The structural strength, thermal insulation and lightweight nature of EPS and EPP has given rise to the number of applications in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry.
Moulding parts for the HVAC industry since the early 1990’s, DS Smith Plastics Foam Products has obtained a wealth of knowledge and experience and now moulds over 45 component parts for one customer alone.
Offering outstanding thermal properties, HVAC-R components manufactured from expanded foam facilitate the efficient operation of the finished product. For heat exchangers and ducting it is also important that parts seal well so air flows cannot escape or mix until required.
Working closely with customers and tool makers we ensure that the strict tolerances demanded by the industry are met. Our moulding experience and quality processes help to ensure HVAC units pass tough UK and European testing, demonstrating compliance with tests to determine efficiency and high standards for sustainable living and the environment.
Insert Moulding and other Capabilities
Moulded HVAC components can also include hinges, pop locks and other insert moulded parts where required:
- Vac-form skins
- Injection moulded plastic parts
- Metal parts on both sides of the moulding
Secondary operations post moulding include the application of sealants and fixings required prior to product assembly.
Heat Recovery Casing and Components
EPS is moulded directly in to a rigid plastic ABS case which provides an air tight seal, reduces assembly time and improves thermal performance.
Drip tray that incorporates insert moulded vac form and metal and plastic fixings.
Water Heater Housings
EPS housing insulates hot water reservoir to improve product efficiency, recesses have also been moulded in to accommodate wiring.
Commercial refrigeration base tray moulded in high density Neopor EPS includes housing for twin fans, a vac formed skin and multiple fixings.