Australian Manufacturing Process
Snughooks are injection moulded in Perth, Australia. After consultation with key education infrastructure advisors and plastics engineers, a Polycarbonate/ABS alloy was chosen. This material is known for its very high strength, its flame retardant ratings and UV stabilisation. Similar material is used in cockpit windscreens and bullet resistant applications. Quality materials and design ensure Snughooks are at home in the sometimes rough and tumble of the school environment or public change rooms.
Snughooks are manufactured using a process called injection moulding. The process involves shaping plastic by injecting it into a specially designed Snughooks mould, which is then used to create as many Snughooks as required. First, a PolyCarbonate/ABS blend in the form of granules is loaded into a hopper, the granules are fed into a cylinder where they are heated until they reach molten from. A motorised screw mixes the molten, forcing it to the end of the cylinder where it is inserted into the Snughooks mould through a sprue. Pressure is applied to ensure the entire Snughooks mould is filled. Once the plastic mould has cooled enough to harden, the mould opens releasing the Snughooks. Injection moulding is an extremely efficient and reliable process for producing plastic parts. Additionally, scrap plastic generated during the production process is reground and reused, ensuring very little to no waste during the process!
Snughooks have undergone load tests to ensure they’re capable of safely withstanding certain forces placed upon them. Our tests have determined Snughooks can safely hold weights of up to 120kg, making them ideal for storing a wide variety of everyday items.