Engineering plastics for over 55 years & counting

Barkston is one of the UK’s premier plastic engineering companies serving OEMs in virtually every industry.

When your business has challenging demands for equipment and uninterrupted operations, Barkston can help.

Our plastic engineered components and parts are powerful alone – but they’re even better in your operation.

We’re experts in plastic fabrication with over 55 years’ heritage in the UK and are fully committed to helping you gain a competitive advantage in your industry.

Innovative Thinking

Plastic Ball Bearings

Innovative thinking

We help customers worldwide to address component failure, improve speed to market, reduce maintenance, disruption, downtime and improve productivity.

We make better value, robust, resistant, more durable, re-usable components and products with outstanding strength to weight ratios suitable for even the harshest conditions.

Plastic engineering

We deliver bespoke excellent quality on time, so you can too. We develop appropriate engineered plastic parts and solutions that will contribute to the success of your business.

We offer on-site visits to help with requirements, problem solve, measure and understand how you work. We understand you are driven by your customer requirements, so we are too

Our capabilities include

  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • Machining
  • Product Development
  • Design Assistance
  • Testing & Reporting

Quality Assured

Small Plastic Products

Quality assured

The Barkston team consist of highly experienced and trained engineers working with plastics such as acrylic, ABS, Acetal, CPVC, Delrin, ECTFE, Haylar, Nylon, Polypropylene, PVDF and PVC-U in sheet, rod, bar tubing, extruded rod, welding rod and duct form.

We create with plastic to enable our customers to develop competitive advantages in their marketplaces. Our team are personal, agile and able to turn things around as quickly as our customers need. At the same time, we pride ourselves on doing things the right way.

They are supported by a level of investment in the latest technology and solid working structures that conform to ISO9001.

Working together

Whether it’s from a drawing, CAD file, sample or existing product, we can work with you to supply the component, part or product that you need in plastic.

Our focused team will work with you from ideas, assist with designs and manage them through the best engineering techniques.

Pharmaceutical portable boxes for medical waste

Accuracy & Reliability

Chemical single skinned booth plastic

Accuracy & reliability

Quality, testing and reporting are an integrated part of our operation. Our facilities are UKAS accredited and all of our projects are carried out in accordance to ISO 9001: 2015.

Auditing procedures at key production stages check that the components and products delivered to our customers are accurate, safe, reliable and conform.

Operational checklist

  • Extensive inventory all types of plastic materials

  • Hot gas, socket fusion, butt fusion and extrusion
  • UV and conventional bonding

  • Clean room

  • Line bending up to 3m long

  • Flame and diamond polishing

  • Fan assisted ovens for drape forming

  • Pre-drying and stress relieving

  • CNC routering up to 3m x 2m
  • In house form and jig manufacture

  • CNC lathes, milling & large bed routers

  • Precision close-tolerance cutting

  • General assembly

  • Packaging, printing & labelling

  • Warehousing, stock control and logistics

  • Outsourcing for complete turn key projects
  • CAD, design & development assistance – new products welcomed
  • Quality manufacturing to ISO 9001

  • Certifications on all shipments

  • Complete material traceability/lot & batch

  • Test reports / material inspection

  • Advanced technical information

See how we have helped others – you’ll be in good company

Contact a plastic specialist

Solve application challenges & get valuable technical advice, we’re here to help.

We’d love to show you how to design, buy and engineer optimal plastic parts to increase your productivity, reduce your maintenance, provide better customer service, or all of the above!

Here are a few ways to reach out to our plastic experts.

Barkston Plastics Engineering

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