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Moulded foams use Thorite to power their expansion

Scunthorpe-based Moulded Foams is one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of cellular foam products to the Automotive, Construction and Packaging industries, producing everything from thermal flooring, dynamic automotive foam and EPS boxes for transporting fish from the docks to the buyer.

The company's continuing growth has led to a move to new 65,000 sq. ft. premises and Thorite, Britain's biggest distributor of compressed air and pneumatic products, was called in to supply and install a variety of advanced, energy efficient equipment.

The contract comprised the supply of a 90Kw variable speed HPC compressor, a 55Kw fixed speed HPC compressor with integral heat exchanger, an HPC energy saving refrigerant dryer, 5000 litre receiver and filtration, free standing heat exchanger, plus all necessary mechanical installation of pipework using 3" galvanised tubing. Moulded Foam will also take out a 5 year service contract covering all the equipment.

Speaking of the installation David Davies, Moulded Foams' Plant Manager said: "Thorite recommended the HPC machinery and everything is performing very well. The compressors drive 12 EPS moulding machines and I'm confident that by specifying the latest technology models we will soon be benefitting from significant energy and cost savings, particularly as the heat exchangers now enable us to harvest the hot air produced by the compressors and use it heat our product drying facility, with the added bonus of a reduced carbon footprint. Thorite will also undertake regular ongoing service for the installation, providing complete peace of mind."

Full details of the HPC model range and many other leading manufacturers of pneumatic equipment can be found on the Thorite website or by contacting any of Thorite's regional network of 10 Sales and Service Centres located throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire, the West Midlands and North East.

Thorite in profile
A family owned business since its foundation in 1850, Thorite has grown to become the UK's biggest distributor of pneumatic products and process systems. From its head office in Bradford, which also houses the company's state of the art National Distribution Centre, showroom and trade sales centre, Thorite has expanded to create a regional network of pneumatics Sales and Service Centres in Blackburn, Bolton, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rochdale, Sheffield, North Shields and the West Midlands.

Moulded Forms in profile
Moulded Foams, the largest independent foam moulder in the UK innovates, designs and creates. A business built on a foundation of quality, excellence and unrivaled customer service, Moulded Foams continues to grow and develop new products in new markets and with over 30 years experience of being a key supplier to the Construction, OEM, Pharmaceutical, Automotive and Food sectors. The company moulds and converts EPS, EPP, EPE and other dynamic foams. The CNC CAD design centre works with the latest cushioning and thermal software which is transferred straight onto multi-head CNC machines for rapid prototyping and used for tool manufacture.

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