About Us

Who we are

Polyplas Extrusions was established nearly 30 years ago by Graham and Helen Tidman occupying one unit with two extrusion lines.

Over the years the company has experienced steady growth, now occupying a purpose-built factory completed in 2006.

In 2013 the founding directors sold the business to the Nenplas group, a larger and longer-established extrusion company having three UK manufacturing sites and within whom Polyplas continued to trade under its own name. In December 2016, Nenplas was acquired by the Surteco SE group, a Frankfurt stock-exchange listed company specialising in surface technologies in paper and plastics.

As a vertically integrated company with design facilities, our own tool-room, plastic extrusion manufacture and our own transport, we provide a complete package from design to delivery.

Soon after our incorporation we were accredited to BS5750 and currently hold the latest standard of BS EN ISO 9001:2015.

What we do

Principally partners in offering custom designed plastic extrusions in profile form, we augment these with selected standard profiles (e.g. glazing seals, angles, channels, tubes).  Our design input is a pro-active measure to help achieve best value and optimal cost/performance ratio in the finished component.

Where we operate

Supplying nationally and internationally, our customer base is diverse and typically comprises markets such as:

  • Building and Construction
    • Exterior e.g. drainage, rooflights/patent glazing, curtain walling, cladding, windows and doors
    • Interior e.g. bath/shower, partitions/internal walls, coving and skirting, flooring
  • Display / Shopfitting / POS
  • Electrical / Electronic
  • Glazing
  • Leisure
  • Marine e.g. decking, fenders and glazing
  • Mechanical / Industrial Engineering, OEM
  • Medical
  • Office Furniture, screens, pods, storage
  • Transport e.g. aerospace, bus/coach, rail, caravan/modular buildings, car and commercial
  • White goods / consumer goods.

We invite your enquiries to demonstrate our friendly approach and technical competence applied with our motto of forward thinking with traditional values.

Quick history

In terms of material developments, key dates for production innovation at Polyplas include first 4mm dia cord flexible (1989), first corded flexible for non stretch glazing gaskets (1992), first rigid (1994), first bubble gasket co-extrusion (1997), first PETg flush-fitting frameless glass dry joints (2008) and first acrylic co-extrusions for petrol forecourts (2017).

Some of the most high-profile projects we’ve worked on include glazing and panel gaskets for the Millennium Dome / O2 Arena (1998), patent glazing gaskets for Newcastle United Football Club (2000), first Aerospace sector work (2004), tensile fabric and keders for Ferrari (2009).


Currently there are no vacancies at Polyplas, please check back regularly.