Polypropylene: Testing and Perfecting Bonding Methods

Polypropylene Bonding

Polypropylene (PP) bonding is traditionally a difficult task due to its low surface energy and inert material properties. Using glue, inks or coatings for polypropylene (PP) comes with challenges that while seem overwhelming at first, are well known, and easy to overcome for any budget. Can you bond to Polypropylene (PP)? The short answer is […]

Interplas 2023 Review


Tantec UK and sister company Ebble Manufacturing work in a number of industries and with a wide range of materials. The most common applications for us have always been with plastic materials and one of our favourite exhibitions has always been Interplas. Only taking place once every three years, it’s a show that has something […]

What are the advantages of Surface Treatment?

advantages of surface treatment

What are the advantages of surface treatment? We’re not being biased when we say there are actually quite a few. Enough, in fact, for the global surface treatment market to increase in value to an astounding $19bn by 2027; a rapid rise from the $12.76bn market value set in 2019. More and more manufacturers are […]

Who are Ebble Manufacturing?

who are ebble manufacturing

Have you been reading about our subcontract services recently? Then you may have thought, “Who are Ebble Manufacturing?”. Good question! Ebble Manufacturing is our subcontract services arm here at Tantec UK and it plays an integral role in the completion of small-to-medium throughput projects. It’s services are particularly sought after by our clients when investment […]

What are the benefits of subcontract manufacturing?

The UK subcontract manufacturing industry continues to post strong performance. In fact, two thirds (69%) of manufacturing and engineering businesses used subcontractors in the past year, with 48% expecting to increase the proportion of work given to UK subcontractors over the next 12 months. There’s no doubt that subcontract manufacturing plays a critical role in […]