3 Keys to Staying Relevant in a Volatile Plastics Market

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Relevance is a tricky subject in any market, and the plastics business is no exception. Missing the proper timing on a release means the product can flop, but pushing too fast and too early leaves sluggish sales and surplus parts. Striking the balance between quality service and consistent product relevance requires a level of market awareness and flexibility that is difficult to achieve without a lot of commitment and a little luck. Fortunately for product designers and project managers, Industrial Custom Products is happy to lend insight and support to plastic designers in need, even in the midst of a volatile plastics market.


Consistent market relevance requires:

  1. Understanding the Power of Timing

The most important components of staying relevant in the plastics market are speed and timing. Releasing high-quality products to the market exactly when your consumer needs them is a vital part of plastic fabrication as well as any global or domestic market. In order to meet the needs of a fast-moving industry, our manufacturing professionals pair high-quality results with high-speed processing. Our goal is to move you from manufacturing to market faster so you can release your product strategically and on time.


  1. Frontloading Your Troubleshooting

In order to stay on top of your deadlines, it’s necessary to have your products tested and ready for release without worrying about potential product failures. With processes such as rapid prototyping, expert material selection, and precise computer tooling, you can stress-test your designs and allow for essential modifications prior to the final release.


  1. Preparing for Market Changes

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of all is making preparations for sudden market changes. Taking into account global and local phenomena that might impact the sales and behavior of your consumers is a core part of market relevance that is easy to sink time into but difficult to perfect. Rather than crossing your fingers and going in blind, you can work with our plastic fabrication professionals to create a manufacturing plan that suits the needs of your consumers and weighs the potential for sudden alterations.


Contact us today for information on our plastic fabrication support or for more information on the plastics market. The Industrial Custom Products team can be reached at (612) 781-2255 or by visiting our website here for more information.