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Precision Plastic Moulding - Giving You The Edge

Tex Plastics today operates as a member of TEX Holdings PLC from two facilities, Barnstaple - providing injection moulding to the South West and Derby - providing injection moulding for the Midlands.

Being plastic component manufacturers who add value is our No1 Focus

Precision plastic moulding starts with design-rationalisation built in at every stage. This results in you getting a plastic component manufactured with minimal waste because every element from design to assembly is done the most efficient way. Let us help you to streamline your component supply chain, reduce lead-times and maximise the cost-effectiveness of the component produced.

 

‘Over moulding’ solves complicated assembly for garden product

‘Over moulding’ solves complicated assembly for garden product

10 Aug 17 - OEM saves on assembly time, product failure and has a more aesthetically pleasing finish.

 
Innovation drives unique water collection products

Innovation drives unique water collection products

27 Jul 17 - A collaborative approach to developing new products proves a winning formula for a leading British manufacturer of building and construction products.

 
The fastest switch of injection moulders in the ‘South West’

The fastest switch of injection moulders in the ‘South West’

13 Jul 17 - In times of economic uncertainty, it pays to have a plan B – with stock levels at a minimum through optimised ‘just-in-time’ manufacturing, if a key supplier falls into difficulty how vulnerable are you?

 
Innovative ventilation reduces heating costs

Innovative ventilation reduces heating costs

29 Jun 17 - When a new product revolutionises a long established traditional market sector, the answer is typically - “it’s so simple, why didn’t anyone else think of that?”

 
Tool design innovation reduces costs

Tool design innovation reduces costs

15 Jun 17 - Leading Aerospace, Automotive and Medical Tier 2 supplier needed to innovate products to drive cost down.

 
Blue light lenses quality forces supplier switch

Blue light lenses quality forces supplier switch

1 Jun 17 - International manufacturer of specialist lightbars, beacons and directional warning lights for vehicles chooses Tex Plastics for superior quality of moulded lenses.

 
Liquid foam gasket seal on 3D plastic components with zero failure rate

Liquid foam gasket seal on 3D plastic components with zero failure rate

19 May 17 - If your product needs an air or water tight seal, insulation to prevent vibration or contain acoustic noise - this technology will transform the way you think about doing it.

 
3D Printer investment saves on tooling costs and speeds up the development process

3D Printer investment saves on tooling costs and speeds up the development process

5 May 17 - The dual head, large bed, RepRap X400 gives an astonishing 1ft cubed print volume. It’s multi-material capability includes a variable contact pressure for soft materials – enabling rapid prototyping and intricate models with a layer height of 100 micron.

 
See us at Med-Tech Innovation 2017

See us at Med-Tech Innovation 2017

26 Apr 17 - Visit us on Stand 115, at the 26 - 27 APRIL 2017 at the RICOH ARENA, Coventry

 
Robotic assembly reduces a two-man operation to 15 seconds of automation

Robotic assembly reduces a two-man operation to 15 seconds of automation

21 Apr 17 - When a white goods manufacturer wanted to review production costs, Tex Plastics opted to invest in robotic automation of key assembly lines to achieve the saving required.

 
In-house Injection Moulding facility closed down so business can focus on growth

In-house Injection Moulding facility closed down so business can focus on growth

7 Apr 17 - Control is vital in business, which is why many businesses have in-house injection moulding facilities. The challenge comes when this isn’t your core focus, how do you know you are doing what’s best for the business?

 
Injection moulded aircraft seats produces a stronger, more versatile and cosmetically appealing product

Injection moulded aircraft seats produces a stronger, more versatile and cosmetically appealing product

24 Mar 17 - Traditionally aircraft seating is produced by vacuum forming plastic, GRP layup or a combination of the two. The latest variants of seating components needed to have more fittings, a better cosmetic finish, be stronger and more durable - whilst remaining

 
Quality Crisis Threatens Brand, Switching Plastic Moulders Avoids Disaster

Quality Crisis Threatens Brand, Switching Plastic Moulders Avoids Disaster

10 Mar 17 - If you’ve spent more than a century building a solid global brand, the last thing you need is inconsistent quality from a key supplier. It’s difficult to quantify the possible impact of this on a single product line, but when there are over twenty differe

 
Plastic components replaced metal to reduce weight and increase the efficiency of the motorcycle

Plastic components replaced metal to reduce weight and increase the efficiency of the motorcycle

24 Feb 17 - When the leading British motorcycle manufacturer needed to reduce the weight of its motorcycles to increase efficiency – it challenged Tex Plastics engineering team to replace as many metal parts with plastic using the most relevant super high-grade, high

 
Coloured moulded plastic parts reduces costs for White goods manufacturer

Coloured moulded plastic parts reduces costs for White goods manufacturer

10 Feb 17 - White goods are now available in brilliantly bright cheering shades to make kitchen appliances add to the rooms overall appearance and aesthetics. But this change in the fashion of kitchen appliances resulted in additional finishing options, which had cos

 
Over moulding redesign reduces assembly time by 22% for marine safety lighting

Over moulding redesign reduces assembly time by 22% for marine safety lighting

27 Jan 17 - When a life saving product is sold, it must deliver. If poor manufacturing practices result in the product being unfit for purpose, it can damage the brand significantly as it puts lives at risk. Here’s how one leading marine electronics manufacturer reve

 
Enclosure manufacturer switches from metal to plastic panels to improve performance and reduce costs

Enclosure manufacturer switches from metal to plastic panels to improve performance and reduce costs

13 Jan 17 - A leading supplier of cabinets used in power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure used painted metal enclosures but wanted to explore other material options. Plastic injection moulding was identified as a great alternative because it could

 
What would happen if your plastic injection moulder went into receivership?

What would happen if your plastic injection moulder went into receivership?

30 Dec 16 - When an injection moulding company goes into receivership, the consequences can be devastating for it’s client base. With ‘just-in-time’ delivery and on demand moulding, the speed of reaction required to maintain continuity to the line can be extremely c

 
Tex Plastics Sponsor a Beer Barrel for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

Tex Plastics Sponsor a Beer Barrel for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

19 Dec 16 - Annual charity beer festival raises over £7000 in funds for a great cause and celebrates living with beer!

 
Reduced manufacturing costs for dry verge cappings

Reduced manufacturing costs for dry verge cappings

1 Nov 16 - Material change in roofline component reduces price per unit and is better for the environment.

 
Robust ‘fish-finder unit’ designed to withstand repeat ‘crash tests’ and most challenging elements

Robust ‘fish-finder unit’ designed to withstand repeat ‘crash tests’ and most challenging elements

3 Oct 16 - Develop a casing to house a digital video camera and highly sophisticated electronics is one thing. Making it so it can withstand being violently launched through the air, crashed down into sub-zero water with no opportunity to cushion the fall. Then let

 
Leading Shower Manufacturer product refresh reduces manufacturing costs for long established product

Leading Shower Manufacturer product refresh reduces manufacturing costs for long established product

1 Oct 16 - Keeping your manufacturing process lean and costs in check is the nirvana of any UK based manufacturing business today. As a key supplier to a leading UK shower manufacturer, Tex Plastics were approached to help drive cost down for a core, long establishe

 
Smart Metering boxes get new ‘smarter polymer’

Smart Metering boxes get new ‘smarter polymer’

30 Sep 16 - Battery powered data loggers and electronic pressure controllers are used for water & gas distribution networks to remotely monitor usage through ‘smart meters’. Tex Plastics were approached by a leading ‘smart meter’ manufacturer to help develop its rang

 
7 Steps to Design and Prototyping Plastic Components to Improve Results

7 Steps to Design and Prototyping Plastic Components to Improve Results

19 Sep 16 - If you’re looking to bring a new product to market, Tex Plastics are uniquely positioned to help make it happen. At the start of all new component production, we implementing a 360˚ review processes.

 
Inventor develops award-winning product with a little help from TEX Plastics

Inventor develops award-winning product with a little help from TEX Plastics

1 Sep 16 - How do you run a PRV discharge from a pressurised water cylinder to a foul waste or soil pipe without letting foul odours escape? When experienced and respected plumber Russell Armstrong set about solving this problem, he thought there must be a product o

 
Cost down exercise for soffit board has hidden benefits

Cost down exercise for soffit board has hidden benefits

14 Aug 16 - As wood was replaced by uPVC in exterior construction, now PVC begins to replace uPVC. It gives all the aesthetic benefits of uPVC but at a reduced cost and with some key environmental benefits.

 
£475,000 investment in robotics for Tex Plastics Derby

£475,000 investment in robotics for Tex Plastics Derby

10 Aug 16 - The 1300-tonne Arburg Allrounder 420C Golden and Multilift Select, was part of an overall spend of £900k in new infrastructure across the two Tex Plastics facilities. The key focus continues to be on automation to enable the company to reduce our direct l

 
Next generation water heater has improved performance at reduced cost

Next generation water heater has improved performance at reduced cost

6 Aug 16 - When designing ‘next generation’ products making notable improvements in performance, appearance and saving ‘manufacturing cost’ is the name of the game. Which is why Tex Plastics work with manufacturers to explore every avenue to achieve these goals.

 
Significant reduction of finished product costs v modest saving on component pricing?

Significant reduction of finished product costs v modest saving on component pricing?

1 Aug 16 - What would make the biggest difference for your products future and related profits?

 
Antenna design refresh shaves pounds off weight and costs

Antenna design refresh shaves pounds off weight and costs

14 Jul 16 - Caravans, boats and motor homes use omni-directional antenna to pick up TV signals. This is simply because their mobility dictates the TV signal could be being broadcast from any direction! The electronics in these products needs to pick-up the broadcast

 
Three critical environmental benefits of switching uPVC to Polypropylene

Three critical environmental benefits of switching uPVC to Polypropylene

1 Jul 16 - There are significant intrinsic differences between polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polypropylene (PP). Polypropylene is one of the most neutral plastics, containing only two elements: carbon (C) and hydrogen (H). PVC by comparison contains about 30% by weig

 
60% Reduction in Cost for Ophthalmic Device

60% Reduction in Cost for Ophthalmic Device

16 Jun 16 - Ultra-widefield imaging provides clinicians with a much broader view of the retinal periphery, which can translate to earlier recognition of disease progression and potentially treatment intervention. So when a leading provider of devices to eyecare profe

 
Retro gaming unit with ‘tomorrows world’ look and ergonomics

Retro gaming unit with ‘tomorrows world’ look and ergonomics

29 May 16 - When delivering a new games console, there is stiff competition and high expectations. The product needs to look the part, be tactile and robust in design. On top of this the outer casing has to protect the electronics it houses within.

 
Need ISO Class 7/8 Cleanroom Injection Moulding?

Need ISO Class 7/8 Cleanroom Injection Moulding?

9 May 16 - Class 7 Clean Room manufacturing cell for injection moulding and component assembly of non-sterile medical products.

 
Personal Emergency Response Device

Personal Emergency Response Device

6 May 16 - With an ageing population, more people living alone and increased legislation for loan workers, personal emergency response devices are no longer for the frail and infirm. Which is why when Sara Murray began developing state of the art, proprietary techno

 
Fire Fighters Breathing Equipment

Fire Fighters Breathing Equipment

11 Apr 16 - There are few environments more dangerous than those a fire fighter is challenged with entering. Often volatile, toxic and unpredictable – the fire fighters life is protected by state of the art breathing apparatus and sophisticated personal protection cl

 
Metal Replacement Scope Sterilising Container Reduces Costs by 66%

Metal Replacement Scope Sterilising Container Reduces Costs by 66%

9 Mar 16 - Many Sterile Service departments struggle to wash and sterilise scopes and long instruments in a cost effective way. To process such items, Sterile Service Managers must use either a long wide container that uses a lot of space in the washer disinfectors

 
Procedure Pack Polyware Increases Useability and Reduces Costs

Procedure Pack Polyware Increases Useability and Reduces Costs

7 Feb 16 - In the high pressure environment of an operating theatre, seconds count. Whether rapid response to saving lives or maximising the efficiency of a theatre or treatment room. Procedure packs are now ubiquitous in every aspect of medical treatments and have

 
Are you aware of the cost savings and environmental benefits of switching PVC to Polypropylene?

Are you aware of the cost savings and environmental benefits of switching PVC to Polypropylene?

2 Feb 16 - Plastics are here to stay, especially in medicine and public health but there is a conscious move away from the more harmful endocrine-disrupting properties of PVC and its long-term pollution consequences. This has driven a shift to the more environmental

 
Giving Our Customers an Edge Over Their Competitors

Giving Our Customers an Edge Over Their Competitors

1 Jan 16 - If OEM’s view purchasing of plastic injection moulding as a commodity price, they may pay a higher price in the long run. An ‘edge’ in terms of competitiveness doesn’t come from saving a fraction off the unit costs of a few plastic components. It comes fr

 
Class 7/8 cleanroom is a Significant investment for Tex Plastics Barnstaple

Class 7/8 cleanroom is a Significant investment for Tex Plastics Barnstaple

1 Nov 15 - Medical products are a key area of growth for Tex Plastics Barnstaple, which has resulted in the investment of a modular cleanroom. Housed in the cleanroom cell are two Arburg injection moulding machines, so when one machine needs decommissioning or servi

 
Tex Plastics invest in their biggest machine to date

Tex Plastics invest in their biggest machine to date

19 Aug 15 - Tex Plastics Division has recently taken delivery of a new Negri Bossi V1300-17000 WP Vector series machine and robot

 
Two 300 tonne machines with fast shift valve technology increase medical sector capability

Two 300 tonne machines with fast shift valve technology increase medical sector capability

9 Oct 14 - Further investment at Barnstable facility increases Tex Plastics manufactuuring capablity for medical sector. The two machines will be deployed on the most complex, challenging moulds produced to very tight tolerances using medical grade polymers.

 
Tex Plastics is the proud sponsor of Ilfracombe u12’s Youth Football Club.

Tex Plastics is the proud sponsor of Ilfracombe u12’s Youth Football Club.

28 Sep 14 - The Under 12s Club, which includes 14 players with an average age of 11, have been kitted out with some splendid new (Blue) football kits & weather-proof coats, emblazoned with the Tex Plastics logo.