Benefits of Rotational Moulding
Look around and see all the plastic parts you see in use every day: car components, drink bottles, bags, even the computer you’re currently working on.
Plastic technology has advanced dramatically in the past few decades, creating materials that have the following benefits:
- Corrosion resistance
Simply put, plastic cannot rust. Even stainless steel products are susceptible to rust in welded spots.
- Chemical resistance
Plastic can withstand various chemical components, making it a perfect solution for tanks intermediate bulk containers and other containers.
Plastic parts are extremely impact resistant and do not dent. Parts can also incorporate metal inserts in high-stress areas.
It takes less fuel to operate equipment with plastic parts because plastic is lighter weight than metal. Plastic is typically less expensive than metal. And because rotomoulding easily allows for one-piece construction, assembly times – and therefore assembly costs – are reduced.
With rotomoulding, a wide range of colours is available. Because the colour is solid throughout the piece, there’s no unsightly chipping of colour. Rotomoulding also gives you the option of including a colour logo right on the moulded piece, which means your logo cannot peel or flake away. And because rotomoulding allows greater control over the design, you can address the style of the part along with its function.
Rotomoulding plastic eliminates sharp corners and burrs and results in a smooth, seamless product. This reduces injury risks for operators. And because rotomoulding allows more control over the design, more ergonomic parts can be created.
- One-part construction
It’s common knowledge that the more components there are in a part, the greater the risk for breakdowns and problems. Using plastic means you can often form one part, rather than welding or bolting together various metal pieces, resulting in greater durability and a longer-lasting product.