Our Large New Extension Has been Finished… And It Looks Great!

  • By Catherine Dove
  • 16 Jun, 2017

The TCB-Arrow team are excited that our new building extension has been completed!  It is 5,000 sq.ft.  and over 8m to eaves, making it a huge project which has been progressing from the beginning of the year.

With just the steel framework (below), we could start seeing the potential of the new space, and now that it is finished the extension is even more impressive than we could have hoped!

With a seamless transition between the original building and the extension, the result looks brilliant and will be a huge attribute to TCB-Arrow’s business development.

See below as our proud team stands by the workshop entrance as our drone takes aerial photos of the new building. We can’t wait to make the most of this space, so get in touch now to talk to our expert team on what we can do for you and your business on 01276 679394 or drop us an email at  enquiries@tcb-arrow.co.uk .

By Catherine Dove 18 Sep, 2017

Plastic is an incredibly versatile material with a huge range of applications due to the multiple forms, textures and strengths it can take. There are many positive impacts of plastic on the environment that are generally unrecognised, so here are a couple of benefits that you may be surprised to hear:

The Automotive Industry

Metal replacement programs have drastically improved the fuel efficiency of vehicles, with the most efficient vehicles utilising lightweight plastics to deplete the vehicle weight. It is estimated that every 10% weight decrease results in a 7% decrease in fuel usage. The use of plastic in the  automotive industry  has not only benefited the environment but has also improved design potential, vehicle safety and vehicle life.

Insulation

Plastic home insulation cuts a major source of heat loss, with polystyrene widely recognised as an excellent insulating medium. As a lightweight, rigid and cheap plastic material, it is a very immediate and affordable means to fight climate change. The results of a  Denkstatt study (2010)  showed that the total lifecycle of polystyrene insulation consumes on average 16% less energy and produces 9% less greenhouse gas emissions than other insulation material.

By Catherine Dove 03 Jul, 2017

We are very proud to announce that 2 of our TCB-Arrow team have recently completed the Help the Heroes Dawn Raid bike ride! Leaving Horseguards parade at 3.30am, they cycled a total of 100 miles finishing on Southsea sea front. The route took in the breath-taking Box Hill and travelled through Aldershot and even down the runway at RAF Odiham.

Scott Rowell (Mouldshop Manager) and Nick Wright (Project Engineer) have raised £652 so far! This is a huge achievement for a very worthy cause, so well done to them both!

By Catherine Dove 16 Jun, 2017

The TCB-Arrow team are excited that our new building extension has been completed!  It is 5,000 sq.ft.  and over 8m to eaves, making it a huge project which has been progressing from the beginning of the year.

With just the steel framework (below), we could start seeing the potential of the new space, and now that it is finished the extension is even more impressive than we could have hoped!

By Catherine Dove 26 May, 2017

When most people think about the silicone items in their home, kitchen utensils such as cake cases, spatulas and non-stick products usually come to mind. However, there are a range of unusual and unexpected items in your house that are enhanced by including silicone, constantly improving our way of life. Here are a couple of ways silicone makes its way into your household:

It’s literally surrounding you. Silicone is used in building and construction, able to bond materials such as concrete, glass, granite, steel and plastics, enabling them to work better and last longer. These silicone sealants can absorb pressure and movement within engineering, allowing for more innovative architectural designs. It also helps protect materials and joints from moisture, heat, corrosion, sunlight, ultraviolet radiation, pollution and other chemicals.

You’re looking at or holding silicon right now. Silicone plays a huge part within the electronics industry.  Silicon is a semi-conductor, meaning that it can conduct electricity only in certain conditions and acts as an insulator under others. These characteristics make it an ideal material for making transistors that amplify electrical signals. Coatings for electrical products, such as keypads, keyboards and copier rollers, as well as the hard coatings for computers, facsimile machines, telephones and home entertainment equipment are all made from silicone.
By Catherine Dove 24 Mar, 2017
We are excited to announce that TCB-Arrow have joined the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust as an active corporate member. As a company, TCB-Arrow have always demonstrated a consciousness of the environment, both locally and globally. Through getting involved with the Countryside Trust, we have more opportunity to contribute to local environmental projects. As an organisation and individually, we are looking forward to participating in volunteer work parties and will keep you updated with any events that TCB-Arrow partake in.
By Catherine Dove 15 Feb, 2017

The New 130 Tonne Thermoplastic/LSR Injection Moulding Machine!

 The TCB-Arrow team are delighted to have a new 130 tonne Thermoplastic/LSR Injection Moulding Machine delivered to their clean moulding workshop.

By Catherine Dove 18 Jan, 2017
We are excited to be working with a new Customer on a very original and fun project. For the last couple of months the TCB-Arrow team have been designing a new Thermoplastic Injection Moulding Tool for an In-Mould labelled Frisbee.   The In-Mould labels will provide decorative graphics on the Frisbees from dinosaur scenes to this great pizza design!   These labels are placed in the tool by a robot prior to injection moulding. This provides a high-gloss decorated surface that is very resistant to wear and peeling.
By Catherine Dove 29 Nov, 2016

Injection moulding  is one of the most common manufacture methods used to create an array of everyday plastic objects. The versatility of injection moulding means it can be utilised to create intricate and tiny mechanical parts, to huge objects and casings.

By Ellie McDaniel 22 Aug, 2016
In one of our most exciting projects to date, we have been working with Transport for London to improve the durability of their escalators.
By Ellie McDaniel 23 Mar, 2016

TCB-Arrow has been under-going some exciting updates and we can’t wait to share the news with you. We have invested heavily in new space and machinery to ensure we are at the forefront of plastic innovation and can keep up with the ever increasing demand.

 

Our new machinery offers a 50% increase in our LSR silicone capacity, and we can now offer precision close loop injection moulding. For over 12 years we have been able to offer customers the flexibility of low volume prototypes to high volume technical components, with our LSR Moulding, and we are looking forward to being able to utilise our extra capacity.


Not only have we invested in new machines, we have also overhauled our warehouse, and now have a dedicated high bay section. With space for over 200 pallets, we have plenty of space to enable JIT manufacturing.

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