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Starting a blow mold business


sathya44

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Well first you would have to find those aluminum molds. And some have been destroyed and then you have to have some bucks to purchase from GFP. Right now they are not for sale unless you go in with lots of money to buy the whole company.


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Wouldnt be to bad if you started out small. Buy one or two used machines, need a building, rent one it wouldnt be to bad. The hard thing would be is getting the molds to make them or making new molds to make the blowmolds. Need to be able to paint them also. Might be able to get something small going for a million. 

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I don't know much about patents so you maybe right but I thought most patents were good for 20 years and after that people could start making or copying the product. They stopped making r12 a while ago because it would damage the ozone, so they claimed. I think some of the blowmold companies sold off old molds for scrap prices and right now scrap is way down. I do agree that buying some molds maybe very expensive, might be able to have new ones made for less money. Imagine buying new beco ornaments or a new Poloron Santa.

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On 9/7/2017 at 4:25 PM, Big J Illinois said:

If the patents are expired....they couldn't produce it anymore...look at R12 refrigerant. ....

R12 was phased out because the EPA decided it was harming the Ozone layer and put heavy restrictions on it.  It wasn't a patent issue.  If there was a patent on it then it must have been expired because there were many different companies making and selling R12.  A patent protects the original inventor for a certain amount of time (usually 20 years).  After that anyone is free to copy the idea.

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On 9/5/2017 at 2:49 PM, sathya44 said:

There's a friend who wants to start a blow mold business.  Does anybody know how much the cost will be to start one?  We'd like to make the molds owned by Union, TPI, GF, etc.  Please let me know!

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