• Our History

    Take a look at our incredible journey and follow us through the years, from 1904 to present, to see our greatest achievements which have made us who we are today

  • Our History

    Take a look at our incredible journey and follow us through the years, from 1904 to present, to see our greatest achievements which have made us who we are today

  • Our History

    Take a look at our incredible journey and follow us through the years, from 1904 to present, to see our greatest achievements which have made us who we are today

Our History

Take a look at our incredible journey and follow us through the years, from 1904 to present, to see our greatest achievements which have made us who we are today

Today, SFM are a modern day leading business to business advanced wound care company.

Browse our corporate history to better understand who we are and what we are trying to accomplish

 

Ours has been an amazing journey of innovation, dedication, and hard work. From 1904 until the present day, our story has been one of success and putting people first. 

With over 30 years of specialist experience, SFM is the UK’s leading B2B supplier of gelling fibres and fabrics for advanced wound care dressings. The video below will tell you more about who we are as a business; what we can offer our customers and ultimately, our patients. We take pride in our corporate history and hold innovation and sustainability at the centre of our endeavours.

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In conclusion, with a rich history of innovation, we are dedicated to the development and commercialisation of innovative fibre-based dressings to improve clinical outcomes. 

Working in close collaboration with customers, SFM will continue to provide expertise in emergent fibre and non-woven fabric and yarn based technologies.

Timeline

1904 - Present
1904 - 1984

1904 – Courtaulds aquired the Cross and Bevan patents.

1905 – First factory set up in UK.

1909 – Courtaulds entered the market of cellulosics (viscose and acetate) in North America with the setting up of the American Viscose Corporation (AVC) in 1909. In Europe Courtaulds expanded its cellulosics business both directly and in joint ventures, including British Cellophane.

1985-1989

1985 – Focus Polymers founded by Courtaulds Research.

1986 – First commercial sale of Micropake.

1989 – The company received a Queen’s Award for Technology for Alginate.

2005-2015

2005 – Acordis Speciality Fibres was acquired by Lohmann & Rauscher and renamed Speciality Fibres and Materials.

2009 – 510(k) clearance granted for silver alginates.

2015 – Introduction of latest range of gelling fibres and CE mark granted for sterile cellulose based wound dressings.

2016 Onwards

2016 – 2018 – Development of nanotechnology (Titan).

 

Mission & Vision