Helping you to get the best possible moulded plastic parts
The Edge in business means optimising the marginal differences. Our quarterly newsletter and moulded plastic parts news reveals how we help our customers realise this. Precision Plastic Injection 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.
When a leading feminine hygiene and washroom services provider reviewed it’s European injection moulding and supply chain with a view to optimising efficiencies, quality and costs, Tex Plastics were asked to provide a solution.
2019 is proving to be a challenging year for manufacturing in general, with UK factory output dropping off to a seven-year low as Brexit uncertainty rolls on.
Nobody leaves school with a burning ambition to work in a plastic injection moulding manufacturing facility. This means having to work harder to attract and retain the brightest people with the qualities and attitude we’re looking for.
Additional capacity required at Derby due to increasing orders from a mix of existing customer accounts growing as well as new account wins, has resulted in the purchase of an additional 650 tonne machine and crane.
Turnkey solutions managing more processes in-house
Sophie Hodgson is the latest Apprentice Appointment at Tex Plastics, and joins the Quality Assurance team as a Quality Engineer.
With an extensive white room and clean room cell, Tex Plastics, Barnstaple has enjoyed long term relationships with medical device manufacturers.
Take a read of our Autumn 2019 Newsletter
Additive manufacturing or 3D metal printing is starting to transform tooling, as complex moulding shapes can now have water cooling channels to enable cooling and fast cycle injection moulding.
We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website.
Building on the business plan to reduce our carbon footprint, our investment in laser welding means we can repair tooling in-house. This reduces both the time needed to transport to and from the mould tool servicing supplier as well as the time managing external suppliers.
The mid-20th century developments in chemical technologies resulted in an explosion of new plastics and the ability to mass manufacture plastic products. Today these parts are ubiquitous but they typically have a common manufacturing characteristic – they are mass produced.
Plastics are a finite and valuable resource, so the best outcome after their initial use is typically to be recycled into a new product. But not so long ago, many injection moulders wouldn’t consider using recycled plastics because of the issues with quality and consistency.
Capturing waste plastic and channelling it into efficient recycling and recovery routes is widely recognised as a key way to reduce costs and the environmental impact across the plastics injection moulding industry.
With growth comes the inevitable challenge of space, and the need to store the injection moulding tooling efficiently on site at the Derby facility.
A focus to reduce overall waste across Tex Plastics making our operations as efficient as possible – using fewer resources and generating less waste. Our ambitious eco-efficiency pillars focus in three areas.
Former Tex Plastics maintenance apprentice Daniel Tanser has risen through the ranks and now heads up the automation team. His apprenticeship journey from maintenance to robotics was a great example of the opportunities at Tex Plastics for those seeking a new challenge.
Plastic is a fantastic material and has transformed the way we live through the products we use on a daily basis.