Rutland Plastics Invest in three new custom moulding machines and move to 24/7 operation.

Rutland Plastics has an extensive range of state-of-the-art, custom moulding machines and so has the ability to 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.

Established in 1956, the company has grown significantly over the years and remains a family business. Rutland Plastics offers a full range of plastic injection moulding services and has over 30 moulding machines on site ranging from 50t to 1700t. Always working in partnership with customers, Rutland Plastics 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.

In 2021 the firm purchased 3 new Wittmann Battenfeld moulding machines and a Mazak machining centre for their tooling department. This continual 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.

In addition, the company 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. In line with the world's pledge to be net-zero by 2050, the firm is committed to obtaining all of its electricity from sustainable methods. In fact, 100% of electricity procured is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin.

With Covid restrictions eased and things getting back to normal, Rutland Plastics will be back exhibiting in person again. Their first event will be at Interplas at the NEC, 28th to 30th September, stand A18. Interplas is the UK's leading plastics industry event with this being its 70th year. The NEC will also be hosting Med-Tech Innovation Expo which is the UK leading event for medical design and manufacturing technology and also TCT 3Sixty, the event for 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Intelligence with a focus on developing a real understanding across industry of the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. The three co-located shows will provide a great opportunity to connect, or reconnect, with experts across many industries and technologies all in one place.

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