Along with our standard Compression, Transfer and Injection moulded products, we also offer Dipped Moulding as a further process.
While PVC is reasonably simple to dip mould, with a relatively low melt-point and fast curing times – other materials such as latex, Nitrile and Silicone are regularly used – most notably for thin protective gloves and condoms!
The dipping process involves a former being used to dip into the elastomer in solution – normally on continuous line process. The tool is submersed in the liquid, then slowly removed and allowed to begin curing (often through a hot air tunnel or microwave), then re-submersed to continue building up the thickness. This process continues until the required wall thickness is reached.
Finally the products are removed from the tools and trimmed before being inspected and packed ready for transportation.