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Contract Services

Extensive experience in providing bespoke masterbatching and compounding services to the global polymer industry

Our Contract Services.

Wells Performance Materials has extensive experience in providing bespoke contract and toll compounding services to the global polymer industry, from a few hundred kilos to 1000t

The manufacturing facility and equipment is designed and configured to handle difficult materials with complex requirements. Wells are capable of dispersing and encapsulating a wide range of active powders, pellets, prills, flakes, waxes, low melting point liquids through to ultra viscous materials into a variety of polymer bases from polyolefins through to biobased and biopolymer systems.

Helping you make your innovations a reality, Wells are often approached by forward thinking chemical producers who are considering launching new products into the polymer industry to act as industry consultant, R&D facility and ultimately, manufacturer.

Wells offers a full range of Bespoke Polymer Services in order to help develop processing and performance parameters, and manufacturing. A recently opened fully equipped Innovation Centre, with extensive facilities, supports the development of new products and formulations allowing Wells to provide a full-service solution to its customers from sample development to product efficacy testing through to full scale commercial production.

Contract Manufacturing Services

Wells Performance Materials have a long tradition of contract manufacturing and have established an enviable reputation for commitment and technical support for our international contract client base.
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Laboratory Services and Support

Wells Performance Materials supports new client product development with a range of in-house production and test facilities
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Manufacturing Services.

Wells have been at the forefront of many new material launches and have helped develop innovative production techniques to deliver high performance materials to the marketplace utilising a range of materials and processes.

Linked with a state-of-the-art compounding facility we consider ourselves excellent partners for any prospective customers.

Wells have a proven track record in handling difficult materials, powders, liquids, high viscosity fluids and producing consistent high quality masterbatches and compounds for the polymer processing industry.

Laboratory Services.

Wells Performance Materials supports new client product development with a range of in-house production and test facilities, for more sophisticated projects the laboratory facility is available for rental which includes supporting staff to maximise the chances of success.

In addition to a laboratory compounding facility, we have injection moulding and blown film capability for rapid prototyping and a range of analytical techniques to characterise materials and performance.

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Antimicrobial Masterbatches and powders for polymer applications


Biodegradable Additive Masterbatches for polymer films


Here you can access our policies, regulatory documents and certificates

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.

New Management

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

Bactiglas™ Launches

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

Reverte™ Arrives

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


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.

Growing Team

In 2009 the

Technical Department expanded further

Management Buy Out

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

International Growth

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

Founding Members

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

Capacity Increases

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

ISO 14001

In 2019 the business achieved ISO 14001


Ecovadis Silver

In 2020 Wells achieve a Silver EcoVadis rating

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