About Us

Since 1980, Ai have been supplying high quality Engineering Plastics and Laminates across the UK. From our centres based in Glasgow, Manchester and Newport we can offer nationwide next day delivery from our comprehensive stocks.

At Ai, we have the ability to supply our products cut to our customers’ exact requirements in sheets, rods and tubes, we can also supply custom cast stock shapes. Alongside this we offer additional processing services such as sanding, planing, precision grinding, CNC routered shapes and fully machined parts.

Working alongside our partner suppliers such as Quadrant EPP and SciCron Technologies Inc, we offer the widest range of Engineering Plastics and Laminates in the UK and can support our customers with expert technical advice whenever needed.

Fast and efficient

Next day UK delivery

Knowledge and Experience

Expert technical support

Supplied at the size you need

All materials cut to size

Latest News

Take a 'peek': An insight into PEEK

PEEK, the commonly used abbreviation for PolyEtherEtherKetone, is a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic. It is considered to be fairly advanced compared to other engineering plastics due to its very high maximum allowable service temperature in air. Its unique combination of high mechanical properties, temperature resistance and excellent chemical resistance make it the most popular advanced plastic material on the market.

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The Use of Plastic in Semiconductor and Electrical Applications

Semiconductors are what have made most of today’s technological advances possible, from the internet to smartphones, they have enabled engineering breakthrough products.

Typically, silicon has been used as the ‘go-to’ material in all things electronic due to its excellent semi-conductivity.

However, as a result of an increasingly competitive market, the need for a better, faster, stronger material has arisen. As plastics are typically insulators, they seem an unlikely candidate for use in semiconductor / electrical applications. However, in recent years, the composition of some plastic materials has been adapted to make these plastic materials behave as conductors or semi-conductors as opposed to insulators.

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