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Tex Plastics are committed to continually investing in our people, facilities, customers and community

UK based and financially secure, Tex Plastics Ltd combines the two production facilities of Barnstaple in North Devon and Derby in the East Midlands. Each company has chosen specific niche markets for which they have developed industry knowledge and expertise. In addition, their production facilities and quality assurance classifications are focused on the requirements of the specific industry sectors chosen.

Optimised floor space increases tool store

Optimised floor space increases tool store

15 Aug 19 - With growth comes the inevitable challenge of space, and the need to store the injection moulding tooling efficiently on site at the Derby facility.

 
Daniel now recruiting his own ‘automation apprentice’

Daniel now recruiting his own ‘automation apprentice’

19 Jul 19 - Former Tex Plastics maintenance apprentice Daniel Tanser has risen through the ranks and now heads up the automation team.

 
Apprentice Wanted!

Apprentice Wanted!

18 Jul 19 - Opportunities for apprentice injection moulding process technicians

 
Tex Plastics Partnership to Recruit

Tex Plastics Partnership to Recruit

21 Jun 19 - With new contracts, increased internal opportunities and more flexible working opportunities, we find ourselves continually recruiting to discover the right candidates.

 
How much more efficient can injection moulding machines get?

How much more efficient can injection moulding machines get?

27 May 19 - How much more efficient can injection moulding machines get?

 
Painting injection moulded parts in-house

Painting injection moulded parts in-house

22 Apr 19 - Tex Plastics are now able to paint injection moulded parts in-house thanks to the investment of a state of the art spray booth.

 
QK Honeycomb Products

QK Honeycomb Products

11 Mar 19 - Manufacture and sale of lightweight boards and panels.

 
Eurotex International

Eurotex International

4 Mar 19 - Eurotex International are the world-renowned, Lloyd’s registered engine refurbishment specialist offering through-life support of marine, traction and land based diesel engines.

 
BSP International Foundations

BSP International Foundations

25 Feb 19 - Design and manufacture of a proprietary range of piling and dynamic compaction equipment for the ground engineering sector.

 
Airfield Damage Repair Sales

Airfield Damage Repair Sales

18 Feb 19 - Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) is an essential part of airbase survival. ADR provides the repair of Minimum Aircraft Operating Surfaces (MAOS) so that operational flying can be quickly resumed.

 
Tex Engineering Limited

Tex Engineering Limited

11 Feb 19 - Manufacture and sale of road making and associated equipment, trailers and steel enclosures.

 
G&M TEX Ltd

G&M TEX Ltd

4 Feb 19 - Design and assembly of bespoke high-quality diesel-powered electrical generator sets.

 
Tex Special Projects

Tex Special Projects

28 Jan 19 - Design and manufacture of bespoke and modular structures; radio frequency-blocking glazing for both civilian and military applications.

 
Tex A.T.C. Air Traffic Control Room Design

Tex A.T.C. Air Traffic Control Room Design

21 Jan 19 - Tex ATC Services are a niche engineering group who are recognised as the global leaders in air traffic control room design, manufacture and installation.

 
Opportunities Unlimited at Tex Plastics

Opportunities Unlimited at Tex Plastics

14 Jan 19 - After attending a North Devon ‘Disability Confident’ event hosted by Pluss, Kevin Payne Operations Manager at Tex Plastics Barnstaple arranged a meeting to explore how Tex Plastics could take part in the ‘Opportunities Unlimited’ welfare-to-work programme

 
Tex Plastics Division Focus on Productivity

Tex Plastics Division Focus on Productivity

7 Jan 19 - For workforces to be more productive, they need more skills. This has resulted in a combination of recruiting new apprentices and up-skilling current staff.

 
Apprentice progression at Tex Plastics Derby

Apprentice progression at Tex Plastics Derby

19 Nov 18 - Tex Plastics Derby Maintenance Apprentice Daniel Tanser moves to specialise in automations as his role develops.

 
UK Plastic Injection Moulding

UK Plastic Injection Moulding

12 Nov 18 - Lee Barker, Tex Plastics director, explains how UK plastic injection moulding is making a strong commercial argument to those who have their plastic moulding offshore.

 
Next Generation Plastic Injection Moulding

Next Generation Plastic Injection Moulding

5 Nov 18 - Over a £million’s investment on robotics and new ‘industry leading, energy efficient’ plastic injection moulding equipment provides customers of Tex Plastics Barnstaple and Derby with more flexible scheduling amongst many other benefits.

 
A new ‘Paint Spray Facility’ for plastic components

A new ‘Paint Spray Facility’ for plastic components

29 Oct 18 - Tex Plastics Derby has invested in a revolutionary new ‘in-house paint spray facility’ to increase efficiencies and extend customer options on plastic moulded components.

 
UK Plastic Moulding Companies

UK Plastic Moulding Companies

22 Oct 18 - More energy efficient machines and the increased use of collaborative robots strengthens Tex Plastics position within leading UK Plastic Injection Moulding Companies.

 
Apprentices key to Tex Plastics continued success

Apprentices key to Tex Plastics continued success

15 Oct 18 - Modern Apprenticeships help individuals work, learn and earn while they get the skills they need.

 
Plastic Moulding Factory

Plastic Moulding Factory

8 Oct 18 - With a significant investment in next generation plastic injection moulding technology and collaborative robots, Tex Plastics Barnstaple gave their plastic moulding factory a makeover.

 
New Plastic Moulding Process Manager

New Plastic Moulding Process Manager

1 Oct 18 - New process manager, Richard Bromley (left) strengthens the Tex Barnstaple team, bringing over 25 years of plastic moulding process experience.

 
Tex Plastics undergoing investment backed by forward thinking Group

Tex Plastics undergoing investment backed by forward thinking Group

24 Sep 18 - Whether you are for Brexit or against it, businesses need to prepare and the uncertainty resulting from the negotiations has left some businesses rudderless.

 
Download our Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

Download our Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

15 Jun 18 - Take a read of our Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

 
ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation for both Barnstaple and Derby

ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation for both Barnstaple and Derby

1 Jun 18 - Moving from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

 
Tex Plastics Ready for GDPR

Tex Plastics Ready for GDPR

18 May 18 - Tex Plastics are ready with their data policies and new legal obligations with GDPR.

 
New Quality Engineer Appointed

New Quality Engineer Appointed

4 May 18 - Tex Plastics have appointed Alina Oganesyan to assist in developing and fostering a continuous improvement culture, continually seeking out cost reduction and efficiency improvement initiatives.

 
Tex Plastics invest in rolling machine programme

Tex Plastics invest in rolling machine programme

13 Apr 18 - Greater capacity, lower carbon footprint and enhanced production quality through a continual investment in the latest plastic injection moulding technology.

 
Using Health & Safety to drive good business practice

Using Health & Safety to drive good business practice

9 Mar 18 - Tex Plastics middle management take new business-focused IOSH qualification designed for a new generation of safety and health professionals.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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

 
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.

 
£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

 
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?

 
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

 
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.

 
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.