Rotomolded Coolers: Everything You Need to Know
Not all coolers are made equal. Throw a bag of ice in the cooler on a hot summer day and you will soon find out how well your cooler is made. Anyone that has done any kind of strenuous activity on a hot summer day, knows how frustrating it is to reach in the cooler for a refreshing drink only to realize the ice has already melted and the your beverage is lukewarm.
Enter, the rotomolded cooler. A fully insulated cooler designed and built to keep your beverages cold for days. Now go and enjoy those summer activities with cold beverages on hand.
What does Rotomold mean?
Rotomold is a process for manufacturing a hollow plastic product of limitless size. It involves heating plastic material in a mold and rotating slowly on a horizontal and vertical axis. The simultaneous heating and rotation brings the resin together and creates a beautiful smooth surface with no seams. This creates a large plastic product shaped to your exact mold. The process is commonly used to make large, hollow products such as tanks, playground equipment, and outdoor furniture. In our case, this is how our coolers are manufactured.
What are the Benefits of Rotomolded?
Rotomolded products offer several benefits, including:
- Durability: Rotomolded products are known for their strength and durability, as the plastic material is evenly distributed and forms a uniform, solid structure.
- Cost-effective: The rotomolding process is relatively simple and efficient, which helps to keep costs low compared to other manufacturing methods.
- Customizable: Rotomolding allows for the creation of complex shapes and designs, making it a versatile option for custom products.
- Lightweight: The final rotomolded product is often lightweight, which makes it easy to transport and handle.
- Seamless: Rotomolding produces a seamless final product, which helps to prevent leaks and weak points in the structure.
- Weather-resistant: Rotomolded products are often made from materials that are resistant to UV light, extreme temperatures, and harsh weather conditions, making them ideal for outdoor use.
What Rotomolded Coolers do we Offer?
Rotomolded Cooler Sizes
Currently we offer a 50 quart cooler and a 75 quart cooler.`
Rotomolded Cooler Colors
The Bevanda 50 quart and 75 quart Coolers are currently available in 3 different colors: Tan, Charcoal, and White.
The White tends to be our most popular Rotomolded Coolers, with the Tan and Charcoal close to follow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Difference between Injection and Rotomolded Coolers?
Injection molding and rotomolding are both methods of producing plastic products, but there are some key differences between the two processes:
- Materials: Injection molding typically uses more expensive materials, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), while rotomolding often uses lower-cost, lower-density materials.
- Mold design: Injection molding requires a much more complex mold design, as the plastic material must be injected into the mold under high pressure. Rotomolding, on the other hand, uses a simple mold that is filled by gravity.
- Production speed: Injection molding is generally faster than rotomolding, as the plastic material can be quickly injected into the mold and cooled. Rotomolding is slower as the mold must be rotated to ensure that the plastic spreads evenly.
- Cost: Injection molding is typically more expensive than rotomolding, due to the complex mold design and faster production speed.
- Product size: Injection molding is better suited for small to medium-sized products, while rotomolding is better for larger, more complex shapes.
When it comes to coolers, rotomolded coolers are often more durable and have better insulation properties compared to injection-molded coolers. However, injection-molded coolers are often lighter and more cost-effective. The choice between the two will depend on the specific requirements of the product and the intended use.
How Long Do Rotomolded Coolers Last?
The lifespan of a rotomolded cooler can vary depending on several factors, such as the quality of the materials used, the manufacturer, and the conditions in which the cooler is used. Generally speaking, rotomolded coolers are known for their durability and can last several years with proper care and maintenance.
However, factors such as exposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, and harsh weather conditions can shorten the lifespan of a rotomolded cooler. Regular cleaning and maintenance, such as wiping down the exterior and draining any water from the interior, can help to prolong the life of a rotomolded cooler.
In some cases, rotomolded coolers may last 10 years or more, while in other cases they may need to be replaced after just a few years of use. The exact lifespan will depend on the specific product and how it is used.
Is Rotomolding Better than Injection Molding?
Whether rotomolding is better than injection molding depends on the specific requirements of the product and the intended use. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice will depend on several factors, including:
- Product size: Rotomolding is better suited for larger, more complex shapes, while injection molding is better for small to medium-sized products.
- Cost: Injection molding is typically more expensive than rotomolding due to the complexity of the mold design and the faster production speed.
- Material quality: Injection molding typically uses more expensive materials, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), while rotomolding often uses lower-cost, lower-density materials.
- Production speed: Injection molding is generally faster than rotomolding, as the plastic material can be quickly injected into the mold and cooled.
- Strength and durability: Rotomolded products are known for their strength and durability, as the plastic material is evenly distributed and forms a uniform, solid structure.
In some cases, rotomolding may be the better choice for a particular product, while in other cases injection molding may be the better option. It’s important to carefully consider the specific requirements of the product and choose the method that best meets those needs.