Large injection moulding capability increased
New 650 tonne injection moulding machine builds on the 600 & 610 capacity already at Derby
Growing demand for Large Injection Moulding
The new injection moulding machine is an addition to the plant at Derby and was needed to support growing contracts supplying the construction industry. The new 650 tonne machine can handle larger moulds, delivers faster cycles and provides a high quality finish. The energy consumption is one of the lowest for its size on the market, which ensures that Tex Plastics is keeping to its environmental focus of lowering energy usage.
DFM, Polymer Advances and Larger Tooling driving demand
The demand for larger injected moulded parts is increasing as the polymers and moulding processes provide more options. With the increased complexities of moulds and finishes it means that Tex Plastics are able to capitalise in this growing area. The technical team at Tex Plastics specialise in Design for Manufacture (DFM). They work collaboratively with the product designers to ensure the products and tooling deliver a better product. This means the tooling can utilise the faster cycle times and keep manufacturing costs to a minimum.
Restructure of Manufacturing Footprint for a Greener Factory
The new 650 tonne injection moulding machine is located in what was previously the tooling warehouse. Tex Plastics are working through a rolling programme to optimise their manufacturing space. The programme is to maximise the available space, making the logistics of materials feed and parts more efficient. As well as the replacement programme criteria delivering better capacity with lower energy costs.