Materials and Applications

3-D Polymers dip molding and coating products are created from the highest quality natural and synthetic polymers available today. We specialize in applications utilizing the properties of natural latex rubber, neoprene, and plastisol compounds for a wide range of industries and end uses. The material selected will depend on your specific product's requirements which we can help to determine if need be. All polymers are suitable for the production of complex shapes and sizes, and are available in a variety of colors, including custom colors or color matching. Each polymer compound's specifications and property variables and certifications are available upon request, and we can help guide you through the selection of the best solution to your molding or coating requirement.

Natural Latex Rubber

Natural Latex Rubber is a natural polymer that is harvested from the rubber tree and is the most basic polymer material produced today. Latex is the primary material used in our dip molding operations because of its strength, low cost, and wide applications demanded by the market. Our natural latex polymers have reduced protein content as established by FDA, and provide a wide array of properties and economies unmatched by synthetic alternatives. Characteristics include:

Neoprene

Neoprene (polychloroprene) was first developed in the 1930s as an oil-resistant substitute for natural latex rubber and was the first commercially available synthetic elastomer. Because of its strong physical properties, it is widely used in manufacturing and R&D facilities worldwide. Characteristics include:

Plastisol/PVC

Plastisol/PVC is a liquid plastic substance that can be converted into a solid plastic simply by applying heat.

Plastisol is a name given to a group of polymer compounds used in the dip molding and coating process. Plastisol is a polymer vinyl compound which is in a liquid state at room temperatures. When Plastisol is heated to a specific temperature range, the Plastisol material fuses into a durable plastic, rubber-like material. After the application of heat, the Plastisol does not return to the liquid state. The plastisol can be hard as glass or soft as silicon fishing lures, clear or nearly any color, including specific color matching to an existing color, even florescent/day-glow colors. The finish can be glossy or matte, or smooth to grainy, even foam finish. Many plastisol compounds are used in applications meeting FDA nontoxic, non-phthalate standards. Characteristics include: