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Written by Samantha Scott

 

We continually remodel our product portfolio to service and support the prevailing market of the day.

With that said, in the spirit of continuous improvement, our range of Alphashield CIPP products has been expanded and refined into four new product groups:

Alphaduct

Alphaduct is our seamless glass textile liner designed and developed for the fast assistance of pipe rehabilitation systems. The unique 100% glass tubular knitted structure can come with either a TPU or PVC outer foil. This material can perform diameter changes as well as lining through multiple 90° bends without any folds or wrinkles. Alphaduct also has the ability to cure in both high temperatures and ambient temperatures.

One of the exclusive new products soon to be added into the range is the patent pending Alphaduct Retractable Liner. This material has been carefully designed, manufactured, tested, and approved across a range of applications, including potable water, and heat resistant installations. 

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Alphamat

Alphamat is a glass spacer fabric with PVC coating. This product is flat as opposed to tubular meaning that it can be used for several applications such as wrapping the pipe as opposed to lining it and using it to line diverse and peculiar shapes and sizes.

 

Alphalink

We have also created our range of Alphalink which consists of Top Hats and T-Liners - a 100% glass main to lateral repair solution. Providing a long-term, reliable restoration, this quick and easy solution will revolutionise the CIPP industry.

Top Hat And T Liner

 Alpharesin

We have been working closely with suppliers to create and perfect a range of approved resins to pair with the materials and tailor to your specific needs. The three main resin types on offer will be: Epoxy, Silica and UV.

 

The new range was officially launched at our exclusive event this month. 

 

For further information please contact Scott & Fyfe on +44 (0)1382 554 000 or via www.scott-fyfe.com

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Written by Michaela Millar

 

As an employee owned company our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Therefore, each Wednesday over a 12 week period we are sharing interviews with our employee owners.  Now in the last 4 of our employee profiles, I am happy to introduce Jim Fenton who took the time out of his busy schedule to tell us about the work he does.

 

Tell us a little about yourself and what you do in the company?

Hello, my name is Jim Fenton and I have been at Scott & Fyfe for 21 years. My main role is as a machine operator in the Composites Department where we produce knitted and stitch bonded reinforcement materials for the composite industry. I mainly run our warp knitting machines producing the core fabrics for our Polymat product range and other knitted fabrics which are used for pipe rehabilitation and in the automotive industry for example.

 

I also have a position on our employee forum where I am one of an elected group of employees who are there, in my mind, as the voice of the employees which is important to us as an employee owned company. Alongside this, I am also Chair of our Health and Safety Committee and in this position it is my job to ensure there are measures in place to keep everyone safe and to find solutions if a risk or hazard arises.

 

Have you seen many great changes during your 21 years at Scott and Fyfe?

The company becoming employee owned a few years ago was a big change for the company. It was a little rough to start with and we were unsure what it meant for us but as time is progressing we are becoming surer. Everyone has an equal say within the company and we believe that there is no question or idea too silly to be discussed.

Over the years I have also seen our workforce change significantly alongside the markets we supply to and the products that we produce. I believe over the years our employees have become more motivated in the work they are producing.

 

What has been your most memorable moment during Scott and Fyfe?

Ironically, even though I am a member of the Response Team a group that deals with first aid in the company I have been in more scrapes than most of our employees put together. An example would be the time I impaled myself with a metal threading hook. Of course, I had to go to the hospital to have this removed and when they asked me what happened I showed them, pushing the hook further into my own chest…

 

There was also a time many years ago that a ball bearing on our machine broke scattering the pieces everywhere. I spent hours on my hand and knees using a magnet to try and find them all and when I did, my colleague Peter Thomson told me there were 2 missing and let me spend hours more searching only to tell me he was joking and that I had found them all!

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by Michaela Millar

 

As an employee owned company our employees are at the heart of everything that we do. Therefore, each Wednesday over a 12 week period we are sharing interviews with our employee owners. Now in the 7th of our Meet the Owner Profiles, meet Wendy.

 

Can you please tell us a little about yourself and your role at Scott & Fyfe?

Hello, I’m Wendy and I work within Scott & Fyfe’s Composite POD as a knitting operator. On a daily basis my role includes tasks such as setting up the machines to run the different products we produce, to run the fabrics and to ensure that the quality is of a high standard. As well as my standard role, I am also on our Health and Safety team, our Response team and our Risk Assessment team which keeps me very busy!

 

What type of products do you manufacture on the knitting machines?

We manufacture using both single and double needle bed warp knitting machines which allows us to make a wide variety of products. Some examples include a monofilament core that we knit to use internally as a flow media within our Polymat range of core mat reinforcements. Other products that I knit include our Polyknit Easyform fabric for the knitted hose industry, this is manufactured using glass, aramid or polyester dependent upon the customers’ requirements. I have also been involved in our new product range, Alphashield which is an innovative range of seamless knitted glass, carbon and felt liners for pipeline rehabilitation.

 

What is your favourite part of the job?

My favourite part of my role is the setting up of a new product on the machine, specifically the threading up. This is where we pull all of the ends of yarn through the needles of the machine so that they are in the right route and position. It is a repetitive task and I find it very calming and destressing.

 

Anything interesting about yourself that others may not know?

I love to keep active and do a lot of cross country running in my spare time. Later this month I am running in the third part of the Winter Cross Country Series, a competition over winter where you run four races against people in your age range. The events are roughly 6 miles each, with plenty of uphill running and going through forests.  After this event, we get an overall score for the four ............. I am looking forward to the finishing line!

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

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Tell us a little about yourself and what you do within the company?

I am Robert McGregor (everyone calls me Rab) and I work in the company’s warehouse as Packaging and Distribution Technician. My main responsibility is to manage the incoming and outgoing stock by ensuring it is all stored correctly with the right paperwork, loaded onto lorries etc. Of course, I also make sure to cheer people up every day.

 

How long have you been working at Scott and Fyfe?

I have been working at Scott & Fyfe for over 17 years now and plan to retire in the next few years. I was going to retire this year but I enjoy my job so decided to stay on.  When I joined the company I worked in our flooring department where we stitch bond, print and crepe paper for the carpet underlay market. However, the majority of my years were spent making our loop reinforcement fabrics for the abrasives market. It was more recently that I began working in the warehouse as a result of an injury. This injury saw me off work for 51 weeks…. what I call my “gap year”!!!

 

What changes have you seen over your 17 years at Scott and Fyfe?

Employee ownership has been a great change for us. I believe the company can be even more successful which will allow each of the individual employee owners to benefit. I have also seen the company takeover Flemings Textiles which is now our Composite Department here at Scott & Fyfe.

 

In what way has becoming employee owned been a great change?

Being a part of an employee owned company to me means that if we succeed then we can all benefit in this. It also means that people who go the extra mile are recognised for it. I have actually won Employee of the Month twice over the two years we have been doing it, the first time for working my holiday to ensure we got a customer’s order out on time and the second time was for finding a company who would pay us for our old pallets when before we were paying out to have them removed.

 

Is there something/someone who inspires you?

My wife and kids inspire me.  Being able to come home and have my loved ones close by as support - my family is a huge inspiration to me.

 

 

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Written by Michaela Millar

 

Over the following weeks we will continue to introduce you to the owners at Scott & Fyfe – the employees!

Therefore, each Wednesday we will be sharing one to one interviews with 12 of our employee owners so that you can get to know us a little better.

This week we are pleased to introduce you to Iain Greig in the fifth of our meet the owner, employee profiles.

 

Can you please tell us a little about yourself and what you do?

I currently run the Coating Department working as team leader to ensure that everything is running well within the department. Simply put, our coating plant is an extrusion / laminating process, working by applying a layer of polymer over materials of various widths for adhesion and coating purposes.

 

How long have you worked at Scott and Fyfe?

I have worked here for 22 years in a few different roles. I began as a spool cutter in our extrusion plant and worked there for a year before moving onto beaming. Since then, I have worked in coating learning constantly and building my experience.

 

What changes have you seen whilst at Scott and Fyfe?

When the company become employee owned I was unsure of what it meant and if it would be a positive thing for Scott & Fyfe. However, little by little I can see progress and believe that in years to come we will be able to see the company develop much more.

 

There has also been a massive change in our production within the company due to employee ownership and our innovation culture. This has directly impacted upon me in my role as nowadays there is much more freedom. The experience and expertise of the machine operators and team leaders like myself are taken on board as we have lots of ideas on what will work best and most efficiently.

 

Is there anything interesting about your time at S&F that others may not know?

I have an identical twin, Kieron who also works for the company. We sometimes pull pranks on our colleagues pretending to be the other. Sometimes we pull it off but nowadays it is harder to convince people!

Another memorable moment and definitely a highlight for me was when a whole load of us went to watch our colleague Brian Roberts charity skydive for his birthday. He is petrified of heights and the video footage of him before, during and after the jump is hilarious.

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