The Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations (ARMO) was established to provide an equal forum for organisations serving the global rotational moulding industry. ARMO is a  voluntary group of organisations servicing the global rotomoulding industry, each having their individual memberships and structure. The members of the affiliation will work together to advise the industry through their individual organisations, however the vision of ARMO is to work co-operatively on various projects for the benefit of all members.

This website aims to provide information relating to the structure of ARMO, its members and key events and information relating to the global rotational moulding community and the plastics industry as a whole.

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What is Rotomoulding

Rotational moulding is a process used to manufacture hollow plastic products from simple to very complex shapes. Rotational molding has many advantages in terms of relatively low levels of residual stresses and inexpensive molds. Rotational molding also has few competitors for the production of large (> 2 m3) hollow objects in one piece. The process is best known for the manufacture of rainwater tanks but it can also be used to make complex medical products, toys, leisure craft, and highly aesthetic point-of-sale products. The rotomoulding process transforms plastic from either powder, pellet or liquid form into products in four major steps. The mould is heated, rotation takes place on two axis, the mould is cooled and emptied then refilled for the next cycle. Major international designers have use rotational moulding to produce stunning products for hundreds of different sectors.

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Rule of Three- ARMO Chairman's Report

All good things come in threes they say …I’ve just returned from a trip to India to attend the StAR conference and meet with the industry in that part of the world. Visiting the meeting in Goa was my third visit to a STAR meeting in India, all of these visits being three years apart. Click here to read more!

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The Spock Chair Is “Out Of This World” Design

The stunning new collection of upholstered furniture, by Riccardo Giovanetti for Sphaus has been released onto the European market during Milan Expo 2015. Highlighting how ITRO (the Italian Rotomoulding Association) has fostered a wonderful example of a successful partnership between the rotomoulder (Veca Spa), the mould maker, (Pagani Stamp) and architect Giovanetti in a project to promote the qualities of the process on behalf of their members.

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Seven Stages of Rotomoulding

We often hear how the rotomoulding process is made up of a number of discrete events. I broke them down into SEVEN main ones, though I’m sure looking through the microscope you could find more.

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Ferry - 89 Years of Performance

Ferry Industries’ goals for rotational molding were clearly defined: faster cycle times, tighter process control and more flexibility. Ferry developed what is now the most extensive and sophisticated product range offered to the industry: Carousel Machines, In-Line Shuttle Machines and Rocking-Oven Machines. The company has more than 35 machine models in its product range.

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