Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Opening Times

Gilt Edge Plastics would like to wish all our customers and potential customers a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. We will be closing at 5pm on Friday 21 December 2012 for Christmas and re-opening at 8am on Wednesday 2 January 2013. We look forward to receiving your enquiries up until 21 December and assisting you with your projects during 2013.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Up-dated Website!

We are pleased to announce that our up-dated website went live this morning. Why not take a look at our new "Recent Project" Page. Gilt Edge Plastics are proud to have been associated with the Songboard Project. Watch this space for news of further projects in the future and, of course, if you require assistance with any of your plastic injection moulding requirements at any time we would be delighted to assist you.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Christmas 2012

Please be advised that our Christmas closing times are as follows:-

5 pm Friday 21 December 2012 to 8 am Wednesday 2 January 2013

Friday, 7 September 2012


At Gilt Edge Plastics Limited we are always excited to receive new innovative projects, so when we were approached by a design company to injection mould plastic spheres for their Songboard project naturally we were delighted to help. With our expertise in plastic injection moulding and with 24 hr production, we were able to work alongside our experienced toolmaker to produce the spheres in a limited timeframe in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Songboard was produced as a temporary attraction for the City of London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is based at Kings Cross Station from 24th July – 9th September and then at the D & AD Awards on 18th September 2012. Songboard is a multi-sensory interactive installation measuring 35 metres long, containing a dot matrix of thousands of yellow and black plastic injection moulded spheres which, when turned, enable users to create their own patterns, signs, messages and sounds that form recognisable melodies. For weeks now Songboard has been providing a visually captivating and entertaining feature for passers by at Kings Cross. Members of the public have been fascinated by Songboard and Gilt Edge Plastics have been proud to be part of its production. Images can be seen at

Monday, 3 September 2012

Additional New Machine For Gilt Edge ...

In line with our quality commitment and to mould our customers products on the most up to date energy efficient machinery, we are soon to take delivery of a new hi-tech machine as part of our continuous three year replacement programme.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Gemplas Coffee Stirrers

At Gilt Edge Plastics, we have been producing coffee stirrers for over 22 years. We produce two kinds of stirrers - our Original - and also Value Stirrers. Both our stirrers are made from prime high specification food grade material and will perform perfectly even in the hottest drinks. Our Value Stirrers are designed with good rigidity in mind with a low material content for reduced costs. We are able to send samples and literature on our products. Our costs are competitive and include delivery. Why not contact us today for a quote? Mike Franklin - Managing Director - Elaine Jarrold - Administration and Accounts -- Tel: 01708 379005

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Over 28 Years' Experience in Injection Moulding

Our friendly and professional team have over 27 years experience in injection moulding: Key Personnel: Mike Franklin, Managing Director: After 4 years of studying mechanical and production engineering at the NE London Polytechnic and from an injection moulding family background Mike founded Gilt Edge Plastics in 1984. Responsible for the overall running of the company and driven by a desire to provide exceptional customer service Mike has been particularly fastidious in all areas of the business including personnel, plant, working environment and business procedures. Kevin Stanford, Production Manager: Kevin has over 27 years experience in injection moulding. He is responsible for the day to day smooth running of all factory operations, ensuring that our products are continually produced to the highest standards and are delivered on time to our customers. Kevin is also responsible for our factory personnel. Need advice on your project? Contact us now.

Monday, 25 June 2012

24 Hour Production at Gilt Edge Plastics

With our 24 Hr operation we are able to offer our customers fast, flexible and repeatable production with short lead times. Contact us now to see how we can help you to keep your project on time.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Lead Times

With our continued and planned investment in new plant and with 24hr operation, we are able to offer fast, flexible and repeatable production with short lead times.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Help With Your Material Choice

It is vital that the correct material is selected for your project. The composition of the material, its mechanical characteristics, moulding properties and obviously cost all need to be taken into consideration. With our expertise and knowledge we are able to give sound advice in respect of material choice. Just call to speak to Mike Franklin, Managing Director, or Kevin Stanford, Production Manager.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

How Would We Proceed With Your Project?

Initially we would produce a 3D drawing of your proposed product for you if you have not already got one. If you are happy with the design we could get an SLA* model made so that you can actually try the product. Providing the SLA is satisfactory to you we would initiate tooling production. After the tool is complete we would sample the mould and check the mouldings for size, colour, function etc. If necessary we would then make any tooling adjustments required and then re-sample. Once you are satisfied that the sample meets your exact requirements we would proceed to manufacture your product. *Stereolithography/SLAs are used in the research and design stages of a product. This is a rapid way to produce one part and takes approximately 1-3 days. SLAs can subsequently be used for conformity of fit, size, and function. Contact us now to see how we can help you.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Insert Staking

What is Insert Staking? ...... Using thermal probes, brass or metal inserts are inserted into cavities moulded into the component. Heat from the probe transfers through the insert and melts the plastic surrounding the insert so the insert becomes embedded in the component. This process can be used on a variety of products including fasteners, hinge plates, pivots and hubs to name but a few. This is another of the many services Gilt Edge Plastics are able to provide to customers. Contact us for specialist advice.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Pad Printing

Pad printing is a form of printing that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. Initially an image is etched into a flat printing plate and ink is then poured into the etch. A flexible silicone rubber pad picks up a film of ink from the plate and transfers it to the three dimensional part surface. Throughout this process the ink becomes tacky as solvent evaporates from the ink. The flexible silicone pad is able to pick up the image from the flat plate and transfer it to many surface shapes – e.g. concave, convex spherical and cylindrical. By applying pressure the pad conforms to the surface shape and leaves the desired image on the object. This form of printing can be used on products including electronic components, sports equipment, toys, automobile parts, medical equipment and many others. This is another of the many services we are able to provide to our customers. Contact us for help with your project.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Hot Foil Printing

Hot foil printing is a highly effective and appealing way of printing designs, text and graphics onto moulded parts using a heated die and coloured foil but without the use of ink thereby eliminating drying times. This effect can be produced using a wide variety of foil materials such as holographic, metallic, gloss and matt colours. The die comes into contact with the foil and places a thing layer of the foil onto the moulding. When heat is added the foil adheres to the object leaving the required design. At Gilt Edge we are able to offer this service to our customers. Contact us for more information.

Monday, 11 June 2012

What Is Injection Moulding Used For?

Injection Moulding can be used for producing a huge variety of components – bottle tops, mechanical parts, automobile components, computer and mobile phone components, musical instruments and parts, storage containers, medical parts, hooks, coat hangers, toys, etc. - The list is endless! Let us help with your project.

Friday, 8 June 2012


Our low cost and shared cost tooling options help you to keep your project within budget. Contact us today for a quote. Mike Franklin - Managing Director -

Friday, 1 June 2012

Call Off and Kanban Supply System

At Gilt Edge Plastics we are able to offer you a "just-in-time" and kanban supply system, so you can rest assured that your goods can be held in stock and called off at short notice. Our large warehouse also has ample space for storing your finished goods. Contact: Mike Franklin -

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Working Environment

At Gilt Edge Plastics we take enormous pride in the environment in which we work and our factory is always kept in a manner conducive to quality. We also realise the importance of our external environment and with this in mind we have installed the latest energy efficient E range machines. These machines are equipped with state-of-the-art touch screen control systems, setting new standards for precision, repeatability and speed. For advice on all your plastic injection moulding needs contact: Mike Franklin, Managing Director -

Friday, 25 May 2012

Our Continual Investment Programme

Our continual investment and rolling three-year machine replacement programme ensures we are always manufacturing your product on efficient, modern equipment with exceptional repeatability coupled with built in programmable tolerance monitoring systems. Contact Mike Franklin - Managing Director or Kevin Stanford - Production Manager - for all your injection moulding requirements. 01708 379005 - or

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Quality Assurance from Gilt Edge Plastics

As we are an ISO 9001 Quality Assured Company with strict quality control procedures, you can be certain that we will supply first-class products time after time. Contact us today for a quote. Mail: or Telephone 01708 379005 - Our friendly team are waiting for your call.

Friday, 18 May 2012

We Can Help All Industry Sectors........

At Gilt Edge we are able to tailor make your product to meet your specific requirements. We manufacture and distribute to many marketing sectors including: Engineering, Packaging, Building and Construction, Medical, Vending and Leisure. Contact us now for help with your project. E Mail: Tel: 01708 379005

Thursday, 17 May 2012


We currently offer in-house post moulding services which include: assembly, foil printing, pad printing, insert staking and packing. We also have an outsource for painting and spraying. Want your mouldings to arrive finished to a specification and ready to use? Contact us now! E.Mail: Tel: 01708 379005

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Material Choice

Coupled with our in-house knowledge and technical assistance, available via our supply network to existing and newly developed polymers, you can rest assured that we will find the right material for your application. Our friendly team would like to hear from you: Mike Franklin - Managing Director - or Kevin Stanford - Production Manager -

Friday, 11 May 2012

Need Help With Your Product Design?

WE CAN HELP......... With our experienced component and tool designer, we are able to offer you as much assistance as you require enabling a fully functional product design with practical cost-efficient tooling. Contact our friendly team for advice: Mike Franklin - Managing Director - or Kevin Stanford - Production Manager -

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Our New Website Is Now Live!

We are pleased to announce that our new sleek and modern website is now live with even more information about the many services we are able to provide – not just injection moulding but also pad printing, foil printing, assembly and packing to name but a few. 

Have a question? Then take a look at our new frequently asked questions page.  If you can’t find the answer you are looking for here then our friendly and professional team can help – just give us a call or e-mail.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

So why not take a moment to find out more about Gilt Edge Plastics and how we can assist you with your project.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Training Day

Mike, Kevin and Trevor are today back to the classroom receiving training from Liam (No. 1 Boy Engineer) on the many new functions of the Alpha systems which control our new E Machines.

Friday, 13 January 2012

New Energy Efficient 'E' Range Machines

 Further to our blog of 1st November, we are pleased to announce that our new 'E' Range energy efficient machines have now been installed.  The installation process was trouble free and completed within one day.

Kevin, our Production Manager, is delighted with the new machines and has commented that the new control system is extremely user-friendly and the machines run much quieter and faster than their predecessors.

The improved performance of these machines allows us to maintain a competitive edge in difficult market conditions.

Telephone: 01708 379005