Introduction:

From our base near Manchester Culimeta-Saveguard has taken the experience of traditional textile processing and brought it to the forefront of product development to meet the needs of the twenty-first century. Over the years, we have assembled a team of people from a varied industrial, engineering background to focus on providing solutions for the protection of the environment, personnel, plant and buildings. Add this to an intensive investment in research and development and the result is a portfolio of innovations that are unequalled in performance.

We harness the properties of a wide range of technical fibres for high performance characteristics such as tensile strength, temperature, cut, abrasion and chemical resistance. These include para-aramid, meta-aramid, ultra fine stainless steel wires, UHMWPE and man made mineral fibres but particularly high performance glass fibres. A high level of vertical integration enables us to produce spun and twisted composite yarns, knitted and woven fabrics which can be incorporated into jacketing, fire barriers, seals, heat shields, curtains and acoustic products by our fabrication department.

Three distinct divisions have evolved in our company:

Our automotive division manufactures acoustic and thermal insulation products for exhaust systems, automotive, bus and truck and industrial. Acoustafil® and Thermolastic® are our best known contributions although we also supply sleeves, insulation jackets and heat shields to this technically demanding market.

Dualtec® and Powerguard® spun and twisted yarns provide the highest cut and thermal protection possible for personnel protective apparel and together with the attention that we apply to comfort the Protective Textiles Division has set new standards.

The Fire and Thermal Products division designs and manufactures be-spoke, high performance insulations for industry, particularly for petro-chem, iron & steel, heavy engineering and power. We supply jacketing, seals, expansion joints and protective curtains that operate above 1000°C. It was a natural progression that we eventually applied these skills to develop passive fire protection products. FireHalt® cavity fire barriers are for example now a market leader.

Culimeta-Saveguard is proud of its record for innovation but we also apply this same effort to quality. We continually go beyond the requirements of our ISO 9001 certification to maintain high standards of service and reliability.

Culimeta-Saveguard is an Anglo-German partnership company and we proudly maintain a wide customer base which now stretches around the globe. The substantial investments made by the Culimeta Group since 2005, have brought new resources and opportunities to the table. The Group which is well established in Germany, Latvia and France is the largest independent processor of glass fibre yarns in Europe. As part of our expansion plans we have recently acquired Evolution Special Parts, an Italian company and we intend to replicate this activity in India and the USA in the near future.

Culimeta-Saveguard Ltd