Manufactured from Plastic

Melba Swintex Range

There will soon be a new member to the Litter Bin Range, so keep an eye out for it!

Although we produce a wide range of products they can be broken down into road cones, barriers, signs, litter bins. But we don’t just do road cones we also do custom mouldings.

Road cones are usually intrusion moulded or compression moulded. If it is a two piece road cone the top is blow moulded and assembled with the base.

Traffic Barriers are blow moulded but the feet are intrusion moulded and connectors are injection moulded.

Signs are intrusion moulded in pieces and contructed at the machine very efficiently.

Litter Bins are rotation moulded. Whilst its an old technology its very good for changing colours in production,

Custom moulded products can be made in any of the ways below. We can advise on which method would be best for you but take a quick look now at the different moulding techniques we can offer you.

blow moulding road cones

Blow Moulding – Pre-mixed material is automatically fed into the machine hopper, this material is heated until melting point, and then extruded vertically via gravity. Two machined profile mould then encase the material, whilst compressed air is used to inflate the parison against the moulds. The plastic is cooled within the mould, and then removed after the cycle is complete.

Melba Swintex currently own six of the most modernised blow moulding machines of diverse size in the UK. It also owns the largest machine currently in the UK.

Compression Moulding – Pre-Mixed Material is removed from the extruder after being melted, and then placed into one half of the mould. The top part of the mould is then pressured down and compresses the material into the moulding. A short period is allowed for cooling, and then the product is removed and left to further cool down.

Intrusion Moulding – Pre-mixed material is automatically fed into the machine hopper, this material is heated until melting point, and then extruded into the mould. The mould can either be water or air cooled. Once the product has solidified enough, It is removed from the mould either by hand or with ejection.

Rotational Moulding – Recyclable granulated polyethylene is placed inside the mould. A flame is held underneath to melt the plastic. The mould is then rotated continuously over a period of time. Centrifugal force causes the melted plastic to be pushed to the walls of the mould. The flame is removed whilst the rotation continues, after the cooling process the product can be removed.

Hopefully from this you can see how our road cones, barriers, signs, litter bins and custom mouldings are made.

Love your customers with amazing lead times!







If you want your customers to go from Mr Sad to Mr Happy come take a look at why Melba Swintex is the right choice for you.

 

Investment



Melba Swintex has invested heavily in new machinery meaning that lead times have dramatically reduced on standard products, reducing from 6-8 weeks in the busiest periods of last year, to 1-2 weeks. 

Innovation

With a never ending supply of new products, combined with better and more efficient machinery, Melba Swintex should be your number one choice for traffic management products.

Melba Swintex specialise in the manufacturing of Temporary Traffic Management Systems within the plastics industry. We have a wealth of experience in design and manufacture, and work alongside our customers to provide customised products for industry.

 

 

the Boss Barrier

Crowd Control.

the Boss Barrier

The new Boss Barrier used for Crowd Control Barriers and Event Management is now being ordered embossed and coloured, as well as in standard grey. Identification of product is a key reason to order the Boss Barrier compared to the standard metal crowd control barriers which are expensive to emboss and to powder coat. With the barrier taking off in the UK and enquiries from as far afield as Malta and Singapore, it looks like we’ll need the barriers to keep our crowds of customers back ! All our products are available with product identification methods… even the humble litter bin.

the Boss Barrier.

The Boss Barrier is a brand new approach to managing busy public areas, including festivals, marathons, and events. The barrier is manufactured from HDPE, which makes it incredibly durable and strong.
Boss BarrierFeatures:

  • Free standing with 360° swivel feet.
  • Barrier can be colour coded.
  • No sharp edges.
  • Reduced theft.
  • Completely recyclable.
  • Free from screws and rivets.
  • Feet can be coloured to suit.
  • Barrier to barrier connection is quick and easy
  • for use on uneven ground.
  • Information sign can be attached.
  • Company identification can be embossed.
  • Manufactured from virgin HDPE.
  • Enhanced product support using Retro-Fit
  • braces.

Did you know Melba Swintex also have a wide range of litter bins in various styles & colours, and now they are all available to purchase from our Online Store.

Merlin

Stylish modern design featuring unique bayonet fixing/locking mechanism to combine ease of emptying with maximum security.

Copperfield

Designed to combine traditional styling with all the benefits of UV Stabilised polyethylene.

Doggy Bin

The Melba Swintex Doggy bin is specifically designed to make the disposal of dog waste as hygienic and simple as possible.

View our Online Store Here.

Melba Swintex specialise in the manufacturing of Temporary Traffic Management Systems within the plastics industry. We have a wealth of experience in design and manufacture, and work alongside our customers to provide customised products for industry.