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Top Reasons to Manufacture Your Plastic Products in the United States

March 23, 2020 10:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As the world becomes more interconnected and technology improves by leaps and bounds, there are more and more places to manufacture your plastic products. While many overseas companies may be less expensive, it’s harder to determine their work and production standards, whether they’ll deliver when they say they will and to be compensated if something goes awry. That’s why we suggest getting your plastic product production needs met right here in Utah, with D&D Plastics. Here’s why our clients love working with an American plastic fabricator: Better quality: There are plenty of high-quality overseas manufacturers out there, but the problem is that they’re overseas. What you might save in production costs will be made up for in shipping and time.... View Article

Frequently Asked Questions About Acrylic Plastic

February 27, 2020 12:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

D&D Plastics deals with acrylic plastic sheets on a regular basis, and we have a wide variety of clients who rely on acrylic plastic for their applications. If you’re trying to figure out the best kind of plastic to use for your project, it’s important for you to understand the properties of the various plastic options available, including acrylic. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common acrylic sheet FAQs we hear from our Utah customers. How strong is acrylic, and how does it compare to glass? Acrylic is often used as a substitute for glass because it provides the same level of clarity, but quite a bit more strength. Consider this: a .125” thickness of acrylic plastic... View Article

Your Ultimate Guide to Plastic Sheets

February 13, 2020 12:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

At D&D Plastics, we’ve been in the plastics business for quite some time, so we have a significant amount of experience in working with sheet plastics for just about any end purpose you can think of. When you’re in need of the best plastic sheets in Utah for an upcoming project, it’s important that you know the differences between the most common varieties of plastic sheets so you can choose the exact right material for your needs. There are four main categories of plastic sheets, and within those categories there are many different specific types of plastics that you can choose from. Let’s take a very broad look at each of these categories. Acrylic sheets Acrylic sheets make ideal substitutes... View Article

Ways to Repair Your Broken Plastic Items

January 29, 2020 11:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When plastic parts break or warp, it can be incredibly inconvenient—but there’s no reason to despair. Repairing plastics in Utah is not only doable, but easy, especially when you enlist the team at D&D Plastics to help restore your broken items. Here are some of the ways you can try repairing plastic at home: Glue: Like any broken thing, you can always use glue to mend your broken plastic, although it may not last as long as some of the other methods on this list. Opt for a strong glue specifically designed for use on plastic, like superglue or plastic model glue. Hot and cold water: This is a good option for a plastic piece that’s been warped or bent.... View Article

How Are Concrete Molds Made with Vacuum Formed ABS Plastic?

January 15, 2020 11:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever made a concrete stepping stone or other decorative object, you probably used a mold. Molds make it possible to form concrete into beautiful shapes and designs, but you might not have ever given any thought as to how those molds are made until it comes time to make your own. Whether you’re a hobbyist or commercial enterprise, using custom vacuum formed plastic molds can open up a world of possibilities. If you have plastic vacuum forming ideas in Utah, we can help make them into a reality—call D&D Plastics to get started on your custom molds. The following is a brief overview of the mold-making process. What is plastic vacuum forming? If you’re not familiar with the... View Article