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Holscot Fluoropolymers Ltd was originally formed in 1970, with a specific brief to explore the potential of the newly available melt processable Fluoropolymers.
The original fluoropolymer material PTFE was created many years earlier and was widely in use for a variety of applications. Its major drawback was that it was not possible to weld, or thermoform it. For this reason, derivatives were created which were true thermoplastic co-polymers of PTFE. They were melt processable i.e. in their molten state they could be extruded into tube and sheet products which themselves could be shaped under temperature or welded when molten.
All these materials – PTFE, FEP and laterally PFA and ETFE were created initially by Du Pont and carried the Teflon trade name. The first of the melt processable materials was FEP and it was this material that Holscot centred its initial activities.
Today the Holscot Fluoropolymers Ltd encompasses four divisions, designed to ensure our customers receive the best product and service.
Holscot Fluoropolymers Ltd
Based in Grantham, Lincolnshire at the centre of the UK
Head Office, Main base for Manufacture
Grantham houses the main extrusion capabilities as well as etching and various forming expertise.
We can extrude FEP, PFA, ETFE and other polymers into tubes from 4mm diameter through to 400mm.
Wall thickness achievable on most sizes can be as low as 0.1mm through to a maximum of 2.5mm.
This facility, with its extensive range of specialities, is unique in Europe, possibly the world.
Holscot have the ability to produce custom extrusions with minimum runs of 100m.
The Grantham base also encompasses the manufacturing area for the production of shatter resistant covers for UV and fluorescent lighting.
Some of the diverse products which are derived from the FEP and PFA extrusions are Heat Shrinkable Sleeves, pipe liners, hose liners and tubing for medical applications.
The experienced technical and production staff based in Grantham have developed the ability to work with the challenging properties of Fluoropolymers, developing in-house techniques for welding them and thermoforming them. Our welding techniques deliver a virtually indiscernible weld which enables us to make very large diameter sleeves. The vacuum forming facility gives us the ability to make custom made shapes, brought together we can now form and weld together bladders and diaphragms for space propulsion and other containment purposes.
Two types of etching for fluoropolymers are also carried out in this unit – sodium naphthalene and sodium ammonia.
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Holscot Northern Division
Based in Eastern Scotland
Light manufacturing, servicing and sales division
Holscot Northern Division specialises in the manufacture of Flange Shields. These clear protective devices are widely used to prevent the possibility of chemical spillage and can be designed to fit both European and American pipe standards.
Additionally the unit, situated in Leven, Fife, carries out the fitting* of Heat Shrinkable sleeves to rollers and drying cylinders, both in the paper and textile industries.
*Either on site or in their unit in Leven
Over recent years Holscot Nothern Division has been developed to support the Grantham site as a back-up in manufacturing site. They now have new capabilities including forming and welding.
Holscot Northern Division also handles sales enquires for the Holscot Group in Scotland, North East England and the Republic of Ireland.
To contact Holscot Northern Division click here
Holscot Europe – Based in Breda in the Netherlands
The service centre for sales in mainland Europe
Established in 1992 Holscot Europe is Holscot’s Mainland Europe base for its complete product range.
A small warehouse facility means some urgent orders can be fulfilled from stock.
To contact Holscot Europe click here
Holscot Deutschland – Based in Ratingen in Northern Germany
Serving the German market
Holscot Deutschland was established to offer a prompt service to the German market.
Staffed by German nationals, Holscot Deutschland provides a local contact for customers seeking the Holscot range of Teflon* Heat Shrinkable sleeves.
To contact Holscot Deutschland click here
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