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A few words from Tim...

I have always been proud to be a part of #ukmfg, however over the last year I think companies across the UK have really proven their capabilities and worth.

So isn't it typical that as the inherent strengths of UK manufacturing are starting to be appreciated, it's so difficult to get hold of any material!

Plastic moulding material

At the moment, it's almost quicker to make the tool than it is to take delivery of the moulding material which is frustrating to say the least as importing issues further up the supply chain continue to cause major disruption.

In all seriousness we'd like to take this opportunity to say a major thank you to our team of material suppliers who in these exceptional times continue to go above and beyond for us and fight for every last kilo.

Between us we are making it work however planning ahead is key, and as much notice as you can give us for your requirements means a better chance of us sourcing material, and more importantly being able to receive it, so we can mould within your timescales. 

At some point I am sure this will hit the national news as the potential damage is real, however for now, keep talking to us and we'll do our very best to get your parts to you as and when you need them. As you should know by now, finding solutions to problems is what we do best!

Plunkett Associates
Injection Moulding UK

What are the benefits to my production programme by moulding in the UK?

In the past the Far East was utilised as a production solution, almost without question and was a recognised source of a ‘cheap’ manufacturing for many businesses.

In recent years, the fluctuating economy and uncertainties associated pre and post-Brexit marked the start of a change in attitude towards overseas manufacturing as bit by bit it no longer seems such a financial slam dunk to have production carried out in the Far East.

UK tooling and moulding has often been categorised as ‘too expensive’ or ‘too slow” however this attitude has started to change in recent years driven by an increasing awareness of environmental issues, travel and shipping issues and a more widespread introduction of automation within UK manufacturing.

Babyplast micro injection moulding machine

The newest addition to our moulding family is a Baby!

We really didn’t think we’d be able to squeeze another machine into our current mould shop but actually we’ve found one that will just fit!

Our new little Babyplast is perfect for micro injection moulding!

The Babyplast 6/12V is perfect suited to smaller precision moulded plastic parts (we’re talking part sizes up to 25 x 50mm!) and is financially viable even on smaller batch sizes.

With a 6 tonne clamp force, micro moulding is what it does best, and gives us an even broader scope in our UK moulding facility to be able to offer clients.


If you have a project in mind, or would like more information, contact us and we will be pleased to help.

01452 386608