IRP Engineering Plastics CC was founded in 1987. We recognised the opportunity and real need for local manufacturing of plastic conveyor components used by the food, beverage and packaging industries, which had been previously sourced from Europe and America.
The manufacturing facility has continually developed over the years and now consists of injection moulding with presses ranging from 90 to 350 ton capacities, producing components such as flat top and crate conveyor chain links, sprockets, guide rail systems and more than 2000 conveyor components.
The CNC Machining Division dedicated to producing custom made parts required by the industry, now
comprises, CNC Lathes, Machining Centres, CNC Vacuum Bed Routers complete with 4th axes capabilities, all of which are linked to a sophisticated AutoCAD CNC programming system. The Technical Design Centre which programmes all the CNC machinery, also has at its disposal, a Cimcore II portable measuring arm, enabling IRP to locally produce accurate components for original equipment machinery where no manufacturing drawings are available, thereby reducing downtime and inevitably reducing cost by enabling us to produce locally, parts which are an equal standard and quality to the imported originals and at a fraction of the cost.
IRP also supply a range of nylons and is capable of supplying 2000mm X 1000mm sheets up to 100mm thick, and rods and tubes up to 1000mm in diameter in a variety of grades of Polyamide (Nylon) including Molybdenum, Oil and Wax filled grades to increase wear resistance and reduce friction. This nylon is commonly used in items such as change parts, and bottle feed equipment for bottling and canning plants, corner tracks and wear strips.
IRP Engineering Plastics offer a wide range of services that set us apart from our competitors. These services include superior stock holding, stock monitoring and constant stock availability, Onsite measuring and reverse engineering of complicated parts like Bottle Feed Equipment and investing in innovative technologies like that of their custom designed Wear and Maintenance Forecasting System and Cimcore ii portable onsite digitizing arm.