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Our highly experienced team have a broad range of skills and we are not only interested in solving your problems technically, we like to understand your business and therefore engineer solutions that are totally aligned with your commercial objectives too!

Our business is split into two seperate business units - Contract Mixing and Technical Textiles. Both operate with a common focus, which is to partner our customers closely so that we add value to their products through technical and commercial differentiation.

Contract Mixing

Utilising a truly international supply chain, we supply dry powder mixes into the Automotive Friction , Plastics and Composites sectors. Our Compounding facility allows us to produce rubber based compounds that can then be moulded into various forms. We supply this service into Rail Friction, Gasket and Seal manufacturing and for use in other bespoke Composite applications. Backed up by our comprehensive process controls and laboratory, we work closely with our clients to develop bespoke formulations, specific to their applications. 

Technical Textiles

We make yarns and fabrics for a range of engineered applications such as Automotive Friction yarns used in clutch facings, filament winding yarns that are used to make composite bearings and tubes (our CruxTex range) and fabrics that are used in ballistics, composite re-enforcement and laminate production.

Our technical team have a wealth of in depth knowledge and experience in understanding the challenges our customers face and working closely with them to solve them. From this stage we are able to utilise our substantial manufacturing base to physically deliver the solution you need. The cornerstone of this is our ability to very accurately blend different fibres to produce materials that are bespoke and specific to our customers individual application. We operate at the forefront of materials technology and as such have very close ties with major fibre and materials manufacturers, Universities and Government funding bodies. Our customers work with us when:

  • They are looking for a production and technical partner relationship
  • They are embarking on a new project and need expert advice on material selection and manufacturing
  • They are looking to improve their final product through the incorporation of cutting edge materials
  • They have an idea and need some technical support in developing it.
  • They have products that require complex mixing facilities
  • Current supplier does not understand their business
  • Supplier is not proactive


The new recycling and recently introduced element of our business will evolve from a number of exciting opportunities that are currently being investigated/considered. But in all cases they will require the Intellectual Property (IP) approach – which will take time. We anticipate within the period of 6-9 months (from now – November 2014) that this will become an important aspect of our overall business proposition.

Renewable / Energy

At the latter part of August 2014 we “set up” the Aptec Renewables Ltd Business (ARL) which will concentrate on all aspects of the renewable sector and opportunity. We are working closely with private firms, government entities and also a number of specialist providers, in, first off, considering (in a consultancy roll) which mix of renewables would best suit each situation. We will then, in concert with the client, consider the appropriate package. This is on a no cost no obligation basis. Subsequently, once the optimum solution has been agreed, we will manage the project for the client, introducing the appropriate partners and relevant funding, including, free to end user monies, hire purchase and RHI Tariffs. Again we see a number of cross over opportunities in the context of our main business.

Click here to download a presentation on our Renewables offering