polymermedics at interplas 2017

The team from polymermedics Ltd will be exhibiting at Interplas this year at the NEC Birminham on 26-28 September 2017.  Whatever your requirements we would be delighted to welcome you to pop along and have a chat with us on Stand C65 in Hall 4.

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polymermedics sponsor St Austell Colts star

torinWe’re proud to have continued our association with St Austell RFC, by sponsoring rising Colts star Torin Clark for the season.

The promising young forward, 17, was club captain at under-16 level before being promoted to the Colts earlier this season.

With Clarke’s performances at number eight already proving pivotal to the team's successful year, it's hoped he'll follow in the footsteps of a number of Colts who recently made the step up to senior level.

This latest sponsorship will see us covering Torin’s club fees, insurance, and kit, and comes on the heels of our recent involvement with the club, sponsoring the new defibrillator unit which was installed in November.

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Aaron comes to student's aid

PolymerAaronAaron Houston, one of our engineering maintenance apprentices, made the news recently after using his skills to help a fellow student who is recovering from a major operation.

19-year-old Jordan Venton has Spondylo-Epimetphseal Dysplasia, a growth disorder affecting the spine and legs, and has been reliant on a wheelchair and crutches to get around after undergoing surgery to straighten a leg bone last September.

Engineering students at Cornwall College St Austell wanted to see if there was anything they could do to aid Jordan and thought up a few ideas to discuss with him. After talking with Jordan about his needs, Aaron drew up plans to modify the wheelchair to allow him to easily carry crutches on the back.

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New defibrillator at SARFC thanks to polymermedics

Defib1 300We are pleased to have sponsored a new defibrillator at St Austell Rugby Club’s Tregorrick Park sports complex, helping protect players, supporters and gym-goers by allowing for rapid aid in the event of a heart attack.

In cases of cardiac arrest, every minute without defibrillation or CPR reduces survival chances by 10%, so having an on-site defibrillator could potentially be the difference between life and death.

The portable defibrillator is housed in Saints Gym, making it easily accessible for the rugby ground, tennis courts and gym facilities alike. All gym and clubhouse staff have been trained to use the portable unit which will be able to cover the whole site, which in addition to the gym and rugby club also features tennis courts and local running club meetings.

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polymermedics enhances metrology capabilities

PolymerNov09smallerWe have upgraded our metrology lab, delivering even more stringent quality controls for our plastic component parts.

Additional atmospheric controls will enable us to carefully regulate the temperature and humidity in the lab, as the quality team carry out micron-level measurements using optical and probe sensing techniques.

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Awards hat-trick for polymermedics

PolymerNov25 300There were celebrations at polymermedics after the company swept the board at this year’s Cornwall Manufacturing Awards.

Nominated in three categories, the St Austell-based firm claimed the Community Engagement and Environmental Project of the Year titles, while Lauren Tregilgas was jointly crowned Trainee of the Year.

The awards ceremony, organised by the Cornwall Manufacturers Group on October 29th, recognised excellence among manufacturers of all sizes.

Ken Martin, CMG Secretary and awards organiser said "It is great that polymermedics were so successful. They are hugely supportive of the Group and also feature prominently in our programme to link schools with manufacturing companies."

polymermedics' awards recognised the company’s ongoing work to rebuild a local scout hut, its impressive progress in recycling, and Lauren’s 18-month development journey from reception-desk administrator to Human Resources lynchpin.

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Jailbird Neil does porridge for charity

Jail and Bail 1smallerNeil Skyba, polymermedics' technical manager was sent to Bodmin Jail last week… all in the name of a local children’s hospice.

Dressed in a striped prison uniform, having been charged with “Blagging with intent without a licence”, Neil escaped jail by raising £1600 in charity bail money in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

The money was raised from polymermedics colleagues, customers and suppliers throughout the UK, as well as kindhearted family and friends.

Neil said: “I’m glad to be out of there – I’m lucky everyone was so generous! If the guys at Polymermedics hadn’t been such a good support team I’d probably still be behind bars.

“We have so many fantastic contacts we can call on for help. There’s a real sense of community when everyone comes together to support such an important local charity.

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