Plastic injection moulding for interior products and components
Tex Plastics has a wealth of experience in developing products integral to the interior of a building, from hygienic solutions for washrooms, including shower, through to domestic water heating cylinders and white goods.
Committed to supporting our customers
- Partnership approach to optimise component design, manufacture and supply chain requirements
- Sourcing of specialist recycled grade polymers relevant to application to minimise carbon footprint
- High end aesthetic finishes and decoration
- Smart supply chain management
Typically plastic mouldings or products for interiors or components for inside buildings require a high level of cosmetic finish, combined with a level of technical moulding. This is a continually growing market demanding even higher accuracy and an appealing design which needs innovative technological solutions to meet consumer expectations.
Tex Plastics have unrivalled expertise in manufacturing high volumes of ‘A’ surface and internal components for leading manufacturers of household showers, as well as hygiene and washroom products. The range in the size of moulding combined with the post-moulding processes and inhouse finishing is a key factor in our proposition.
Reduced components costs for leading shower manufacturer
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 established product.
Redesigned tooling enabled unit costs to be reduced. Several components were consolidated into a single moulding, reducing production and plastic component assembly costs. This in turn reduced the clients inventory, shortened their supply chain and reduced packaging costs. Looking at how everything within a project interconnects enables the team here to add real value whilst delivering significant ‘cost down.’
Innovative ‘tundish’ prototype development and product launch
How do you run a PRV discharge from a pressurised water cylinder to a foul waste or soil pipe without letting foul odours escape?
Tex Plastics have a wealth of experience in water heaters and creating solutions for pressurised water systems. With the aid of 3D printing technology the first prototype was produced. This ensured the product was fit for purpose. Input in the design helped adopt best moulding principles and ultra thin product moulding hit the usability requirements. Selection of an advanced polymer enhanced aesthetics & reduced finishing costs. Whilst different fixing techniques meant plastic component assembly costs were reduced.
Engineered heat stable metal replacement components
Replacing aluminium components with highly technical polymers improved performance, reduced weight and costs. The selection of technical polymer and development of tooling was modelled to ensure the tolerances and performance required could be achieved.
With the entire product assembly being reviewed within the same process, many small incremental changes were able to be incorporated to optimise the sub-assembly. The overall result was a more resilient product at a lower overall manufactured cost and greater performance over its lifetime.