The difference between silicone mold and plastic mold

Kangde Silicone Jan 12, 2022 Industry News
Silicone mold, silicone pacifier, silicone protective cover, silicone lanyard
When users are about to develop products or trial production of new products, they often only focus on product research and development in the initial stage, but ignore the importance of mold material selection. They even think that as long as there is a set of molds that can make the products they want, it is better if the price is more affordable, but today I want to remind my parents not to just look at the price, but from the quality, cycle and service. consider. In this way, the new products you have worked so hard to develop will not be wasted! Now I will give you a brief introduction to the molds of the two materials! Plastic and silicone molds, see what the difference is between the two molds!
1. Plastic molds are mainly used for combined plastic molds for compression molding, extrusion molding, injection molding, blow molding and low foam molding. And it has a runner. Before the production of plastic products, the plastic raw materials need to be baked for more than 2 hours before they can be put into the mold for production. Therefore, it will be more time-consuming and troublesome.
2. Silicone molds are generally injection molded, such as some common silicone pacifiers, feeding bottles, camera protectors, silicone lanyards, etc. are all compressed products, and the operation is simple, just put the silicone mold on the machine. It can be heated, and the silicone raw material does not need to be baked separately, and can be directly put into the mold to produce semi-finished products.
Having said these two, you should know how to choose a mold. The biggest difference between the two is that the silicone mold is heated on the mold, while the plastic mold is heated in the barrel, and the silicone mold can withstand high temperatures.


(1) What is the MOQ for this product?
-- For ready mold, the MOQ is 500Sets; for new moulding, should be negotiated.
(2) Can I have my own design idea to you and your designer help to design?
-- Yes, we have our own designer, can help you for design from ideas to products.
(3) Can I design my own colors?
-- Yes, you can choose any colors from Pantone.
(4) Can I make own logo on the prduct?
-- Yes, we can make your own logo on the product by screen printing or engraving logo on the product.
(5) How is the product packed?
-- Usually will come in our normal packaging: each into a polybag . But we can als custom your own packaging.
(6) Do your products reach the Europe, North America or Japan quality standard?
-- Yes, they are compliant with LFGB, FDA and CE certificates, so we definitely can meet your market standard.
(7) How about the delivery time?
-- Within 3-7 workdays for normal orders. OEM and Big orders will depend on production time.
(8) How to contact you?
-- Click send email to, you can send email inquiry Or leave your message in the form below.

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