COVID-19 Latest Information

virusCustomers:

Reduced office hours: 9:00 – 15:00 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Telephone +44 (0)1733 230700.
Outside of this time please contact info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk and we will get back to you.
We are accepting orders and will supply to your requirements. Due to the very low level of demand we are limiting manufacturing activity to a minimum. If you have specific requirements please get in touch and we can work something out.

Suppliers:

DLS Medical is open for a limited period each week. Please contact the office 01733 230700 or email info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk to arrange delivery and ensure that there is someone on site to receive goods.

Other:

In order to protect our workforce no onsite meetings will be held. Visits to out site must be arranged in advance.

We continue to monitor the situation daily and take action based on Government advice and directives, however we remain positive that we have the ability to manage and serve our customers within this dynamic environment.

In the meantime thank you for your support during this period and most importantly please stay safe.

Please contact us by telephone urgently (+44 (0)1733 230700) or email info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk if you have specific requirements or wish to find out more.

DLS COVID-19 CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION

virusAs we are currently operating in uncertain times the one thing we are certain of is the importance of putting our people’s wellbeing at the forefront combined with the ability to successfully run our business with our customers and suppliers.

DLS is taking the recent outbreak of COVID-19 very seriously and the management team are in contact, as per government guidelines, to make appropriate decisions for our people and the business. While we await to see what evolves over the coming weeks, we have prepared as much as we can to ensure we continue to meet our customer commitments.

To date we’ve made a decision to limit all work-related travel, external meetings and events, and have placed teams on rotation to minimise the risk of infection and transmission. Our staff are all still available and will be maintaining business and service relationships through telephone and email.

We are confident that as a UK manufacturer having multiple sites, high levels of raw materials and where appropriate finished goods this will allow us the flexibility as and when demand and labour availability change so that we can remain agile as a business satisfy our customer orders.

Manufacturing and production will cease except where necessary to fulfill confirmed customer orders where we are certain that you are able to receive deliveries. It is not fair on our staff to attend work unless customers actually require supply. We would appeal to customers to communicate their requirements.

We are NOT receiving supplier deliveries unless specific arrangements have been made. Suppliers must contact the office to agree a delivery time. In general we operating some warehouse activity on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Activity at other times need to be specifically arranged in order that staff can be martialled within the Government guidelines.

We continue to monitor the situation daily and take action based on Government advice and directives, however we remain positive that we have the ability to manage and serve our markets within this dynamic environment.

In the meantime thank you for your support during this period and most importantly please stay safe.

DLS Plastics:  Please contact us by telephone (+44 (0)1476 564549) or email sales@dlsplastics.co.uk if you have specific requirements or wish to find out more.

DLS Medical:  Please contact us by telephone (+44 (0)1733 230700) or email info.sales@dlsmedical.co.uk if you have specific requirements or wish to find out more.

UV Resistant Black Is The New Black…

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Ultraviolet (UV) rays are electromagnetic radiation rays that are invisible to the human eye and make up 10% of the total light output of the sun. Different types of radiation create different effects and although UV radiation doesn’t have the energy to ionise atoms and pose adverse health effects like other radiation forms, it does have the potential to trigger chemical reactions.

UV degradation is the name given to the reaction caused by materials absorbing UV rays and the break down process that this causes. Plastic materials such as polypropylene and LDPE are particularly susceptible to UV degradation after being exposed to unfiltered sunlight and atmospheric oxygen. Plastic UV degradation is often characterised by mouldings fading in colour, having a chalky or cracked surface texture or components becoming brittle and failing completely. In order to produce mouldings and components for external use that are resistant to UV radiation, a UV resistant additive or material must be used during the moulding process.

DLS Plastics has been using UV resistant additives in its external use components for many years.  Designers and engineers have been using knowledge gained from use of an in house weather tester to optimise mouldings and make the most of additives to provide as much protection as possible. More recently DLS has been able to offer a white material that has been developed and compounded specifically to provide a higher level of resistance to the effects of UV radiation and significantly extends the life expectancy of the final plastic moulding.

After considerable interest and a high number of requests, this material is now stocked in black – providing glossy, stylish black mouldings that still have the same high level of protection against UV rays. Please see below a selection of existing products that have already been manufactured using this material.

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If you have an external plastic component that you think would be benefit from a black UV resistant material, please contact our design team today on 01476 564549.

 

Metallic Components Without Metal Compromises

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Compromise; the expedient acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable.

If your looking for metal-like aesthetics but don’t want the cost, weight and maintenance requirements of metal components , we don’t think you should compromise.

As part of our constant strive to be ahead of the curve in Injection Moulding technology, we are trialling a new range of materials which give a high gloss metallic finish to final mouldings. These materials create a premium, metal-like aesthetic, from a light weight, cost effective and maintenance free plastic component.

In order to get the best from the material, and ensure an imperfection free moulding, the DLS Plastics design team are able to create a mould tool design that is optimised for this type of material. Creating a plastic moulding with a metallic finish that is smooth and does not have flow marks is a difficult process, but is one that the highly trained design team on site at DLS Plastics, together with the experienced mould room staff, are mastering.

If you have a project that you think would benefit from metallic plastic components, contact our design team today on 01476 564549.

 

 

 

New & Improved Website For DLS Plastics Ltd

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After many years of valuable user feedback, it was clear that the original DLS Plastics website was in need of an update and refresh. The new site has been created with improved user experience in mind, and has a much improved page layout and features to aid site navigation. The large portfolio of DLS products has been organised into clear and concise product categories. This combined with an effective search tool has allowed users to better access the information they need and find the correct specification part for their requirements. All of the useful product information has been retained from the original website, but is better displayed and easier to decipher. The new layout also helps to easier compare multiple products and also view related and similar items. The latest technology has been used to ensure the new site is compatible for all browsers and works smoothly for all users on any device.

New and updated service information will follow and provide an insight into the impressive portfolio of skills and abilities of DLS Plastics Ltd. Each service will have its own dedicated page providing all the information, images and specifications for that process. Also due to follow is the ‘DLS Story’ page, outlining the history of DLS Plastics Ltd and how the company has grown over its many years of trading.

Visitors can also stay informed with the latest news of the company, including announcements, product innovations and customer case studies.

The website will further evolve and will be actively updated going forward, so please watch this space.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.