Prelast
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Technology for elastic applications

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Customised elastomer products

At Prelast we specialise in the manufacturing of bespoke rubber and silicone components for any industrial use requiring air- and watertightness, exacting mechanical properties or other features (insulation, vibration isolation, etc.). We also manufacture standard parts.

The majority of our customers come from the automotive, machinery construction and filter and pump industries, as well as medicine, fluid conduction, household appliances, industrial protection, swimming pools and water treatment.

We are not alone: we form part of the multinational Fluidra group, a leader in the development of leisure, sports and therapeutic applications for the sustainable use of water.

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Specialist technical team

We work with extremely high levels of automation, and all of our processes are fully computerised, from start to finish; nonetheless, at specific moments our technical team's intervention supplements the standards to achieve what machines alone cannot.

The team's tasks focus particularly on the reception of materials, vulcanisation and assistance in manual requirements for special parts.

They are highly qualified professionals who work with Total Quality tools to attain products that comply with all required specifications, however complex they may be.

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Processing

We employ precise, controlled processes which guarantee perfect results:

VULCANISATION
Employing injection moulding machinery for maximum control or compression moulding machinery for short runs and parts of a high technical complexity. With horizontal injection moulding, we obtain special joints for all types of industrial uses requiring tightness. With vertical injection moulding, we manufacture larger, geometrically more complex parts.

FINISHING
We perform cryogenic trimming as well as post-curing, honing and polishing processes.

VERIFICATION
100% of articles are unit controlled. Inspections are performed electronically, with artificial vision, on the basis of photographs of each part which the program analyses to determine whether they have been manufactured correctly.

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PRELAST has been a grant of 10,940.87 € for its energy saving and efficiency project "IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF RUBBER INJECTION" through the INSTITUTO DE DIVERSIFICACIÓN Y AHORRO DE LA ENERGÍA  (IDAE) FN-PGESI-2018-002678, aid co-financed by the European Union through the ERDF Operational Programme for Sustainable Growth 2014-2020. The project consists of replacing an injection machine with a new unit, saving electricity. The general objective of the project is the use of new technology in equipment and projects, the rationalization of consumption and the reduction of energy costs in the production process. This action has meant that PRELAST has made an investment of 214,000.00 €.

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PRELAST has been granted a grant of 10,371.71 € for its energy saving and efficiency project "Reduction of consumption of rubber injection" through the INSTITUTO DE DIVERSIFICACIÓN Y AHORRO DE LA ENERGÍA (IDAE), aid co-financed by the European Union through the FEDER Operational Program for Smart Growth 2014-2020. The project consists in the replacement of an injection machine with a new unit, achieving a saving in electrical energy. The general objective of the project is the use of new technology in equipment and projects, the rationalization of consumption and the reduction of energy costs in the production process. This action has led PRELAST to carry out an investment of 190,862.00 €.

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PRELAST integrates in all its management, activities and products the consideration of quality aspects with the aim of offering products and a service that fully satisfy the needs of our customers. That is why we have a firm commitment to continuous improvement and compliance with the applicable legal requirements.

As a company of the FLUIDRA Group we share the goal towards the implementation of Total Quality by establishing a culture of quality based on 5 concepts:

— Do things right at first
— Learn from mistakes
— Apply logical thinking
— Talk with data that supports the arguments
— Be uncompromising with non-compliance with regulations

Based on culture, the company develops a strategy to achieve excellence in each of these concepts.