There are two main types of polymers, thermoplastics and thermosets. The main physical difference is that thermoplastics can be re-melted into liquid plastic. Whereas, thermosets remain in a permanent solid state and cannot be put back into the process. Commonly, plastic injection moulders use thermoplastics. Common...

The night shift, dreaded by some, loved by others. Nearly all injection moulders at some point will have embraced the night shift as orders come in thick and fast. Here at MPL we always look to accommodate customer orders when and where we can. Typically,...

It is with great pride and satisfaction that Malton Plastics (UK) Ltd. can finally announce that we have been recommended certification for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. The audit took place on the 29th June, 2018 with Synergos Consultancy and Alcumus ISOQAR of which the...

Over the last few months MPL have made the decision to invest into new tooling for our gardening division, MPL Gardening. The investment will see us increase the range of propagators we currently manufacture as well as bringing new products to the EarlyGrow brand. This is...

The internet of Things (IOT) is a relatively new concept and one which most could be forgiven for knowing very little about. Essentially all the IOT is about is connecting electronic devices together through the internet, meaning anything which uses the internet could and should...

It's been over a year since approximately 46.5 million UK voters turned out to vote on whether the UK should leave the European Union. The result shocked the nation, as the Brexit campaign won with a slight majority of 52% of the vote, a result...

Automation; "the use of methods for controlling industrial processes automatically, especially by electronically controlled systems, often reducing manpower." (n.d.) Collins English Dictionary. Automation has come so far that it can now perform several operations that initially a person would have had to do, such as processing,...

Lean manufacturing would now be considered normal practice for modern manufacturing businesses. The constant process of eliminating waste would seem like second nature and be sensible to implement by business owners. Though, this was not the case and it is relatively a modern concept adopted...

Malton Plastics were asked to manufacture a two impression mould to produce a Pastry Brush. Although the mould is relatively simple in design; the moulding has certain criteria that must be met. Management decided that this would be an excellent project for our apprentice, Aidan...

We have recently completed a new mould to produce plastic hockey heads. The hockey heads will be used primarily for indoor variations, such as Floorball. The International Floorball Federation organise and regulate the sport which is played around the world, predominantly in Europe and South-East Asia....

Aidan Smith, our first apprentice here at Malton Plastics, was recently awarded as "Mechanical Apprentice of the Year" out of all other first year apprentices studying in mechanical based industries at Derwent Training, a training provider based in Malton. This reflects the hard work Aidan...

Since the controversial brexit vote on the 23rd June, most would have predicted a decline in the economy and British manufacturng, and though immediately the economy seemed to panic and collapse, now after a couple of months quite the adverse has happened as reports now...

MPL Floorcare are a division of Malton Plastics (UK) Ltd and are a wholesaler of vacuum cleaner accessories which include products for use with portable tub vacuums, upright vacuum cleaners, central vacuum cleaners, and commercial / industrial vacuum cleaners. MPL Floorcare are the UK & European...

Currently studying one day a week at Derwent Training in Malton, Aidan has passed his first year with flying colours and done exceptionally, with the SOLIDWORKS course only enhancing his learning further. This is more evident as there is a difference in the software used...