Custom Rotational Molding FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about Fibertech’s Custom Plastic Roto Molded Products & Rotomolded Parts
- What type of custom rotational molding products do you produce?
In the 20+ years that we have offered custom plastic roto molding services, our Fibertech Inc. team has produced custom industrial, commercial and retail products: fan housings, custom material handling containers, cabinets, kayaks and canoes, lockers … the list goes on and on.
- How does rotational molding compare to other types of plastic molding?
Plastic molding is a complex process and choosing the right type of molding process for your product or part is critical. We want to help you make the right decision for your project so we have published an insightful guide entitled “A Simple Guide To Plastic Molding … Is Rotational Molding Right For You?” This is a great resource to help you discover the right solution. You can find the guide here.
- What are your costs for tooling?
Tooling costs for custom rotomolded plastic parts and products depend on size and configuration. However, compared to other processes – such as blow molding or injection molding—rotational molding tooling can be 10% to 20% of the cost.
- How much will I pay for freight?
Your freight fees will depend on several factors, such as size and destination. Good news is, we have in-house traffic coordinators to ensure you get the most favorable rates available. And we can drop ship direct to your customer if you prefer. For more information, request a quote or call our sales team at 800-304-4600 Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT
- Can we visit your plant to see your custom rotation molding operation?
Yes! We encourage you to visit our facility to see what we are capable of providing to you.
- Can you help me with my design?
Yes. Our Fibertech Inc. engineering staff will be happy to assist you with design and ensure that your product is compatible with the rotational molding process.
- I already have a mold. Can you use it?
Yes, although it may require modifications to fit to our equipment. These adjustments are usually minor.
- I have a mold but the product is complex: large, multiple walls, and I have changes.
Yes, absolutely. Want to change the thickness of the walls for the next run? We can handle that too. We can produce custom roto molded products ranging from small to large. Multi-wall moldings are typically no problem, as we can change thickness without modifying the mold. For more information, give us a call at 800.304.4600.
- Are there minimum quantities for a custom rotational molding project?
We generally like to see minimum production runs of at least 40 parts.
- What are my options when it comes to material?
At Fibertech Inc., we specialize in polyethylene grades with the best combination of strength and toughness. We also offer polypropylene and nylon for specific applications.
- Can you do mold-in graphics?
Yes! We offer mold-in and mold-on graphics as well as stenciling and hot stamping.
- What are my color options?
We carry many standard colors and we can color match to any color of your choosing.
- What secondary operations do you offer?
We do full assemblies, packaging, labelling, molded-in and molded-on graphics, stenciling, bar coding and hot stamping. We also purchase component parts required for your assembly. Contact us for more information.
- What sort of lead time can I expect?
We strive to maintain 2-3 week lead times. However, we can often accommodate rush orders. Call us at 800-304-4600 and we’ll discuss it.
- Will I own the mold?
Yes, you will own your custom roto mold. Fibertech Inc. will store and maintain your mold for you.
- Do you ship to Canada?
Yes, we can ship to Canada and to other international destinations.
- How do I place an order?
We prefer to set up an account with you. The first step is to have you complete a credit application. We also accept all major credit cards. To start the process, simply submit a quote request. One of our sales reps will follow up with you soon thereafter. Or you can skip the form and call us toll free at 800-304-4600. Sales reps are standing by to assist you Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT.