Our Heritage

TFP is a wholly owned subsidiary of James Cropper plc, a specialist paper and advanced materials group founded in 1845.

Building on over 165 years of nonwoven manufacturing experience, TFP combines this expertise with a unique manufacturing capability to develop solutions for state-of-the-art technologies. Since it's formation in 1986, TFP has continued the group's tradition of delivering a high quality, bespoke product through effective partnerships with customers.

An internationally recognised company, TFP currently enjoys sales in over 40 countries globally. TFP is head-quartered in the UK but operates from 3 sites worldwide; our Head Office located in Burneside, our US facility in Schenectady, NY and a converting facility based in Crewe, Cheshire.

TFP first expanded outside of the UK in 1991 with the opening of our US sales office. Our manufacturing capability was extended in 2003 with the addition of an in-house metal-coated fibre production facility, Electro Fiber Technologies LLC and subsequent creation of Metal Coated Fibers Inc in 2007. In 2012 these three subsidiaries were consolidated into a single facility based in Schenectady, NY State. We have recently extended our capability in Schenectady to include a commercial nanocoating line and particle plating.

Part of James Cropper plc, TFP operates independently, working alongside the group's other divisions; James Cropper Paper and 3D Products, which specialise in manufacturing bespoke paper, mountboard and luxury packaging materials.  Find out more at www.jamescropper.com and www.jc3dp.com.