Blow Molding Industry Experts
Valencia Plastics has well over 20 years in the blow molding industry providing a wide range of blow molded products from 5 grams all the way up to a 5lbs blow molded part. We are a one stop shop with all the equipment necessary at our factory in Valencia, California to take your project from start to finish.
What is Blow Molding?
The blow molding process is used to make plastic hollow parts, such as containers or bottles. The parts are created by extruding a tube of hot plastic, called a parison into an open mold. The parison is extruded into the mold then pinched at the bottom welding it closed. Air is then blown in through the top of the mold to inflate the parison into the shape of the mold. The mold opens and the new part drops out.
How Blow Molding Works
Proper Planning for Ideal Production
It sounds simple doesn’t it? The reality is, that it takes good planning in the beginning stages of the project so that at the final stage of production, the customers gets exactly what they are looking for. That is why it is so critical to sit down with one of our engineers and discuss your project.
Engineers with Expert Knowledge
Remember a successful blow molding project starts with our engineers’ involvement early in the development process. Our engineers work with your team to ensure that your part meets functional requirements and is manufactured with a stable process to ensure consistent results. Our team of engineers have the expert knowledge on selecting the right material for your application.
Plastics We Work With
- Flexible PVC – TPU Blend
- Polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE)
- Thermoplastic Elastomers
With these materials, we can achieve an array of functional properties, such as chemical resistance, biocompatibility, flexibility, stiffness, compressibility, memory, and FDA regulations.
Common Blow Molding Applications
- Antifreeze Bottles
- Any Type of Container with a Hollow Chamber
- Fuel Tanks
- Garbage Cans
- One-piece Chair
- Pharmaceutical Bottles
- Polypropylene Bottles
- Water Bottles
The Rinse Hanger
The Rinse Hanger is a complex blow molded part that was designed to easily and conveniently wash out the inside of your wetsuit. We designed and built the mold using ABS plastic because it is a very tough and durable resin with a UV repellant adaptive. This adaptive will help protect the blow molded tank from harmful UV rays for up to 5 years. The Rinse Hanger is an innovative way to wash the inside of your wetsuit after a fun day at the beach.
- Adrian L. Long Beach, CA
For all your blow molding application I would definitely recommend Valencia Plastics. Luis Ruiz is attentive and professional when dealing with clients and vendors. His attention to detail is due to fact that he listens to his customers needs rather than assume. You can tell by walking into their office and looking at the array of products that Valencia Plastics has the experience and knowledge of making your ideas come true.
- Joshua S. Carlsbad, CA
So we finally went through and assembled 5000 parts manufactured for us by VP, and we had very low percentage of nonconforming parts. I am very happy with the work VP did. They are an excellent supplier for plastic parts and I highly recommend them.
- Sofia W. Austin, TX
Valencia Plastics was a very professional company in helping in deciding in what direction to go with my invention. First they developed the 2D and 3D drawings that I required to make my prototype and then the actually helped me in finding a 3d printing company that can actually make the prototype for us. Next step would building the mold, which they recommended for us to go on kickstarter and raise the money required to build the mold. I would recommend this company to someone that needs a plastic or blow molded product.
- Yelpito R. Mammoth Lakes, CA
The owner Luis Ruiz helped me with all my questions regarding different plastic material for various products. He explained in detail about taking short cuts in using cheaper plastic vs premium plastic materials.
- Larry O. Los Angeles, CA
Valencia plastics was very helpful in making me a plastic prototype for my idea and their staff was great. Would recommend their services. Can't wait till my final product is finished. These guys rock!
- Grace S. Santa Barbara, CA
I have greatly appreciated Luis at Valencia Plastics! He has helped me create my product and bring my vision to life! He has been patient and always prompt in getting back to me with answers to all my questions. Thank you Luis.