense, and so on. These industries depend on plastics components and mold in their operations, making it a crucial aspect in the industrial sector. In this post, we dive into some manufacturers of plastic products in Durban, South Africa.
Started 15 years years ago in Shenzhen, China, RYD Toolingy is a manufacturing compan that specializes in design and mold making. They use state-of-the-art technology to improve effectiveness, quality, and production time. They own a factory space of 4000 square meters and are fully equipped with a variety of machines like 4 injection molding machines that range from 80 – 360 tonnes. Additionally, 11 CNC and 9 EDM machines are in the facility.
In terms of experts, they have 8 designers and 4 project engineers who have vast experience in injection molding. RYD Tooling’s capabilities are mold making, prototyping, designing, and injection molding. The items produced are insert molds, plastic injection molds, clear plastic molds, two-shot molds, and large molds. These products are distributed to industries such as appliances, electronics, and automotive.
Planet Events Pty Ltd is a manufacturing company in Durban, South Africa. Its main product is shoes. They grew and in 2009, they started producing plastic molds with only one injection molding machine and 12 employees. They have recently begun using 3D in prototyping for the betterment of their products. They produce a total of 45,000 pairs of shoe soles in a day and distribute them throughout the South African market.
Their products include all-purpose crates, tomato crates, and collapsible crates. The all-purpose crates have an external size of length 520 by width 355 and height 290. They have impressive features like durability, multi-purpose, stackable, recyclable, affordable, and environmentally friendly. They use high standard raw material that is eco-friendly to produce quality goods and prevent returns of products.
Koogan Plastics was established 39 years ago in Kwazulu Natal, Durban. They have been dealing with plastic products for all those years supplying them to the South African markets. Their customers include chemical industries, ice cream, and paint. Their distribution center is in Durban, however, they have other centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Koogan Plastics has been rated in the top 300 BEE companies in South Africa.
The operations in Koogan have been categorized into 3; engineering, rigid packaging, and recycling. Their products are containers, tubs, flexi range, bottles, paint oil and chemicals, medical, performance range, and standard range. They also offer decorating options like offset printing, lid labeling, in-mold labeling, and self-adhesive labeling. They also produced items used in COVID-19 prevention like a face shield, sanitizer bottle, and so on.
IRP Engineering is located in Congela, Durban founded in 1987. They started their operations to fill the need for plastic conveyor components used in the packaging, beverage, and food industries. These components were previously acquired from America and Europe. The company has evolved over the years to become among the leading companies of plastic injection molding in South Africa.
Their factory houses injection molding machines with presses ranging from 90 – 350 tonnes. These machines produce components like crate conveyor chain links, sprockets, over 200 conveyor components, flat top components, and guide rail systems. IRP also distributes nylons used in bottle feed tools, canning plants, change parts, wear strips, and corner tracks. Their services include CNC manufacturing and design, custom injection molding, onsite measuring, reverse engineering, chain assembly, and so on.
GAP Molding PYT Ltd is a manufacturing company concerned with plastic injection molding. It is situated in Westmead, Durban. They have 26 injection molding machines with a capacity ranging from 80 – 800 tonnes. Products at GAP Ltd are plumbing fittings, sporting equipment, appliances, houseware, domestic lighting, and packaging. Their mold-making facility has been fully equipped to ensure they are at par with other companies.
Their factory also houses the latest CNC machines enabling operations to be run smoothly. Sporting equipment manufactured in GAP Ltd is gum guards, goal posts, and cones which are supplied to several sports clubs and schools around South Africa. They also offer recycling services for their customers. They do this by using the rejects and turn them into unique and quality plastic items that are cost-effective as well. They supply some products to shoe, motor and appliances industries.
There is always an argument about plastic products not being friendly to the ecosystem but companies are using this and changing it into a profitable and environmentally friendly industry. This is done through recycling hence coming up with goods that are durable and can be reused for a long time. Plastic injection molding has enhanced various aspects of society like the economy, infrastructure, diversification of technology, and so on.
At RYD Tooling, we ensure that our products meet all the requirements set by the concerned parties. Our services surpass the expectations of the market. Get in touch with us to learn more about our extraordinary company while acquiring more information on plastic injection molding.