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Wells Plastics

Experts in specialist additive masterbatch

OUR BRANDS

Wells is the largest independent specialist additive masterbatch and compound manufacturer within the UK, with a capacity in excess of 12,000t/annum of technical solutions for the polymer industry.

BACTIglas

BACTIglas™

OUR BRANDS

A range of antimicrobial masterbatches, compounds and powders for use in medical devices, mass transport through to food packaging

Reverte

Reverte™

OUR BRANDS

A range of masterbatches for providing a biodegradable property to polyolefins

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Technological Innovation

With a highly experienced team of technical and production staff, extensive manufacturing facilities based in the heart of the United Kingdom and a newly created Innovation Centre, Wells Performance Materials services the polymer processing industry both within the UK and Internationally.

What we do

Wells offers product development, pilot trials, material selection through to full scale production, along with a range of ‘off the shelf materials’.
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Our products

Our end customers use our products within the automotive, medical, food, agriculture sectors to name a few.
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Our brands

Wells Performance Materials are also the developers, manufactures and owners of the Bactiglas™ and Reverte™ Brands.
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Trusted experts with more than

40

years
experience

Excellent service

Wells strives to provide the highest standard of service on the market, from detailed project management, bespoke formula capability, close technical and commercial contact through to rapid sample manufacture and a dynamic and nimble manufacturing process and after sales support and follow up.

A reliable & strong technical partner

Our Technical Team is headed up by Dr Gary Ogden and Wells Plastics has been involved as a prominent partner for many years in an extensive and varied range of collaborative research work through both European and National funding bodies.

In addition to this is a raft of highly successful intercompany and academic research work has been completed which has benefited customers by providing highly bespoke and specialised polymer solutions. These important links forged between academia and industry is the key to providing the very best solutions available on the market to our customer base.

Handling complex materials & solutions

The role of an additive masterbatcher is to transform a range of materials which may have different physical states at room temperature, incompatibility with polymer or other components and produce a homogenous uniform pellet.

This allows the end user to receive all the benefits of those materials in a preformulated recipe, removing any difficulty or inconsistency of the dosing. Wells removes the need for the processor to handle liquids, powders and flakes, providing a high-quality single pellet solution with the functionality needed.

Based in the UK & working across the Globe

Wells products reach a truly international customer base from the Americas through to the Far East. With an extremely strong presence in the UK and Europe serving a range of clients from polymer producers through to medical device manufactures Wells products are service are established within the industry.

Wells keeps at the forefront of global plastics industry requirements through active membership of a number of internationally recognised industry and standard bodies such as ASTM, BSi, SBF, BPF, as well as providing expert advice to support and guide customers, NGOs and national bodies in the correct selection and use of plastic products.

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See what we've been up to

For all the latest Wells Performance Materials updates take a look at our News page

BACTIglas™

Antimicrobial Masterbatches and powders for polymer applications

Reverte™

Biodegradable Additive Masterbatches for polymer films

Documents

Here you can access our policies, regulatory documents and certificates

1984
Wells Plastics Founded

The business was founded in 1984 by Danny Wells servicing the UK with specialist additive masterbatches for the UK film and fibre marketplace, with a particular expertise in UV masterbatches.

1997
New Management

In 1997 Danny left the business, under new management the product range began to grow.

1999
Bactiglas™ Launches

In 1999 the business entered antimicrobial masterbatch marketplace which would become the Bactiglas™ range of products.

2003
Reverte™ Arrives

In 2003 Wells developed a range of oxo-biodegradable masterbatches which would become the Reverte™ range of products in 2005.

2006
Expansion

In 2006 the business began its first site expansion taking on more warehousing and office space on the same industrial estate, including an expansion of the lab facility to support the growing business.

2009
Growing Team

In 2009 the

Technical Department expanded further

2011
Management Buy Out

In 2011 KCP supported a management buy-out and provided investment for growth

2012
International Growth

In 2012 Wells increased dramatically its international foot print through an expanded distribution network.

2015
Founding Members

In 2015 Wells are the founding Member of the oxo-biodegradable plastics federation (now known as the Society of Biodegradable Polymers)

2018
Capacity Increases

In 2018 the business underwent a significant capacity uplift with a 40% expansion and extension of the current production facility

2019
ISO 14001

In 2019 the business achieved ISO 14001

 

2020
Ecovadis Silver

In 2020 Wells achieve a Silver EcoVadis rating

2022
A Busy Year

In 2022 Wells created the Innovation Centre, a raw material warehouse, gained a Gold Ecovadis rating and completed a Management Buy Out

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Our products

A wide range of masterbatches for film and sheet applications

Marketed under the Bactiglas™ trademark masterbatches and powders food packing through to medical devices.

A wide range of masterbatches for film, sheet and injection moulding applications

Wells offer a bespoke additive masterbatch and compounding service

Exothermic and endothermic masterbatches and powders for extrusion and injection moulding processes.

A range of biopolymer and biobased materials for extrusion and injection moulding applications.

Wells additive masterbatch and compound contract manufacturing services

Moisture absorbing masterbatches for all extrusion and injection moulding processes

A wide range of bespoke flame retardant masterbatch and compound solutions.

Masterbatches to enhance point of sale items with fragrances or eliminate unwanted mal-odours from recycled feedstocks

A range of masterbatches sold under the Reverte™ trademark for providing a biodegradable property to polyolefins

Masterbatches to improve the quality and aesthetics of extruded polymer, reducing waste and energy consumption.

A range of compounds to aid in the purging, cleaning and shut down procedures of extrusion equipment.

Masterbatches and compounds which provide an enhanced and controlled slip property to extruded and injection moulded articles.

Masterbatches to enhance stability polymers during processing, in use and during recycling suitable for a wide range of applications and processes

Masterbatches to enhance the UV stability of polymers during suitable for a wide range of applications and processes