SIMCO Disclosures

We discuss all things to do with plastic enclsoures and thier applications in the electronics industry.

The History of Plastic [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 13th, 2014

Have you ever given any thought to what life would be without plastic? Can you even imagine what our society and surroundings would look like if plastic had not been invented and developed? Household items, machinery, furniture, clothing, various industries – these are just a few of the areas in which you can trace the clever use of plastic. Today, plastic is all around us and it occupies a spot in almost each one of the human activities. We have become so accustomed to it that it sometimes goes unnoticed and we take it for granted. But to reach the current state of omnipresence, plastic had to go a long, long way.

Life was certainly a lot harder before plastic was invented. And had the clever men and women who stand behind the development of plastic not worked so hard and had they not been so devoted, we wouldn’t have such great applications for the different kinds of plastics today. The history of plastic spans over a period of more than 150 years and throughout those years there have been some tremendous discoveries, clever inventions and innovative developments in the field. Plastic has come a long way, so let’s take a look at how it all began and the major milestones in its history.

 History of Plastic

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Uses of Custom Plastic Electronic Enclosures

March 12th, 2014

imageManufacturing has proven to be quite a significant sector in the last century and it is still growing at fast pace. Nearly every sector requires undertaking production and development initiatives. As such, certain specialized companies manufacture specific products for making secondary products in turn. Once these products are created, they normally then require getting packaged for the final touch. For this purpose, custom plastic electronic enclosures are necessary.

Custom Plastic Enclosures Secure – Devices for an Affordable Price

March 11th, 2014

Providing protection for your computers and other devices is an important part of your overall network. One easy way to do this is to encase your devices in custom plastic enclosures. These enclosures are made from a molded plastic based on plans or a prototype of your item that you need to protect. The rounded edges and soft color (if you so desire) will make it a complementary piece of your office, not just a necessity. The sturdy ABS plastic will also be long lasting.


Enclosures are reasonably priced, so your entire office can be taken care of. The lightness of the plastic means the enclosures can be used with portable devices, too. Should you have to move offices, enclosures can ensure that your computers will not be knocked about and damaged as a result. The plastic used in manufacturing can also come with UV protection, so your items will not face damage from the sun or overhead lighting.


Custom plastic enclosures should meet the requirements as outlined by the European Union in the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Directive, or REACH. This regulation was enacted to ensure that any chemical products entering the EU in excess of 100 tons are registered with the appropriate agency. This helps regulate chemical use so that the Earth stays cleaner. There is also the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, or RoHS, that your product should comply with. This regulates the proper handling and use of six common yet hazardous chemicals used in electronics manufacturing.


Not only should your enclosure be made safely, but it should also provide you a level of protection against toxic fumes being emitted, which you otherwise would have to be breathing in.


A plastic enclosure can shield your device from electromagnetic or radio frequency interferences, too. These waves of energy can wreak serious havoc on electronics, causing gaps in information transfer or interfering with the paths of the circuits. When you are having your enclosure designed, be sure to include any ports you need cut into the plastic so that your cords and cables can be plugged in and not leave any areas unnecessarily exposed to energy waves, dust, or other environmental agents.


Some of the custom plastic enclosures you can have made include computer cases, portable device cases, DIN rail boxes, utility boxes, and potting boxes. Potting provides an exceptional level of shock protection for your circuit boards, and it shields boards from corrosion.


Your custom made enclosure can even have your company logo printed on the case or etched in, so that your new case can be even more functional than before.


When you buy directly from the company that produces the custom plastic enclosures you have two benefits. The first is being able to communicate with them exactly what you need so that you get just what you want. You have a person you can talk to who will make sure your order is just right. The second is the cost saving that comes from not having to talk to a designer and then have that person ship the design to an outside firm.


EMI/RFI Shielding: Eliminate Interferences with Shielded Electronics Enclosures

March 10th, 2014

165Protecting your electronic devices from threats is perhaps the most important task on your agenda. And there are many different types of potential threats that electronics may be exposed to. These include dust, water damage, low or high temperatures, but apart from these conditions, there is another group of threats that may harm your electronics and that is electromagnetic/radio frequency interference. EMI and RFI, as they are commonly shortened, can hamper or even completely disrupt the functioning of unprotected electronic equipment. That is why, if you have decided to secure your devices from the environmental conditions with electronics enclosures, you should think about adding protective EMI/RFI shielding to those enclosures, too.

Choosing a Waterproof Electronic Plastic Enclosure Box

March 6th, 2014

84Individuals and businesses alike often have reasons to operate with computers in the outside environment. Whatever the reason you may need to use your gadgets outside, affording them protection from the natural elements is an important task to execute. Indeed, a fairly simple solution to this challenge exists, which is the use of a plastic enclosure box for each electronic device. Waterproof enclosures are specifically designed for housing and protecting computers and related electronic gadgets.

Custom Plastic Enclosures – What Customization Options Are Available?

March 4th, 2014

155With the development of custom plastic enclosures and their popularization as an option, packaging electronics and other items and protecting them adequately has been taken to a whole new level. If you own a company that needs enclosures with certain specifications and dimensions to fit its products perfectly, there is a high chance that you may not find readymade ones with the exact specifications you require. However, with the customization options available, your enclosures can be produced in such a way that they satisfy all your demands.

SIMCO Disclosures

We discuss all things to do with plastic enclsoures and thier applications in the electronics industry.