Polyplas Extrusions was established in 1989 by Graham Tidman (Managing Director) and Helen Tidman (Company Secretary) occupying one unit with two extrusion lines.
Over the years the company has grown, and now occupies a new 20,000 square foot factory which was opened by our local MP Dr. Richard Taylor on 7th September 2006. We currently operate six extrusion lines, two of which are coupled with jockey extruders to produce co-extruded profiles, as well as ancillary equipment for additional processing.
Supplying nationally and internationally, our customers are in a wide variety of sectors including:-
The company holds the accredited standard BS EN ISO 900:2000, operated since 1994.
We are a manufacturer of thermoplastic profile extrusions with an enviable reputation for excellence and a friendly approach.
Ensuring control of our production commences with the tool room. All aspects of our tooling, from design through manufacture to assembly and maintenance are entirely carried out in house by our toolmakers. A fully versatile program of AutoCAD LT 2006 is installed at Polyplas so that customers can communicate drawings of the profiles they wish us to quote and manufacture.
Equipment includes a top of the range wire eroder together with a fast hole driller, which is coupled with our CAD facility. This enables us to cut complex geometries with tight tolerances and fine surfaces. Modifications, where required, can be swiftly undertaken and sampled quickly and with maximum flexibility.
Whether a simple plate die or a fully blended die with vacuum calibration, the tooling is designed and constructed to suit the characteristics required of the profile.
Profiles can be manufactured in a variety of flexible and rigid materials and hardnesses.
We manufacture profiles in flexible materials ranging in hardnesses from 40 to 100 Shore 'A' in a large range of colours. There are filled grades, unfilled grades (pure crystal vinyl) and food grades, some suitable for outdoor use as they are UV stabilised.
Santoprene® is used mainly by Polyplas to manufacture tubes for use on peristaltic pumps. This material is available in food and drug approved (FDA), medical and general use grades. We have a wide range of tooling available ranging from 79mm outer diameter to 1.6mm inner diameter.
We produce an ever increasing variety of rigid profiles in a variety of colours, including clear. Again these can be produced in UV stabilised grades if required.
We manufacture dual extruded profiles, either in dual hardness or co-extruded forms for an increasing number of applications. By bringing together two materials the function of a profile can be increased whilst simultaneously reducing the components in an assembly. e.g. a combined seal and hinge.
We can enhance profiles, for example, by applying self adhesive tapes inline, printing, or applying silicone/glycerine.
All of our systems meet BS EN ISO 9001: 2000 to assure our products are manufactured to a high standard. During production finish, fit and tolerances are closely monitored and where possible gauges are used to eliminate operator error and compatibility with customer calibration. This all contributes to complete satisfaction of finished goods.
We have our own fleet of vehicles and drivers to deliver the finished product to avoid any possible distortion of the profile occurring during transit and take responsibility from order point to delivery point.
An extensive warehouse of raw materials, both rigid and flexible, is stocked to enable a quick turnaround from point of order to delivery. Our general turnaround for profiles where material is held in stock is 7-10 days from receipt of order.