PCL provides a range of mould technologies, ram press innovation, and high-pressure casting systems to the tableware industry worldwide.
Tableware manufacturers have traditionally used plaster moulds and a variety of forming processes to manufacture their full ranges of tableware.
With the advent of resin materials, however, more and more manufacturers are turning to new technologies to meet rising demand, and PCL is the only company able to offer a full range of new resin casting processes.
Our products have been designed to suit both pressure casting and ram pressing, and are guaranteed to offer you:
PCL has been supplying pressure cast moulds for the tableware industry for 20 years, our quality products and continued product development have earned us a spot at the forefront of the industry.
Our pressure cast moulds provide the following advantages to your productions:
Guaranteed mould life – PCL guarantees that all of its pressure casting moulds have a lifespan of between 6,000 and 8,000 cycles, with actual mould life in excess of 20,000 cycles achievable
Fine pore structure – Using our specially designed materials, our moulds have a tightly controlled pore structure providing excellent surface quality
Machine interfacing – PCL moulds can be designed to work with any pressure casting tableware machinery that you operate, saving you costs and time in refitting
Customised mould materials to match existing operation
The synthetic resin ram press moulds made by PCL are a direct replacement for plaster moulds previously used across the industry.
Our ram press moulds provide the following features and benefits to your production process:
Wear and cracking resistance – Ceramic articles produced in PCL resin moulds provide a higher surface quality, reducing the need for sponging and finishing
Bespoke mould construction – Moulds can be produced to fit your existing machinery, reducing costs and maintenance needs
Air system designs – PCL’s innovative internal air system provides release air where needed, making demoulding easier and providing a better finish
Long service life – Our resin moulds have expected lifespans of between 8,000 and 15,000 fills. The longevity of our moulds reduces costs and downtime in your processes whilst also reducing your mould inventory
PCL Ceramics offers two different mould materials, produced for both ram press and pressure casting, developed and blended in-house to provide quality, efficient manufacturing.
Because our expert team produces PCL materials in-house, we are able to manufacture bespoke resins with different properties including a range of pore sizes and mould strengths to suit your specific applications and requirements.
All of our materials are widely tested and used across the tableware industry, known for using superior performance and long lifespan to provide an economical and reliable solution to in-house mould manufacture.