Our expertise and partnerships deliver

Great chemistry

As adhesive manufacturers for almost 120 years, ITAC have specialised in developing high performance solvent-based adhesives and coatings since 1902.

Adhesive manufacturers

Helping develop
high performance

Our approach is based on a manufacturing partnership – this means we work in partnership and collaboration with you through bespoke and toll manufacturing  to provide innovative speciality chemical formulations, to support market-leading brand and product development.

At ITAC, it’s simple – we add performance! ITAC help you make your product perform how you want it to perform.


Manufacturing and formulation expertise

Using our expertise in chemistry, innovation and ingenuity, combined with close partnerships,  we design and manufacture bespoke adhesives and coatings formulations that enable our customers to develop market leading products that are critical in countless applications and processes. 

Adhesive and coating formulation specialists

The Itac effect

Together, we’ll make it happen!

Itac provides real value to the production of new products and the improvement of existing ones.  Whether it be maintaining brand image through applying a UV protective coating on an outdoor sign; or applying a light deactivated adhesive for ease and comfort in the removal of medical dressings, Itac can make it happen!




A solution for every sector

Adhesive manufacturers and coating formulation experts with an agile, responsive, and tailored approach to doing business – ITAC work hard to satisfy our client’s and their customer’s niche requirements whatever the industry.  Read on to learn how we have formulated, manufactured and supplied specialist adhesives and coatings into the food and beverage, graphics, construction and building safety, chemicals, oil, gas and power, health and safety, and sports and leisure sectors.

Latest news

Formulating success for 120 years

High performance adhesives and coatings since 1902. 2022 marks the 120th year since John Marcus founded ITAC Limited.  The beginning of Itac started...

ITAC’s Steve and David tackle 874 mile virtual challenge for charity

The challenge On Monday 4th April, David Darbyshire-Clarke embarked on the 874-mile Lands End to John O’Groats virtual challenge to raise money for...

Specialist adhesives: choosing the right formulation

Specialist adhesives consist of a variety of chemistries and come in a range of forms to suit specific requirements. Choosing the right adhesive...

Performance Coatings & Colour: Measuring for Consistency

Colour is a marketing differential that has significant branding importance for a company’s product range.  Whether it’s the practically minded olive drab, or...

The case for polyurethane adhesives and coatings

In 1902, and long before polyurethane adhesives and coatings were known of, ITAC’s founder John Marcus, discovered tyre scrapings dissolved in solvent made...

Specialist coatings and application colour choice

Specialist coatings play a critical role in satisfying the requirements of an ever-increasing number of industrial and commercial products and systems. The coating’s...

Fire retardant coating flammability testing

ITAC employ a variety of testing methods to develop adhesive coating products that align with their customer’s application requirements.  This area of work...

Adhesive Coating Testing Methods at ITAC – Part 2

Welcome to part two of our summary of adhesive coating testing methods used at ITAC. We explained in part one that the tests...

ITAC’s Coating & Adhesive Specialists at the Ready!

Like so many others, the Covid-19 pandemic and departure of the UK from the EU have placed significant strains on the specialist adhesives...

Adhesives Technical Manager tackles endurance challenge for charity

In April, Tyler Coleman – Technical Manager at Itac Adhesives, will take on the Peak District Stanage Edge VS (very severe) challenge to...

Tighter control on regulations and standards for hand sanitisers

Some companies continue to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic by launching “hand sanitisers” to market without correct and proper consideration of relevant regulations and...

Recycling initiative prevents up to 30,000 large plastic interleaves from going to landfill

Over the last year, Itac and their manufacturing partner have prevented up to 30,000 large plastic interleaves from going to landfill. This has been...

Terminology of the adhesives and coatings industry

Acronyms and Synonyms With industry terms full of acronyms and synonyms such as those in the specialist adhesives and coatings sector, different terminology...

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