Rotomoulding has taken the world by storm in transforming thermoplastics into products that are finding applications in a range of markets. The products can be put to industrial and commercial applications.
But despite the effects of covid-19, the thermoplastic sector is expected to continue growing. The sector is recovering faster compared to other sectors thanks to technological development and unlimited application.
Rotomoulding enables manufacturers to produce very efficient products. Other than the traditional water tanks, it allows for manufacturing other products such as toys, plumbing parts, sanitation, and machine parts.
The technology revolves around fabricating and coating inner surfaces of metallic mould and casting raw materials to assume the desired shape and the needed features.
Therefore, rotomoulding produces both simple and complex parts. It guarantees versatile products, including large volume tanks. Also, it is a low-cost method of producing parts compared to blowing, vacuum, and injection methods. It allows for mass production of the same piece, which greatly reduces production costs.
Rotomoulding allows for the production of various parts using different materials such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, thermosets (resin and vulcanized rubber), and polycarbonate. However, 80% of the materials that are utilized in rotomoulding are polyethylene. Also, the equipment used in rotomoulding is more accessible and requires low investment than injection and blow processes.
The process is versatile and allows for numerous design possibilities at reduced costs.
The final products are durable and have greater resistance
The products are light and uniform
They are easy to clean Products are waterproof
Reduces the cost of tools and equipment
Mould making is therefore revolutionizing the plastic sector. The process is versatile practical and can be used in manufacturing diverse products ranging from reservoirs, small parts, and even bulky tanks. The method is evolved and allows for the production of complex parts.