Overview of Organisation

Reinforced & Moulded Plastics Technology Station (RMPTS) is located in the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in KwaZulu Natal, Durban at the Steve Biko Campus. RMPTS is the technology transfer mechanism for the Centre for Advanced Material, Design & Manufacture with a mission of advancing the reinforced and moulded plastics sector through technological innovation, forward-thinking and research & development. The department specialises in composite materials and plastic tooling technology and this saw the decision to formalise the technology transfer of the department in the TS with a focus on reinforced and moulded plastics.

The main focus of the station is to provide companies within the reinforced and moulded plastics sectors with assistance in product design, prototype development and tooling design, development and manufacture.

The station is very well equipped able to assist industry with respect to design, specimen testing, prototype construction, tooling fabrication, metrology, limited production runs and general machining. 

Technology Competencies and Offerings:

  • Aerospace and other advanced structures;
  • Custom fabrications;
  • Pressure and vacuum vessels;
  • Process tanks and vessels;
  • Specialized process equipment; and 
  • Piping and ducting systems


Assistance Areas Offered
Business Planning/Modelling
Product Development
Prototype Development
Product Design and Development
Specialization Sector/s