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Price cut for plastic scaffold boards

15 Apr 15 Manufacturing developments have enabled Tilon Composites to cut the price of its Supadek scaffold boards by more than a third, the company has announced.

Supadek fibre reinforced polymer composite scaffold board
Supadek fibre reinforced polymer composite scaffold board

Tilon Composites said that the installation of a new plastics recycling line at its South Wales facility has given it greater control over the cost and supply of the raw materials used in the production of Supadek.

Coupled with changes to operational procedures and distribution of the product, total price reductions of at least 33% for the plastic scaffold boards have been made possible.

Other Tilon fibre reinforced polymer composite products include noise barriers, composite decking, industrial partitioning and safety barriers.

Tilon managing director Stephen O’Leary said: “Our experience and knowledge in the manufacture of fibre reinforced polymer composites from recycled plastics has grown immeasurably in the 10 years since Supadek was launched. This enhanced expertise has seen our turnover increase six or seven-fold during that time and has enabled us to identify areas in which efficiencies can be made.

“Our latest improvements have targeted manufacturing and operations, and have resulted in much lower costs of production without making any alterations to the product. The efficiencies mean that we are now able to offer the market the same product at a vastly improved price as well as facilitating a more transparent pricing structure. Customers should see savings of at least 33%.”

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