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VACUUM FORMING
SPECIALISTS

PLASTICS MOULDING & FABRICATION ENGINEERS

Apollo Plastics have been vacuum forming quality plastic parts and products since 1960.

With vacuum forming and CNC equipment along with the strength of six decades of experience, you can be assured of the quality at every stage of the process.

You'll have everything you need right from the start of your project:

  • specialist advice on the design of your product
  • bespoke tooling production for in-house forming
  • manufacture & quality finishing of your final products
  • conformity to the registered BSI EN ISO 9001-2015 standard.

Our early roots were formed in the caravan trade where we developed and still maintain our commitment to meet expected deliveries of numerous plastic formed components.

Since then we've been involved in multiple industries which include:

  • caravans and motorhomes
  • promotional materials and events
  • point of sale
  • construction, building and concrete
  • garden
  • medical
  • leisure
  • vehicles.
01.

Design Process

Apollo Plastics focuses on their customers’ requirements, taking their ideas and bringing them to life. We focus on aesthetics, functionality and the ability to manufacture parts cost effectively and to specification. Whether you have a basic idea or are seeking an alternative manufacturer for an item already in production, we will work with you to ensure cost effectiveness and that it is totally fit for purpose.

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02.

Tooling and materials

We can discuss initial tooling and create a basic prototype pattern tool. Production tooling is not produced until prototypes have been accepted. All tools are handmade to customer drawings to achieve the correct tolerance. The manufactured parts are CNC trimmed for reliability and accuracy. This gives a much greater degree of control over quality control and lead times, as well as keeping costs low.

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03.

Production

Apollo Plastics have the capacity and experience to offer low, medium and high volume batch production, along with very large-format assemblies that meet your requirements. In addition we can further give support to your production with additional assembly opportunities. Plastic vacuum forming offers a cost-effective alternative to injection moulding, which often involves a significant investment in tooling.

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WhaT is Vacuum Forming?

Vacuum forming or thermoforming are terms used to define the manufacturing process in which a plastic sheet is heated to a defined temperature, the tool is introduced to this heated sheet and then by using vacuum and compressed air, the sheet and tool meet resulting in a three dimensional moulded shape.
Vacuum forming offers significant benefits:

  • Lower tooling costs - in comparison to injection moulding, vacuum forming offers a very cost effective route to manufacture for low to medium volume projects
  • A wide choice and flexibility on colour, finish & material selection
  • Low cost prototyping
  • Flexibility on trim and hole details
  • Shorter product introduction lead-times.

We go beyond the expected Results

We make parts for a large variety of end users, some are listed below to give an idea of our versatility.

we can produce

Caravans, Motorhomes & Workstations:

  • Basins, cabinets, and shower trays
  • Cutlery trays, step-mat trays & cup & saucer racks
  • Water heating casings
  • Valve covers for cubicles

Construction:

  • Casting moulds for concrete items
  • Drip trays for air conditioners/heaters
  • Rainwater hoppers
  • Skylight domes for garden buildings

Leisure:

  • Bait boats
  • Coin box cradles & coin guards
  • Dog box parts
  • Bingo equipment

Medical:

  • Anti-roll headrests
  • Wheelchair trays
  • Moulded foot sandals
  • Optical equipment parts

Point of Sale:

  • Clear bubbles & domes
  • Case liners
  • Product display stands
  • Brochure holders

Vehicle Converters:

  • Bulkheads
  • Door post covers
  • Wheel arch covers
  • Window liners

GALLERY of our work