Now viewing: aerospace industry

Chris Passanante
By Chris Passanante
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:40

BEAVERTON, Oregon (December 15, 2015) – Elite Plastics, a division of GM Nameplate, has achieved renewal of the AS9100C quality system certification. The AS9100C certification is the quality standard for aerospace applications and is essential for supplying to the industry. This certification means that Elite Plastics applies a quality management system for manufacturing plastic parts and value added assemblies for aerospace applications that meets industry approval.

Bruce Wold, engineering manager at Elite Plastics, said of the certification, “With AS9100C certification, we are better able to serve the aerospace industry with improved manufacturing processes. We are proud to have renewed this quality system in order to meet the stringent requirements necessary of producing aerospace parts.”

Elite Plastics is committed to providing the highest quality parts and this certification shows a continued commitment to the aerospace industry. 

About Elite Plastics

Elite Plastics, a division of GM Nameplate, is the custom manufacturer of plastic parts and components with a dedicated facility of lean manufacturing experts. Elite Plastics has been manufacturing in Beaverton, Oregon for over 30 years and serves nearly every industry with plastic components. Currently, Elite Plastics’ plastic capabilities include plastic injection molding, compression molding, plastic machining, plastic and elastomer decoration, and value-added assemblies.


Elise Harrington
By Elise Harrington
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 00:00

The Aircraft Interiors Expo took place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The three day expo occurs annually, where various suppliers and manufacturers within aerospace showcase their products and capabilities. While visiting the expo you can see the latest trends and technologies within the aerospace industry.

There were a number of aerospace plastics manufacturers at the expo showcasing their latest products and technologies. In addition, plastic components continued to grow in use for aircraft interiors, across various commodities – from the cabin restrooms, window shades, passenger controls, and seats.

When our team visited the show a few years ago one of the biggest trends that we noticed was the focus on reduced weight of all aspects of the interiors. As gas and oil costs rise, airlines are striving to increase flight occupancy, while also reducing weight and maintaining passenger comfort. At this year’s show, that trend remains apparent.

In addition, we  noticed an increased focus on the need for flame resistant materials – within plastics and other components. Last summer’s Asiana plane crash brought a focus to the importance of fireproofing aircraft cabins. At the Aircraft Interiors Expo many manufacturers showcased their flame resistant products.

Overall, this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo was a great event. We are already looking forward to next year’s show!