Our expertise and partnerships deliver

Great chemistry

As adhesive manufacturers for over 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

Customised formulations

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

Using additives to enhance coating application performance

Additives are an essential part of coating applications for many manufacturing processes and end products. If added to a formulation, a solvent can...

Industrial adhesive bonding: Why choose a nitrile rubber based formulation?

Nitrile adhesives, also known as acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) adhesives, are widely used in various industrial adhesive bonding processes due to their unique properties...

Bio-based adhesives and coatings: sustainable quality

Question: can bio-based adhesives and coatings provide the same high performance as conventional formulations for “greener” application solutions? The environmental challenge Increased pressure...

Supporting our coating application partners

Great chemistry for your coating application needs For ITAC, great chemistry isn’t just about the our coating application formulation expertise. It’s also about...

Rubber-based adhesive glue: natural or synthetic?

Since its first use by ancient Maya civilisations, rubber is still an essential polymer for hundreds of everyday products including vehicle tyres, footwear,...

Silicone coatings and their high performance properties

Silicones are synthetic polymers that can take many forms including solids, rubbers, liquids, gels, oils and pastes. They have an extremely wide range...

Formulating success for 120 years

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

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...

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...

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...

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