SW Plastics Achieves Aerospace Excellence

SW Plastics Ltd are now certified to the prestigious AS9100D & BSEN ISO 9001:2015 Aerospace Quality Standard.

In Memoriam - Matt Sharp

It’s with great sadness that we remember our friend and colleague, Matt Sharp, who lost his battle with leukaemia in late 2017.


Over the years, we have operated our quality management system on the ISO 9001 standard. Our principles include excellent customer focus, strong leadership, process approach and continuous improvement in our company, which in turn, has ensured our customers gain consistent products and...

Victrex PEEK™ Material Properties Infographic

Victrex PEEK material is a semicrystalline thermoplastic typically used as a replacement for machined metals in a wide variety of high performance end-use applications. PEEK™ excels in demanding applications where durability is key, such as bearings, valve seats and back up rings....

The History of PTFE

For nearly 80 years our everyday lives have been improved by a resin called polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. Discovered completely by accident on 6th April 1938 by DuPont chemist, Dr. Roy Plunkett whilst trying to invent a better coolant gas. After leaving a...

Choosing the best PTFE filler for your application

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is also known as Teflon, a non-stick material frequently used in cookware and protective clothing. There are a host of industrial uses for this versatile material, too. PTFE is widely used in the aerospace, food and drink manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and...

The Properties and Advantages of PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE (more commonly known as Teflon) is a particularly versatile ivory-white and opaque plastic fluoropolymer; it is made by the free-radical polymerisation of many tetrafluoroethene molecules, and is suitable for a wide range of applications in industries as diverse as...

Ray Booker - The man, the myth, the Engineering Legend

Ray is our longest serving team member he just completed 40 years of working in Engineering and machining plastics.

8 Common Reasons Valve Seats Fail

The importance of high-quality valve seats can't be over-emphasised since failure can be costly.

7 Reasons why AFT Fluorotec Manufacture in the UK

The UK manufacturing economy has seen its fair share of ups and downs in recent years. Throughout this time of turbulence, AFT Fluorotec has stayed committed to keeping all of it’s manufacturing at home. There are a number of reasons that we...