Playground Manufacturing Industry Case Study


Our client in the playground manufacturing industry came to us with a request for educational playground panels. They required a service that provided strong relationships with engineers to design and produce custom made boards, extremely quickly and at a low cost.


The client had several educational designs in mind, featuring English, Maths, Science, Art and Design and Music arrangements. Primarily the panels needed to provide longevity, mainly by being protected against weather deterioration, while being attractive and appealing to children in terms of designs and colours.

Our engineers provided advice on how the design which had been originally provided could be changed to be machined at a quicker rate. These suggestions meant that the boards took less time to engineer and therefore would be more cost effective for the client.


Our engineers visited the client’s site and it was agreed that the panels would be produced using triple layer plastic. This type of plastic inspires innovative designs, allowing engineers to cut out creative shapes in a range of colours, perfect for creating school and playground equipment and signage. The three layers of laminated polyethylene sheets are produced in different colours. The outer layers are in the same colour with a textured surface finish, a contrast to the middle layer colour. These layers can then be cut and removed to reveal the alternate colours.

Additionally, the high density polyethylene grade provides excellent wear and impact resistance, durability and UVA resistance, which was of great advantage to this client.

This whole production process from site visit to delivery was completed in only 3 days.

Our Promise

Partwell can produce high quality, cost effective plastics, designed to suit your every need. We are plastic engineering specialists; turning plastic sheet materials into bespoke CNC machined plastic parts. Our engineers are trained to provide a face to face service, adhering to solve any problems and any specific requirements, resulting in a bespoke final product.

To speak to a member of the CNC engineering team for bespoke plastic parts telephone them directly on 01254 295707 or email a drawing or idea to

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