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Case Study - Large capacity gas sample bags for a VOC testing project.

Case Study - Large capacity gas sample bags for a VOC testing project.

We have recently supplied Tedlar® bags for VOC testing of in-cabin automotive components.  These needed to be tested for volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and carbonyl traces at elevated temperatures.

The customers wish list was:

  • A large capacity gas sample bag suitable for VOC testing.
  • The gas sample bag needed to be open on three sides, so the components to be tested could easily be inserted.
  • The customer needed the ability to seal the bag once the components were inside.
  • The sample bag needed to large enough and robust enough for re-use.
  • The bag needed to be suitable for temperature cycling.

 

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Case Study - Collared FEP Tube

Case Study - Collared FEP Tube

We were approached by a medical device manufacturer to provide a custom FEP tube with a moulded collar of a very specific thickness and diameter.

The proto-types were produced in China.  At the time this offered our customer a cost effective solution to move the project forward. 

As the product moves into full scale production, they now wish to bring the business back to the UK, so they have more control over the quality and logistics.

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Expansion of Adtech's Stroud Production Facility

Expansion of Adtech's Stroud Production Facility

We're very excited, that finally after months of planning, the extension of our production facility at Stroud is under way!

The structure is up and the roof is about to be put in place, hence the netting!  Let's hope it's not as wet and windy as it usually is on the airfield, blue sky so far.

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Metric PTFE tubing was used to produce a ventriloquist mask.

Metric PTFE tubing was used to produce a ventriloquist mask.

The problem:

How to ensure a nice smooth jaw action on the increasingly popular ventriloquist masks. 

Solution:

PTFE tube was used to make a simple bearing within the mechanism to control the jaw action, as well as in the hand held controller.  

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Custom Racing Seat Components

Custom Racing Seat Components

Adtech's R&D engineers have been working with a local company that produce custom fit racing seats. iNDi-Seat is a well known brand within motor sport and it's market share is growing, the seats can be fitted by iNDi-seat's experienced staff or enthusiasts can buy the kits to create their own bespoke racing seats.

Nicolas Hamilton is a regular customer and his moulded seat insert takes on his profile, giving him two channels for his legs to sit securely into,as well as helping him fit into the base of the shell much better, giving him a higher level of comfort and confidence.
 

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Rocket Car Update!!

Rocket Car Update!!

Bloodhound SSC land speed rocket car record attempt results.  Although Billericay school didn't win the challenge, these hand made rocket cars got up to 150 miles per hour!!! Definitely some young engineers in the making.

The image shows the PTFE components that were made from Adtech's standard metric stock PTFE tubing with 1/8" ID x 1/4" OD. 

Adtech's Research and Development department is expanding.

Adtech's Research and Development department is expanding.

Nick Ward has recently joined the Adtech team, as a trainee research and development engineer, he is being mentored by Karl Sumner and is working closely with him on our current development projects. 

As specialists in fluoroplastic materials, we are often asked to design custom components to meet our customers demanding applications.  This is where Karl and Nick come into their own.

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Adtech's PTFE Tube helps Billericay school children prepare a rocket car for the Bloodhound SSC land speed record.

Adtech's PTFE Tube helps Billericay school children prepare a rocket car for the Bloodhound SSC land speed record.

Adtech were recently approached by a STEM mentor and Bloodhound ambassador from Billericay School in Essex.

The project is related to the educational aspect of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt.

The rocket car challenge was initiated by the Bloodhound team and the cars use commercially available rockets – usually used for vertical rockets & are available from hobby shops.

The cars can be made of anything, they run down a steel wire and the only rules are, the car has to have 4 wheels on the ground and do a return run within 1 hour – so like the real thing the average is taken.

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Appointment of a New Managing Director

Appointment of a New Managing Director

We're pleased to announce that Samantha Deverell has been appointed a director of Adtech Polymer Engineering Ltd and will take the position of Managing Director from April 1st 2015.

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Case Study - Polyolefin Heat Shrink

Case Study - Polyolefin Heat Shrink

We were recently approached by a Hobbiest who was tasked with making a miniature steam engine for a charitable competition.

The steam pipes on the engine needed to be insulated and so a red polyolefin heat shrink was chosen, as this also indicated that the pipe could be hot, as 'red' is usually associated with danger, as it was possible the engine could be used by a child with learning disabilities.

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