The newly formed Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting division can convert all types of flexible materials for manufacturers and end users.
Whilst still able to fulfil the needs of the composites, aerospace and other industrial sectors with Advanced Material Cuttings, Bindatex has launched Slitting and Sheeting to provide a bespoke service to meet the demands of cutting PPE, filter materials and protective films to supply solutions to serve the nations needs as the UK returns to the ‘new normal’.
Bindatex’s customer, TPS Displays placed a large initial order for a major national homeware chain. This retailer reopened stores for sale of furniture on 15th June in line with the government’s relaxation of lockdown regulations.
The order consisted of a large quantity of sheets of protective film cut to precise dimensions to match the retailer’s ranges of furniture and shipped direct to stores and the customer’s distribution hub. With the need to get the non-essential retail sector open for business again as soon as possible and help the economy bounce back, Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting was able to turn this requirement around within one week from initial enquiry to delivery into stores.
Chris Lever, managing director of Bindatex said: “Being adaptable and versatile is something that we have always been proud of. We began this expansion in capacity in March when we die-cut disks to be used in ventilators to help in the UK wide effort to supply the NHS, so to help the nation get back to work completes the circle after these hard months.
“We are used to slitting difficult to process materials, usually thermosets and thermoplastic composites. We can utilise our experience of converting materials that are challenging and hard to cut, no matter how big or small the order. We have a really focussed team who enjoy the challenge of providing solutions to resolve new problems and working to quick turnaround times.”
The retail sector is new territory for Bindatex. This new application of its capability means they can aid shops in becoming Covid-19 safe and operational again this June following the government’s new guidelines announced on 26 May.
Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting supplies material cutting, slitting, sheeting and winding services to manufacturers across the UK and internationally. They are also a supply chain partner in many sectors, including aerospace, automotive, hygiene, defence, PPE and consumer products.