At Sunrise, we pride ourselves in our extensive line of quality injection molded products. They are great for media packaging such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, and even USB drives. While the latter explanation of our stock program makes sense to just about everyone, I would hope the majority of shoppers were like me when I first heard the term- “What in the world is injection molding?” I had no other explanation of how CD and DVD cases were made, but I still wasn’t quite sure what the big deal was with this method. Injection molding is exactly how it sounds: Injection molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting material into a mold. Material most commonly being thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. The beauty of this manufacturing process is that you can choose items that are either made from virgin material or recycled materials. So now that you have a little background information about injection molding, browse our online store to see all the products we have to offer.
The Frii is a bike made exclusively out of recycled plastic. This snap together sensation is both lightweight and durable- a true innovation for green design. Mastermind Israeli designer Dror Peleg came up with the concept and design for this recycled 1-speed bike that’s intended for quick trips through the city streets.
Production of the Frii entails using recycled plastic that is melted and injection molded to form each unique part of the bike. The body of the bike is the largest component where at the bottom sits a pedal crank that runs a belt to the rear wheel hub instead of a chain. There are no external brakes- just a BMX style brake system where peddling backwards causes the bike to stop.
Forks to the 20-inch plastic wheels are kept short for added strength. Solid tires are injected over the rims during the manufacturing process. The seat does look uncomfortable but the Frii is not for long, smooth rides. And of course, the colors and modular design are electrifying.