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Injection Moulding Products

Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd offer custom injection moulding products to a broad range of commercial market sectors including packaging and healthcare. We have accumulated comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the manufacture of low to medium volume precision injection moulded components and are considered one of Scotland’s leading contract manufacturers.

We offer an ideal solution to develop a project through innovation and design to grow a client’s product portfolio. We will handle your project from design to production, incorporating: Product Design & Prototyping, Mould Flow Analysis, Sub Contract Manufacturing, Tool Design & Manufacture, Pre-Production Sampling, Project Management.

Our moulding expertise includes working with and engineering thermoplastic and thermoset materials, as well as insert moulding. Our injection moulding products include Caps & Plugs, Medical Components, and Custom Components.

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Plastech's Range of Precision Moulded Products

Our injection moulding products include a wide selection of components and parts. We can also design and produce custom plastic injection moulded parts.

Some of our products made using injection moulding include Caps & Plugs for tubing and Packaging & Components for a wide range of industries such as:

  • Medical
  • Food
  • Confectionery
  • Cosmetics
  • Packaging
  • Engineering
  • Electronics

Caps & Plugs

Our injection moulded caps and plugs are the ideal closure for plastic or cardboard tubing packaging. They also work well as bottle caps and as stoppers to protect threaded metal tubes and bars.

These plastic injection moulding products are available in a selection of over 70 different styles, allowing you to choose from a variety of colours, shapes and sizes.

Each is meticulously designed to offer high-quality protective closures for your packaging tubes.

Medical Components

When it comes to plastic injection moulded components for the medical industry, there are a number of important factors to consider, from tolerances to the types of plastic materials in use and even the manufacturing environment. From graduated burette tube end caps to plastic syringe dispensers, we can do it all.

All of our medical components are produced in a medical injection moulding cleanroom that is Class 7 certified and ISO compliant. Here, we utilise laminar flow cabinets to maintain the integrity of the environment during production and assembly. These cabinets are designed specifically for the assembly and manufacture of small injection moulded components.

Custom Components

If you don't find what you're looking for on our injection moulding products list, we can create custom-designed injection moulding products for you.

The design team at Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd can manufacture plastic parts and components in all shapes and sizes according to your unique specifications and product packaging needs.

We can also assist with the conceptualisation of ideas and product design, as well as offer prototyping, tool design, sampling, assembly and print labelling services. Our team can advise you on which plastics will best suit your injection moulded products based on their intended use.

This product design service offers competitive tooling costs, making Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd the top choice for all of your plastic injection moulding needs.

Our Plastic Injection Moulding Process

Injection moulding process uses a screw to inject molten plastic into a mould cavity. This is a popular and cost-effective method for manufacturing everything from plastic medical components to custom-designed injection moulded products.

At Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd, our injection moulding manufacturing process involves feeding plastic resin or granules into a heated barrel in an injection moulding machine, which melts the plastic into the right consistency for moulding. This melted plastic is then injected through a nozzle into a mould cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration and shape of the cavity.

One of the factors that ensure high-quality plastic products is the injection pressure. High pressure is essential in making sure the plastic does not solidify or set before it is fully inside the mould. A high clamping force allows this kind of pressure on the injection moulding machines. There are also air vents inside the mould cavity to allow the air to escape, but not the molten plastic.

The injection mould cavity can be made to virtually any mould design or dimension you may require to complete your products or components.

Our well-established systems have proven to provide consistently high-quality injection moulding products in any desired shape for our various customers — along with convenience, flexibility and great prices. Your final product is only complete with Plastech's moulded plastic components.

A Range of Plastic Materials

At Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd, we have extensive manufacturing experience with injection moulded thermoset and thermoplastic materials.

We work with a wide range of thermoplastics and polymer materials in our injection moulding manufacturing process, with a plastic material available for any product type.

Some of these polymer plastics include:

  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Polyethene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
  • Cellulose Acetate (CA)
  • Flexi & Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • ABS
  • Polycarbonate
  • Nylon

Which Plastic is Best?

There are many factors to consider when comparing the above plastics, such as hardness & resistance, flexibility, weight and cost.

Polypropylene, for example, is unique among plastics commonly used for injection moulding as it is highly responsive to the manufacturing process because of its low melt viscosity. It is also extremely lightweight and, along with HDPE, more cost-effective than PVC.

These properties often make polypropylene the go-to when manufacturing components to complete many products, such as hinges and snap-over lids; as well as for complete products such as plastic toys and packaging containers.

Our team of experts can advise you on which plastic is right for your injection moulding product needs.

The 5 Main Benefits of Plastic Injection Moulding

Plastic injection moulding has many advantages over other methods. Some of the most notable benefits are that it is simpler, more reliable, and very efficient.

These are the 5 major advantages you can expect when opting for plastic injection moulding:

1. Efficient & Fast Production

The injection moulding process is quick and efficient and has a high production output rate, which makes it a common modern method for producing moulded plastic products.

Depending on the size and complexity of the mould, there are approximately 15 to 120 seconds between each cycle. This speeds the process of producing each new mould, which is important when producing large quantities of plastic components.

2. Cost-Effective Plastic Parts

With our ability to execute low to high-volume production on plastic injection moulding products, we are also able to offer competitive tooling and injection moulding costs.

Our injection moulding machines range from 30 to 150 tonnes, enabling us to produce exactly what you need at the volume and quality that you need, for the best price.

3. Design Freedom

The beauty of injection moulding machines is that they allow almost complete design freedom when creating the mould for your components or products.

The mould can be as simple or complex as you require. This will affect the speed at which the parts are made. Our expert team can assist you to ensure the mould is right for your purposes, thus avoiding costly mistakes during manufacturing and ensuring high-quality end products.

4. Durable & Reliable Plastic Components

With an array of plastics to choose from, we can ensure the right amount of strength, flexibility and weight for your desired application.

Our experience in the field of injection moulding means we can create each mould to get the most out of your chosen plastic, without air bubbles or the likes to compromise the integrity, quality and strength of the final product.

5. Choices on Choices

One of the greatest advantages when working with plastic is not only the choices of different plastic and polymer materials but also the colours you can choose from.

This means that if your products need just a lid or cap to complete them, we can produce this in your brand colours for an overall product that has finesse and a finish that sells.

At Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd, we are also able to add other printing and labelling to your products or parts. Our full range of graphic design and printing services includes:

  • Design
  • Insert Moulding
  • Silk Screen Printing
  • Pad Printing
  • Hot Foil Blocking

Let your products stand out from the rest by choosing us for your plastic injection moulding needs.

Plastic Products for All Industries

We often don't realise it, but almost every part of our lives involves plastic in some way or the other. From plastic toys and cosmetic packaging to toothpaste tubes and the containers holding the ingredients we use to cook our daily meals, plastic injection moulding products and components complete these items.

The uses for injection moulding products are unlimited and many of our clients are from industries that produce items that have nothing to do with plastic. However, they need the highest quality injection moulded parts to complete and finish their products or product packaging.

That is where Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd comes in.

We can assist with plastic injection moulding needs in a number of markets, sectors and industries, including but not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare
  • Medical devices
  • Dental
  • Veterinary
  • Harm reduction
  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Cosmetics
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Homeware
  • Textile

Producing high volumes or low volumes with our injection moulding expertise, we can design and produce the tools, mould and products you need for your business to thrive.

Effective Plastic Injection Moulding Products

When you order plastic injection moulding products from Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd, you have peace of mind of knowing that one of the UK's leading plastic packaging manufacturers is on the job.

Your Trusted Plastics Manufacturer

We produce plastic moulded parts in the UK using injection moulding or extrusion methods and have been manufacturing plastic parts and providing customers with high quality plastic goods for over 50 years.

As injection moulding components manufacturers who specialise in plastics of all kinds, you can trust our expertise and results, every time.

A Turnkey Service on Injection Products

At Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd, we offer so much more than just the products of injection moulding.

Our added-value services include:

  • Product design using 3D CAD software
  • Rapid prototyping models
  • Tool design
  • Pre-production sampling
  • Project management
  • Printing and labelling
  • Packing and assembly
  • Contract packing

Get in touch with us to have simple, cost-effective plastic components and products made according to your unique specifications.

Order your plastic injection moulding products from Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd today!

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Plastic Moulded Products

Plastics Injection Moulding Specialists

Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd offer a custom injection moulding service to a broad range of commercial market sectors including Packaging and Healthcare.

We offer a thermoplastic and thermoset injection moulding solutions to a wide range of industrial, commercial, packaging and medical markets.

Our Moulding Team, offers product solutions from concept to reality utilising dedicated 3D CAD software designed for:

  • Mould flow analysis
  • Tool design
  • Rapid prototyping

Soft tooling options available.

We have a modern and extensively equipped Tool Room to carry out tool maintenance and modification work.