Arburg holds magnetic attraction for Lettergold
By Barry Copping
Posted 19 October 2012
Newmarket-based family-run injection moulder Lettergold Plastics has acquired its first new Arburg injection moulding machine, a 570 C 2000-800 model from the Golden Edition range.
An Arburg finance package gave Lettergold breathing space to bring a new product to market – an innovative magnetic filter system to protect domestic central heating boilers.
Patents are pending for the design of the filter, which will be available from DIY stores and plumbers’ merchants via sister company Lettergold Water Treatment Solutions.
The Domestic Water Treatment Association is working with Lettergold to lobby government that all newly installed boilers be fitted with a magnetic filter, to ensure continuously efficient operation.
During the 12 month lead time for the filter, a suite of new tooling was sourced from a UK toolmaker rather than the far east. Lettergold director Darren Smith worked with a major polymer manufacturer to ensure that materials used for the filter would give the required service life of 15 years at 85°C.
Lettergold serves a diverse range of customers, including the biotechnology market. The company is accredited to ISO 9001, BS25999 and ISO 14001 standards.
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