Our extrusion capabilities take the pressure off, running trials with standard polymer or your bespoke material and developing this into full production.
Using our Boy & Arburg injection moulding machines, we are able to mould test-pieces in-house, allowing for the subsequent characterisation and development of mechanical, thermal, electrical, antimicrobial etc properties. This ensures a streamlined and efficient development process for customer specific projects.
As part of our developmental process, we are able to offer detectable masterbatches for silicone and rubber, which embed metal and/or X-ray detectable properties into the end material. Such masterbatches are manufactured from a range of well refined detectable additives which have been proven to seamlessly combine with a wide range of existing base materials including NBR, SBR, natural rubber and silicone.
Whatever your materials challenge, we will provide the solution.
We believe that we are the best people to manufacture our products and while we are happy to work with compounders, we have the in-house capabilities to meet most masterbatch requirements with capacity of up to 2 tonnes per shift.
Our 30mm extruder has beenheavily modified for running particularly troublesome materials while a Thermo Fisher bench-top lab extruder is on hand for small trials and ongoing research & development.
We also have two injection moulding machines with a variety of tools to produce test plaques for antimicrobial testing, dog-bones for tensile testing and bars for impact testing.
For silicone mixing we utilise two Winkworth z-blade mixers and a lab-scale 2-roll mill.
36mm Kerke twin screw extruder
30mm Baker-Perkins twin screw extruder
16mm Thermo Fisher twin screw extruder
Arburg 50 tonne Allrounder injection moulder
Boy 15 tonne injection moulder
Winkworth 50 litre z-blade mixtruder
Winkworth 11 litre lab-scale Z-blade mixer
Lab 2-roll mill (x 2)
We thrive on challenges and are proud of our reputation as a company that can succeed where others have failed. Whether you have a new application or need help with an existing product, we would be delighted to hear from you.