Bespoke plastic extrusions – an even broader offering
Those who have had previous dealings with Naylor Specialist Plastics, our Tipton-based bespoke extrusions business will be familiar with the concept; for more than 5 years we have been manufacturing Plastic tubes in various colours, materials and sizes for a wide range of industries and applications.
This business originally started out as Rateoval Ltd which we relocated post acquisition to much larger premises at Coneygree Road, Tipton. We primarily make smooth tubes from 8mm to 200mm- although we do have a corrugated range of electrical conduit from 16mm-32mm. A wide range of materials are used- HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP and ABS and we manufacture product in all colours from black to white via luminous yellow and bright orange. Most of the tubes we make are specific to one particular company; we will for example work with a long-term user of cardboard core tubes to develop a plastic tube which meets various performance criteria- size tolerances, strengths etc.
A wide range of industries are serviced; these include the leisure, warehousing, packaging, fencing, de-watering, construction, utility and agricultural sectors. We make water diverters for rain butts, waste pipe and cable duct- the list is endless. Product runs vary from the very short to the very long (although clearly longer runs are more economic), and a fabrications function allows product to be slotted, punched or slit to meet the customer’s requirements.
Our capabilities in tubes and plastic extrusions have been enhanced by the recent acquisition of Rotherham based Amco Plastics, a long-established and similarly diverse manufacturer of plastic extrusions and flexible ducting. Like Naylor Specialist Plastics, Amco has supplied a wide range of sectors including the leisure, cable, flooring, DIY, mining and tunnelling sectors. The company was initially set up to supply ventilation ducting to the domestic mining and tunnelling industries and this activity continues today, with its flexible duct products being used in air conditioning, the extraction of hazardous materials and portable heating devices. Recent decades have seen Amco diversify into plastic extrusions, and the company now has 9 extrusion lines offering both rigid and flexible tubes and profiles including cable fillers and floor profiles. Like Tipton, the Rotherham site also has a comprehensive fabrications department which offers laminating, slotting and abrasive surface treatment services.
With 18 extrusion lines across 2 sites and a huge degree of capacity and flexibility, the combined Naylor and Amco businesses are perfectly set-up to meet the plastic tube requirements of a wide variety of sectors.
Edward Naylor, Chief Executive, Naylor Industries plc