Plastic molders refer to both companies that fabricate plastic parts and the machines used to do so. During the process, usually called injection molding, an injection molding machine melts small granules of clear raw plastic, mixes the plastic with dye, injects it into a mold and the molded piece cools.
In the United States, Arkansas-based Blackhawk Molding fabricates plastic caps for plastic beverage bottles. Established in 1949, the company is one of the world's leading supplier of plastic caps for dairy, water and specialty beverages.
Xcentric Mold & Engineering specializes in unusual and obscure shapes of plastic, and First American Plastic Molding Enterprise provides boutique services to plastic molding companies that require injection molding manufacturing solutions. To this end, the company performs in-house plastic injection molding to better specify objectives for its clients.