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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.

 

Tex Plastics win six figure account at Love Business Expo

Tex Plastics win six figure account at Love Business Expo

16 Feb 18 - Lee explains how the account was won after meeting the Managing Director of another East Midlands based company who needed plastic components manufacturing in the UK.

 
Recycling bins Street furniture injection moulded from recycled ABS

Recycling bins Street furniture injection moulded from recycled ABS

15 Feb 18 - As a leading manufacture of street furniture, with strong green credentials it was critical the environmental appeal of their new range of recycling bins was both ecological and aesthetically sound.

 
Download our Winter 2017 Newsletter

Download our Winter 2017 Newsletter

1 Feb 18 - Take a read of our Winter 2017 Newsletter

 
Washroom Towel Cabinets - Uniquely British

Washroom Towel Cabinets - Uniquely British

1 Feb 18 - If you ever visit public toilets in the UK and overseas, you’ll notice the faithful ‘roller towel’ is rarely seen outside the UK.

 
360 product review halves order lead-times and manufacturing reduces costs

360 product review halves order lead-times and manufacturing reduces costs

15 Jan 18 - When a product revolutionises an industry, like roofing components, you’d expect the 360 Review Process to be a simple box ticking exercise.

 
White goods plinth product review saves cost and improves product

White goods plinth product review saves cost and improves product

15 Dec 17 - The term ‘angel hair’ has many meanings if Googled, but in manufacturing, it relates to the hair-like strands of glue which sometimes occur in a manual gluing process.

 
What’s your plan B if your current plastic moulding supplier fails?

What’s your plan B if your current plastic moulding supplier fails?

1 Dec 17 - With the 2017 budget on November 22nd, Chancellor Philip Hammond downgraded the UK economic growth forecasts.

 
Medical optical device manufacturer goes for colour and UK plastic injection moulder

Medical optical device manufacturer goes for colour and UK plastic injection moulder

15 Nov 17 - With a range of intelligent technological optical devices, designed to help with distance diagnostics. This UK based OEM has a worldwide client base, and wants to remain at the forefront of health technology.

 
Manufacturing returns to UK from China

Manufacturing returns to UK from China

1 Nov 17 - Quality control, reliability of supply and currency fluctuations all factored in a leading marine safety equipment manufacturer deciding to bring production back to the UK.

 
Injection moulded chain guard innovation gives Superkart competitive edge

Injection moulded chain guard innovation gives Superkart competitive edge

15 Oct 17 - New chain guard is lighter, lasts longer and is cheaper to manufacture. The glass reinforced nylon polymer superkart chain guard chain has greater strength and impact absorption, plus being lighter provides a small performance gain.

 
Technical plastic casing for swimming pool pump brings manufacturing back to UK

Technical plastic casing for swimming pool pump brings manufacturing back to UK

1 Oct 17 - Driving the decision was the dollar to sterling exchange rates, and the need for greater control of supply.

 
White Room and Clean Room Moulding Solutions at Interplas 2017

White Room and Clean Room Moulding Solutions at Interplas 2017

8 Sep 17 - If you’re looking for plastic injection moulding solutions for medical devices, components and packaging - then visit stand B74, Hall 4 – September 26th to 28th.

 
Interplas 2017 showcase for plastic injection moulding solutions for the construction sector and external use

Interplas 2017 showcase for plastic injection moulding solutions for the construction sector and external use

3 Sep 17 - If you’re looking for plastic injection moulding solutions for products or plastic components which are designed for the construction sector or use outside - then visit stand B74, Hall 4 – September 26th to 28th.

 
Download our Summer 2017 Newsletter

Download our Summer 2017 Newsletter

1 Sep 17 - Take a read of our Summer 2017 Newsletter

 
New coordinate measuring machine guarantees quality on critical technical moulding

New coordinate measuring machine guarantees quality on critical technical moulding

31 Aug 17 - Due to growing complexity of parts and customer measurement expectations Tex Barnstaple has invested in a Quantum HG686 CNC CMM with measuring capability of X600 – Y800 – Z600.

 
Market leading ‘egg sanitising and handling product’ improved

Market leading ‘egg sanitising and handling product’ improved

31 Aug 17 - When an innovative egg supplier to UK shoots and game reserves developed a process for sanitising eggs, it realised the tray mechanism needed improving.

 
Technical Moulding Solutions for Building and Interior Products at Interplas 2017

Technical Moulding Solutions for Building and Interior Products at Interplas 2017

28 Aug 17 - If you’re looking for plastic injection moulding solutions for building materials and interior products - then visit stand B74, Hall 4 – September 26th to 28th.

 
Global industrial ventilation brand seeks metal replacement components

Global industrial ventilation brand seeks metal replacement components

25 Aug 17 - If you are the brand leader, you need to demonstrate innovation - replacing aluminium components with highly technical polymers improved performance, reduced weight and costs.

 
Tex Plastics to Exhibit at Interplas 2017

Tex Plastics to Exhibit at Interplas 2017

22 Aug 17 - Looking for cost down manufacturing and innovation?

 
‘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 - 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.

 
Download our Spring 2017 Newsletter

Download our Spring 2017 Newsletter

25 May 17 - Take a read of our Spring 2017 Newsletter

 
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

 
Download our Winter 2016 Newsletter

Download our Winter 2016 Newsletter

7 Jan 17 - Take a read of our Winter 2016 Newsletter

 
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

 
Download our Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Download our Autumn 2016 Newsletter

25 Sep 16 - Take a read of our Autumn 2016 Newsletter

 
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.