Amtek Plastics UK Ltd offers the complete plastic injection moulding solution all under-one-roof from concept design and manufacture to assembly and packaging, plus warehousing and distribution on an international basis.
We are Amtek Plastics UK Ltd, a UK based plastic injection moulder with a renowned history in plastic injection moulding, specialising in the manufacture of high-volume quality plastic parts and products. Our attention to detail sets us apart from others within our industry and we take pride in every single consignment dispatched from our manufacturing facility in Newton Abbot, South Devon. We continuously invest in our team training and development, we believe that a team that is kept up to date can exceed customer expectations.
We manufacture custom injection moulded products for clients in a wide range of sectors and industries, including:
As an independent ISO 9001:2015 certified plastic injection moulder, we can turn our hand to custom plastic moulding for a wide variety of industries and uses, including high precision and technical injection moulding.
Our manufacturing facility, of over 5000 sq ft, is fully equipped with a complete range of plastic injection moulding machines ranging from 40 tons to 480 tons in pressure. Our variety of moulding machines enable us to provide you with a complete range of options for your product manufacture.
Our ERP software system enables clients to track their products through the manufacturing process, view stock levels and remotely trigger the manufacture of more products so they can stay ahead of demand. This gives clients complete control of their manufacturing. In some cases, we can mould more products ready for distribution within 24 hours!
Our distribution centre has now doubled our floor space by adding an additional 5000 sq ft. This enables us to offer our clients a complete warehousing and distribution service.
We are constantly investing in new plastic injection moulding machinery to keep up with the ever-changing technology within our industry, and in turn this enables us to become even more efficient with our manufacturing. We also have a variety of finishing machines ranging from ultrasonic welding, inserting and heat staking through to drilling and everything in-between.
Please feel free to get in touch and speak to our knowledgeable team if you would like further information about our custom injection moulding services and how we can help you to manufacture your products.
Read on for more information about plastic injection moulding, the processes involved and the main pros and cons of plastic injection.
Plastic injection moulding has been comprehensively used for over 50 years and it is still one of the most popular manufacturing processes where both thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers can be used, not to mention the ability to use other materials such as glasses, metals and elastomers. At Amtek Plastics UK Ltd we promote thermoplastic injection moulding where possible so any waste plastic created can be melted down to be recycled and reused.
Injection moulding is fantastic for mass production and part manufacturing, it replicates the same part continuously and identically thousands of times in a row. It is very easy to scale production if you experience a higher demand for your product.
The plastic injection moulding process is very simple. Melted plastic is pushed into the cavity of a closed mould which is then cooled and ejected to create a part.
Below is a more detailed look at the moulding process:
This is a very rapid and reliable process so repeat injection moulded products can be created to the same finish and quality every time. This manufacturing process is used to produce products such as bottle caps, casings, covers, syringes, bins, car body parts and most plastic products that you may see and use in everyday life.
Plastic injection moulding has many advantages, such as:
There is, however, one main disadvantage with plastic injection moulding, the mould tooling. The creation of the specific mould can be very costly especially for complex plastic products and larger moulds. The cost also depends on the quality of the mould required. Therefore, to make your business more profitable when using plastic injection moulding, large batch numbers are best to ensure the mould tooling costs are lower.
Here at Amtek Plastics UK Ltd we will advise and guide you on which mould tools you will need to meet the needs of your product manufacture.
If you are looking for a forward thinking plastic injection moulder with a wealth of technical experience who will be able to guide you through the entire process of creating your plastic products using injection moulding, then we can offer you the solution.