Operating for over 40 years, Centriforce has an established history in the UK plastics recycling and reprocessing industry. Beginning as Chisholm Plastics Ltd, we have come a long way since our inception. Now manufacturing high-quality damage prevention and maintenance products from recycled plastics for an array of applications, Centriforce continues to innovate.
Chisholm Plastics Limited established
Based in Liverpool, we began as Chisholm Plastics Limited back in 1976, pioneering in the UK Plastics Recycling industry.
Stokbord® Sheet and board were first introduced to the UK market, manufactured via 'pressed board' technique.
East Midland Electricity Board
EMEB adopt plastic cable covers as replacement for traditional concrete tiles, protecting underground electricity cables
Investment in sheet extrusion including new product - Centritile® - a roll out tape tile for underground utility protection.
Moved into Export Agriculture Markets
We entered into Export markets for agriculture with our Stokbord® products.
Acquisition of Plastic Recycling Ltd
Acquisition of Plastic Recycling Ltd, Worcester UK and the creation of Centriforce sales organisation.
Centriforce Products Limited
The company began operating as Centriforce Products Limited while investing in profile extrusion equipment, utilising recycled HDPE materials.
First Boardwalks Installed
First boardwalks with market leading 'roughened / slip resistant surface' supplied to English Nature at Shapwick Moor, Glastonbury UK.
Major Expansion at Liverpool site
Centriforce undergoes a major expansion in the North West site. New buildings, extrusion equipment and develop a 6 acre site. Stokbord® vastly improved via sheet extrusion format.
Successful entry into industrial, construction and automotive sheet markets for Stokbord® and other Centriforce sheet and board products.
Substantial Investment in Recycling
Centriforce made notable investments into recycling equipment for the processing of film and bottle waste plastics.
Investment into Extrusion Equipment
Further investment into extrusion equipment for both sheet and profiles to capitalise on growing demand from UK and export markets.
Centriforce wins International Safety Award
Increased capacity on raw material recycling and profile production, Centriforce was also awarded the British Safety Council's International Safety Award.
Achieved accreditation to both the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System following audit by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd.
Further increase in capacity
Further increase in capacity with a new high output sheet line to manufacture market leading Stokbord® recycled plastic sheet and board.
Plastics Recycling Facility
Announcement of further investment in a new plastics recycling facility('PRF') to handle and sort waste plastic film and bottles.
Centriforce achieves the ISO14001 Environmental accreditation.
Blown Film Production
Investment in blown film line. Production for underground warning tapes and barrier tapes begins.
Plastic Mesh Production
Investment in plastic mesh production line. Production begins of underground warning mesh.
Stokbord® Drum is launched
Centriforce launches Stokbord® Drum, a revolutionary product for buried utility protection - creating a safer and more efficient environment for workers on-site.