Our company have been designing and manufacturing advanced engineering composites here in Staffordshire since 1979. Heathcotes have grown to become a leading manufacturer of innovative composite materials for industry, and a global supplier of Composite Leaf Springs and Constrained Layer Vibration Dampers which we now ship to over 30 different countries worldwide.
Composite leaf springs, manufactured by Heathcote Industrial Plastics, are the driving force behind many of the world’s production lines. Everything from food and pharmaceuticals to metals and minerals are kept moving using our composite leaf springs. At our factory in Staffordshire we make a number of different composite materials. HiFlex glass fibre is the industry standard for composite leaf springs, combining high strength glass fibres with performance epoxy resin to give high flexural strength and reliability. For higher performance applications HiCaFlex carbon fibre leaf springs use aerospace grade carbon fibres to deliver the highest levels of flexural strength. We also offer advanced resin systems for high temperature applications where standard composite springs could not be used.
We use a unique spring design which is optimised for maximum performance and flexural strength, and engineered to last forever. We are trusted by some of the world’s largest feeder manufacturers to supply the springs that drive their machines.
Our constrained layer dampers are one of the most efficient and effective ways to remove unwanted noise and vibration from engineering structures, giving maximum performance with minimal added weight. They are used in a wide range of applications and industries, from reducing noise levels in high speed trains, to increasing the fatigue life of critical components in jet engines, reducing the vibration in the floors of hospital operating theatres and reducing noise and vibration in sports cars. Working with some of the world’s leading engineering companies, from Rolls Royce to Bombardier Transportation, and Aston Martin to Ove Arup to help them to achieve excellence in noise and vibration.
The viscoelastic polymers we use are designed for their high adhesion and world class vibration damping properties. Heathcote Industrial Plastics have the knowledge and expertise to get the most from these high performance materials to deliver the damping performance you need..
Heathcote Industrial Plastics have an extensive knowledge of industrial composite materials, and are skilled in lamination, pressing, machining and processing of composite materials. Over the years we have had a number of requests for custom composite work.
- Laminating, slitting and rewinding of multi-layered films
- Custom glass and carbon composite panel manufacture
- Custom composite multi-layered panels
- Machining of composite parts
Please get in contact to find out more about our capabilities.
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Located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the heart of Staffordshire, just off the M6 between junctions 15 and 16.