About Us

On 1 February 2018 Dartex Coatings was acquired by Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics, a business area of Trelleborg AB. Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. 

With locations in the US and UK, Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics produces the highest quality fabrics with trusted Dartex® polyurethane coatings for the world-wide healthcare market.  All our fabrics are expertly engineered to be used in a variety of patient support surfaces.

Environmentally compliant and quality assured, our UK facility was the first transfer coater in the world to achieve what has now evolved to BS EN ISO 9001: 2015. Despite an impressive heritage and reputation we know that we cannot rest on our laurels and remain relentless in the pursuit of innovative technical development and operational business improvement.

 

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We are proud to operate to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 (FM 14842) quality management standards.

(view our certificate).

ISO 9001 is one of the building blocks upon which we have built our platform for continuous improvement and excellence in customer service. Many members of the team are trained in Lean 6 Sigma techniques and have all the tools to ensure you receive industry leading products made to the highest quality each and every time you order from us.

All standard Dartex® products are covered by a comprehensive minimum twelve-month in-use warranty. See our terms and conditions for details.

 

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As a responsible manufacturer, Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics has a responsibility to protect the environment and we show examples of our commitment through:

  • The installation of thermal oxidisers to abate 99.8% of air pollution emissions from the plant, and an integral heat recovery unit to re-deploy heat to the coating ovens.
  • Reducing the amount of waste by maximising levels of recycling.
  • Re-use of raw materials back into the manufacturing process.
  • Minimising emission levels to land, air and water.
  • Improving the energy efficiency of sites, thus lessening the drain on energy resources.
  • An ongoing program to source environmentally friendlier raw materials.
  • The education of employees in the environmental impact of our process, including opportunities of waste minimisation, energy and recycling management.

These policies are all managed through the operation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) in line with the requirements of ISO14001 ( view our Environmental Policy ) and are compliant with the relevant requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (UK) and the Clean Air Act (USA).

Continual improvement is achieved through an ongoing procedure of internal audits and the EMS annual review.

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Custom Solutions - Innovation through Collaboration

As an international business with technical competence and innovation in transfer coating and transfer laminating on both sides of the Atlantic, we are frequently approached to provide custom solutions for a number of diverse businesses. Many of our custom solutions involve non-disclosure agreements, therefore these exciting projects cannot be publicised.

One example of a custom solution in the public domain is our Cured In Place Pipe (C.I.P.P)  technology where we have engineered fabrics and coatings that provide solutions to the high cost of underground pipe repair. 

Trenchless technology (CIPP)

With the escalating costs and inconvenience of ground pipe repairs, there is an increasing requirement for alternative solutions to traditional methods of trench excavation. Technology is now available to line the existing damaged pipes with watertight, flexible Dartex coated fabrics. Our Trenchless products allow for the repair of lateral and angled pipes of varying dimensions. These are welded into tubes creating both a carrier on the outside of drainpipe resin to effect repair and a biodegradable waterproof lining of polyurethane for drainpipe efficacy. 

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