Gordon Ellis & Co - Rotational Moulding

Castle Donington

Gordon Ellis & Co are a quality supplier of rotational moulding and precision woodworking. They manufacture thousands of items weekly, both as finished products and components. Gordon Ellis & Co also offer rotational moulding advice on an international consultancy basis.

Type

Fabricator

Industry

Plastics and Rubber

Employees

0

ADDRESS

Gordon Ellis & CoTrent LaneCastle DoningtonDerbyDE74 2PY

WEBSITE

https://www.gordonellis.com/

PHONE

01332 810504

SOCIAL MEDIA
Portrait

Kieran Wells | Development Manager

kieran.wells@gordonellis.co.uk

Production details

Rotational moulding is a simple process. The first step is to produce a hollow metal mould called a tool, the tooling cost and complexity required for this process is significantly lower than that of injection moulding or blow moulding. The tools can be made from cast aluminium, fabricated steel, CNC block aluminium or CNC steel, depending on the requirements of the product. The tool is filled with a measured amount of plastic powder or pellets, called the shot weight. We use a wide range of materials, such as thermoplastics, polythethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, nylon / polyamides and foamed polymers / plastimers. The two sections of the tool are closed up and it is moved on a mechanical arm into one of our ovens, which can be heated as high as 360º Celsius. The arm is continuously rotated in the oven, about 10 times per minutes, around both the horizontal and vertical axis. When complete the piece will be cooled and de-moulded. This innovative process allows for a multitude of solutions to be created, with finishes which can make plastic products waterproof, weatherproof and increase durability.

Turnaround time
2-3 weeks
File types
Minimum order
Up to £100
Production access
Works With
  • Large business
  • Small companies
  • Professionals
Capacity
  • Bespoke 1-offs
  • Sample production
  • Prototypes
  • Short run
  • Medium run
  • Large run

Machines

Products

History

Gordon Ellis & Co started making wooden window frames for buildings (which you can see in their other Make Works Derby listing). One of their other key product lines is rotational moulding (covered in this listing) which they began working with around 30 years ago. They now supply a drivers range of products to industries such as leisure, defence, healthcare and automotive. Gordon Ellis & Co are driven by working in an environmentally-sound way which supports their clients every need. They are also ISO accredited and are members of trade organisations such as the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), British Plastics Federation (BPF) and British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA).

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