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Robert Tomlinson


Materials and Design

  • Product design

  • Product engineering

  • Tool design and sourcing


  • Blow moulding

  • Equipment

  • Health and safety and training

  • Injection moulding

  • Mixing and compounding

  • Quality assurance

Secondary Operations

  • Finishing and decorating

  • Testing


  • Environmental and recycling

  • Expert witness and legal

  • Export & import

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Technology transfer and licensing


  • Automotive

  • Building

  • General products

  • Packaging

Other Skills

  • Benchmarking

  • Literature and patent search

  • Project management

  • Training

  • Trouble shooting

Other services offered

Materials and Design

  • Tooling design

  • Tooling purchasing

  • Design for manufacturing

  • Machinery evaluation

  • Process evaluation

  • Hot runner technology


  • Injection moulding

  • Injection blow moulding

  • Extrusion blow moulding

  • Process control

  • Productivity improvement

  • Quality Assurance

Secondary Operations

  • Decoration

  • Assembly

  • Testing

  • Inspection

  • Automation


  • Research

  • Development

  • Re-engineering

  • Business to business

  • Supplier auditing

  • Procurement

  • Supplier search


  • Packaging

  • Medical

  • Construction

  • Electrical

  • Automotive

  • Consumer Products

Other Skills

  • Plant design

  • Plant maintenance

  • Training

  • Health and safety

  • Project management

  • Interim management

  • Clean room operations

Personal Profile

Plastic Moulding Solutions was formed in 1998 to provide services to the manufacturing sectors of the polymer industry prior to this I was employed in various areas of the manufacturing sector from packaging and medical products to consumer products.

I have held various positions with companies supplying global brand leaders in all markets these positions ranged from technical manager to manufacturing manager at leading plastic manufacturing companies within the UK and in Europe.

During this time I personally implemented numerous productivity and quality improvements and also designed several labour saving systems and equipment including the design and installation of clean rooms and equipment to class 100 specification.

I have also contributed to improvements in machinery and hot runner development and I am considered to be a specialist in thin wall moulding applications.

I believe that by working together all problems can be overcome and solutions engineered to eliminate waste.

Recent projects completed.

  • We increased the production of aerosol caps by 16% giving an extra 600.000 components per day at a leading European manufacturer of aerosol caps.

  • Invented, designed and installed automatic rejection system at a closure producer reducing labour and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Invented and designed an automatic water cooling flushing system for use in conjunction with a SMED program.

  • Designed and project managed a system for the transfer of mouldings from point of manufacture to the warehouse that reduced labour and bottle necks.

  • Debugged tamper evident child resistant closure manufacturing system including training of all personnel in assembly, printing, wadding, and moulding of the components.

  • Designed planned preventative maintenance system reducing downtime of machinery and loss of production increased efficiency of plant to 97.50%.

  • Reduced cost of spare parts for an injection moulding company by 10% per annum.

  • Designed and implemented cell system that produced savings of over 35k per annum.

  • Developed training manuals based around a companies process and products to world class standards.

  • Completed research and development of component for patented testing system for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer.

  • Reduced cost of components for several end user customers in a variety of market sectors automotive, packaging, white goods, medical and electronic.

  • Designed and implemented auto engine mounting support that reduced cost of manufacture of final component.

  • Set up joint venture between Indian and UK manufacturer.

  • Supplied assistance to Korean manufacturing group with marketing, sales development and manufacturing improvement.

These are just a few of the improvements that we have engineered.

If you have a problem we can provide a solution.

Contact Address

Plastic Moulding Solutions, 19 Leander Close, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 5BF

Tel: 01623 452 639

Fax: 01623 487 356

email: Robert@plasticmouldingsolutions.co.uk or info@plasticmouldingsolutions.co.uk

Web site: www.plasticmouldingsolutions.co.uk