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Hydraulic and Electric Injection Molding Machines—What’s the Difference?

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In the intricate world of injection molding, both hydraulic and electric injection presses are used for custom injection molding projects. While hydraulic machines have been the backbone of the industry for decades, electric machines have been gaining popularity in recent years. This blog post seeks to demystify the similarities and differences in these machines, offering […]

The Advantages of Hot Runner Systems vs. Cold Runner Systems in Custom Injection Molding


In the world of manufacturing, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality are key. This is where hot runner systems in injection molding come into play, revolutionizing the creation of custom plastic parts. Whether you’re a professional in the manufacturing field, a business owner, or simply curious about how everyday plastic items are made, this blog post will […]

Custom Injection Molding—3 Common Methods for Part Ejection

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When it comes to custom injection molding, the process of ejecting the finished part from the mold is just as crucial as the actual molding process itself. Proper part removal ensures the integrity of the molded part while minimizing production time and cost. In this blog, we will focus on one of the essential methods […]

High Impact Polystyrene Benefits and Applications

high impact polystyrene Petri Dish made from custom injection molding

High impact polystyrene is a well-known type of thermoplastic favored in injection molding scenarios across a variety of industries. Its unique blend of durability, texture, and versatility makes it a preferred choice for manufacturing professionals worldwide. Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the plastics industry or someone interested in understanding this material, this comprehensive guide […]

10 Methods for Coloring Plastics

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Plastic components come in all shapes and sizes. While these parts might vary in terms of design or function, one very common need is the addition of color. Numerous coloring methods have been developed over the years to create colorful plastic parts for a variety of industries—from industrial applications to the production of everyday household […]

Single Cavity, Multi-Cavity, and Family Mold: Which is Right for Your Application?


Understanding the nuances of custom injection molding can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to deciding between single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family molds. This blog post aims to demystify these concepts, providing a comprehensive insight into their applications, advantages, and disadvantages. By tapping into the expertise of Pioneer Plastics, a trusted name in the […]

Why Injection Molding is an Ideal Choice for Mass Production

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In the world of mass production, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality are non-negotiable factors. This is precisely why injection molding has emerged as a preferred choice for many businesses. This blog post will delve into the world of injection molding, exploring its advantages and highlighting its pivotal role in the manufacturing industry.  From discussing the process’s […]

5 key Reasons to Bring Your Plastic Injection Molding Project Back Home

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In today’s competitive market, businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their processes, maintain high-quality standards, and reduce costs. One crucial area where these objectives intersect is in the realm of a plastic injection molding project. In this blog post, we will explore five key reasons why bringing your plastic injection molding process back home to […]

Get an Accurate Custom Plastic Injection Molding Quote: 6 Things to Have Ready

Custom Injection Molding Process

Custom plastic injection molding is an ideal solution for producing high-quality, complex parts in large volumes.  If you’re considering a plastic part or mold for your production needs, you may be wondering what you need to request a quote.  In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of plastic injection molding, what to have […]

3D Printing vs Custom Injection Molding: What’s the Difference?

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In the world of manufacturing, product designers and entrepreneurs are constantly seeking innovative and cost-effective methods to produce high-quality components. When selecting a manufacturing process, it is essential to consider the complexity of the part and the production volume. Two popular techniques that often come up for discussion are 3D printing and custom injection molding. […]

Pioneer Plastics Announced as Pizza Hut STAR Supplier of the Year

Pioneer Plastics is Pizza Hut STAR Award winner for 2022 - Supplier of the Year

DIXON, Kentucky – Pioneer Plastics has been named Pizza Hut’s STAR Award recipient for Overall Supplier of the Year, as well as Equipment/Smallwares Supplier of the Year for 2022.  This marks the first time Pioneer has received the Overall Supplier of the Year award and the fifth time receiving Equipment/Smallwares Supplier of the Year award. […]