Range of Materials

Chess Plastics Ltd has invested in the company's largest machine to date, a Negri Bossi VH1300 Bi-Power series model, with a shot weight in excess of 11Kg.

The name Plastic is derived from the Greek word 'Plastikos', which means able to be shaped. Plastic materials are one of the major innovations of the past century and are a resource used in many day-to-day applications that previously relied on traditional materials like metal, glass or cotton.

Plastic consists of long-chain molecules (polymers) and has revolutionised many industries for several different reasons but mainly due to low cost, ease of manufacture, durability, strength for their weight, electrically and thermally insulative, and resistant to shock, corrosion, chemicals and water.

The success and dominance of plastics has led to environmental concerns regarding its slow decomposition rate after being discarded due to its composition, but now widespread efforts are being made towards recycling, sustainability and bio-based polymers to be more eco-friendly.

Materials

materialdoserOur expertise in this field allows us to help customers who have little understanding of plastic materials.

The ability of plastics to mould difficult shapes gives rise to the opportunity for cost reduction compared to other traditional materials by being lightweight, tough and recyclable. Chess Plastics is able to ensure that any cost saving benefits are preserved by checking that the material is performing as predicted by using ‘RAPRA’s testing and analysis department.

Along with the selection of material type, we are able to provide a full colour matching service.

Drying

Chess plastics has a range of dehumidifiers to dry hygroscopic plastic materials such as Nylon, PC and ABS.  These engineering polymers need to be dried to exhibit their optimum physical performance and surface finish.

Efficient desiccant dryers can also help the components avoid difficulties such as material shrinkage, splash and sink marks. These types of raw material require steady low dew-point dry air and constant drying temperature which guarantees a residual moisture content.