As Interplas draws nearer, Rutland Plastics has announced that it will be showcasing its expertise gained from over 65 years of experience in injection moulding and gas-assisted technology at the NEC, Birmingham.
Rutland Plastics first started out injection moulding back in 1956. The company has grown significantly over the years; however, it is still a family business based in Oakham in Rutland.
Rutland Plastics offers a full range of plastic injection moulding services and has over 30 moulding machines on site ranging from 50-tonnes to 1700-tonnes. The company has always been committed to investing for the future and recently purchased three new Wittmann Battenfeld moulding machines and a Mazak machining centre for its toolmaking department. This continuing investment has been rewarded by increasing demand, so much so that production has moved to a full 24/7 operation for the first time in the company’s history.
Rutland Plastics has an extensive range of state-of-the-art moulding machines and can produce mouldings from 1g to 48kg in weight, up to 1.5m in size and also offers gas-assisted moulding technology. The company has been involved in the electrofusion methods of joining plastic pipes for many years, and as a result of research and expertise, has patented one of these processes. Rutland Plastics also has the expertise, flexibility and facilities to add the finishing touches required for injection moulding projects through a suite of additional services such as machining, assembly and warehousing.
Rutland Plastics always works in partnership with customers and offers advice and expert knowledge at all stages of the manufacturing process. This advice starts at the design phase to ensure each part is designed, or redesigned, to achieve the best manufacturing solution. An example of this design support is through its work with audio equipment specialists, Rega, who wanted to injection mould a turntable dust cover. The dust cover broke every basic design rule for injection moulding; it’s made out of a clear material, requires a faultless finish with no draft angles and has sharp corners and edges. Through the combined skill of the designers, toolmakers and engineers at Rutland Plastics, the project was and continues to be a great success.
Rutland Plastics was awarded Investors in People back in 1995 and has Quality Management ISO9001:2015, Medical Devices Quality Management ISO13485:2016 and Environmental Management ISO14001:2015 in its suite of accreditations, alongside being proud members of the BPF, GTMA, PlastikCity and Make UK.
Rutland Plastics is committed to the adoption and promotion of sustainability principles across all company processes. This commitment is reflected in an on-site solar PV system that has generated over 750,000kWh of electricity since its installation. The company is committed to obtaining all of its electricity from sustainable methods and 100% of electricity procured is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin.
Rutland Plastics was also recently recognised as a manufacturing hero by Made in the Midlands for its work during the Covid pandemic. It included PPE visors made and donated to local frontline health workers and work within the medical sector supply chain.
Click here to register for Interplas. Rutland Plastics can be found at Stand A18, showcasing some of its products and will be happy to discuss how it can help with your injection moulding requirements.