Sectors

Aerospace

Internationally recognised, our expertise makes us the ideal partner for your thermoformed aircraft interior requirements. Future Plastics currently supply thermoformed components for use in passenger seating as well as other interior applications. The company has built up vast expertise when it comes to moulding the various plastic sheet products that meet the demanding specifications of the aerospace sector. Our supply partners include Kydex, Boltaron and Lexan. Services include part design, tooling and supply of FAI parts for approval.

Manufacturing processes include vacuum forming, pressure forming, 3 and 5 axis CNC routing, higher level assembly and logistics. Future plastics are an AS9100 accredited company. Our highly skilled CAD engineers can work with all software packages including Autocad, Solidworks, Delcam Powershape and Delcam Powermill.

Aircraft Seating Components for economy, premium economy, business class and first class seating programs account for the vast majority of products that are manufactured at our Navan based plant. 

Aircraft Seating Zones

High Aesthetic Appeal is a primary focus for this zone.

Highest standards of moulding quality and finish are required for all rear seat components that are directly in the end users line of sight for long periods of time.

High Level Assembly capability ensures Future Plastics can supply fully assembled parts. This saves our customers time and money by reducing the number of suppliers in the chain for development and program delivery.

Industry Quality Requirements are understood and delivered by all staff at every stage of manufacture for these Zone A components.

Typical side of seat applications include armrests and cover panels.

The team at Future Plastics have vast experience with forming and assembling aerospace grade polymers that are commonly used for these applications.

The side of the seat is also still important for aesthetics as it will be seen in the direct line of vision.

Components that are used below the seats tend to be more functional and complex. The challenge with these components is to create robust parts that are light in weight.

With thermoforming – achieving light weight parts generally involves using low gauge sheet materials. Future Plastics knowledge of tool and part design ensures that we can work with our partners to achieve the required strength, tolerances and weights for these essential zone ‘C’ parts.

Transport - Load Handling - Multi Directional Forklifts

Our Customers in this critical industry are tasked with keeping everyday life moving. Our objective is to support in every way we can and ensure we supply quality, aesthetically pleasing and light weight components. We design, manufacture and supply, plastic bonnets, roofs, windows and side panels for forklift manufacturers who in turn supply them globally on varying machine types, including truck mounted, counter balance and reach lifts as well as walkie trucks, order pickers and dock stockers.

Emergency Response, Rail and Bus Mass Transit

We design, manufacture and supply a range of products for emergency response, rail & bus mass transport vehicles.

  • Under Bonnet Applications
  • Wheel Arch Covers
  • Roof Light Modules
  • Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate Screens
  • Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate Guards
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC
  • Line Bending
  • Higher Level Twin Skin Assemblies
  • Window and Pillar Trims
  • Dashboards
  • Seat Backs
  • Door Assemblies
  • Emergency Break Glass Units
  • Grab Hand Components supplied include,
  • Arm rests,
  • Seat backs,
  • Instrument panels,
  • Cladding,
  • Lock covers,
  • Door panels,
  • Bulk heads,
  • Lockers
  • Screens
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC
  • High Level Assembly

Emergency Response, Rail and Bus Mass Transit Exterior Applications

  • Under Bonnet Applications
  • Wheel Arch Covers
  • Roof Light Modules
  • Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate Screens
  • Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate Guards

Emergency Response, Rail and Bus Mass Transit Exterior Processes

  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC
  • Line Bending
  • Higher Level Twin Skin Assemblies

Emergency Response, Rail and Bus Mass Transit Exterior Applications

  • Window and Pillar Trims
  • Dashboards
  • Seat Backs
  • Door Assemblies
  • Emergency Break Glass Units
  • Grab Hand Components supplied include,
  • Arm rests,
  • Seat backs,
  • Instrument panels,
  • Cladding,
  • Lock covers,
  • Door panels,
  • Bulk heads,
  • Lockers
  • Screens

Emergency Response, Rail and Bus Mass Transit Exterior Processes

  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC
  • High Level Assembly

Off Highway and Agri-tech

Within these sectors, our clients range from manufacturers of truck mounted forklifts and agricultural machinery to road sweepers and bulldozers.

  • Bonnets
  • Doors
  • Side Panels
  • Battery Covers
  • Roof Modules
  •  
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC
  • Higher Level Twin SkinAssemblies
  • Dashboards
  • Seat Backs
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC

OFF HIGHWAY & Agri-Tech Exterior Applications

  • Bonnets
  • Doors
  • Side Panels
  • Battery Covers
  • Roof Modules

Off Highway & Agri-Tech Exterior Processes

  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC
  • Higher Level Twin SkinAssemblies

OFF HIGHWAY & Agri-Tech Interior Applications

  • Dashboards
  • Seat Backs

Off Highway & Agri-Tech Interior Processes

  • Vacuum Forming
  • Pressure Forming
  • 5 Axis CNC

Specialist Engineering & Plastic Fabrication

The special projects team at Future Plastics love a challenge. With years of experience and a variety of plastic processes all under one roof, we feel we have a solution for all your plastic manufacturing ideas and requirements. We supply high specification, customized thermoformed plastic manufacturing solutions. We work with SME’s, medium and large organisations that include retailers, brand owners, designers, engineers and OEM’s. Our clients operate in sectors across industry that include semi-conductors, pharmaceutical, biopharma, refrigeration, renewable energy, land-scaping, construction and FMCG. Products range from display stands to machine guards. Take a look at what FP Solutions can do you for you.

— 28TH TO 30TH MAY IN HAMBURG, GERMANY —​

Future Plastics Takes Flight at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2024 in Hamburg