PROUD TO SERVE A BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES AND INDIVIDUALS
Specialised, lightweight polymer solutions.
Audited by BAE Systems, and a member of ADS Group UK, ICL Tech has manufactured various internal and external plastics parts for what type of aircraft. When you’re airborne, weight is a critical factor. Specialised plastics significantly lighten the load for airplanes, spacecraft, helicopters, drones and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).
Aerospace design moves at a rapid pace. In part, because advancements in plastics continue to transform the industry by increasing the design freedom for engineers in military, civilian and space aircraft. As a vacuum forming company with direct experience of the demand and supply mechanics of this market, ICL Tech understands the importance of compliance, quality, reliability and responsiveness to the pace of change.
A trusted and ready resource.
ICL Tech monitors industry developments as they apply to the aerospace manufacturing sector. Our plastics fabrication capabilities remain a trusted and ready resource for opportunities as they continue to emerge.
From aircraft windows to seat trays, interior cladding to hidden components, we can manufacture a multitude of parts from a wide range of thermoplastics which draw a favourable comparison to conventional metal alternatives.
Work with ICL Tech to match your application’s demands with the proven benefits of our high performance plastic materials and manufacturing methods.
Did you know? The commercial aircraft Boeing 787 has made greater use of plastics and composite materials than ever before, and succeeded in lightening the load on average by about 20% compared to previous aluminum designs.
Bricks and mortar still matter.
Despite online banking accounting for an ever-increasing share of overall sales, traditional bricks-and-mortar banking facilities remain a crucial channel for customer interaction. That said, the retail banking sector is facing increasing pressure to create an in-branch experience that caters for the distinct and evolving needs of different groups of customers.
Pace setting banks are bringing a fresh new look and feel to their high street branches. As an experienced and trusted supplier to the financial services sector for over 30 years, ICL Tech delivers an array of custom plastic solutions to attract and draw in customers.
Get in touch to see how we can help transform the appearance of your bank’s interiors and exteriors with striking stand-alone or integrated plastics signage and display products that are robust as they are visually impressive. Ask about our branded enhancement and sensor controlled LED lighting options.
ICL ATM Design
It is anticipated kiosks and ATMs will increasingly appear in redesigned bank branches to broaden the scope of how individuals can manage their money. ICL Tech’s dedicated ICL ATM Design division specialises in ATM customisation serving banks, ATM manufacturers and IADs (independent ATM deployers).
Increase footfall. Combat fraud.
ICL ATM custom manufactures ATM branding and security products and parts spanning plastic surrounds, fascias, bespoke designs, digital media, pin guards, security mirrors and more. Visit ICL ATM Design website to find out more.
Did you know? Although there has been a glut of bank branch closures in 2016, with more expected in 2017, a turn in fortune is forecast for some with at least three smaller brands expect to grow their UK network this year. Metro Bank is planning a dozen new "stores" as it calls them. Both TSB and Handelsbanken will also expand their branch numbers next year. And Santander will upgrade as many as 60 branches. (Source: BBC online)
Over the last 25 years we’ve built an enviable reputation creating innovative ATM signage and security solutions for premier financial institutions, leading manufacturers, and independent ATM deployers (IADs).
ICL Tech understands the life-cycle needs of the ATM marketplace, and the trends driving industry developments. With a growing customer base in the UK and abroad, we set up our ICL ATM Design division to optimise engagement with, and delivery of bespoke and house products to, this established industry sector. Please visit www.atmdesign.co.uk.
Our customers include major financial institutions, global OEMs, IADs, retail and small community banks.
Building and Construction
Grand designs in plastic.
From new homes, outbuildings, hospitals and retail environments to airports, schools, sports facilities and public buildings, planners and designers have many decisions to make. Specifying the right materials for any given application is one of them.
Plastics are increasingly specified in the design and construction of built environments. Offering high strength, UV resistance, and low thermal conductivity to promote energy efficiency and prevent cold bridges, plastics hold their weight across an endless variety of construction projects.
Advantages in polymer advancements.
Plastics can also outperform alternative materials such as wood and metal in terms of design freedom, hygiene, weather tolerances, lightweight, and chemical resistance. Advanced grades of plastics such as LEXAN™ or MARGARD™ polycarbonate sheet have excellent clarity, and high impact strength to reduce the risk of injury, theft or damage associated with unprotected glass.
ICL Tech’s material resources, manufacturing and inspection capabilities are geared to service this sector’s needs across both large and small-scale projects.
Architects, civil engineers, builders, and designers choose ICL Tech to manufacture plastic parts for applications in the areas of roofing, wall protection panels, partitions, cladding, reception areas, transparent walkways, design features, external shelters, and security entrances.
Industry outlook: As a range of new polymeric composites and reinforced plastic materials show their metal, their importance in load bearing structural environments is fast emerging.
Defence and Security
As long as burglary, terrorism, prisons, and natural disasters persist so will demands for protection. With end-user safety and durability as primary concerns, security and defence contractors know the materials they specify must stand up to the toughest challenges.
ICL Tech has an extensive armoury of polymers at our disposal from world leading suppliers. We’ll help you identify which type of plastics are suitable for widespread applications including containment and safety in prisons, cash-in-transit, high security glazing in vehicles and buildings, policing and crowd control operations.
Virtually unbreakable grades of polycarbonate including LEXAN™ and MARGARD™ sheet, and bullet and blast resistant grades of Lexgard® are among the trusted brands we supply. And via ICL Group’s plastics distribution network, these and other materials are available to us at short notice so operations aren’t hampered.
We work with various grades and formulations of plastics to meet the distinct needs of military applications in aircraft, armoured fighting vehicles (AFV), airborne or submerged ROVs.
Polymers’ lightness is an asset to military aircraft replacing metal engine cowlings, air ducts and more. Detection equipment when housed in specialised polymer domes is near transparent to radar and sonar waves. The issues that make motorized and metal-covered military equipment vulnerable, are dispelled by the non-conductive and insulating properties of various types and grades of plastics.
Call on ICL Tech’s plastics experts’ know-how to specify the perfect polymers for failsafe operations.
Did you know? For over 25 years, ICL Tech has manufactured riot gear and tactical equipment for law enforcement and industry professionals worldwide. This success led us to create our TECHPEACE™ brand – a range of tested and approved body armour, riot gear, and personal protection equipment (PPE) including shields, visors and helmets. Visit our TECHPEACE™ site here.
Design & Creative
Forming great ideas.
ICL Tech’s team of talented designers, engineers and material technicians have a passion for working with creative sectors on diverse and challenging design-led projects. Customers collaborate with us to bring their design concepts to life - the design freedom of plastics making endless creative possibilities a reality.
Our materials know-how and resources, plastics forming and finishing techniques and technologies, paired with our realistic and problem-solving approach means we deliver bespoke plastics solutions that meet your needs and exceed expectations.
Versatility and choice.
Whether you’d like our CAD experts to help you develop the smallest seed of an idea or are ready to move straight to production, our core commitment to you is to meet aesthetic challenges while optimising quality and driving down costs.
With a vast spectrum of plastics, colours, and finishes to choose from alongside our versatile vacuum forming, fabrication, laser, welding, finishing, print services, spray and screen painting, we’ll manufacture the results you want, on time and on budget.
Designers and architects – providing both functional and aesthetic creative solutions for designers and architects our relationship often begins at concept stage with our CAD models and plastic prototypes bringing perspective to plans.
Bright ideas: Consider LED illuminated plastic panelling and light installations, laser cut designs for balconies, high impact corporate reception areas, custom modern furniture, or even unique acrylic baths.
Promotional, retail and visual merchandising – the highly competitive world of retail and visual merchandising demands innovative, impressive ideas and design concepts. Our polymer signage and display solutions capture attention, whether big and brightly coloured, clear for a see-though view, or small and precise – all will flawlessly promote your brand and make marketing work for you.
Creative note: Try our bespoke clear or coloured plastic mannequins – our unique, layered, scalable plastic people (or basically a cross-sectional plastic model of anything you can imagine).
Conferences, Events and Exhibitions – our bespoke plastic display solutions perform well in museums, art galleries, exhibitions, trade shows and at wide ranging events. Recent projects include bespoke display cabinet for Paisley Museum and a high impact, illuminated plastic stage set for TEDx Glasgow 2017.
Our laser cutting services make possible endless plastic design projects. Laser etching can achieve intricate and exact image replication with repeatable accuracy.
The arts, leisure and entertainment – the creative production needs of stage and screen bring interesting and unique requests to our door. Both theatre, and the film and television industry trust us to custom manufacture plastic props, and set pieces ON TIME. In celebration of industry achievements, we manufacture bespoke awards and trophies in all colours, shapes and sizes.
Game on: We were the lucky winners of the job to manufacture the colourful array of plastic panels for the Wheel of Fortune game show. However details of our prop for the next series of Outlanders Series 3 remains ‘top secret’ for now.
Understanding the challenges.
Across multiple industries technical plastics are playing an increasing role in improving the competitiveness of customer applications. This trend is widely evident in the electronics and electrical markets where global rise in demand and declining prices are increasing pressure for efficiency and profitability.
ICL Tech is in step with the constantly evolving plastics manufacturing needs of the electronics industry. Our vast knowledge, advice and capabilities support customers through initial product design support to full-scale production.
We understand the challenges facing electronics engineers and can help to:
Materials supply. Design support. Vacuum forming. CNC Machining. Fabrication. Welding. Finishing. Assembly.
We can make you all manner of plastic components - from industrial enclosures to housings for consumer goods, LED enclosures to protective sleeves. Our range of electrically dissipative plastics parts for the semi-conductor industry includes anti-static carrier trays, wafer retaining rings and support combs.
We have the know-how to perfectly form plastics parts to meet the functional, aesthetic, and protective needs of your electronics application. From high tech start-ups to established OEMs, we can advise you on cost, time and quality metrics as they apply to initial prototyping and manufacture of custom plastic components.
With increasing innovations and short product cycles characterising this market, our 3D modelling and design team are skilled in converting paper concepts to prototypes against tight timescales.
Electronics & Electrical
A taste of success.
Scotland has long standing success in the food and drinks industry from well known names in shortbread and whisky, to small local manufacturers supplying niche markets, shops and supermarkets.
ICL Tech manufactures FSA compliant parts for companies in the food processing and production sectors. From plastics cake stencils to agricultural industry hoppers, our capabilities reflect the wide needs of the market.
Further examples of bespoke plastic parts we can prototype, reverse engineer, and manufacture for factory processing systems and equipment include:
Quality counts in great design.
Our technical expertise, use of only the highest grade of quality food grade plastics, plus total quality management at each stage of the process ensures every single component is manufactured to optimal standards.
ICL Tech’s customer base extends to the retail and merchandising side of the food and drink industry. Our in-house design and development team has been critical to our success in this area. Branding and promotional solutions include plastic back bar displays and bottle glorifiers, LED illuminated point of sale display units, and signage.
Food for thought: Helping companies to adhere to the FSA’s (Food Standards Agency) codes of practice and HACCP principles, our expertise, compliant plastics, and ISO quality control procedures ensure we meet the strict standards required in the supply chain.
Food & Drink
Medical & Sciences
Stable. Flexible. Compliant.
Adhering to strict regulatory and quality controls, ICL Tech delivers compliant, zero-defect plastic fabrication solutions to OEMs, pharmaceutical, medical and scientific companies.
Increasingly specified due to their stability, inert properties, and design flexibility, polymers make the grade for medical cases, covers, trays, enclosures and housings. Their versatile nature and range of tolerances can be matched to meet the high-end aesthetic and performance needs of PET scanners, diagnostic equipment, X-ray machines, and medical lasers.
Custom-made. Customer focussed.
ICL Tech’s thermoforming capabilities cover small and large custom-made plastics components for a wide range of medical devices, surgical and scientific applications used across hospitals, laboratories, commercial and research bases.
We are ISO 200:9001 certified and deliver against strict industry specific regulatory conditions, and customer specific protocols as required.
We supply only the highest quality approved medical grade polymers, including antimicrobial ABS. Finished, or component plastic parts, are manufactured and assembled in our factory’s contamination-free zones and clean room facilities.
Where labelling or identification is required to support traceability, each part is marked by type, batch or serial number.
Industry insight: ISO 13485:2016 – the medical devices industry is about to see the world’s most popular ISO standard revised. In an industry where the EU and US markets alone are worth $183.4 billion, the new regulations are set to have a major impact on manufacturers. Download the whitepaper here at http://info.procorre.com/medical-devices-whitepaper
Automotive & Transport
The safe and cost-effective transportation of people and goods is vital to our economy. With rising demand for faster, safer, and environmentally geared modes of transport, plastics are weighing in with crucial advantages.
Compared to metals and other materials, the lightweight nature of plastics cuts the fuel consumption of vehicles dramatically. Now more than ever, their versatility in terms of freedom of design, aesthetics and performance requirements, has led to a significant rise in the use plastics in automotive manufacturing.
ICL Tech has adapted to increasing demands from OEMs and tier one automotive companies, with our design for manufacture, prototyping, tooling and production operations geared to meet the demands of these sectors.
Scalable, streamlined solutions.
Our vacuum forming, fabrication and machining capabilities allows us to manufacture both small and large custom interior and exterior plastic parts for cars, motorcycles, buses, construction vehicles, marine transport, forklifts, taxi cabs, tractors, trucks and trains.
Customers rely upon ICL Tech to ensure continuity of supply. Our streamlined production systems schedule output of multiple plastics parts against tight timescales. We hold stock on repeat parts as required.
Below, a selection of vacuum formed and engineered plastics parts we can manufacture and finish in low to medium volumes:
ICL Tech’s industry expertise provides the ultimate flexibility in design, cost, lead-time and styling options for organisations in the road, rail, leisure, construction, agricultural and marine transportation sectors.
Please get in touch to discover which tooling, design and manufacture options best match your program’s requirements and budget.
Did you know? 105kg of plastics, rather than metals, in a car weighing 1,000kg makes possible a fuel saving of up to 7.5%. (Source: The British Plastics Federation).
Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities
With vital industry expertise gained over 40 years, ICL Tech manufactures reliable plastic solutions for the challenging and hazardous environments often associated with the upstream oil and gas, alternative energy, utilities and chemicals sectors.
Upstream oil and gas
As a proud long-standing supplier of polymer parts and products to oil and gas exploration and production customers, and related service sectors, our business is attuned to the critical industry drivers of reliability, performance, traceability, and cost efficiency. We vacuum form and CNC machine high performance plastics parts including seals, gaskets, skids, control panels, and subsea ROV components to rigourous quality standards. Our submersible product expertise has received global accolades throughout the offshore oilrig and subsea sector.
Successfully weathering extreme environmental conditions, plastic parts appear widely across the renewables industry including wind, solar, geothermal, tidal, and biomass sectors. Our in-house team liaises with both innovators and plant engineers alike to explore feasibility, develop and reengineer designs, and identify the polymer and production methods best suited to applications in this burgeoning industry. ICL Tech’s materials technicians can help you select polymers with properties capable of withstanding the specific compliance, temperature, impact and environmental challenges associated with your alternative energy application.
Encompassing power, water and waste-water treatment industries, utilities are under constant pressure to ensure continuity of supply, safety and efficiency.
ICL Tech fabricates ISO quality approved, durable, non-toxic, radiation resistant, non-corrosive thermoplastics parts to conform to the given safety and control aspects of a given utilities application. For extreme environments, including nuclear energy plants, we can provide some of the most resilient and reliable high-grade polymers – such as PE-HMW and PE-UHMW - to meet the required standards. We manufacture custom plastic skids, frames, stands, tanks, bunds, panels, safety covers, radiation-resistant protective masks and shielding, machine guards, control housings and more, for both public and private utility operators.
Call ICL Tech or fill out our enquiry form for a fast quote.
Plastics that don’t corrode or degrade like metal or rubber are a crucial and sometime legal requirement for the chemical processing industry. Hazardous and volatile chemicals must be stored and handled carefully to protect the operator and the environment. Selecting the right grade of plastics with the desired chemical resistance properties can be an onerous task, and we are here to help customers make the best choice. Working to our customers’ exacting requirements we fabricate and supply plastic containment and protection products including tanks, seals, drip trays and bunding, and chemical plant spray screens.
Did you know? An increase in adoption of reverse osmosis systems it the water treatment industry has in turn increased demand of custom built skids featuring bunds, sumps and bearers. Please call us for free advice or a quote whatever your plastic fabrication or machining needs.
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