At a leading injection moulding company, you’d expect a wide range of machines. P&R has over 60 presses from 50t to over 900t, providing a flexible service to all its customers.
In this short video, our Production Manager, Danny Cashin, explains the benefits of a modern injection moulding facility.
Plastic Moulding Materials
P & R uses in excess of 25 polymer raw materials in its production. We have at least 60 mould presses in operation at any one time which means material supply is key to the efficiency of our processes.
To optimise this, a sophisticated material handling system feeds each machine with the correct formulation blown direct from silos. The silos are connected to monitoring systems which allow the team to assess stock levels and arrange deliveries accordingly.
These handling systems mean raw materials are not found on the factory floor. This reduces the hazard of split bags, increases production floor space and improves safety and efficiencies all round.
P&R processes a multitude of raw materials but the most common fall into the following groups:
PBT- Polybutylene Terephthalate
PET – Polyethylene Terephthalate
HIPS – Hi Impact Polystyrene
PP – Polypropylene
PC – Polycarbonate
PA – Nylon
ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene