Hucknall firm playing a key part in new manufacturing techniques

Leading international thermoformer TEQ – which has a UK base at Hucknall - is benefiting from using cutting-edge computer simulation techniques to boost packaging functionality and sustainability.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:00 am

The global company uses finite element analysis (FEA) to support simulation-driven product development (SDPD) which allows the prediction of product specifications in the early design phase.

With the advantage of reducing manufacturing time considerably, software simulations – aided by FEA - are now firmly established as a key priority for many manufacturers.

FEA has emerged in recent years as the most widely used numerical analysis for solving problems of engineering and mathematical models.

Clean Room facility recently installed at TEQ's facility in Hucknall. Photo: Plastique/Page One

Anne-Sophie Belamine, European sales director at TEQ, said: “By using FEA to assist with structural analysis, we are able to determine the optimum shape, material and thickness that will meet all aspects of a customer’s packaging requirements whilst eliminating the guesswork.

“With the ability to predict product specifications at the early design stages simulation is a very intuitive tool during the development process.”