Polypearl Ltd is part of the Tebway Group of Companies, founded in 1983 by our Chairman Ian Tebb. Ian, together with wife Hilary, their son Andrew and two daughters Marie, and Michelle are very proud of the fact that Polypearl is a family run manufacturing business which was started from scratch over thirty years ago. As well as having it’s Head Office in Scunthorpe, Polypearl has factories in both Nottingham and Gainsborough, where they produce a variety of high quality polystyrene insulation and packaging products, which are supplied nationwide, using their own fleet of delivery vehicles.
The Company started life in Nottingham as an installer of cavity wall insulation and in 1986 developed their own system of polystyrene bead cavity wall insulation, which gained BBA approval for use in all exposure areas, and within twelve months they had started to manufacture their own EPS beads for insulation and soft furnishing in a brand new purpose built factory in Nottingham.
In 2006 Polypearl designed and developed the Polypearl Platinum bonded bead system, which has graphite added to the polystyrene beads to improve their energy saving qualities and they are very pleased to say the unique system has quickly gained universal recognition as being “the best cavity wall insulation that money can buy”. Polypearl platinum is now installed into homes all over the country by a hand picked network of well known insulation companies.
The company has for many years also produced fire retardant polystyrene beads for soft furnishing and if you have ever bought a bean bag full of polystyrene beads or a top-up bag of beads, there is a very good chance that they are Polypearl beads.
5 years ago the company expanded even further and now has a factory in Gainsborough
producing the highest quality Polystyrene blocks, moulded from Polypearl beads in a purpose made vacuum press, they are then “hot wire” cut to make into sheets and boards of insulation for use in floors walls and roof spaces. The blocks are also sold to a host of other businesses that convert the blocks into all sorts of different shapes to be used for packaging.