To start the production of plastic products, you need a mould!

To get your quote for plastic products please check which of the two main options below applies to you:

1) You have a mould that has already been used for production. In this case, we can use it for further production of your plastic products. Please send us the product information and mould parameters, and we will estimate production costs for you. Estimation may take 1-3 working days depending on the parameters you have requested.

2) You have no mould and you are starting from scratch:
2.1) You already have a 3D model of the product, drawings, plastic specification, scheduled capacity per month/year and other product documentation. In this case, we can quickly offer you the most accurate quote for both the product and the mould.
2.2) You have a sample to copy or modify
Here, the accuracy of the quote depends on how much information you can provide: minimal accuracy if you send us a photo, and a more accurate quote if you can send us a sample. If possible, please provide information about unit weight, dimensions, type of plastic, consumption per month/year, additives (UV stabilizers, dyes, antioxidants, flame retardants etc.). All this information will speed up the estimation process and we’ll be able to send you a more accurate quote.

2.3) You only have an idea and sketches of the required product.
This is the longest process with lower estimation accuracy. The reason is that the price of a product can only be calculated with an approved final drawing, and at the idea stage the quote cannot be accurate. In some cases, we can offer assistance in development of a product. This service requires prior approval and it isn't free: the average cost of one unit is 150 euros*. (*design development of a product comes only with a contract for ordering a mould, i.e. this work is a part of the project).

Our job is to produce plastic parts, but for the convenience of our customers, we can also provide moulds. 

However, if you order moulds yourself and you have no experience in this, please bear in mind that the final cost of the product depends on the performance and quality of the mould. If the mould turns out to be considerably slower than scheduled, the price of the production service will increase. As well, warranty or post-warranty events shall be paid for by the owner of the mould. If you order a mould from us, we do not change the approved price of the production service once the project has been launched, and we provide timely service of the mould for the entire period of its operation.

What is the minimum order size?

The minimum batch size depends on the length of the product production cycle and the quantity of products produced in one cycle.

The minimum line operation time for producing one type of product is 24 hours, which is ~3000 products on average.

How much does a mould cost?

The cost of a mould depends on several parameters, for example, the complexity of the product design or the capacity required. The higher the capacity, the lower the price of the final product, while the mould would cost more; and vice versa. High capacity will help to quickly recoup the initial investment, but if the project is small, it is better to keep the initial investment as small as possible, too. Speaking of figures, the minimum cost is from 4000 euros + VAT.  

How long does it take to make a mould?

It all depends a lot on how prepared you are. Do you already have product drawings? Do you know the brand and features of the material?
The average production time is 3 months. In some cases (for simple products) it may take 1.5 months.

Can I bring my own mould?

Yes, if you already have a mould, you can bring it to us for further production of items.

Who is paying for the mould?

The mould is almost always unique, and it is also a complex and quite expensive piece of equipment. Since this mould is made especially for you, and the product it produces will be sold only to you, then the costs of its production are also covered by you.

What is the size range of the items we can produce?

The minimum recommended weight of an item is 0.3 g, minimum size 3x3 mm.

The maximum weight of an item is 1200 g, maximum size 500x700 mm.

What materials do you work with?

Polyethylene (PE) – is one of the most popular thermoplastic materials. It is available in different crystalline structures, referred to as HDPE, LDPE, and LLDPE. This commodity plastic is produced by addition or radical polymerization. It is used in a large array of applications: plastic containers, bottles, bags, plastic toys, etc.

Polypropylene (PP), e.g. PPH, PPC, PPR, PP-R - is a tough, rigid, and crystalline thermoplastic. It is made from propene (or propylene) monomer. This linear hydrocarbon resin is the lightest polymer among all commodity plastics. PP comes either as homopolymer or as copolymer and can be greatly boosted with additives. most common plastic for are mainly used in packaging, houseware, film, and pipe applications, as well as in the automotive and electrical segments.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)  is an opaque engineering thermoplastic widely used in electronic housings, auto parts, consumer products, pipe fittings, lego toys, electronic equipment cases (e.g. computer monitors, printers, keyboards), drainage pipes  and many more.

Polycarbonate (PC) is a transparent thermoplastic with carbonate functional groups. Its high strength makes it resistant to impact and fracture. It is lightweight so an excellent alternate to glass. It is widely used owing to its eco-friendly processing and recyclability. PC is commonly used for plastic lenses in eyewear, in medical devices, automotive components, protective gear, greenhouses, Digital Disks (CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray), and exterior lighting fixtures.

Polyamide (PA), e.g. Nylon, PA6, PA66, PA6+GF (glass fiber filled) up to 30%. -  PA6 & PA66 are by far the most used polyamides globally. Both Polyamide 6 (PA6) and Polyamide 66 (PA66) are widely used in many different markets and applications due to their excellent performance/ cost ratios.  Polyamide is used in the production of items that require both strength and flexibility, including fishing line, electrical connectors, gears, guitar picks and strings, medical implants,  toothbrushes, wear pads, wheels, tennis racket strings, tents etc.

Polystyrene (PS), e.g. HIPS - is non-toxic, odorless, and lightweight, making it very popular for food packaging applications. It also has high impact strength and good dimensional stability. Used to produce products, like disposable drinking cups, egg cartons, trays, fast-food containers, cushioned packaging, and thermal insulation for the construction market. Medical applications include pipettes, Petri dishes and medicine containers.

Polylactic acid (PLA), - It is one of the most promising biopolymers used today and has a large number of application such as Healthcare and medical industry, Packaging, Automotive applications etc. It is eco-friendly (it is renewably-sourced, biodegradable, recyclable and compostable), biocompatible (it is non-toxic), processability (it has better thermal processability compared to poly(hydroxyl alkanoate) (PHA), poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly(γ-caprolactone) (PCL)). Polylactides break down into nontoxic products during degradation and being biodegradable and biocompatible, reduce the amount of plastic waste.

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers. e.g. TPE-s, TPS-SEBS with Shore A from 20 to 90. -  It is a polymer material with the characteristics of thermoset vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic. TPE exhibits high elasticity of thermoset vulcanized rubber at room temperature and good processability of thermoplastic at high temperature. Widely used in many major end-user markets, including consumer products, electronics, medical devices, automotive, and much more

Polycarbonate + acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC+ABS) a blend of PC and ABS that creates a stronger plastic. Polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is most commonly used in the automotive and electronics industries. PC-ABS plastic is used to make: glove boxes, overhead and middle consoles, used in car interior and exterior parts and also in mobile phone bodies, etc.