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Filtrona plc
Type Public (LSE: FLTR)
Founded 1940s
Headquarters Milton Keynes, UK
Key people Jeff Harris, Chairman
Mark Harper, CEO
Industry Plastic products
Revenue £526.4 million (2008)
Operating income £61.7 million (2008)
Net income £36.4 million (2008)

Filtrona PLC LSE: FLTR is a supplier of plastic and fibre products. The company operates internationally from headquarters in Milton Keynes in the UK. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.



The Company was established in Jarrow in the 1940s as the Fibres division of Bunzl.[1] In 1955 it acquired Moss Plastic Products, a plastic products manufacturer,[1] in 1994 MSI Oilfield Products, a pipe protection business,[1] and in 1996 it bought Payne, a manufacturer of self-adhesive tapes.[1]

In 1997 the Bunzl Fibres division bought Filtrona Corporation, a US filter technology specialist which it had demerged in 1984.[2] At this time the Filtrona name was adopted for the enlarged Bunzl Fibres business.

Filtrona bought Enitor, a Dutch extruder business, in 1998[1] and Skiffy Group, a Dutch nylon parts business in 2004.[1] Filtrona was demerged from Bunzl in 2005.[3] It went on to buy Duraco, a US adhesive coated products business in 2007. In 2008, Filtrona purchased Lendell Manufacturing, a foam manufacturer. The foam and fiber businesses were combined into a new division and named Filtrona Porous Technologies.[1]


The Company is structured as follows:[4]


Plastic technologies

  • Protection and finishing products
    • Moss (protection and finishing products)
    • Skiffy (plastic products)
    • Alliance Plastics (plastic and injection moulded products)
    • Duraco (adhesive coated products)
    • MSI Oilfield Products (pipe protection products)
  • Coated & security products
    • Payne (pressure sensitive tear tape)
    • Payne Security (ID cards and security labels)
    • FractureCode (tracking systems)
  • Plastic profile & sheet
    • Filtrona Extrusion (extruded plastic components)
    • Enitor (profile extrusion products)

Foam and Fibre technologies (Filtrona Porous Technologies)

  • Filtrona Filters (cigarette filters)
  • Filtrona Fibretec (fluid and vapour handling components)
  • Lendell Foams (hydrophilic foam products)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Filtrona History
  2. ^ Bunzl of Britain to buy Filtrona
  3. ^ Filtrona is good but not good enough
  4. ^ Filtrona Operations

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