Plastic product design and development

In order to bring a new plastic product to market and ensure its future industrial viability, it is essential to take into account design, materials, production and processing, as well as managing and/or recovering, this product once its life cycle has ended.

In the initial phase, it is important to be aware of possible legal restrictions, limitations arising from similar developments already on the market and product certification requirements. Product features must also be considered (weather resistance, resistance to chemical agents, resistance to high or low temperatures, chemical incompatibility, lack of mechanical properties, etc.).

Once the viability of the product has been analysed, there are three keys to successful development: design, materials and the manufacturing process. The optimum product will be obtained from the best combination of the three.



Design plays a fundamental role in the launch of a new product, from a functional and an aesthetic point of view.



Technical knowledge is required to verify that the product can be manufactured with plastic, and a search needs to be carried out to find the most suitable materials that meet its technical, aesthetic and functional requirements.


Manufacturing process

The choice of manufacturing process depends on different factors:

  • Final design
  • Expected production volume
  • Estimated manufacturing cost
  • Production speed

At this stage, expert advisers must consider the cheapest manufacturing process for effectively creating the product, while trying to optimise the product’s design, so that manufacture involves the least investment for the customer.

The technological assistance of experts is fundamental to tackle the design and development of new products with guarantees. AIMPLAS can help you through the entire process by analysing its viability and addressing each of the fundamental phases required to bring a product to market.

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Anabel Crespo

Anabel Crespo

Technologies Manager