The design and plastics manufacture process begins with an idea. In this case, the customer (Rentokil) wanted to create a bait-station and rat trap that was effective as well as safe to use around other animals and children.
After an initial meeting between Rentokil and Contact Plastics, a sketch of the product is drawn up. The sketch gives the customer a basic idea of what their product will look like and how it will work.
Once the customer has approved the initial design, Contact Plastics take the sketch and create a 3-D Part Model drawing. This is where the clients idea starts to take shape. The 3-dimensional printed model allows the client a better understanding of the look and feel of the product, as well as allow any changes to be communicated effectively.
Here the client gets to see what the FINAL product will look like and if any final changes need to be made. This is the most cost-effective way for the client to experience their product in its entirety and still be able to make changes if necessary.
It is in this phase that the marketing for the product begins.
Contact Plastics now creates the mould that will be used to produce or manufacure the product.
Depending on budget constraints and the nature of the project, Contact Plastics Manufacture can either use recycled plastics or if the request is more specific they can use a higher grade plastic, that is more durable.
Recycling plastic products is clearly a waste-management strategy as it protects out non-renewable resources such as oil and coal by using fewer of them.
Contact Plastics manufacturing process goes from design through to production.
Based in Gauteng, we also supply to South Africa and abroad.