In December, the UK’s trade deficit shrank dramatically from £4.9bn to £3.15bn. Industrial production also increased by I.5pc. This is on the back of a pattern of recent global growth, which has seen Britain’s output soar in the early part of this year. Virtually all sectors of UK industry are expanding faster, than usual, with most manufacturers reporting strong order books from business at home and abroad.  All this despite protracted Brexit negotiations, without firm agreements in sight.

Busy manufacturers are good news for Itac. When production expands, the need for adhesives and coatings grows. We’ve recently seen an acceleration in enquiries for new formulations plus an increase in demand for products within our ITS adhesives and coatings range. Our state of the art new factory and warehouse facility has now come into its own. Opened last summer, it provides many benefits, not least, greater capacity. We have recently bolstered our business, technical and manufacturing teams, to ensure that Itac products flow direct to customers more efficiently than ever before. 

My thanks again for all your comments. 

We thrive on your feedback, please keep it coming in.

 Paul Armitt

Itac Managing Director


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Biometric polymer adhesive will bond underwater

In the first ever issue of ITS News, we ran an article explaining how a US team at the University of Texas Arlington had used biological information from Mussels to develop a synthetic family of adhesives, which could provide an alternative to fibrin glue and cyanoacrylate adhesives.

Now five years on, in completely separate experiments, scientists from the Purdue University in West Lafayette have developed a strong biomimetic polymer, which is also modelled on the adhesives proteins of mussels. These molluscs extend fine fibres that help them attach to surfaces using plaques of adhesive. Proteins within the adhesive contain the amino acid DOPA, which holds the chemistry needed to provide strength and adhesion.


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New Delvemade marketing team means business

Profile: David R McCann

Delvemade’s new Business Development Manager, David McCann, is commited to growing the business. He brings a wealth of experience from a career spent in sales and marketing niche and volume industrial products. David plans to create strategies and develop markets geographically. He aims to strengthen brand awareness and improve visitor experience to www.delvemade.co.uk. 
He believes business should be fun as well as profitable. You’ll need to be fit (and fast) to keep up with David outside of work. When he’s not running in forests or on moorlands he can be found cycling around the leafy roads of Cheshire and the Peak District. 


Profile: David Darbyshire-Clarke

With a BA(Hons) in Business Management and Marketing under his arm, David Darbyshire Clarke (DD-C) joins Delvemade as Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

He has extensive retail, education and construction experience, marketing products and services for projects from residential to multi-phase commercial and industrial developments. DD-C will use his traditional and digital marketing skills to help further develop brand and product awareness. His pastimes are eclectic, an avid Wigan Warriors fan, he enjoys travel, theme parks and outdoor pursuits, cooking and eating plus occasional bungee jumping - but not necessarily in that order.


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ITS Graphix


This evolving range of adhesives is specially formulated for mounting, laminating and encapsulation.

Itac has been successfully developing and producing adhesives for the graphics industry, for many years.

We know that the market’s end users demand consistently high quality and performance from today’s laminating, encapsulating, mounting and backing films.

A key aspect of the final product is the quality and formulation of the adhesive used.

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