Microplastics was incorporated in 1989 by founders Jim Dilbeck and Mike Roberts. In 2000 Mike Roberts became the sole proprietor of Microplastics. In the fall of 2007 Microplastics proudly became an ESOP (Employee Owned Organization). Mike Roberts remains actively involved in the engineering function of the organization.
Microplastics currently operates within a 50,000 square foot facility in St. Charles, IL, 30 miles west of Chicago. The site includes 7 acres of land that will support expansion of the operation to 110,000 square feet. Advanced injection molding machines produce thousands of insert molded components three shifts a day. Microplastics has used state-of-the-art automation in our processes in order to provide our customers with the most competitive and reliable solutions. The facility houses a full-service Toolroom with advanced CNC and EDM capabilities. Every day our engineering team assists customers in developing products using the latest solid modeling tools and rapid prototyping techniques in the industry.
We control the entire process in-house, from engineering and tooling through molding and assembly. Our program management team guides each project from design and development through part approval and production. Bringing a project in on time, within budget, is a strength we possess.
To excel in providing our customers with the most cost effective, highest quality insert molded components and value added solutions on time.
Maintaining our dedication to the insert molding technology, we
will continue to refine our quality, expand our capabilities, increase
our efficiency, and elevate the superior level of customer service
we now provide to heighten the standard of excellence we have set
in the industry.
Microplastics' quality system is ISO 9001-2008 and TS 16949-2009 certified. Our Quality lab is accredited by General Motors. We are focused on the enhancement of customer satisfaction through continual improvement of processes with flawless product launches and a sustained Zero PPM defect level as our shared ultimate goal.
Market and Product Experience
Serving automotive, computer, appliance, telecommunications, medical,
and electronics customers, Microplastics offers a wealth of applications
experience. Switches, relays, lighting components, connectors, timers,
sensors, filters, and disk and tape drive components are among the
many products we have manufactured in our dedicated insert molding