Green Injection Moulding: How Does it Work?



With the Government recently committing to slashing the UK’s emissions by 78% by 2035 in an attempt to achieve their 2050 net zero target, it’s clear that living a greener life is as hot a topic as it’s ever been.


However, being environmentally conscious obviously goes further than just cutting down carbon emissions, it includes the materials we use in manufacturing, and this is where green injection moulding has been making great strides.


How can injection moulding be green? You may think that plastic injection moulding is a process that doesn’t have a lot of green alternatives, but that’s where you’d be wrong.


Much like some of the research conducted into making 3D-printing more sustainable, there has also been plenty of successful research done into alternative resins to be used in injection moulding.


From biodegradable and recycled plastics being used to make resins, to more unconventional ingredients such as corn, sugar cane and vegetable oils, the materials used in injection moulding are quickly becoming more sustainable. Rice hulls and powdered coconut shells are also used as replacements for traditional fillers.


Aside from the materials themselves, the very process of injection moulding is an inherently low-waste one. Only the precise amount of plastic will be injected into a mould, meaning that the amount of “off cuts” or waste produced is minimal.


Injection Moulding at Amey Plastics


With 12 microprocessor-controlled machines ranging from 35 to 320 tonnes, including 2 shot, capable of producing components up to 850g in weight, Amey Plastics will be able to service many of your injection moulding needs.


Our comprehensive injection moulding service includes:

· Insert moulding,

· precision plastic injection moulding,

· over moulding,

· Kan-Ban, Vendor Management Inventory (VMI),

· 24/7 operations when needed and,

· Delivery by our own transport of local freight services to any destination.


We also offer excellent design and tooling services where we can help you design a product from start to finish.


If you’d like to discuss our injection moulding services further, contact us today by emailing sales@ameyplasticsltd.co.uk, or calling on 01730 266525.