Canadian Plastics

Detailed dragon a challenge to mold

The Dragon Lava Lamp won the PVC award in the Association of Rotational Molders' 2000 awards competition. Rotomolded by Dutchland Plastics Corp., the dragon statue is a decorative component that wraps...

January 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics



The Dragon Lava Lamp won the PVC award in the Association of Rotational Molders’ 2000 awards competition. Rotomolded by Dutchland Plastics Corp., the dragon statue is a decorative component that wraps around a lava lamp.

Daven Claerbout of Dutchland Plastics says when he initially saw the pattern, he made no guarantees to the customer that the part could be successfully manufactured. He was concerned about the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flowing into the many small areas of the part.

Claerbout was also concerned about being able to remove the part from an electroformed mold.

The parting line for the mold is at the base of the statue.

The molder has overcome the challenges by using some unique and innovative procedures to remove the part without having any pieces tear and remain in the mold.

The statue is filled with a combination of cement and urethane foam before decorating.

Dutchland Plastics Corp. 920-564-2356


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