A key part of our vision at TFP and TFP Hydrogen Products is the aim that, within the next 5 years, the majority of the company’s sales will come from applications that support the Global drive to ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions enabling a cleaner, greener future. Our materials and products are ultimately enabling the energy transition through reducing the cost of hydrogen generation and usage, and providing solutions for challenges in applications such as renewable energy, carbon capture and light weighting.

TFP has been supporting the development of green energy technologies for over 30 years and TFP Hydrogen Products, a specialist in materials for hydrogen technologies. Our materials are used in a variety of alternative energy applications, ranging from fuel cells to water electrolysers and wind turbines.

TFP's materials are also used extensively in composite structures, which play a fundamental role in the drive to reduce CO2 emissions in the aerospace and automotive industries. The use of composites significantly reduces component weight without compromising on material strength or performance. We deliver specially designed lightweight nonwovens that meet composite performance, compatibility and aesthetic requirements, supporting and facilitating the drive for reduced emissions.

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TFP Hydrogen Products specialises in the development of materials used in the creation of green hydrogen, an important fuel source in the movement towards a low carbon economy. Their products include coated electrodes, high performance catalyst powders for use in fuel cells and electrolysis, as well as materials for water electrolysers which improve system efficiency and durability, ultimately reducing the cost of green hydrogen.


Our head office and main manufacturing operations are located in Burneside on the edge of the English Lake District National Park. This heightens our awareness & appreciation of the environment and the importance of preserving it for future generations. Our consideration of the environment encompasses all aspects of the business, from the processing of recycled fibre, to improving production efficiencies and investing in alternative energy. We integrate best practice with continuous improvement on a day to day basis in our efforts to minimise our environmental impact and our carbon footprint.

Our environmental policy ensures we are committed to:

  • Preventing pollution of land, air and water
  • Continually investing in environmentally sustainable improvements
  • Controlling and minimising waste, re-using and recycling where possible
  • Conserving energy and water
  • Reducing the carbon intensity of our business

TFP is a division of James Cropper PLC, an advanced materials group which has been a central part of the local community for over 170 years. As a result we take our responsibility to the community very seriously. An example of this is our commitment to working with local schools, promoting careers in Science and Engineering and providing the opportunity for students to gain work experience through industrial placements.

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As well as encouraging the next generation of scientists, TFP is committed to investing in our people now. Ensuring that all individuals have the high level of skill and technical know-how necessary to support our business, as well as the opportunity to develop this further. Health and Safety is another primary concern for TFP and James Cropper PLC and we are dedicated to providing a safe working environment for our staff. We operate a site wide safety policy accredited to OHSAS 18001, ensuring that safety is the foremost consideration in activity planning and providing the necessary training and tools to prevent and manage any safety risks.