Great news last month, when UK manufacturing order books bulged to a near 30 year high, as the weakened pound pushed demand. A survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed total orders at their highest level since August 1988. 

The other side of the coin is, of course, the increase in import costs and the increasing possibility of an interest rate hike. It is vitally important that the Government achieves good trade deals at the Brexit talks, which are underway, but still with a long way to go.

Here at Itac, we have been busy doing some successful negotiating of our own. Our talks and meetings have been going on for some time with customers, large and small. As our new factory has come on line, we have seen a huge resurgence in business, which is already benefiting from our extra capacity, driving more adhesives and coatings products through our new facilities.

I know many of you have accepted my invitation to join us on Thursday 20 July 2017 for our official Factory Opening Day. You will have seen from the itinerary all that’s in store on the day. I am looking forward to greeting you all and I’m delighted that you can share in our celebrations.

As always, thanks for your support and all your feedback.

 Paul Armitt

Itac Managing Director


Itac and Lumina 

Next generation light switchable adhesive

In 2014, ITS News reported how Lumina Adhesives in Sweden had chosen Itac to manufacture a trial batch of adhesive for medical plasters. The unique adhesive was designed to enable the dressings to become non-sticky when exposed to UV light. In the interim years, extensive trials have taken place on a range of simple, easy to remove medical products utilising the adhesive. Itac has received a further order from Lumina, for a next generation batch owith an improved formulation, which will allow further development of the exciting, innovative plasters and dressings, prior to going to market.


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Graphene sieve can remove salt from seawater

Scientists from the University of Manchester, where miracle material Graphene was first isolated and characterised in 2004, have created a promising graphene oxide sieve capable of salt filtration.




New facilities bring renewed confidence and
major orders back to Itac

Itac’s new factory, with its increased capacity, has already seen a renewed confidence in the company. Customers in each of Itac’s key market sectors, textiles, graphics and construction, are confidently placing larger orders than previously, safe in the knowledge of receiving the highest quality products in the fastest possible time.




Recent investments in Itac

New Offices and Reception

Light and glass and steel, not to mention vivid orange blinds. Visitors can always be sure to receive a bright reception at Itac.


Statistical Process Control

Customers enjoy the benefits of Itac’s password protected Statistical Process Control system, which records and reviews ‘critical to function’ production parameters.

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Certified Clean Zone

Itac’s Clean Zone has an operating air pressure to allow for contamination and dust free manufacture.

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Cold Storage & Hot Box Units

A 5º Cold Storage facility, that can double the life of raw materials, plus a Hot Box that can heat products to 50º to aid the dissolution process.


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New CRM System

The company’s new CRM System, delivers many added values when dealing with Itac, including a year on year activity report in graph form.



New Laboratory

A new Laboratory provides the Itac technical team with improved facilities to create new formulations, plus better, more accurate analysis, testing and sampling.


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New Solvent Tank Farm

The Solvent Tank Farm has increased capacity, with larger diameter pipes and automated valves to deliver solvent, fast and direct, from tank to machine.



New Factory

The new Factory is the culmination of two years planning, design and building. Its hi-tech, computerised operating systems, drive machines with increased capacity, in a modern and safe environment.


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New Warehouse

With huge extra capacity, the purpose built new Warehouse is located right next to the factory floor to feed goods in and out.





New Factory Celebration Open Day
20 July 2017

Have you returned your invitation?

By now you should have received and returned your RSVP invitation to join us on Thursday 20th July at our new factory celebration open day.

Still not had your invitation, but would like to come along?
Please contact:
Sandra Moloney on 01204 573736 or email 


Come and meet the team


Itac’s new factory

See how we built it -  

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Upcoming Events

ITAC New Factory Celebration Open Day - Manchester
20 July 2017 - UK


CHINAAdhesive - Shanghai
23 - 25 August 2017 - China


FEICA 2017 - Sardinia
13 - 15 Sept. 2017 - Italy


PPMA Show 2017 - Birmingham
26 - 28 Sept. 2017 - UK


Eurosurfas - Barcelona
2 - 6 October 2017 - Spain


ChinaCoat 2017 - Shanghai
15 - 17 November 2017 - China


Paintistanbul Turkcoat - Istanbul
22 - 24 March 2018 - Turkey



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