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Booming demand for ‘sneeze screens’ and workplace dividers has resulted in a bumper order book for UK manufacturer Brett Martin – with the firm’s capacity for transparent materials booked up until the end of the year.
Separation screens in place at Brett Martin’s own offices
The County Antrim-headquartered business makes plastic materials for a wide range of applications, including printing and graphics, plumbing and drainage, and for glazing.
Its manufacturing site in County Antrim is believed to be the largest single-site polycarbonate extrusion facility of its kind.
Demand had increased enormously in the past couple of months, due to the extra measures being taken by businesses due to Covid-19.
They are basically full until the end of the year on solid, acrylic, polycarbonate and styrene transparent materials, and a lot of it will end up in the UK.
The biggest issue at the moment is extrusion capacity. We are shipping hundreds of tonnes every day to our distributors.
Brett Martin employs 800 staff and had sales of £171m in its most recent financial year. The group also has manufacturing sites in Coventry and Staveley in Derbyshire.