What is the prospect of plastic mold industry?


Plastic mold industry is a traditional industry in China. It started earlier and developed more and more mature. At the same time, it has also grown a number of potential small and medium-sized enterprises. The prospect of plastic mold industry is considerable.


Plastic mold is a tool matched with plastic molding machine in plastic processing industry to endow plastic products with complete configuration and accurate size. Because there are many kinds and processing methods of plastics, and the structures of plastic molding machines and plastic products are complex and simple, the types and structures of plastic molds are also diverse.

In the process of manufacturing, especially in the process of industrial production of mechanical parts, all kinds of functional parts rely on mold molding. Now more and more production enterprises use plastic molds to produce and process parts, which also reduces the production cost for enterprises.


In recent years, plastic molds in China have developed rapidly. At present, the proportion of plastic mold in the whole mold industry is about 30%, and the proportion in mold import and export is as high as 50 ~ 70%. With the rapid development of China’s machinery, automobile, household appliances, electronic information, building materials and other pillar industries of the national economy, this proportion will continue to increase.


According to experts’ prediction, the overall heat trend of the mold market is stable and upward. In the future mold market, the development speed of plastic molds will be higher than that of other molds, and the proportion in the mold industry will gradually increase.


Due to the complex shape and flexible design of plastic parts, there are high requirements for mold materials, design level and processing equipment. However, there is still a large gap between China’s mold design and manufacturing level and foreign developed countries. At present, we need to break through the three bottlenecks restricting the development of mold industry as soon as possible: first, strengthen the research and development of plastic materials and injection molding process; Second, plastic mold enterprises should develop to the park and speed up resource integration; Third, the tooling level such as mold test result inspection must keep up as soon as possible, otherwise the development of plastic mold will be restricted.