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Plastic vs. Glass for Your Food / Beverage Application

Glass vs. Plastic

While there is a huge range of materials to choose from for food and beverage packaging, plastic and glass are two of the most popular and functional materials used. Over the past few decades, plastic has overtaken glass as the most commonly used food packaging material due to its affordability and versatility. According to a 2021 Food Packaging Forum report, plastic dominates the market share of food contact materials with a 37% stake, while glass took third place with 11%. 

But, as a manufacturer, how do you decide which material is best for your product? Several factors need to be considered when choosing glass or plastic as your packaging material, with budget, product type, and intended use being some of the most important.

Read More 05 / 11 / 22

Plastic Injection Molding for the Window & Door Industry

Plastic Injection Molding

The Rodon Group has been an industry leader in high-volume custom plastic injection molding solutions for over 65 years. We are proud to be known worldwide for producing the highest quality precision injection molded components. From concept to completion, we strive to support our customers with guidance and resources to make informed choices for their projects. One of our most requested resources is our new eBook “Plastic Injection Molding Solutions for the Window & Door Industry”. 

Read More 04 / 13 / 22

An Introduction to Injection Molds

Plastic Injection Molding

Injection molding is a highly versatile manufacturing process. It is used to create components in a range of shapes and sizes for various industries and applications. A key element of the process is injection molds. 

Read More 03 / 22 / 22

Low-Volume vs. High-Volume Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

Injection molding is a manufacturing process used to create a wide range of plastic parts and products. There are many factors to consider when planning an injection molding project, including who will provide the service. One of the first things you should determine is volume since it helps narrow down which companies have the necessary resources to accommodate your project. 

Read More 02 / 23 / 22

Maximizing Supply Chain Productivity

The Rodon Group

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply chain has encountered productivity issues, labor shortages, raw material shortages, and timing delays that have impacted nearly every industry. In addition to restaurants, department stores, and other consumer-facing businesses, manufacturing companies have been hit especially hard. 

The question remains of whether the international business community will be able to regain control of the supply chain and maximize productivity once again. 

Read More 01 / 26 / 22

Trends and Predictions for Robotics in 2022

Automation and Robotics

The field of robotics is an area that fascinates millions of people. Technological advances happen continuously in every field, but robotics, in particular, is closely monitored by many who are eager to discover what's next. As a company that prides itself on being at the cutting edge of technological innovation, The Rodon Group is always up to date on the latest robotics trends, especially concerning plastic injection molding.

Read More 01 / 06 / 22

Plastic Injection Molding Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry

Plastic Injection Molding

In our new eBook, “Plastic Injection Molding Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry,” we’ll walk you through the complexities of manufacturing for this critical industry, covering everything from injection molding to industry regulations. Here, we share a brief preview of what the eBook's full content has to offer.

Read More 12 / 15 / 21

Rodon's 65th Anniversary

The Rodon Group

In 1956, The Rodon Group was founded with just four presses, 5,000 square feet of space, and a big vision. Today, as we celebrate our 65th anniversary, we do so as one of the largest family-owned and operated plastic injection molders in the country. With 128 presses, we serve clients in a wide range of industries with innovative manufacturing solutions, and we look forward to doing so for many years to come. 

Read More 11 / 04 / 21

Design Guide for Custom Plastic Injection Molding Needs

Plastic Injection Molding

Manufacturing solid and durable plastic parts requires a plan and design. When you work with a quality manufacturer, you have design engineers readily available to create the perfect piece and build an injection mold for high-volume product creation. Here, the team at The Rodon Group shares a checklist of design considerations you can keep in mind for your next plastic injection molding project.

Read More 10 / 27 / 21
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