Successfully completed his Level III Diploma in Business Administration…

We are pleased to announce that our apprentice Jack Greenhalgh has successfully completed his Level III Diploma in Business Administration @ Burnley College and will be joining the team and continuing his career with the company.

Amy Morris Sales Office Manager @ FRL said “Jack has worked really hard and the progress he has made in the last year is amazing to see”. Claire Trickett of Burnley College added ‘It has been wonderful to see that, with the support of his training, Jack has grown in confidence and expertise.

He has gained useful knowledge and understanding about working in a business, and has been involved in interesting projects and activities which have really added to the quality of his apprenticeship.

Appointed the sole UK distributors for Proco Speciality Coatings.

Flexible Reinforcements Ltd are appointed the sole UK distributors for Proco Speciality Coatings.

Burnley based Flexible Reinforcements who already distribute on behalf of Mapal PP, IML metals and MUDA grey board have been appointed UK agents for Proco heat activated label materials.

Proco are an international supplier of heat seal labels and other specialty coated products for a wide variety of industries from their plant in Georgia USA.

Their partnership came about in response to increasing customer demand for faster turnaround on heat activated carpet labels and the first shipment of stock in roll and sheet format is due to arrive in Burnley w/c 03.07.17.

FRL have in house conversion services, so can also offer bespoke sizes from the master rolls on a quick turnaround.

Rachel Joyce, Head of sales for FRL said “In a world where everything is needed on a just in time basis I think this new range will help both new and existing customers meet that demand ” adding “Proco’s goal is to work with customers to create innovative solutions, whilst Flexible Reinforcements are committed to providing exceptional customer experiences through supplying quality products available off the shelf for next day delivery.”

For more information please contact FRL on or call 01282 478214

We are at The Print Show 2016

The Print Show 2016 – come along and see us in Hall 3a… with IML

Drone – our flexible polypropylene tablet sunshade

We are shortly to produce a great iPad sunshade for the tablet holder and iPhones on the latest “DJI Phantom3” and “Inspire 1” range of drones.

Fits the standard tablet holder. Available in black or white

More details – contact

Phthalate free version of our Stationery range

We have introduced a Phthalate free version of our Stationery range which is now available from stock….

…The reason for this is to comply with EU REACH specifications concerning plasticisers which are due to come into effect in 2015. The plasticiser used in our original Stationery range is DOP/DEHP, the plasticiser in the new range will be DOTP (non-phthalate) DOTP is the plasticiser we have been using for over 5 years in non-Stationery products we supply to the toy/nursery market, so it was the natural choice for us to move our Stationery range over to the DOTP plasticiser. As you are probably aware the two plasticisers DEHP and DOTP are incompatible and should not, in any circumstances, be used together as it would cause distortion of the finished product.

As is the case now with DEHP our DOTP range could be used in conjunction with other supplier’s product which has the same plasticiser. The DOTP range will be delivered in its own distinct wrapping (Yellow Polythene) so it can be clearly identified once it goes into your stock, each roll will also have a DOTP label inside the core. We will continue to run the DEHP range in the short term but it will gradually be phased out.

Please call our team on 01282 478222 or email to request a swatch.

A new range of Table Dressing Materials…

Table Dressing Materials added to website:- As an organisation using material for table dressings you require an economical product that is robust enough to withstand wear and tear over several days of exhibiting.

With PVC’s waterproof properties making it wipe clean and impervious to the effects of spillages it is an ideal material. Another important attribute is softness, allowing the product to drape, and be arranged on the table in a suitable fashion.