Plastipack Limited

Manufacturers of Energy and
Resource Saving Products

New career opportunities at Plastipack

Are you an up and coming expert in materials or physical science with an interest in commercial product development? Do you like the idea of fast-track career development? Would you like to help a company enhance existing products and create bespoke product designs focused on increasing resource and energy saving? If so, this may be the role for you!

The University of Surrey and Plastipack Ltd are offering an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate to lead a strategic 14 month KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project on the development of materials with improved optical properties.

For more information click here.

Do you have the right skills


New testing facility now open!

May 2016

We had a great day at the opening of our new swimming pool cover testing facility on the 20th May and would like to thank everyone who was able to come down and join us in the grand opening. It was a nice day and the facility was opened by our local and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd. Read more about the event:

Hastings and St Leonards Observer

Plastics and Rubber Weekly

British Plastics Federation

British Plastics and Rubber

Plastipack pool testing facility


New Arrivals!

August 2016

Plastipack would like to introduce our customers to Lilly Constable. Lilly has taken on the opportunity to be the new face of customer service within Plastipack. We would also like to welcome Joe Hall a placement student from the physics department at the University of Surrey Joe will be assisting the development team in the creation of new products and the running of the soon to be launch new testing facility.

Joe caught on camera


Good news from the factory floor!

January 2016

Plastipack would like to congratulate Steve Groombridge and Matt Mellish on their recent promotions within the company. Steve has taken on the challenge of Production Manager and will be supported by Matt in his role as Operations Manager.

Well done gentlemen, Good luck!

Plastipack news


Physics, Photonic, and a warmer algae free pool!

November 2015

With the release of the new EnergyGuard™ selective transmission material Plastipack sets itself apart as the leading manufacturer and innovator of high performance sustainable energy and resource saving materials for the swimming pool market.

The new EnergyGuard™ selective transmission material was developed in collaboration with the photonics department of the ATI at the University of Surrey. The partnership with the ATI has continued to enable Plastipack to continue to strive for greater pool cover efficiencies and provide unique and sustainable material solutions.

A warm and algae free pool cover collaboration!

New EnergyGuard™ selective transmission


New product release EnergyGuard™ selective transmission!

November 2015

New EnergyGuard™ selective transmission

No longer will pool owners have to compromise between the heating performance of a pool cover and the chemical savings provided by the inhibition of algae. The new materials patent applied for* midnight blue selective transmission bubble layer absorbs wavelengths used by algae during photosynthesis passing this energy to the pool via conduction while allowing the transmittance of infrared wavelengths through to provide direct heat gain.

Developed in collaboration with the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute as part of a Knowledge transfer partnership the New EnergyGuard™ selective transmission innovations mark the next generation of swimming pool cover material.

*Patent applied for No: GB1509903.9
New EnergyGuard™ selective transmission


The Big Build Part 1:

September 2015

As part of Plastipacks goal of developing high performance energy and resource saving products for the swimming pool industry Plastipack have designed and built a new testing facility. The facility consists of 5 8mx4mx1.2m swimming pools. See the development of the swimming pool testing facilities here.

Test pool development


Building up for the new season

February 2015

Preparing for the start of a new swimming pool season Plastipack’s welding team practice their skills with a little creative artistry!

New in 2015 Plastipack continue to grow our online presence with the creation of our company Google+ and Youtube pages. This joins our Linkedin and company websites as we develop more resources to help support our customers.

So follow the links and Like, Subscribe, Connect or just check by from time to time to learn a little more about Plastipack, take advantage of new marketing and product resources or just see what Plastipack can offer your business.

Welding Practice


Battle Royale!

November 2014

The hard working floor team relaxing after the summer season by testing their skills on the paintball field. The team celebrated their victory by taking a group photo next to a conveniently placed banner!

The Plastipack paintball trip


Come and meet Plastipack!

November 2014

On the 18-21st of November Plastipack will be exhibiting at Piscine Global at the Eurexpo in Lyon. If you are interested in our materials or would like to have a catch up with the Plastipack team please come say hello to us on our stand 5C55.

Piscine Global



TeenTech

November 2013

On the 13th of November Plastipack attended a TeenTech event at the University of Surrey held in their sports facility. The TeenTech events are highly interactive experiences designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about careers in the contemporary world of science, technology, engineering and maths, “STEM”. Plastipack gave the students and teachers an opportunity to try their hand at an experiment focusing on the testing of our materials and offering an insight into how we work closely with specialist suppliers and our continued innovation to develop new performance products. These students are the next generation, the next product developers.

TeenTech



Plastipack on the Road!

October 2013

Plastipack participated at the following exhibitions Piscina Barcelona and Aquanale in Cologne, giving us a great opportunity to meet potential customers and to show existing customers our new marketing materials for 2014.

On the road



Pushing Performance

August 2013

Plastipack would like to welcome from Surrey University, Dr Remi Wache who together with our research and development team at Plastipack will be carrying out tests to improve the performance of our swimming pool and commercial water storage materials, surpass our already valuable savings in energy, water and chemicals for the pool owner for the future.

Pushing performance



Don’t leave us John / the rise of Kevin

December 2012

Staff and colleagues bid a fond farewell to John Hudson. John leaves us after 14 years as our production manager to enjoy a well-deserved retirement, plenty of golf and sunny holidays.

Congratulations to Kevin Harman who takes over as production manager.

John and Kevin



Directorship

December 2012

Pauline Ralph was our very first employee when Plastipack was created in 1998. Pauline’s work ethic and loyalty has led the way to her aspiring to the position of a Director of the company.

Pauline Ralph



VapourGuard.com

October 2012

Plastipack Ltd is pleased to announce the release of the NEW updated VapourGuard website! Water Resource are a costly and diminishing resource with growing demand and unpredictable climate conditions resulting in the protection and efficient use of the available water supply a environmental and economic concern. Using simple hot wedge welding systems VapourGuard can provide a secure cleaner and sustainable solution to improving efficiency to meet you water storage needs. VapourGuard can be installed on a tank or farm dam/reservoir preventing algae growth and evaporation securing the quality and quantity of the stored water. VapourGuard.com contains detailed information on both the benefits of the rainwater harvesting system and how to get involved with Plastipack Ltd in this new and growing year round market.

VapourGuard



Waterwise Approved

June 2012

Plastipack’s materials have met all the criteria to be endorsed as Waterwise Approved by the Water Corporation in Australia. The Water Corporation, with support from Smart Approved WaterMark, Australia’s water conservation label, has created the Waterwise Approved product endorsement program in response to a drying climate in Western Australia and the increasing need to use our water wisely.

Waterwise Approved



Production Update

April 2012

This month sees the arrival of Plastipack’s new extruder. Investment in this new machine will help the team to meet increased demand plus the new machinery is able to produce both 2m and 2.5m widths providing increased production flexibility

Production



It’s what every pool is wearing!

March 2012

Plastipack’s marketing materials, design and slogan for their new swimming pool material with GeoBubble technology are receiving a positive response from the industry. Their advert in Pool & Spa Scene October edition won Best Advertisement 2011 and the Plastipack team were delighted to accept the award from Christina Connor at Spatex 2012 last month.

What every pool is wearing



New GeoBubble Technology

October 2011

Launched at the Aquanale and Piscina 2011 exhibitions, Plastipack’s new innovative bubble shape is scientifically designed to increase the expected lifespan of swimming pool bubble cover material. Created through research and development with two British university partners, this new bubble shape is specifically designed for use in swimming pools and sets a new quality benchmark for all other swimming pool cover materials.

GeoBubble



Investors in People Bronze

October 2010

Investors in People is the UK’s leading people management standard. Beyond ‘The Standard’, which all organisations need to achieve to become recognised, Plastipack can celebrate their further achievement as they have met the additional requirements to be recognised as Investors in People Bronze.

Bronze investors in people



New Reflective Storage Cover

October 2009

Plastipack launches its Reflective Storage Cover that will protect a pool cover from permanent solar damage and reduce the temperature of a stored pool cover by 30°C+.

Reflective cover



Trademarks Approved

September 2009

Plastipack receives confirmation of its Registered Community Trademarks for the EnergyGuard, CoolGuard, Sol+Guard and VapourGuard materials. VapourGuard also has trademarks approved in Australia and South Africa.

TM approved



More Smart Approved WaterMarks

July 2009

Plastipack’s innovative EnergyGuard, CoolGuard and Sol+Guard cover materials are awarded the Smart Approved WaterMark. SAWM is Australia’s outdoor water saving labelling program for products and services that help to reduce water use around the home.

Smart Approved



Winter Pool Cover

April 2009

Tests prove that the EnergyGuard and CoolGuard pool covers can be used all year. A test in the UK proved that it has many benefits as a winter pool cover, including eliminating algae growth for the winter period without the use of chemicals

Winter Pool Cover



4 new products launched

November 2008

Plastipack launched 4 new products at the Piscine 2008 exhibition in November 2008.

EnergyGuard, CoolGuard, Sol+Guard, VapourGuard



Smart Approved WaterMark - VapourGuard

September 2008

Plastipack’s innovative VapourGuard product has been awarded The Smart Approved WaterMark. SAWM is Australia’s outdoor water saving labelling program for products and services that help to reduce water use around the home.

Established by four associations closely involved with water use – the Water Services Association of Australia, the Australian Water Association, Nursery & Garden Industry Australia and the Irrigation Association of Australia.

Smart Approved



Testing

January 2007

Plastipack is carrying out a number of tests to quantify the following: • Evaporation of water • Heat loss • Solar Heat Gain • Chemical Loss

Testing



Production Capacity

January 2007

Plastipack has invested in extra production equipment for 2007 for our customer’s requirements and the continued growth of the company.

Production



Storage

January 2007

To help with our customer’s requirements and our stock, we have increased our Roll Storage by a further 70%

Storage



Production Update

January 2007

As part of our commitment to product improvements Plastipack is introducing a new UV/Chlorine resistant stabilizer. The colours and appearance will remain the same. Changeover will take a period of time for all products to be encompassed. Our customer service department will keep you informed.

Production



ISO 9001 Certification

May 2005

With Quality Services and Products being such an integral part of companies now. Plastipack Ltd are delighted to inform you that we have achieved the ISO 9001 Certification.

This together with our Investment In People Award will further demonstrate our committment to all our customers, providing quality products and Customer Service.

Moody



New Bubble Line Extruder

January 2004

Plastipack can now accept orders for swimming pool cover material at 2.5m width as well as the existing material at 2.0m width.

You can now increase your efficiency by producing either a 5.0m or 4.5m pool cover with just one weld!

Extruder



Investor in People

April 2003

Plastipack achieved the Investors in People Standard in April 2003. The Investors in People Standard provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their people.

Investor in people