It’s NOT Just About the Plastic

Let’s face the facts. As a new inventor or even an existing product developer, you can spend a lot of time chasing all of the components you need to get your product to market. Design, prototyping, decorating, packaging, distribution and a host of other operations are a well intended recipe often gone bad.

As a full service manufacture, Mainline Manufacturing has the skills, experience, equipment and relationships that can help ease the burden of product development. We know that you may not realize all of the parts of the puzzle, but we see it as a completed work from the start, and offer our customers all of the support they require to “get ‘er done.”

From your first presentation to our completed solution, Mainline moves you from your initial concept through the manufacturing process, and delivers your finished product to you with integrity and timeliness.

Quality, Diversity, Innovation – that’s what we are about! Your product is made in the USA by American workers!

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Plastic’s Circular World

Statistics exist from many sources about the percentage of plastic that is truly recycled. Estimates range from 9 to 25 percent. The remainder may end up in landfills or be incinerated. A fair amount of these plastics are referred to as “low quality , mixed plastic waste” and consist of LDPE, HDPE, PS and PP.

An England based company named Plastic Energy, Ltd. (PEL) has developed a process that converts these low quality waste plastics into a product called Tacoil. Tacoil is made through a thermal anaerobic conversion (TAC) that is sold to resin manufacturers for producing virgin, food-safe plastic pellets used in manufacturing consumer goods and packaging. PEL has two plants producing Tacoil, both located in Spain.

Sabic (a plastic resin manufacturer and one of Mainline’s resin suppliers), headquartered in Saudi Arabia, has announced agreements made with three strategic customers – Unilever being one of them – to launch a program to use certified polymers made with Tacoil for use in consumer products.

Dubbed “certified circular polymers”, the finished products could be making their way into our households later this year.

The circular world of plastics has now been created!

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Costly Prototyping (or not?)

Part of the frustration for inventors in developing a new product is to cost effectively produce a prototype in order to prove out a design and its functionality before investing in production tooling and materials. An age old battle of ingenuity versus money for sure.

But an even deeper challenge is to find a knowledgeable and trustworthy company that will generously guide you through this process, and be able to offer knowledge, experience AND most importantly time; time to understand your goals and yes, hold your hand as required! – LOL!

Here at Mainline Manufacturing, we understand all about beginning a new product, and we are just the company you need to get that idea out of your head and into the marketplace. As a small, family owned business, each of us has a vested interest in you and your success. We offer inexpensive options to assist you in your endeavor.

Call us to speak confidentially about your idea. We will try our best to build a solid relationship with you and help get you off to a great and profitable start!

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