World leading innovations in
One of the largest fluoropolymer processors in the UK and a global supplier of PTFE, polymer
related components and semi-finished materials to market leaders throughout the world
Corporate Overview Markets
Founded in 1962, Fluorocarbon is one of the UK’s largest ﬂuoropolymer Aerospace Off-highway Medical & Pharmaceutical
processors and a global supplier of PTFE, polymer related components
With customer approvals including The arduous off-highway and construction Chemical resistant components are developed
and semi-ﬁnished materials. With customers who are worldwide market
Airbus UK, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems, industry requires products that can withstand speciﬁcally to meet the rigorous demands of
leaders across many business areas we ensure our products & services
our products are deployed across extreme physical displacement. With this in sensitive medical device applications.
are focused on meeting their increasing demands.
applications in major commercial and military mind, we design and manufacture resilient
Fluorocarbon has 6 manufacturing sites: 5 in the UK and 1 in Europe, sales aircraft programmes. components that also offer exceptional
ofﬁces in Europe and the USA and partners globally. We aim to offer our weather and abrasion resistance. Semicon OEMs across the world are supplied
customers high quality, cost effective solutions, from material selection and with critical components for use in
product design to manufacturing and distribution. We are committed to the development of sophisticated wafer-processing equipment.
products to meet our automotive customers’ Offering a wide range of products to suit
With a quality system certiﬁed to ISO 9001:2000 and a group research and Water & Environmental
present and future requirements. Our cost- applications in the food & beverage and
development team striving to bring new materials and products to market, we
effective components offering longevity are industrial bakeware market, we take great care Our high purity and ozone resistant products
have the in-house capability to offer bespoke products tailored to meet the
designed to meet the high quality demands to ensure that FDA approvals are met. are designed to offer longevity and perform in
individual requirements of our customers.
dictated by APQP, PPAP and SPC. speciﬁc customer environments.
Oil, Gas & Petrochemical
The oil and gas industry is provided with a
We supply a vast range of high performance wide variety of components for applications
components that allow operation over a wide designed to withstand the most extreme
temperature range, whilst offering outstanding pressures and temperatures such as sub-sea
chemical resistance and ﬂexibility. constructions, platforms and process plants.
Quality Research & Development
At Fluorocarbon it is our policy to Approvals Laboratory Testing Offering design, development and
continually improve our Quality laboratory testing facilities to handle
• BS.EN.ISO. 9001: 2000 Using our modern, qualiﬁed laboratory, we
Management System and every level of projects from concept to full scale
• AS9100 Aerospace offer full traceability on all products and
our organisation is focused on satisfying manufacture, our team of qualiﬁed R&D
Approval materials and ensure the highest quality ﬁnish.
and exceeding the needs and engineers and material specialists carry
Day-to-day testing and analysis to
expectations of our customers. • BAE Systems Military out on-going new material and product
international standards includes ASTM, DIN,
Programme activities. development projects. Using our strong
Emphasis is placed on quality throughout the BSI and ISO.
(Approval no. relationships with worldwide partners we
production process, commencing with
BAE/AG/10755/MAA) Testing carried out includes, but is not limited offer engineering solutions tailored to suit
incoming raw materials, through manufacture
• Rolls Royce to: tensile, elongation, density, hardness zero speciﬁc applications.
and concluding with inspection and delivery of Our Service
strength time and peel testing.
the ﬁnished product. We ensure that everyone • Airbus UK Limited Materials
• Advice on material selection to meet
who has a direct inﬂuence on the quality of our (Approval no. Environmental Policy
Based on elastomer, PTFE and thermoplastic speciﬁc applications
products has the skills and training to achieve AUK/SA/30043)
We continuously seek to improve technologies, our Fluorinoid® company register • Customer speciﬁc blends including colour
these ideals. • Dowty - GE environmental performance. includes over 400 materials that offer pigments to provide exclusivity
• Raytheon exceptional characteristics enabling them to
From the stages of product design through • Formulation and in-house blending of
• Pattonaire operate in demanding environmental
manufacturing, use, and recycling, we strive special material compounds in a clean and
conditions at temperatures to over 300°C.
to minimise any potential impact on controlled environment
employees, customers, the general public and Materials include: • A variety of ﬁllers including Glass, Carbon,
the natural environment by complying with all Graphite, Bronze, Ekonol and Aluminium
PTFE, PEEK, PCTFE, PFA, PPS, ETFE
and ECTFE. • Testing of materials and ﬁnished products to
a wide range of European, US and
An extensive range of standard and bespoke solutions in fluoropolymer materials,
coatings and advanced engineering thermoplastics
High Performance Surface Coatings
Fluorocarbon has been applying specialist industrial surface coatings for Fluoralon HB Coatings Refurbishment
over 40 years. Our breadth of experience and technical expertise enables
Fluoralon® High Build coatings have been Our maintenance and refurbishment
us to offer the right coating solution for chemical or environmental
developed to provide the ultimate in service offers the controlled removal of
protection, low friction, non-stick and decorative coatings.
chemical protection. surface coatings to restore products to their
As a leading coatings provider we offer a wide range of ﬂuoropolymers such as original condition.
The range, based on high performance melt
PTFE, FEP, PFA, ECTFE and ETFE – backed by our strong partnerships with
processible ﬂuoropolymers such as ECTFE, Our service covers most types of process and
major suppliers including Dupont (Teﬂon®), Whitford (Xylan®), Solvay (Halar®),
PFA and ETFE, has been formulated to engineering equipment including:
Arkema (Rilsan®) and SBS®. Other industrial paint systems are available to suit
provide enhanced toughness and • Bakery equipment (dough hoppers, chutes
speciﬁc customer requirements.
chemical protection. & rollers)
Our robotic spray plant and conveyor ovens are capable of high volume
Surface & Blast Cleaning • Solvent and aqueous
• Chemical processing equipment
production, whilst large and small single batch ovens take care of low volume or
(centrifuges, agitators & process vessels)
one-off coating requirements. Our pre-treatment area is extremely diverse, degreasing
specialising in surface treatments including • Handling equipment (guide rails, conveyor
Working with our customers to understand their needs, our experience ensures slats, feed chutes)
blast cleaning and ﬁnishing solutions for a vast
we recommend the most accurate and cost-effective coating to add product • Aluminium oxide
range of materials to suit various applications. • Packaging machinery (heat seal bars,
value and a distinct competitive advantage. • Chilled iron
Markets supplied include aerospace, automotive, food, chemical, oil & gas • Steel grit
and pharmaceutical. • Glass bead
• Flame spraying
• Other blast media
FBS Prestige is a leading designer and Much more than just a manufacturer, our Monitoring and Scheduling Service
manufacturer of industrial bakeware highly experienced, innovative design team
Product hygiene, plant efﬁciency and overall proﬁtability depend
servicing the accounts of many of Europe’s provides a complete service by utilising the
upon clean equipment. Our after sales care offers a complete
leading bread and cake manufacturers. most effective CAD/CAM design and
management service that will monitor and implement a planned
manufacturing techniques. This, coupled with
In close co-operation with our customers, we cleaning and refurbish schedule relating to all types of industrial
our new generation of oil free release coatings
develop speciﬁcally designed standard and bakeware items.
has transformed the working and commercial
custom made breadtins, barbanded trays and
baking environment by providing realistic and This tailored service has been designed as a continuous
baking moulds, that are generally required for
affordable solutions guaranteed to meet rotation cycle to suit individual needs and ensure minimum
the high volume production of accurately
customer needs and requirements. disruption to the day-to-day operation of the bakery.
shaped baked products. The resulting shapes
are constructed into custom designed units Our extensive product range includes: Coatings Product Range
enabling them to be used on all types of • Baguette trays Signiﬁcant investment in the latest release coating technology
automated handling and conveying systems.
• Barbanded baking trays allows us to supply the best range of coating solutions
• Cake tins & moulds developed speciﬁcally for the baking industry.
• Mufﬁn trays Our close association with DuPont® and SBS®, together with
• Pie hoops & tins our company owned Hallmark system enables us to provide a
wide and effective range of non-stick coatings that eliminates
• Pizza trays
the need for oil or grease therefore offering an improved
• Racks and trolleys product appearance and a cleaner work environment.
• Strapped breadpans
We also offer anodising, traditional silicone glaze and
As a leading fluoropolymer processor with over 40 year’s experience, our products and
coating services can be found worldwide throughout many markets
We specialise in a full range of ﬂuoropolymer lined pipes, Our standard range of joints, designed to offer PTFE hoses are designed for numerous Materials available include:
ﬁttings, expansion joints and hoses to provide protection maximum hoop strength and an excellent applications involving high and low • PTFE
against the most aggressive of chemicals and other ﬂuids. pressure/vacuum performance, combined with temperature, corrosive chemicals, high
long life and low maintenance, are available in pressure, steam, food transfer, gases,
PTFE Expansion Joints • PP
a range of sizes covering up to 800mm hydraulic ﬂuids and sterile material.
For over 20 years we have been successfully manufacturing nominal bore, between 2 and 10 convolutions. • Anti-static PTFE and PFA
Our hoses are successfully deployed across
contour moulded expansion joints of which are used to
Hose various industries including power generation,
compensate for axial and angular movement, misalignment and
aerospace, military and chemical processing.
vibration in piping systems. We offer an extensive range of Fluoroline®
PTFE hose and hose assemblies in many PTFE Lined Pipe & Fittings
conﬁgurations including smoothbore,
Fluorocarbon's Fluoroline® ﬂuoropolymer lined
convoluted, braided, unbraided, heat shielded
pipework and accessories are manufactured in
& pre-formed. All assemblies can be supplied
a wide range of sizes conforming to ANSI and
with standard or bespoke end ﬁttings.
Our system is designed to handle highly
corrosive and hazardous ﬂuids over a wide
temperature range, combining the strength of
traditional metal pipework with the chemical
resistance of ﬂuoropolymer materials. Using our
network of international manufacturing partners,
distributors and agents we are able to provide a
fast and efﬁcient service worldwide.
Machined Components Moulded Components
Utilising the latest technology, we CNC Sliding Head & Automatics Exploiting our extensive injection and
specialise in the precision machining of transfer moulding facilities we convert
With over 15 auto bar-fed machines spread
ﬂuoropolymer materials into complex the widest range of melt ﬂuoropolymers
over 2 areas we offer faster, more precise and
components for use throughout many and advanced engineering thermoplastics
cost-effective machined parts that brings
markets including aerospace, chemical, into precision component parts. In
beneﬁts to our customers.
medical, pharmaceutical and addition, complex PTFE components are
telecommunications. CNC Turning & Milling produced by isostatic and automatic
Whether prototype or volume manufacturing, Our extensive experience in turning and
our state of the art facilities including milling, milling offers precision machining to tight Our high quality products are supplied for some
turning centres, CNC lathes and multi axis tolerance, which results in the highest of the world’s most prestigious projects and Optimised for cost and reliability, our facilities mould complex
CNC and sliding head machines enable us to accuracy and quality parts tailored to used across many markets including chemical, shapes in high volume production and/or one-off bespoke parts
offer a service tailored to meet speciﬁc individual customer requirements. medical, ﬂuid handling and aerospace. for a speciﬁc application. Using our unique tooling system we
customer requirements. can supply samples and prototypes prior to production.
Moulding technologies are enhanced by ﬁrst
class technical support, material advice, Isostatic Moulding
product and mould design.
Isostatic moulding, originally developed for the manufacture of
Injection Moulding ceramics, can provide the solution to enable intricate and
contoured shapes to be produced with little or no machining.
Fluorocarbon’s range of specially modiﬁed,
We have the ability to produce high quality, large and complex
high temperature, injection moulding machines
shapes in PTFE which, to date, has been virtually impossible to
manufacture a wide variety of customer
produce other than by extensive machining and fabrication.
components from thermoplastics and
ﬂuoropolymers including PFA, FEP, PCTFE,
PEEK, ETFE, ECTFE, PES, PAI and PPS.
We offer custom solutions for use throughout many industries including chemical,
pharmaceutical, food processing, aerospace, automotive and offshore
At Fluorocarbon we are dedicated to the
design and manufacture of high
performance energised PTFE seals, Our full range of seals
Fluoroglide® PTFE bearings, metal sealing
rings and PTFE lipped rotary shaft seals. Bespoke Designed Seals Metallic Sealing Rings Fluoroglide® Bearings
Seals are available with rubber or metallic
spring energisers in a wide range of Using our team of engineers Metal O and C rings are used Fluoroglide® PTFE bearing
forms and materials to meet almost any we design, develop and as a deformable seal in a strips are used to guide
sealing application. specify a range of sealing static sealing situation. pistons and piston rods in
and bearing components to hydraulic and pneumatic
We offer custom solutions for use throughout Designed for use in the most demanding Rotary Shaft Seals
meet the demands of a cylinders to prevent metal-to-
many industries including chemical, conditions our seals offer the following beneﬁts: PTFE rotary seals are
variety of applications. metal contact.
pharmaceutical, food processing, aerospace, • Excellent chemical resistance designed to seal liquid and
automotive and offshore, as well as custom Elastomeric Polyurethane Seals
• Wide operating temperature range gaseous media in rotating
designs for special applications. Energised Seals
hardware. A range of polyurethane seals
• Very low coefﬁcient of friction
Our range of elastomeric has been developed for both
• No stick/slip effect Spring Energised Seals
energised seals incorporate hydraulic and pneumatic use,
• High resistance to wear O rings or square section rings Our range of spring all to ﬁt within the ISO
• Good dry running properties in a selection of materials. energised seals incorporate a standard groove dimensions.
metallic energiser of either a
Whether a standard seal or a custom design
‘V’ or coil section.
requirement our dedicated technical team can
provide you with innovative and effective
solutions to your needs.
With over 40 years of experience in the manufacture of Melt Fluoropolymers PTFE Sheet & Tape
PTFE, melt ﬂuoropolymers and high performance
Using our specialised processing equipment As one of the largest UK manufacturers of
polymers, our range of semi-ﬁnished products is one of
and wide tooling range we are able to convert semi-ﬁnished virgin and ﬁlled PTFE sheet and
the most extensive in the world.
high performance and melt ﬂuoropolymer tape we ensure each product is tailored to
The Fluorinoid® range is available in many variants including in- materials into semi-ﬁnished shapes for post meet customer requirements.
house blended grades to incorporate ﬁllers such as glass, machining or low to high volumes of
Our extensive range includes dimpled,
carbon ﬁbre, graphite and bronze as well as unﬁlled virgin moulded components.
moulded, skived and self adhesive available in
materials. This, combined with our latest machining and
Available in materials including PEEK, PCTFE, a variety of thicknesses.
measuring technologies offers a high quality, end-to-end service
PFA and FEP our range of products includes
that is second to none. Services: A fast turnaround service is available on non-
extruded and hot compression moulded rod,
stock items and same day dispatch on all
heavy tubing, sheet and custom shapes. • Stress relieving service
standard stock items.
available to enable
PTFE Rod & Tube
machining to tight Using our in-house services all items can be
We specialise in high quality PTFE tolerances supplied chemically etched on one or both
compression moulded and extruded rod and • In-house tensile strength sides using the Fluoroetch® etching process
tube in a wide range of diameters and lengths and elongation testing (please refer to page 11 for more details of our
all suitable for today’s modern machining. Fluoroetch® service).
• Precision grinding service
to ensure close tolerances
for modern machining
Our core values of customer focus, high quality and
commitment ensure we differentiate from our competitors
Fluoroglide® Slide Bearings, Pipe Supports & Skidways
The science of managing very heavy load movement Fluoroglide® Slide Bearings Applications: Fluoroglide® Skidways
requires special understanding. Utilising our range of & Pipe Supports • Expansion movement in Based on the proven PTFE slide bearing
Fluorinoid® load bearing low friction materials we have pipelines, heat exchangers,
Fluoroglide slide bearings are superior to
® technology, we design and manufacture
gained a global reputation for providing slide bearing concrete decks or pipes
conventional expansion plates, rollers and bonded PTFE/metallic Fluoroglide® skidway
and skidway solutions to the construction, oil and
rocker arms, accommodating expansion, • Cryogenic, vibration plates to suit individual customer
contraction and other reciprocating motions of and acoustic affects requirements.
Based on our 30 years of technical experience we offer a any structure that moves as a result of on pipelines
Fluoroglide® skidway plates are used in
professional design, manufacturing and onsite consultancy thermal, seismic or differential forces. Such • Steam heated pipelines construction yards around the world to assist
service dedicated to resolve slide bearing and skidway needs. bearings operate at high loads and low on North Sea oil in skidding oil jackets, semi-submersible
We also supply PTFE plain and dimpled inserts to leading speeds, and it is under these conditions, production modules modules and heavy structures. Jackets, decks
manufacturers of pot bearings for road and bridge applications. together with its no stick-slip and anti-
• Oil, water & gas and semi-subs with weights up to 30,000
weathering characteristics, that the self-
transportation - above tonnes have been successfully loaded out on
lubricating properties of Fluorinoid® PTFE are
ground pipe mains Fluoroglide® skidway plates.
at a maximum.
• Large, complex concrete In addition, to aid effectiveness of our
We produce Fluoroglide® slide bearings in a buildings - multi-storey car bearings and reduce breakout friction, we also
range of conﬁgurations using either virgin or parks, civic centres etc provide Fluoroslip® 415 and Fluoroslip® 414
glass ﬁlled Fluorinoid® PTFE as the bearing
• Pedestrian walkways with PTFE additive.
material. Each bearing is designed speciﬁcally
to suit the application.
Valve Seats PU & Rubber Finished Products Services
We manufacture a wide range of soft seat conﬁgurations across many Our team of engineers can design, develop and specify a range of
industries supplying major global customers. Standard valve component elastomeric components to meet the demands of a variety of
materials include all grades of PTFE and modiﬁed PTFE, all types of applications such as off-shore, construction and off-highway markets.
ﬂuoropolymers, high performance plastics and rubber; they are also We supply some of the world’s largest companies with a range of
available in standard sizes, with larger sizes and specially developed elastomeric components including:
materials being available on request. • Pipe clamps
Applications: • Valve seats
• Valve seats and seat inserts - seats for all types of valves including ball valves, • Seals
butterﬂy valves, gate valves, chokes and plug valves • Grommets
• Valve stem seals, including chevron packing and all types of energised seals • Bellows
Etching & Bonding
• Complete valves, valve liners and linings • Diaphragms PTFE is well known for being a non-stick
material; therefore to enable bonding to
other substrates, surface modiﬁcation in
the form of chemical etching is required.
Using the Fluoroetch® process we offer a full
in-house service of chemical etching and
We offer a wide range of bonding of ﬂuoropolymers including PTFE,
materials including cast or PFA, ECTFE, PCTFE, FEP and TFM.
Etching and bonding of free-issue material
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