We’re proud to work in partnership with the biggest names from remarkable industries around the world.
Safety always comes first at sea. Our bespoke marine air diffusers and air movement products allow you to carefully control internal air flow to create the best possible environment for your vessel or crew.
All freight and passenger airport applications need a reliable power supply. Our plugs and sockets can withstand hot, humid or freezing conditions. Suitable for heating, cooling, lighting, maintenance and more.
Working in an IECEx or ATEX environment requires a safety-first approach. Our fully-tailored plastic micro-switch cases and plastic fuse holders are designed to achieve safety and superior performance.
If you need plastic starch trays to help operate your mogul plant, we are the UK’s leading provider for the confectionery industry. Widely used for producing gummy candy or jelly sweets, we supply some of Europe’s biggest confectionery producers – including Storck, the German makers of Bendicks chocolates, Werther’s Original and Toffifee.
No matter what size plastic friction disc you require, we can make it! Often utilised within brakes and clutches throughout the automotive industry, we can make plain or customised discs with or without a centre.
Harsh mining and tunnel environments require reliable and robust safety solutions. With our electrical busbar supports, any copper or aluminium fixings will hold if a short circuit occurs. The same superior performance can also be guaranteed from our mining plug and socket insulators.
Yes, our 110-year expertise is the reason many people turn to us for advice and product development. Businesses from a wide range of industries can come to us and we can work with them to design and mould a product which meets their needs. We can everything from designing the tools and making them to working on the moulding compound with suppliers.
Yes, in fact it is often an unrivalled material when it comes to manufacturing products which need to meet the demanding standards of performance required in specific situations.
At Fairgrieve Compression Moulding we make many specialist products with plastic the chosen material either by our clients, or our own team, because of its many qualities. Plastics are versatile, durable and an excellent insulator of electricity, heat, and sound. They are also corrosion resistant, making them suitable for use in environments where there is exposure to moisture or chemicals.
Importantly, plastic materials are highly moldable and can be shaped into intricate and complex designs, allowing for innovative and creative product designs that may be difficult or costly to achieve with other materials.
Compression molding is used in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electrical, marine and offshore, mining and hazardous work. It is suitable for manufacturing a wide range of products, from automotive components to electrical insulation materials.
Compression moulding is a highly efficient and cost-effective process that produces components of high-quality. It involves using heat and pressure to shape materials into a desired form, offering several advantages over other moulding techniques, including lower tooling costs, shorter cycle times, and excellent material properties.
It is a process our experienced team at Fairgrieve Compression Moulding are highly specialised in, and, with a wide range of thermoset and thermoplastic materials available for compression moulding, you can choose the suitable resin for your project needs.
Our expertise is unrivalled – and we have a history we are proud of.
Established in 1913, we famously were the first UK company to compression mould Bakelite plastics.
We still boast an impressive reputation to this day, working with clients from around the UK, Europe and the Far East.
In September 2023 we were named North East Small Business of the Year in the UK.
Compression molding can be a fast and efficient process, especially for large-scale production. Once the mold is set up, the cycle times can be relatively short, allowing for higher production rates and increased productivity.
The combination of heat and pressure in compression molding helps improve the material properties of the finished product. It promotes uniformity and density in the molded part, leading to enhanced strength, durability, and dimensional stability.
The process is also compatible with a wide range of materials, including thermosetting plastics, thermoplastics, rubber, composites, and even certain metals. This versatility allows for the production of diverse products with varying material properties.