Plasticom group has been in Ashford, Kent for over 50 years. Originally known as D G Mortimer & Co Ltd and Ashford Mouldings Ltd. The company specialise in taking projects from a design stage through prototyping and into high volume manufacture. Sonia Simmonds, Director at Plasticom told Negri Bossi News, “We understand the need to invest in quality equipment, people and processes if we are to manufacture superior products and deliver first class service to our customers. We have a very well-equipped tool room, a class 7 cleanroom, injection moulding machines in the range 20T to 530T and processes that comply with the Medical Device Standard ISO 13485:2016.”
In addition, the company also specialise in multi-shot moulding accompanied by a series of post assembly and decoration technologies including Tampo printing, foil printing, sonic welding, and assembly. Plasticom are no stranger to the benefits offered from fully electric moulding machines particularly when producing medical diagnostic parts to regulatory standards.
Edwin Simmonds, Director and Husband of fellow Director Sonia had no reservations when it came to selecting machinery for his next medical project. Edwin said, “Over the years we have worked closely but not exclusively with Negri Bossi. Service and support has always been excellent and it made sense to look closely at their NOVA ET fully electric machine for this medical diagnostics project. As Negri Bossi were showing a NOVA ET 100T at Interplas we decided to travel up to Birmingham and take a closer look. On examination it was evident that the fully electric machine repeatability was in terms of cushion accuracy very impressive.
The machine was almost silent in operation and the control system and graphical user interface was practical, intuitive, and easy to pick up quickly. We were so impressed we bought the machine.”
Tony Gray, Sales Manager at Negri Bossi said, “Plasticom always set a high bar and expect its supplier partners like Negri Bossi to reach it. At Negri Bossi we knew that the NOVA ET fully electric machine would not disappoint. I did not hesitate to recommend it.”
Sonia continues, “We were told that Negri Bossi NOVA ET fully electric machines were in high demand with orders outstripping supply in Europe. Fortunately, we moved quickly to secure this one at the show. It was delivered and installed in October and so far, it’s never missed a beat.”