Household Mould Industry Status

From the layout of the Chinese household mould industry, plastic household mould manufacturing almotst concentrated in Guangdong, Zhejiang.Currently, the domestic household appliace mould accounted for more than 80% market share, fully self-sufficient, and the domestic household mould manufacturers is fully capable for making large plastic LCD TV mold, stamping die, molding technology backplane higher mold production is also fully capable.

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Can be expected, large, sophisticated, well-designed (mainly for thin-walled products) will be household injection mould business concerns.Rapid response, quick delivery accessories for household electrical appliance enterprises to seize market share is to rely on advanced molding technology to ensure that, Haier, for example, Haier purchase molds about 6000 a year, worth over $ 500 million as Haier mold with Haier is the integration of product design and development, which is Haier’s products to market quickly, saving valuable time.

household mould

household mould

In 2010, China’s rapid economic growth and the impact of global economic recovery, China’s mold industry in the post-crisis period to obtain a better recovery of growth, the country die of about 112 billion yuan of total sales, up 14% or more.According to customs statistics, in 2010 mold reached $ 4.258 billion total import and export.Among them, the mold imported $ 2.196 billion, an increase of 19.15%, mold export $ 2.062 billion, an increase of 4.99%.China mold exporter, in addition to the traditional United States, Japan and Europe and Southeast Asia, Brazil, India, Russia, Australia and other emerging market development have been achieved.At present, China’s mold exports reached 40 countries and regions.According to customs statistics, exports of major mold from Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, followed by Shanghai, Shandong, Fujian, Tianjin, Liaoning, Beijing and Jilin, we can see the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin region is still mold developed regions, but also a concentration of home appliance mold.2010 China’s exports stamping $ 503 million, $ 1.514 billion rubber mold, other moulds $ 178 million, shows the advantages of China’s mold industry is still mainly in the rubber mold, but also reflects the household mould has a strong competitive the market more active.During this period, export growth rate of mould growth rate higher than the industry as a whole, and for the first time the annual trade surplus of good results.

Problems of mold material in the domestic market

Mold materials include a wide range, from the general carbon steel, alloy structural steel, carbon tool steel, alloy tool steel, high-speed tool steel, stainless steel, maraging steel to carbide, insoluble alloy, high-temperature alloys, non-ferrous metals can be used, which are mainly steel, alloy tool steel mold. As China’s mold industry, the number of mold material, quality, variety and a higher performance and other aspects of the new requirements, mold materials market has also been rapid development.

Trial production of the mold material is far behind the needs of mold industry, mainly in several ways:

⑴, sales channel is not smooth.

⑵, black round bar more flat, fine materials, pre-hardened materials and products, less standard parts. China’s steel market, 80% of the mold is black round bar, the user should get the material after forging their own restructuring changes, material utilization is low, the production cycle is long, can not meet the needs of the manufacturing mold.

⑶, more general quality mold steel, high-quality mold steel less considerable part of the demanding needs of the mold steel after electroslag re-melting and vacuum refining, foreign companies provided some cross-section greater than 150mm mold steel, all the power remelting to ensure the high purity steel, high density, high tropism, and our tool steel through electroslag remelting small share.


U.S. extruder builds manufacturing plant in Hangzhou.

U.S. extruder builds manufacturing plant in Hangzhou.

Steve Toloken

HANGZHOU, CHINA  — Spurred by rapidly growing demand in China’s healthcare market, American specialty tubing extruder Precision Extrusion Inc. has opened a joint venture manufacturing plant in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

Precision, in Glens Falls, N.Y., has seen China grow from negligible sales levels five years ago to about 20 percent of the small company’s revenues, as the Chinese government has significantly boosted spending on healthcare, said Precision President Michael Badera, speaking in an April 16 interview at the China International Medical Equipment Fair, in Shenzhen, China.

Precision has a majority stake, while a Chinese investment firm Tong Xiang Peng Yi Ltd., in the city of Tongxiang, Zhejiang province, holds a minority position, he said, declining to disclose details of the investment or ownership stakes.

“It was a multimillion dollar investment,” Badera said.

The joint venture, which started production earlier this year, is called Hangzhou Peng Yi Precision Catheter Technology Ltd. The Chinese partner is a small privately-owned investment firm, Badera said.

The Hangzhou facility could eventually start to manufacture some of the company’s catheter balloons and have operations for applying lubricious coatings, which make the catheters easier to insert into the body, he said.

The factory is in the Hangzhou Economic and Technology Development Area, a giant industrial park outside the city. The park was helpful to Precision and provided the firm some grants to help defray rental costs, he said.

Badera also said the joint venture is considering expanding beyond components into producing finished goods and eventually doing an initial public offering.

Precision Vice President Rosy Wang, a native of Hangzhou and longtime employee of Precision, is the chairman of the joint venture.

Automotive lighting innovation hub inaugurated in Italy

Automotive lighting innovation hub inaugurated in Italy

By Stephen Moore
Published: September 21st, 2011

Dubbed J-RAUM (Joint Research Area University Marelli), a new research and innovation hub for automotive lighting applications has been opened by Magneti Marelli (Corbetta, Italy) at its the Agemont Centre for Technological Innovation in Amaro, Italy. J-RAUM’s focus will be on electronics, optics and injection molding.

The automotive lighting laboratory is the third instance of the Tier I supplier teaming up with academia and highlights the company’s belief that cooperation between universities and the industrial world is crucial for the development of competitive solutions for mobility and the automotive market. The objective is to focus cooperation between company and university to a specific location in order to create innovation, while training a new generation of automotive technicians.

The J-RAUM project involves students from the Universities of Udine and Trieste, including final-year students and new graduates, who will work on theses or participate in internships and apprenticeships. Bursaries and research grants will be made available, while the universities will play a significant role in technological transfer, training and teaching activity.

Students and research associates will have the chance to work side-by-side with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting technicians and university professors on industrial issues, and to effectively prepare themselves for the professional world. Magneti Marelli, on the other hand, has the opportunity to attract young talented people with whom to develop innovative projects aimed at identifying new technological solutions and new business opportunities.

Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting has a significant industrial presence in Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region through the Tolmezzo (UD) plant, which employs 800 workers and supplies rear lights to leading global carmakers, with a special focus, due to its geographical location, on high technology lamps for premium manufacturers in the German region.


Researchers turn orange peels into plastic

Researchers turn orange peels into plastic
Katie Coyne

YORK, ENGLAND news– Orange peel could be used to make biobased plastics commercially within two years, according to scientists behind a breakthrough discovery at the University of York.

Scientists say they can break down peel into simple monomers that can be used to make plastics and that there is no reason why the technology could not be in wide use soon.

The research team subjected orange peel to microwaves to extract the hydrocarbon limonene

found within it. Limonene is used as a degreasing agent in industry and is commonly found in household products such as washing-up liquid and fabric detergent.

However, the scientists found that the process also caused the limonene to break down into monomers that could be used to make biobased plastics.

James Clark, professor of chemistry and director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York, said these could be used to make plastic structures and replace, for example, PET.

He added: “Orange is very interesting because there is a huge amount of it and the chemicals in it are quite simple and that is unusual in that it has a large amount of a single molecule – limonene. Every time you do the washing up there’s a good chance you are using limonene.”

The university is currently building a biorenewables development center, which will be taking the discovery forward and proving the theory on a larger scale. It will operate the process at a rate of tens of kilograms per hour.

Clark added: “At that scale you can show industry that it is feasible. By the end of the year these will be operating. There are plenty of companies around making the microwave equipment and there is a plentiful supply of oranges around. I am kind of hoping that by

next year industry will start picking up on this.

“I would be disappointed if in two or three years time industry wasn’t taking this forward.”


The composition of mold price

The composition of mold price

Mold price constituted mainly by the following aspects ;

Notes: Each factory may have their own different price , here only for reference






Raw material costs

10 %—–30%

Costs on real material


Standard Parts

10 %—–30%


Processing ten profit

30 %—–50%



10 %—–15%



3 %——– 5%


Packing and shipping




3 %



5 %——– 8%


Value added Tax


Now is the opportunity to shine for plastics companies

Now is the opportunity to shine for plastics companies

plastic companies
plastic companies


After years of half-hearted efforts, the U.S. government is finally getting serious about making automobiles more energy efficient.

Now is the plastics industry’s opportunity to shine.

Reaching the new goal for corporate average fuel economy — or CAFE — of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 is going to take a tremendous effort.

To hit that number, automakers will be using a wide variety of new technologies — turbochargers and superchargers, stop-start systems, gasoline direct injection, better transmissions, and new computer controls.

Plastics can play a role in some of those efforts. But the major opportunity is simple: to make vehicles lighter.

There will be opportunities in vehicle interiors, exteriors, under the hood, and even in structural components.

As Detroit-based staff reporter Rhoda Miel points out in this week’s Page 1 story, Ford Motor Co. already has a goal to lighten cars by 200-700 pounds in the coming years. Other carmakers, in the United States and around the world, will have similar targets.

The plastics industry can start with proven technology — replacing metal in body panels and interiors, for example, and replacing glass in windows and sunroofs.

The auto industry will need help with this task. This is an opportunity for the best and brightest minds in plastics research and development to think outside the box.

Material suppliers and component makers will need to be working with auto designers to find new opportunities to consolidate plastic parts and make components lighter. A great example: the thinner-concept seats proposed by Johnson Controls Inc. and Faurecia SA.

Plastics have long had a friendly relationship with the auto industry. This week I stumbled across a 1943 newspaper feature story that quoted experts about the fantastic growth the plastics industry was about to experience. Even then, it was already an established fact that the auto industry was one of the most important markets for plastics.

Remember, this was before plastics had begun to make a dent in the packer

or medical markets.

In the nearly 70 years since that article was published, plastics have continued to make progress in the auto industry. But many opportunities have been missed along the way. Sometimes it’s been because consumers preferred other materials. Sometimes it’s been related to cost.

As I’ve noted before, resin and plastic component suppliers have been frustrated for many years by carmakers’ reluctance to get serious about improving fuel economy. Now the carmakers are on board, and consumers appear willing to put fuel economy higher on their list of transportation priorities.

Now — finally — is the time to unleash the plastics industry’s creative forces and help achieve — and surpass — the new government standards?

editor of  Plastics News

Analysis:Why automobile mold can not be localized?

We can even build the satellite, why can not localize automobile mold?
Although China’s auto mold is still mainly rely on imports, but in the near future will certainly usher the most glorious moment to Chinese auto industry mold.

The quality of the mold is mainly reflected in automotive products, bringing consumers direct experience is the “work” is good or bad. Expert point of view is  the “process”  pros and cons. Relative to the automobile industry, the development history of China’s mold industry is not short, but walking slowly. Since the 1950s China began to produce the first generation of trucks, we have own mold. However, traditional manual mode and play imitation type, copy type of mold production, we always stay in the rough mold of the “will” type level. Is not scheduled in the mechanical occlusion of the place, by the artificial beat and pull to bundle a pair of “couple”, a short time can make do, and that one day, hidden “crack” exposed the poor quality of our products . So, from our own Red Flag sedans and now many brands of China-made cars, the main mold or imported. The import price of a foreign car mold mold is made several times the price.
Gap in the “accuracy”, the first mold to the localization 

Our gap in the “accuracy” on. The “accuracy” is not only technically, but also the concept. For example, how to make a stretch in the press forming of steel, the product’s dimensional accuracy, material deformation, rebound, rigidity, etc. to achieve good quality, which we are still technically difficult to achieve. Shanghai GM, Volkswagen and other car companies with our localization of manufacturing of some parts of some parts than a layman can recognize compete. This is precision.The traditional Chinese concept of only “will” not “stress” of the production technology in the modern automobile industry is facing great challenges. China’s 1950 production of the red car, its shell putty fill defects in many places rely on our manufacturing sector is a strength rather than by wisdom.

Such a large gap, and come and talk about China’s “Die Time”?
Since the 1980s China’s car and commercial vehicle production started, particularly since the beginning of 2000, China’s auto industry, especially the rapid development of cars, drive a car and die industry to flourish. Mold the development of small to large manufacturers, from less to more, mold technology from coarse to fine. Last year, the number of China’s imports of CNC machine tools have been out in the world. With the state’s new auto industry policy has mold on the forefront, and will be the focus of the next few years the development of industry. If this ratio as a booster, then there is a shot in the arm, that is, the entry of a large number of foreign automobile manufacturers, to reduce costs to local procurement. The domestic car to reduce costs, the localization of the mold is the primary guarantee. This is for the Chinese automobile mold industry has brought unprecedented opportunities.
Products such as motor vehicles and to the development of lightweight, die-casting mold ratio will continue to increase.While the die-casting mold and complexity of life will also be raised higher and higher requirements; to plastic steel, plastic wood to further speed up the process, the proportion of plastic mold will continue to increase. As the complexity of the mechanical parts and precision continues to increase, plastic mold increasingly high requirements. Meanwhile, the mold will continue to increase the technical content.
One sentence is this: China is now a big mold country, the mold will surely become a power! The Chinese auto industry mold will also usher in the most glorious era !


How to Market Your Mold Online?

Part of the challenge of a moldmaker’s capability to attract new customers in today’s market is the stunning reality that most have no formal marketing plan in place, and the vast majority has no Internet marketing established. The reality is that even if a potential buyer did manage to find these manufacturers, most of the websites are inadequate in terms of establishing compelling ways and reasons to contact your organization.

However the Internet is not the panacea of marketing. A successful marketing plan must consider all aspects of promotion—both online and offline. Offline marketing, when executed and tracked properly, demonstrates very good results. A modern industrial marketing plan must have both a robust online as well as offline marketing strategy.

Consider this, most industrial businesses do not market to past customers or to prospective buyers who have previously requested a quote. Win or lose the bid, this prospective buyer is many times the person who must be contacted on a regular basis for future project opportunities. Marketing tactics such as combined email and direct mail marketing are very effective ways to convey messages to past customers such as “Have you seen us lately?”. Most importantly, moldmakers have worked hard to earn the business they have and cannot afford to take it for granted.

Mold manufacturers of all sizes face the challenge of not having much needed marketing expertise available to them, and hiring a dedicated marketing person is many times not viable for a smaller organization, while others who have the resources must take a lot into consideration. Any marketer coming into an organization will require resources to do their job. The fact is that most of them will need to source for vendors of key marketing functions such as design and web development. They will also need the technology software and suppliers to fulfill whatever their marketing plan calls for.

So the question becomes, what resources and expertise are required? For some companies that have the financial resources to hire marketing specialists, the answer is to bring on key marketing, web and creative personnel. A lower overhead answer is to outsource marketing, as a number of industrial marketing-focused organizations are popping up to serve specific needs, including search engine marketing and optimization, trade and direct marketing. The complexity of executing online and offline marketing strategies has made the decision to build a team or outsource to marketing specialists an interesting one.

The challenges facing today’s moldmakers put them in a position where they must decide how marketing will or won’t play a role in their business. Those who make the decision to have a marketing game plan and effectively execute it will see results and will sleep knowing they have established mechanisms to consistently position their organizations to attract new business. Only when the decision is made by the shop executives to make marketing a core component of their business will they see the tremendous sourcing opportunities that are available.

The Advantages of Die Casting

Die casting is an efficient, economical process offering a broader range of shapes and components than any other manufacturing technique. Parts have long service life and may be designed to complement the visual appeal of the surrounding part. Designers can gain a number of advantages and benefits by specifying die cast parts.

High-speed production – Die casting provides complex shapes within closer tolerances than many other mass production processes. Little or no machining is required and thousands of identical castings can be produced before additional tooling is required.

Dimensional accuracy and stability – Die casting produces parts that are durable and dimensionally stable, while maintaining close tolerances. They are also heat resistant.

Strength and weight – Die cast parts are stronger than plastic injection moldings having the same dimensions. Thin wall castings are stronger and lighter than those possible with other casting methods. Plus, because die castings do not consist of separate parts welded or fastened together, the strength is that of the alloy rather than the joining process.

Multiple finishing techniques – Die cast parts can be produced with smooth or textured surfaces, and they are easily plated or finished with a minimum of surface preparation.

Simplified Assembly – Die castings provide integral fastening elements, such as bosses and studs. Holes can be cored and made to tap drill sizes, or external threads can be cast.

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