Happy New Year to all our customers and friends.

Despite gloomy forecasts, 2017 was a resoundingly good year for UK manufacturing. In November output grew for the seventh month in a row, the longest unbroken period of growth since 1997. This sector is being swept along by two key factors; a weaker currency - making Britain more competitive; plus, at the same time, good growth in the USA, China and Europe.

Last year was also a very special year for Itac, as we saw our own business enjoy renewed confidence following the opening of our ‘State of the art’ new factory and warehouse facility during the summer.

I am pleased that the Brexit talks are now moving and we are at the second phase. I am looking forward to a positive outcome that will end any uncertainty, allowing us all to continue our prosperity in 2018.

Thanks for all your comments and your continued feedback and support.

 Paul Armitt

Itac Managing Director






In the summer of 2013, ITS News reported on a synthetic rubber that can repair itself.

Now we have read that a type of polyurethane containing Carboxyl groups has demonstrated thermally assisted healing effects.

The polymer can be repaired up to 3 days after cutting and has a repeatable healing property.


See more..


Right Royal
Rainwater System

Buckingham Palace is held in trust by the crown estates, for future generations. It is currently undergoing a 10-year refit.
It is the biggest refurbishment undertaken on the property since World War Two. Items being renewed include the Palace’s 33-year old boilers, 100 miles of electrical cable - some of it over 60 years old and 20 miles of lead and cast iron pipework, plus other rainwater goods.

See more..


Acoustic levitation


It may sounds like science fiction but acoustic traps already use sound waves to capture and move objects remotely. Up to now, however, these traps have only worked for very tiny items - up to 2mm. Now Scientists at Bristol University have used a new type of acoustic trap to suspend a larger object steady in mid-air. Their method could allow the exact and careful positioning and manipulation of both millimetre and centimetre sized objects. 

In their experiments, Dr. Asier Marzo and colleagues at the University of Bristol used a device that combines two vortex-shaped sound waves to trap objects up to 4 times larger than is possible with existing traps. Their method held a polystyrene sphere within two vortex-shaped acoustic beams.

See more..


New Chemist for ITAC

Profile: Tyler Coleman

Tyler Coleman has joined Itac’s technical team as a Development Chemist. He comes armed with a BSc. (Hons) in Forensic & Analytical Science plus industrial experience developing solvent borne contact adhesives and also waterproof ceramic tile adhesives. His pastimes range from the technical, almost geeky, building and repairing of home computers - to outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing and running. 

We expect he will go far.



In People

Investment in plant and equipment is hugely important, as is Itac’s continued investment in its people. Once again the company has been awarded full IIP accreditation.

See pdf..



ITS Buildtec

Formulated for the roofing, construction and flooring industry, this range of adhesives and coatings continues to evolve.

Itac has been successfully developing adhesives and coatings for the building and construction industries for many years. 

We have built a reputation by creating proven products which are highly durable and weather resistant. This has been achieved by working closely with architects, specifiers and end users to perfect formulations.

see more..



Upcoming Events

Paintistanbul Turkcoat - Istanbul
22 - 24 March 2018 - Turkey

Middle East Coatings Show
19 - 21 March 2018 - Dubai

Eurocoat 2018 - Paris
27 - 29 March 2018 - France

Adhesive, Coating and Film Fair
28 - 30 March 2018 - South Korea

Sign & Digital UK 2018 - Birmingham
24 - 26 April 2018 - UK

Surfex (coatings week) - Coventry
22 - 23 May 2018 - UK

Techtextil - Atlanta
22 - 24 May 2018 - USA

BondExpo 2018 - Stuttgart
08 - 11 October 2018 - Germany


Need a new or innovative adhesive?

Our ITS - Intelligent Technical Solutions service gives you the opportunity to benefit from our unique knowledge and skills base by having a bespoke adhesive designed and formulated especially for your need.


Call our Itac Sales Department on 01204 573736