Quality Management at Tufnol Composites Ltd
Development of laminated plastics
Back in the 1920's engineering laminated plastics originally grew out of the electrical industry's need for high performance insulation materials with consistent and reliable performance. Even today, in many countries around the world, laminates are thought of primarily as materials for the electrical engineer. Tufnol is renowned for providing insulating materials for everything from high-end electronics to all sorts of large electrical machines.
Mechanical applications of laminates
Right from the early days, TUFNOL laminates were also eagerly adopted for mechanical applications by the aircraft and automotive industries. Engineers designing and building aircraft found the longevity of Tufnol, and its consistent high strength and light weight ideal for all sorts of uses in aeroplanes wherever a non-metallic material was needed.
Today, aerospace and top-end automotive companies remain a large and important proportion of our customers.
Quality assurance systems for engineering plastics and composites
Quality assurance systems at Tufnol have, for many years, been subjected to scrutiny and approval by a number of independent authorities and government bodies, and the appropriate approvals gained. Today, Tufnol's quality assurance systems have become an integral part of our culture. Tufnol Composites Ltd holds registration to Aerospace Quality Standard AS 9100 Revision C.
We are also approved by a number of major international companies, including
- BAE Systems
- Rolls Royce
- Agusta Westland Helicopters
Tufnol Composites Ltd, its management and employees, are committed to continued development of quality systems and customer satisfaction.