McClarin Plastics, LLC is an industry leader in fiberglass reinforced composite forming technologies. We have the capacity to execute several cutting edge molding processes to form components of high quality and strength.
Similar in concept, the vacuum infusion process (VIP) uses a vacuum pump to drive resin into the laminate, while resin transfer molding (RTM) uses a pressure pump as the motive force.
VIP component parts are vastly stronger and lighter as compared to open mold manufactured parts. VIP is more cost-efficient since its tooling and labor costs are much lower than other methods, and little to no material is wasted in the process.
VIP offers improved process times, consistent and close tolerance results, and higher quality control assurances, since the part can be inspected during various stages of the process.
Additional advantages of VIP include improved surface quality and reduced environmental impact; VIP reduces the amount of volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants in the air, since little to no resin can be utilized in the process.
We employ a diverse range of resins—such as vinyl ester, polyester, epoxy, and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)—and reinforcement materials—such as honeycomb cones, foam core, various fibers, and Kevlar®—to match virtually any performance requirements you have.
We also have the capacity to mold components of almost any size and geometric complexity for low or high volume production runs and prototyping.
Our skilled professionals offer custom designed or engineered laminates to fit the needs of our customers, as well as a highly flexible dual laminate solution that provides high strength for any of your vacuum infused components.
By using efficient work processes and focusing on continuous improvement, we bring a level of quality to the work we produce. Maintaining an ISO 9001:2008 certification underscores our commitment to the quality of services we offer.
Leveraging our VIP and RTM molding technologies provide a faster turnaround with a better result. You will find additional information in the table below. Contact us at any time to learn more.
Vacuum Infusion Process Specs
Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP)
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM)
Vacuum Assist Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)
Thermoplastic Glass Fiber
Polypropylene Embedded Glass
Fire Retardant Resins
Size is virtually unlimited, please contact us today regarding your project
Work to standard Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Value Added Services
Hardware Design and Procurement
Offering Quick Turnaround Times
CNC Mold Machining
Just In Time (JIT)
Digitizing and Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM)
Commuter Rail Systems
Fire & Emergency
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
Wind Turbine Components
Construction Equipment Covers
Transit Rail Car Interior Systems
Industrial Equipment Enclosures
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society for Testing and Materials
Canadian Standards Association
Federal Aviation Administration
Food And Drug Administration
ISO: ISO 9001
International Organization for Standardization
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
Society of Automotive Engineers
Six Sigma Capable SPC Control
100 Ton State Permit
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)