Thermoset Molding

Decades of experience + state-of-the-art technology = thermoset molding excellence.

When we say we’re thermoset injection molding experts, we stand behind our claim. Since 1934, Van Norman Molding has been one of the leading molders of Phenolic and Thermoset Polyester Composites like Bulk Molding Compound (BMC), Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) plastic parts. We combine our extensive experience with a total commitment to innovation to deliver to our customers the thermoset molded plastic parts their businesses demand. Multi-cavity molds needed for high-quantity/quality thermoset parts are one of our unique core competencies.

We have thermoset plastic injection molding presses ranging from 100-400 tons, allowing us to manufacture a wide variety of thermoset plastic parts.

Our thermoset molding capabilities include:

  • Thermoset injection molding
  • Thermoset Injection / Compression molding
  • Thermoset compression molding
  • Thermoset transfer molding
  • Molded-in threads in Thermoset parts

At Van Norman, we’ve optimized the thermoset molding process. In order to reduce costs, shorten cycle times, increase part consistency and improve part quality, we carefully design and build our molds and incorporate the latest state-of-the-art features, such as reliable flash control and vacuum assist.

Molding a wide variety of thermoset materials.

Van Norman Molding specializes in thermoset molding of virtually every thermoset material, including:

  • Bulk Molding Compound (BMC)
  • Thermoset Polyester
  • Vinylester
  • Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)
  • Phenolic, also known as Bakelite
  • Melamine
  • Urea
  • DAP (diallyl phthalate)
  • Epoxy

Offering a wide variety of secondary processes.

At Van Norman, we offer the secondary finishing processes you require. These include:

  • Automatic deflashing
  • Post-molding heat treating, such as baking, annealing and normalizing
  • Inserting and assembly
  • Machining, including drilling and tapping
Secondary rocesses
Secondary Processes