What Makes Quality Management Work? | Proto Plastics

The Importance of Quality Management in Plastics

Any manufacturing company knows about quality management and its importance in a business. Lower quality means a lower price in the market. For companies based in the United States, quality is more important than ever. Competing for the lowest cost on the product is not a winning formula. Customers go overseas for suppliers if they want to receive the cheapest quality and the cheapest price. This is especially true in the plastics industry. Quality management helps set your business apart from other companies in the industry.

Developing Quality Controls

Depending on the size of your business, you may or may not develop a quality control department. Even without an official quality management position, your company needs to spend a lot of time on this process. Manufacturing plastic parts is generally an automated process. This does not mean that you just let the machines run all day and then check the finished product a couple of times a week. Employees should walk through the plant and continuously monitor what is coming out of the machines. Without doing these checks, you could inadvertently product inferior products.

Color in Plastics

Putting color in plastic is an art form. There are a range of colors that are easy or difficult to mix depending on the color concentration. Customers who buy plastics with color want to have consistency in what they get. If you are having to mix several colors to get the final blend, it is vital that you use the same concentration of each color throughout the production process. This is the only way to ensure that you have consistency in the finished product. Our company has a lot of experience in this part of the production process.

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