About Us

Techlan is a family owned business that was established in 2009.

We manufacture very high quality recycled silicone release papers, for use in many different industries.

From our facility in Swansea, we supply several million square metres of release paper each year in roll and sheet forms.

The Techlan product is very high quality and can generate significant cost savings over virgin release papers, without compromising on quality.

We supply small and large quantities. Our minimum order quantity is only 250sqm, however we can also supply 10,000's of squre metres.

Our lead times are significantly shorter than for virgin papers and we have stock papers available for immediate shipment.

The company was establish following a 4 year research and development programme during which it developed and patented an innovative process for recycling of high quality silicone release papers.

This research has received recognition and significant financial backing from the Welsh Government and WRAP (Waste Resource Action programme).

Early in 2014 the first production facility was established in Swansea from where we produce all of our release papers. 


Techlan Key Staff

Mark Thompson - Director and Head of Innovation

Mark has 14 years experience assisting companies on a global basis to develop solutions that give second life to industrial by products.  His specialist expertise lies in problem solving leading to the creation of innovative solutions within the recycling sector.  These solutions are particularly effective in adding value to products and processes as well in reducing their carbon footprint so making a positive environmental impact.


Roger Banks - Sales and Marketing Director

Roger has 40 years experience in sales, marketing and business development.  He executed an MBO of a Health, Safety and Environment business in 2000. Its turnover increased sixfold in just 6  years prior to its sale in 2007.  The Company’s Blue Chip client list included Rolls Royce, DHL, Imperial Tobacco, Shell as well as prestigious organisations such as the Bank of England  The Royal Household and  the Atomic Energy Authority.  He established the Company as a global leader in specialist HSE training with programmes in the Middle East, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Turkey.


Steffan Bird - Operations Manager

Steff joined Techlan as a graduate trainee. He was rapidly promoted to Operations Manager and was heavily involved in the commissioning of the prototype machine. He now has responsibility for the Techlan production line with particular emphasis on the quality of the Techlan product and the optimization of the process to reduce costs.