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Case Study - Tex Plastics
Sino supplies go-kart seat tooling

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Tillet Racing Seats asked Tex Industrial Plastics in Derby to develop a plastic injection moulded go-kart seat in conjunction with their new chain guard.


The existing rental market seat was vacuum formed and with increasing sales was not competitively priced. This, coupled with variable quality, led to Tillett and Tex identifying a need for an in-depth assessment on how an Injection Moulded seat could be produced.


Following in-depth FMEA studies on crash test simulations and critical stress points, a comprehensive Mouldflow study was carried out that enabled the final product and tool design to be generated. Key supply partner Resinex also contributed to the programme which proved extremely beneficial to the successful outcome of the project.


Sino manufactured a single impression tool in P20 steel with a single Synventive hot bush. The seat is now moulded in HDPE, which not only reduced manufacturing costs but created a lighter and more durable product for Tillett.