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Cost-Effective Manufacturing

with Commodity Plastics

Commodity plastics are a class of injection molding polymers that are widely used in injection molding. With a high level of versatility and a good balance of physical and chemical properties, commodity plastics are critical to a number of industries, including medical, automotive, consumer goods, plumbing, industrial, and electronics.

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At Thogus, we’re here to be your collaborative partner through every stage of the injection molding process. That all starts with making the right material selection for your application. Get in touch today to find out if commodity plastics will meet your needs.

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Properties of Commodity Plastics


Commodity plastics are produced in large quantities, leading to economies of scale and lower production costs.


With their balanced set of properties, commodity plastics are suitable for a wide range of applications.

Ease of Processing

Generally easy to process, allowing for more efficient manufacturing processes, shorter cycle times, and increased productivity.

Widespread Availability

Widely available in the market with multiple suppliers. The enhanced accessibility contributes to a more competitive market.

Chemical Resistance

Some commodity plastics exhibit good chemical resistance, making them good for industries like packaging and automotive.


Some commodity plastics are lightweight materials and ideal for automotive, electronic, and aerospace applications.


Many commodity plastics are extremely recyclable, which supports sustainability initiatives across the board.

Barrier Properties

Some commodity plastics provide good barrier properties against gasses, providing enhanced protection from external factors.

Our Commodity Plastics

Some of the commodity resins we work with the most at Thogus include:

  • Polypropylene (PP)

  • Polyethylene (PE)

  • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Don’t see the material you need? >Reach out to our team to get a full listing of our commodity resins.

Experience the Thogus Difference

At Thogus, we specialize in high-volume injection molding for businesses in Ohio and the surrounding states. With our Manufacturing by Design approach, we focus on providing fully customized manufacturing solutions for our customers in a wide range of industries, and we work with commodity resins, as well as engineered and custom resins, to get you exactly what you need.

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