With many of the food banks pushed to the brink this year because of COVID-19, Performance Plastics is hosting our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Following strict COVID-19 guidelines, we are gathering non-perishable, shelf stable canned goods for donation to a local church.

Many food banks and pantries are facing decreased food donations while more families than ever are visiting for the first time.  In the southwest Ohio area, one in every four children and 15% of the elderly live in poverty.

Working with a local church, we are collecting items which they have requested. “With many families in our community facing struggles this year, its more important than ever to help” stated Christina Smith Second Shift Leader at Performance Plastics, and member of the First Baptist Church. Christina is our Thanksgiving Food Drive Leader. “COVID has put so many people in a hard place, it’s the least we can do”.

In addition to items donated by employees, Performance Plastics is matching monetary donations.  Our plan is to donate all the items and cash to the church in plenty of time, so everyone has a great holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

Performance Plastics Ltd is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Fawley to Automation Technician.  Brandon has been with Performance Plastics for over 19 years in several roles, most recently as a 1st Shift Process Technician.  Brandon will have responsibility overseeing and maintaining our electrical and automation assets.

“Brandon has been with Performance Plastics through our growth and has extensive tribal knowledge second to none,” said Chris Lawson, , Chief Operating Officer.  “Shifting Brandon to this new role is a statement of our commitment to expand our capabilities, increase efficiency provide our customers with the excellent service they expect from an industry leader. We are excited that Brandon has accepted the challenge of a new role.”

Brandon Fawley is a native of Goshen, OH and attended Goshen High School as well as the Live Oaks Vocational program where he received his degree in Engineering Technologies and Robotics. He has acquired extensive experience by working within many departments within our organization and possesses valuable knowledge of the workings of our proprietary processes and automation technology.

Brandon stated, “I look forward to helping Performance Plastics continue to exceed customers’ expectations by providing the highest level of quality, as well as working with my new supervisor Jake Edwards.  Jake is a great guy and I look forward to learning from the best”.

Performance Plastics is a custom injection molder of high performance, tight tolerance thermoplastic components for markets where failure is not an option, including Medical, Energy, Aerospace/Defense, and Industrial.

Clean Room

Performance Plastics Ltd – is pleased to announce the addition of new high-performance equipment and a new clean room environment.

Milacron Fanuc S450iA – High Speed Press -The Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence in injection Molding Machine.  Named the “Roboshot”, it features a high precision, reliable molding capability.  It is designed for cleanrooms and molding environments that demand precise process control, high speed injection and consistent reliability.

Yushin 0B7 Collaborative Robot – Features productivity, accuracy and safety. It is the next generation of collaborative robots.  Equipped with safety sensors, is can work at high speeds performing complex automation jobs.

Terra Universal Cleanroom – Features Whisper Flow Technology, our 10 x 20 custom soft wall cleanroom is configured with ceiling grid lights and fans/filters.

“The investment in the two new pieces of equipment and clean room environment expands our capacity to produce high volume, technically challenging parts for our customers” stated Rich Reed, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  “We aspire to be the best not the biggest and become an invaluable customer resource in solving our customers engineering challenges”.

Performance Plastics Ltd offers high-performance injection molding thermoplastic expertise featuring tight tolerances and thin walled part geometries.  The industries we serve include aerospace/defense, medical and industrial applications. For more information, please visit our website at www.performanceplastics.com.

 

 

Introducing the EnduroSharp® Nutplate Abrasion Tool “The NAT”. The NAT consists of six components 1 each upper handle (top), 1 each lower handle (base) and 4 each nutplate base inserts.

The NAT along with the specially designed abrasive pads (sold separately) allows the maintainer to quickly abrade the bond surface of CR series nutplates.  The tools radially abrades the bond surface of the nutplate, ensuring that 100% of bond surface is abraded uniformly in a matter of minutes.

The NAT is available with or without a convenient carrying case. The rugged case comes with a high-density custom foam insert for easy inventory and protection.

NAT “CR Series” Abrasive Pads

 

Nutplate Abrasion Tool (NAT) Operational Flow Chart

 

 

 

Nutplate Abrasion Tool (NAT) Instructions

A.  Select the appropriate unused abrasive pad that matches the nutplate being installed.

B.  Align flats on an unused abrasive pad with the flats and detent pins in the NAT upper handle (top) and snap into place.

C.  Ensure abrasive pad is fully seated in the top portion of the NAT.

D.  Align and snap the NAT nutplate insert that matches the size of the nutplate being installed into the NAT lower handle (base).

E.  Solvent wipe the nutplate being installed with the appropriate solvent and AMS3819 wipes.

F.  Seat nutplate into the cavity of the nutplate insert

G.  Align NAT top with base, press together, feeding the nutplate fixture through the hole in the abrasive pad and seat the nutplate bond surface to be abraded against the abrasive pad.

H.  Oscillate the abrasive pad back and forth 15 times by rotating the NAT top and base back in opposite directions

I.  Separate the NAT top from the base

J.  Inspect nutplate bond surface for uniform abrasion (Do not touch, wipe or clean the abraded surface). Reseat nutplate in the NAT nutplate insert and measure the abraded nutplate surface with the Surface Analyst (SA reading less than 50 is required). Re-abrade if necessary.

K.  Discard the used abrasive pad.

L.  Apply appropriate adhesive to nutplate bond surface and install in structure per Technical Data or manufactures directions.

 

 

Tara CollinsPerformance Plastics Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of a new Quality Manager, Tara Collins.  Tara joins Performance Plastics with over 15 years’ experience working with manufacturers who offer highly engineered products that require complete conformance.  Tara will have responsibility for our continued exceedingly high-quality standards.

“Tara brings a wealth of experience in ISO Standards, quality management systems (QMS) and an overall quality customer experience to our company,” said Chis Lawson, Chief Operating Officer for Performance Plastics.  “The addition of Tara as a quality leader is a statement of our continuing commitment to provide our customers with the excellent service, they expect from an industry leader. We are excited that Tara has joined our team and look forward to continued growth.”

Tara Collins brings with her extensive quality management knowledge as well as a demonstrated history of working in machinery, chemicals and the medical device industry. She brings knowledge from working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Quality Auditing, Medical Devices, Quality Management, Validation and Business Process Improvement. Additionally, she is a strong information technology professional with a RABQSA, Medical Device Management focused in ISO13485. Requirements TPECS from BSI Training.  She is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015, as well as Certified in Lean Manufacturing with a proven history of effective continual improvements through directing Kaizen events.

Tara stated, “I look forward to helping Performance Plastics continue to exceed customers’ expectations by providing the highest level of quality, as we grow this business”.

Performance Plastics is a custom injection molder of high performance, tight tolerance thermoplastic components for markets where failure is not an option, including Medical, Energy, Aerospace/Defense, and Industrial.

 

 

EnduroSharp® has changed the way aerospace maintenance professionals remove sealants and adhesives from substrates and fasteners. EnduroSharp® tools are made from Torlon®, a high strength polymer, creating a non-metallic scraper tool that will not damage aircraft composite structures during use.

The new, Enhanced EnduroSharp® Pocket Handle features a heavier, ergonomically improved design.  It is easier to use and is a more effective tool for aircraft maintenance.  The tool is ideal for tighter edges, and is designed to remove adhesives, sealants and coatings from aircraft structures.

The EnduroSharp® lineup consists of a variety of scraper blades, gap blades, reamers, cutter, bits, and discs for removal of substances on aircrafts.

Performance Plastics is a custom injection molder of high performance, tight tolerance thermoplastic components.  We specialize in geometrically complex precision parts that consist of chemically inert materials.  Our expertise led to the development of our patented EnduroSharp® line of Aircraft Maintenance Tools.

For more information on the Enhanced EnduroSharp® Pocket Handle, or any of our EnduroSharp® product line, please contact Rich Reed at rreed@performanceplastics.com or our website at www.performanceplastics.com.