In the world of fast depleting natural resources, there was the need for developing a sustainable material to replace the high cost metals. Although metals give good strength and durability, their costs have sky-rocketed in the recent times owing to depletion and unavailability. Efforts were on since long for development of newer materials to replace them, and the plastic were in the forefront.
However, plastics had the problem that they could not give high strength and durability. This was basically related to the form of the plastics that could be achieved. New and indigenous processes like plastic injection molding have come to the rescue. These processes are not only cheap, they are also easy to be done. They help achieve those forms that can give strength as well as elasticity to the materials. In fact, it is not only that many of the shortfalls of plastics can be made up for through the newer processing techniques like insert molding; it is also possible in some cases that the plastics have overtaken the properties of metals.
The plastics industry is going through a career high growth curve at present. The ductility in them has helped the manufacturers achieve different shapes and sizes unbelievable in the past. Even the use of chemicals for coloring as well as developing various textures and finishes are possible now. Custom plastic molds are helping us achieve products that are versatile in color, appearance and textures. All of it is possible due to indigenous manufacturing techniques.
The greatest advantage of the plastic articles is their extremely low cost. This has made articles made by them affordable to all strata of the society. A greater acceptability of the articles has played an important role in making the industry grow. Uniquely cheap technique like injection molding process has helped us achieve the feat more easily. Now, we have a wider range of products made out of the plastics with lower cost and greater acceptability.