Injection compression moulding is a thermoplastic moulding process. It involves injecting the melt into a slightly open mould with simultaneous or subsequent compression. This is performed by the closing stroke of the machine or a coining core in the mould. The results is a lower cavity pressure when processing extremely thin-walled parts. The compression process also helps to minimise internal stress on moulded parts and improves dimensional accuracy; making it perfectly suitable for packaging applications or automotive parts, such as lighting applications.