Bindatex adds new division to help U.K. retailers return to work

The Slitting and Sheeting division meets the the demands of cutting PPE, filter materials and protective films with quick turnaround.


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Bindatex restructures capacity for new division

Source | Bindatex

Bindatex (Bolton, U.K.), a provider of specialty process and cutting services, announced on July 4 that its new division, Bindatex Slitting and Sheeting, will provide a bespoke service to meet the demands of cutting PPE, filter materials and protective films to supply solutions to serve the nation’s needs as the U.K. returns to the ‘new normal’ since the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to fulfilling the needs of the composites, aerospace and other industrial sectors, Bindatex says the Slitting and Sheeting division enables the conversion of all types of flexible materials for manufacturers and end users, and supplies material cutting, slitting, sheeting and winding services across the U.K. and internationally.

More recently, Bindatex says its customer, TPS Displays (Richmond, Va., U.S.) placed a large initial order for a major national homeware chain, after the retailer reopened stores for sale of furniture on June 15. Consisting of a large quantity of sheets of protective film cut to precise dimensions to match the retailer’s ranges of furniture, Bindatex was able to ship the order directly to stores and TPS’s distribution hub. Further, Bindatex says its new division enabled a one-week turnaround from initial inquiry to delivery into stores.

Protective covers made by Bindatex

Protective covers made by Bindatex. Source | Bindatex

“Being adaptable and versatile is something that we have always been proud of,” says Chris Lever, managing director of Bindatex. “We began this expansion in capacity in March when we die-cut disks to be used in ventilators to supply the NHS [National Health Service], so helping the U.K. get back to work completes the circle after these hard few months.”

Lever continues, “Because we are used to slitting difficult-to-process materials, usually thermosets and thermoplastic composites, we can use our experience of converting materials that are challenging and hard to cut, no matter how big or small the order. We have a really focused team who enjoy the challenge of providing solutions to resolve new problems and working to quick turnaround times.”

Bindatex says the retail sector is new territory, but the new application of their capability means they can aid shops in becoming operational again following the U.K. government’s new guidelines announced on May 26.

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