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Fluorocarbon History

1962

Fluorocarbon founded and was a pioneer in the moulding of PTFE polymers in the UK. During the late 1960’s it established itself as a supplier of this new material to many key players in the sealing and valve industry.

1973

The moulding of PTFE expanded into processing techniques such as extrusion and auto-moulding. Fluorocarbon acquired a small engineering company and introduced the machining of finished components. This led to the acquisition of a manufacturing site in Scotland.

1982

The completion of the Fluorocarbon Hertford head office and manufacturing site. The site still acts as the head office today.

1984

Growth in the demand for Fluorocarbon coatings and surface finishes led to the completion of a 2nd building on the head office site.

1994

Fluorocarbon developed further its range of PTFE Lined Pipe work, fittings, associated chemical transfer and fluid handling equipment. To accommodate this, a site was acquired in Irlam, Manchester. Production of PTFE Sheet and Tape product was also transferred from the original Trafford Park factory at this time. 

1995

Fluorocarbon Seals Ltd established to design and market a range of high performance sealing solutions and products.

In the same year Fluorocarbon also acquired a small metal working company called Ashforth Bakery Products based in Nottinghamshire. This led to the formation of another company; Fluorocarbon Bakeware Systems. Today FBS has become a key player in the supply of Bakeware to the industrial and craft bakery industry in the UK and Europe.

2004

Fluorocarbon established another company; Fluorocarbon Hose Ltd, to specialise in the production and assembly of a range of reinforced and un-reinforced PTFE hoses.

2005

Fluorocarbon acquires a manufacturing site in Romania. 

2006

Fluorocarbon opens USA sales office to maintain and develop customer relationships.

2008

The Company acquires full managerial ownership of all shares and announces a new global strategy. The first stage includes investment in offshore manufacturing, Toyota production system and the re-branding of the company.

In July 2008 Fluorocarbon Holdings acquires Prestige Industrial Ltd.

2009

FBS Prestige is launched, incorporating FBS and Prestige Industrial Ltd

2013

Fluorocarbon Inc. is launched into USA with the opening of the Houston office.

2014

Fluorocarbon Surface Technologies is formed in response to growing demand both nationally and internationally not only for our products, but also for our expertise in this field.