Metal replacement & special polymer processing
We are the market leaders when it comes to helping businesses replace metals and other materials with plastics across a whole range of demanding applications
At AKI, we're the market leaders in helping businesses to replace metals with special polymer processing plastics for many demanding applications. Nowadays, economic challenges lead many firms to look for cost reductions while maintaining the same performance qualities and standards.
The term 'engineering thermoplastics' was coined by the General Electric Co in the 1960’s. It was defined as a polymer which could replace most metals in many applications. By replacing metal and other traditional materials with engineered thermoplastics or high performance plastic resins, companies can cut costs and maintain or even improve performance.
We help companies to improve product design, ease of manufacture and performance by switching to thermoset moulding compounds. We work in partnership with our customers to fully understand each part's functionality and requirements, collaborating with each business to design the ideal replacement. We have successfully converted many metal fabrications to thermoset composite materials, providing our customers with substantial cost savings and superior performance.
Many of the mould tools we run in our moulding machines have complex cores which operate in a plane 90 degrees to the tool opening plane.