Advantages of Injection Moulding

Plastic injection moulding is one of the most popular plastic producing processes in the world today, for long manufacturing runs. Just look around – you’re certain to see plenty of products that were likely made via the process. Plastic injection moulding is such a precise method that it can fabricate nearly any type of plastic part.… Read more »

Moulding Process Video

The method of plastic injection moulding begins with using a raw material polymer, such as Polystyrene, Polypropylene, ABS or Nylon. There are many more polymers but these are the most common. The polymer can be coloured by adding Master Batch to match any colour desired. The machinery varies in size from very small machines with… Read more »

Injection Moulding Process

Clamp the mould tool in the press, between the moveable platern and stationary platern. Ensure that the tool is suitably lubricated to function. Mix the thermoplastic material with masterbatch in the hopper to achieve the required colour (If the material is compounded to the finished colour this is not necessary). Set the guide process parameters including temperature… Read more »

Richard Bromley New Position – General Manager

  BSA is very pleased to announce Richard Bromley has accepted the role of GENERAL MANAGER from 1st December 2016. Richard has been working alongside Sue, Ben and Alec for the past three years. They have formed an excellent team, reorganising the running of the factory and the office. Richard has paid attention to new… Read more »

‘Intouch’- New Production Monitoring System

  We have recently installed a Production Monitoring system called Intouch.  The system has been designed primarily for the Injection moulding industry, and provides production monitoring, scheduling and reporting facilities. Connected to each machine, intouch is able to monitor production in real time and deliver live, up to date information. The current status of each… Read more »

New Koch-Technik Central System and Gravimetric Dosing Units

BSA Mouldings are excited to have invested in a new central system and new gravimetric dosing units from Koch-Technik. The central system has been installed to reduce the down time caused by having separate single phase hopper loaders on each machine. The single phase hopper loaders have two down sides; one is the fact that… Read more »

What is Plastic Injection Moulding?

Injection moulding is a widely used manufacturing process that is often used to produce plastic products like chairs, toys and enclosures for electronic goods. The process allows even shapes of high-complexity to be produced extremely quickly from both thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers, making it a highly efficient and cost-effective manufacturing option. In addition to plastics,… Read more »

BSA Takes part in Christmas Jumper Day

As you can see BSA Mouldings took part in the Christmas Jumper Day on Tuesday 15th December 2015 to raise funds for the charity “Rocco’s Legacy”. Our Nightshift and Dayshift wore Christmas Jumpers, there was a Raffle and some lovely food brought in for the staff. Rocco’s Legacy is to support the SIDS (Sudden Infant… Read more »

A Small problem for BSA Mouldings

  New contracts and installing new machines has given BSA a small problem! To be able to facilitate our new and existing customers we have decided to take a step back and re-evaluate a little! We will be closing down our factory week commencing 31st August 2015 for one week. Fortunately the first day of… Read more »

BSA Business Update – Busy few Months

  BSA has just completed a warehouse extension providing additional storage for over 200 pallet spaces. The steel framed and cladded extension is fully racked and will provide the additional storage needed to meet an ever increasing workload. Fortunately we have been able to expand on site, without the disruption of relocation, the only other… Read more »

BSA joins the Climate Change Agreement Scheme

  BSA Mouldings Ltd has been accepted into the Climate Change Agreement Scheme. As a business in an energy intensive industry our use of power will now be constantly monitored and reported to the Environment Agency. Power usage, measured as kWh v Polymer processed, is essentially targeted so that the efficient use of power has… Read more »

What is Injection Moulding?

Injection moulding is a popular manufacturing process that is able produce a large number of high quality parts very accurately and very quickly. This is done by molten plastic being injected into a mould which is compressed and then cooled. Below we take a look at the equipment used in injection moulding, the process itself… Read more »