Plastic injection moulding shaping the net zero landscape

Plastic injection moulding shaping the net zero landscape

Why are lower energy applications for domestic water heating in housing driving plastic injection moulding growth?


Hot water cylinder systems are changing in the UK

The growth in new boiler and hot water cylinder products is in line with the Government's roadmap aimed at guiding the UK towards achieving it’s net zero goal by 2050, revisions to the Part L Building Regulations will mandate more stringent energy efficiency criteria for water heaters, which became effective from the 15th of June, 2022. From 2025, under the Future Homes Standard, the installation of natural gas boilers by house builders will be banned.


Stricter thermal efficiencies for domestic hot water systems driving growth

The United Kingdom's journey towards achieving 'net zero' by 2050 places significant emphasis on transforming domestic heating and hot water systems. Transitioning households to low-carbon technologies such as heat pumps and hydrogen boilers stands as a pivotal strategy in reaching this ambitious goal. This has accelerated the programmes of manufacturers to develop a new generation of energy efficient heating products. Because this approach holds the greatest potential to substantially reduce emissions and addresses the unique requirements of properties that pose greater challenges in terms of energy optimisation.



How people in the UK typically heat their home during the winter


Working with the UK's hot water cylinder manufacturers

TEX Plastics have been working on more energy efficient products for a number of brands and are uniquely positioned as the injection moulders of choice for this sector. There is a high technical requirement to producing the large moulded parts for boilers and hot water cylinder products. However, this can't be at the expense of the aesthetics and cosmetic finish.

Our decades of experience mean that we understand the many technical challenges required for injection moulding large parts for heating systems. This is why the Design for Manufacture (DFM) team work closely with the product designers, engineering and quality control teams of the clients. Working collaboratively, we have been able to help our clients develop distinctive products, combining a high cosmetic finish level and the technical integrity to withstand the demands of a domestic heating product.

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