What is Polyresin?
According to Wikipedia, Polyresin is a resin compound generally used for statues, figurines, and decorative furniture. It is a sturdy material that can be intricately molded, allowing a great level of detail with consistent texture. Polyresin is also compatible with a large range of different finishes, including paint and metallic finishes, which is why many decorative pieces are made from this material.
One form of polyresin often used is Alabastrite.
Arcadia Sourcing International Ltd. has been working with factories using polyresin to make products like Sports Memorabilia Trophies such as NRL (National Rugby League) or AFL (Australian Football League) trophies. We have also sourced Shane Warne polyresin statuettes.
How Do Chinese Manufacturers Make Polyresin Items?
The simplified explanation of how polyresin products are manufactured in China include these three steps:
- Make a mold out of wax or silicon rubber.
- Pour the liquid polyresin into the mold which is casted out in any shape and form.
- Once firm, the item is often painted or plated in gold or silver.
There are two types of plating: Water Plating or Vacuum Plating, of which vacuum plating lasts longer.
What Are Some Popular Polyresin Items?
Polyresin items are very popular for promotional items, toys, and giveaways, plus retail selling.
How Do Environmental Laws Impact Manufacturing Polyresin Factories?
China is very well versed to make polyresin products. However, new Environmental Laws are placing restrictions on factories due to the nature of fumes, odors, and wastage in the manufacturing process. The Chinese Government is trying to relocate as many of these factories as possible to the suburbs which makes it very difficult for small factories to stay profitable and survive.
Contact Arcadia Sourcing for All Your Polyresin Needs
Call our sourcing agents at 1-888-659-1018 to learn how much we can help you save on polyresin products manufactured in China.