Polymers & Plastics
Injection Moulding | Packaging | Plastic Manufacture
Where Polymers & Plastics Matters
The number of industrial applications of polymers and plastics is well established across New Anglia and now includes process areas such as:
This is the process of producing plastic materials such as Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) – also known as acrylic.
Injection moulding is a manufacturing process that injects molten plastic into casts. This is a method commonly utilised in the manufacture of packaging and plastic bottles; these are prominent markets within New Anglia’s polymer and plastic industry.
Recent breakthroughs in advanced manufacturing and engineering have led to the emergence of plastic manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing (commonly known as ‘3D printing’) – all of which pave the way for flexible, distributed manufacturing.
Some of the businesses linked to polymers and plastics in the region include: