Winter 2021

Helping you reduce overall production costs Find out how much you could be saving with our FREE Audit Call 01271 378528 Barnstaple or 01332 546773 Derby Technical Moulding, Intelligent Polymer Selection and Lean Supply Chain Solutions Tex Plastics People Power Craig Tunnicliffe has been promoted from Production Manager to Commercial Manager of Tex Plastics. Started in the Customers Services team Back in 2000, the first year in the new millennium, Craig started his career with Tex Plastics. His role involved order processing, delivery management and general customer liaison. Over the years Craig rose through the ranks progressing initially to Customer Services Manager, then Production Planning before becoming Production Manager. His role involved day-to-day planning production to ensure customer’s expectations are met. During this time Craig streamlined the processes to ensure the visibility within TEX was clear and could be easily communicated to customers. New Commercial Manager for the Plastics Division “My career at Tex Plastics has been one of continual development, which has been rewarded with recognition and promotions. I think that’s why I’ve stayed with Tex Plastics, because I feel I can make a difference and I’m actively encouraged to take on new challenges. There’s an obvious benefit to the business in this approach too. As they retain business intelligence and the customers have the continuity of personnel.” Craig Tunnicliffe Commercial Manager, Tex Plastics The additional Class 7 Cleanroom manufacturing cell, houses three injection moulding machines running 24/7 at Tex Plastics Barnstaple facility. Cleanroom injection moulding running 7 days a week Tex Plastics Barnstaple has significantly increased its cleanroom injection moulding capability in the past 12 months. Now with a total of 7 injection moulding machines running three shifts, 7 days a week across the two cleanroom manufacturing cells – the output has more than doubled. However, the demand for a fully validated EN14644 class 7 (10,000) cleanroom plastic injection moulding continues to grow. Smaller volumes of cleanroom plastic injection moulding There seems to be an appetite for plastic injection moulding in a cleanroom environment for smaller volumes. This is a niche area Tex Plastics has capitalised on, largely as a result of working with medical device manufacturers to develop prototypes and initial production run quantities. Fully operational with capacity to grow Tex Plastic’s Barnstaple facility, has the capability to mould for all conventional, white room and cleanroom thermoplastic requirements – including meticulous project management of comprehensive tooling validation protocols including Scientific Moulding disciplines. Cleanroom Injection Moulding Expansion Winter 2021 Nigel Partridge Sales Manager, Tex Plastics Craig Tunnicliffe Commercial Manager, Tex Plastics