Rail Industry Laminates & Composites
Attwater Group is the longest established manufacturer of industrial laminate in the UK. We were established in 1868 by Richard Henry Attwater and are still owned by the Attwater family today.
We help and support our customers as a true partner. We are not just a supplier, we support in all elements from development, right through to production. Our clients do not just use the parts we manufacture, they rely on them. Industrial laminates, Electrical insulation and machined components are all parts of our core business but they will never make headlines as they are rarely seen, but are essential to the success of our client’s projects across the globe.
Our team includes some of the UK’s most highly respected technical experts who have been involved in creating products that are still used in countless applications across the Rail Industry.
Here at Attwater we have spent years making the quality and expertise shine through in our product ranges. You will commonly hear these referred to on your specifications as trade names such as Tufnol®, Paxolin, Pirtoid and Micarta amongst others. This is all about the material you need, rather than the name. We are proud to have in house certification and laboratory testing facilities to ensure we meet the most stringent of quality standards that we have accreditation for, including BSEN, ISO9001 and AS9100 to name just a few.
Given our 150 years history, it’s tempting to look back and reflect on how far Attwater & Sons Ltd has come, but I prefer to look forward and see where we’re going next.
That’s because it’s by looking forward, not back that we best service our clients. It was by looking forward that we became involved with the UK’s first electric tramways, how we created the first commercially viable sheet plastics and it was by looking forward that we were able to develop composites, laminates and insulators that helped the aerospace industry take its next steps and are used widely across the sectors today.
Each innovation, whether it be the development of the latest phenolic paper or a new machining technique, only happens because Attwater has a history of recruiting, nurturing and realising the best from people whose skills put them at the forefront of their industries.
It means that when sectors as diverse as defence, oil and gas, rail, and aerospace call on our skills, we are ready and able to help.
Innovation as Standard
Being at the forefront of innovation means that when our clients tell us about their latest project, they are telling us about something that frequently hasn’t been done before. That’s when they rely on us to develop solutions that work, on time and on budget. Delivering that service is a challenge we relish.
Our history is built on developing industrial laminates, insulators and machining services that have helped our clients achieve new and exciting goals and our future will follow the same principles. Delivering a great service, with products to meet the needs of our customers in a cost effective and time sensitive way, making Attwater the partner of choice for our customers.
Improved performance coupled with improved safety makes Attwater’s laminates and composites a natural choice for the rail industry.
Specific products in our range exhibit low flammability, low smoke emissions and low toxicity.
Grades B32 Silicone Glass and B30 phenolic glass both meet the requirements of the LUL SE970 flammability tests.
Choose Attwater composites and laminates for:
- Electrical insulation and mounting blocks on automatic partition doors
- Signalling switch box liners
- General electrical insulation
Make Attwater a part of your machine.