Competitive Advantages With Plastic

Here at the home of The Plastic People we really know about plastic and its potential. We only work with plastic and we’re experts with it. We’d love to show you how we can help your business achieve better results with plastic parts and products.

We specialise in plastic, not industries

Our company has been making amazing plastic products and components from our manufacturing sites across the North of England for nearly 50 years.

Plastic Materials

Over that time we’ve helped a varied and diverse range of businesses globally. We’ve helped them reduce costs, improve productivity and operations in their businesses.

If you’d like to develop a competitive advantage in your business – we can help.

Innovative thinking, superior engineering

We combine our expertise in supplying and developing high performance plastics with innovative thinking and superior engineering to consistently deliver high quality machined, formed and fabricated plastic components, products and their prototypes.

Our services include:







It’s not just our plastic that needs to pass the quality test

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.

Plastic Welder

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, weldingrod and duct form.

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

We work with you

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

Plastic Engineering Specialists

Expertise at all times

We have some 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space at the Home of The Plastic People. Our operational checklist, opposite, summarises what we have on site.

Bespoke Plastic Solutions

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

Working with us you can expect a precise and high level of quality, accuracy and continuity. The majority of our fabrications are CNC profiled/machined prior to hand assembly giving the same attention to detail and level of care whether it be a singular panel or piece of capital equipment.

When tight tolerances are required, our temperature controlled specialist fabrication facility is used to manufacture and assemble.

Everything that leaves us is accurate, reliable, safe & conforms

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: 2008. Auditing procedures at key production stages check that the components and products delivered to our customers are accurate, safe, reliable and conform. 

Flange Nuclear Part

We may have already solved the challenges that you are facing. If we haven’t, we’re likely to be able to do so.


Contact A Plastic Specialist

For help & advice for your application contact our experienced plastic professionals at Barkston.

  • 0113 249 2200
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