As part of the Corono Virus fight back DLS medical has updated its website. Changes include a fresh new look and updated product details. We hope you like it and if there are any questions or you simply want to chat with someone after your long confinement please get in touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.