Kewell Converters adapts factory production to provide essential PPE component
By Admin, 11/08/2020
Kewell Converters Ltd (KCL), a family-owned British manufacturer of speciality foam products, has today released insights into how its business responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to produce over 6 million foam visor pads for essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to date.
Within a week of the UK’s lockdown in March, the company was receiving a large volume of enquiries from companies needing components for the production of reusable clear plastic face visors. As a specialist in closed-cell foam manufacture, KCL was uniquely positioned to advise and produce one key aspect: the ...
Make UK Membership
By Admin, 16/07/2020
We have recently become members of MAKE UK who champions and celebrates British manufacturing and builds a platform for the evolution of UK manufacturing.Did you know?....Britain is one of the world's biggest manufacturing nations. Almost 3 million people work in this sector and deliver almost half of all UK exports. We are proud to be members of MAKE UK who stimulate success for manufacturing business.
For more information on Make UK please click here
By Admin, 10/07/2020
Kewell Converters are a proud to be an approved independent distributor and certified fabricator of Zotefoams Plc : Azote ® ( Plastazote ®, Evazote ®, Supazote ®, Propozote ® ) and Zotek ® block foams and have been for many years. We can supply numerous grades and types of foam at any size and thickness. We can convert foam materials to the size and shape you need. Over £250k of foam raw materials are held onsite within our warehouse to serve our vast customer base and array of industries as required and to their needs.
For more information on our products ple...
Space Hippie - the future footwear?
By Admin, 02/07/2020
Nike Has launched possibly it's most unusual footwear collection to date, constructed from "space junk". The Space Hippie range transforms post - customer and factory waste, literally the scrapmaterial from factory floors, into radical designs.
There Is No Resupply Mission on Mars (or Earth)
Space Hippie is an exploratory footwear collection inspired by life on Mars
—where materials are scarce and there is no resupply mission. Created
from scraps, or “space junk,” Space Hippie is the result of sustainable
practices meeting radical des...
ECOPURE: PLANT-BASED POLYETHYLENE FOAM
By Admin, 05/06/2020
Exciting new product in the world of foam!
courtesy of SealedAir
EcoPure foam is derived from renewable plant-based resin making it a sustainable packaging choice for applications where damage reduction and presentation matter.
Produced using renewable sugarcane, 100% EcoPure foam has the potential to yield a negative carbon footprint value while delivering cushioning and protection for a variety of applications. EcoPure foam can also be offered in a hybrid, recycled-content version with the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions ...
Manufacturing vital parts for Hospital Staff PPE
By Admin, 29/05/2020
Kewell Converters Ltd is the UK’s leading specialist foam fabricator and foam converter. We have an unrivaled depth of experience in manufacturing and design in the foam marketplace for almost 50 years of continuous operation. We have been providing bespoke, quality, UK manufactured foam (Zotefoams/Azote/Plastazote and others) and a wide variety of applications from cases, inserts and sheet to bespoke designs since 1971.
We are proud to be supplying the NHS directly as well as other suppliers in need of medical products.
We can produce product pro...
Mental Health Awareness Week
By Admin, 18/05/2020
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK's national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message and has been run by the Mental Health Foundation since 2001.
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is 'kindness'. We want to use the week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Kewell Converters Resumption Plan/Statement 15th May 2020
By Admin, 16/05/2020
Please note, we are managing factory capacity whilst prioritising critical customers and key orders (medical/defence/government) with some reduced staff and safe working practise in place during this challenging time. At present, due to the current climate our RESUMPTION PLAN is to be back to 100% normal trading business terms from Mid-June i.e. Week No. 25 (subject to change/government guidelines/CV19).
If you pleace any of your future orders now it will help keep the lead times to a minimum and push your jobs/orders up the schedule and prioritise them when normal trading conditions...
By Admin, 14/04/2020
We have been very busy designing & manufacturing a variety of foam pads, liners and head bands for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to help serve and protect the NHS, Hospitals & Emergency Services as our nation battles the current COVID-19 pandemic.
PPE Face Shield Visors are using our Plastazote (closed cell) foam parts which are latex-free, non-toxic and hypoallergenic.
We have capacity and foam materials in stock to cater for the current huge demand to protect everyone who needs it. We haven been working tirelessly the entire Easter Holiday to make sure we c...
Kewell Converters - Supporting Medical Products (Coronavirus Update 26th March)
By Admin, 26/03/2020
Please be advised as of 24th March 2020 and following recent Government announcement;
Kewell Converters Ltd
are still operating manufacturing facility and currently delivering to our customer expectations on delivery schedule.
That said we are, (paraphrasing one of our customers); providing vital manufacturing services supporting medical products which are being used widely by the NHS as a critical part of their response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Clearly our responsibilities to the NHS at this time mean that we must prioritize this work and whilst it has not yet, thi...