Established over 20 years ago, our formulations originate in the USA. For the first 10 years our goods were imported to Holland and warehoused, and then distributed throughout the EU. In 2008 the first UK warehouse opened to meet the growing demands of the UK market, where our customer base had grown considerably, following the appointment of Dan Mackman as UK Sales Manager. Within a few years of opening the UK warehouse, it made sense to close the Holland warehouse and centralise all EU operations in the UK, with several 40 foot containers being imported every month. The next few years saw rapid growth, stretching the warehouse to capacity and necessitating the need for quicker delivery of goods, sales and technical support. In 2016 the IP rights for all products transferred to the UK, enabling the start of manufacturing, and the beginning of a new chapter in the UK. Re-launching as Elastothane Ltd with Dan Mackman as owner and Managing Director, manufacturing started at a polyurethane facility in Warwickshire. In 2021, our manufacturing operations were moved to Accrington, Lancashire to allow future growth and resilience. In 2022, we are proud to start working with several new manufacturing partners that will provide a greater range of ancillary products such as primers & top coats, as well as offering research, development and new product formulations
Based in Accrington, the purpose built plant boasts significant manufacturing capabilities, drum & IBC packing lines, large stock holding, on site laboratory, scientific testing, training and demonstration centre, and dedicated staff. With further administrative offices in Lichfield, Staffordshire, our operation is perfectly placed in the centre of the UK to deliver across Europe with speed, efficiency and highest quality every time.
Whether you are an existing Elastothane customer looking for help with any aspect of the product, or a prospective customer just making enquiries, our support is second to none. Our sales team are all technically trained, and our lab team deal directly with customers too, making sure your questions are always answered.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality product, service and support. We hold large stocks of raw materials that are tested prior to delivery every time, followed by strict QC control parameters, retains of every batch made, and ISO 9001 2015 to back up our process too. Every batch we make is also tested for physical properties to ensure consistent performance, aesthetics and feel to guarantee your customers get the same quality every time, without fail.
Our manufacturing plant also boasts a large amount of warehousing and enviable geographical location, meaning we can hold optimum stock for speedy deliveries anywhere in the UK and Europe. We hold 450kg/444kg drum sets, and larger IBC sets that are made and re-stocked on a rolling basis, according to a combination of forecasted regular orders, plus contingency stock for adhoc orders too.
Our products are technical by nature, so training is a must. Any new customer will receive initial technical training on the safe storage, handling and set up of our products, as well as spray technique, trouble shooting and anything else you require. Existing customers often receive top up training, especially when new sprayers are employed, or new products are developed, or for any reason they request! We have in house training facilities as well as offering training on site. Training is free of charge wherever possible.
Products will be delivered next working day within mainland UK when ordered before 1pm Monday to Thursday, and 12pm on Friday. Ireland and other European countries will differ according to location and cost. We can send with up to 4 drums per pallet (2 drum sets), with AM, timed and Saturday deliveries being charged extra at cost. Goods can be collected same day by arrangement only.