dalau™ - Our History

 Founded as a family business in 1955, dalau™ has grown to become the largest polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) processor in the United Kingdom and now has subsidiaries in New Hampshire, USA and Türkheim, Germany, exporting to 35 Countries around the world.

Specializing in producing high quality extruded rod, molded rod & tube, skived films & sheets and machined components, we use only the finest quality virgin PTFE. We also offer these products in a wide range of filled grades and colors.

dalau™ high quality products have been specified for some of the world’s most prestigious projects. They are extensively used across a diverse range of industrial sectors.

Recognized for our innovative approach to product design and development as well as our high standards of quality control, all products are manufactured under the dalcon™ trademark that distinguishes our high quality PTFE products from others.

We place great emphasis on total quality performance based on our fully Computerized Statistical Process Control (SPC) systems. This, together with and excellent customer service has proved significant to the growth and development of dalau™ over the years.

Notable Dates:



Brothers David and Laurence recognize an opportunity with Marconi/General Electric for P.T.F.E. a relatively new material.

The company name, dalau™, comes from the first two and first three letters respectively of David and Laurence.

In those early days it all began in a garage here at Normanhurst, using a basic press and the family cooker to process the P.T.F.E.


The company's progress was rapid and a new custom built factory was commissioned on the outskirts of Clacton.

Management of the company remained within the Sage Family, with the next generation all actively involved in key positions.

1980 The company continues to grow adding to the original building.
1990 dalau™ Ltd opens dalau™ inc in New Hampshire, USA to handle its North American activities.
1997 dalau™ Ltd establishes Northern Europe offices in Dusseldorf, Germany to consolidate on its European presence
2005 dalau™ Ltd celebrates 50 years in business.



dalau™ Ltd installs the latest Cincinnati Lamb CFV5si High precision 5-axis vertical machining center with a Global Status high performance CMM and a Smartscope Personal Metrology System.

dalau™ given AS9100 Aerospace Approval.


dalau™ Ltd - New Factory, Clacton-on-Sea, UK

dalau™ Ltd, UK acquire an additional 15,000sqft factory to expand their business into other Fluoropolymer products including PVDF, PCTFE and PEEK.


dalau™ Suzhou Company Ltd opens for business in China. Their first factory in Asia, is a new 20,000sq ft factory in Suzhou, that has been equipped with the latest technology to satisfy the stringent demands of the LCD, LED, Flat Screen TV, Laminated Circuit Board and Semiconductor markets and makes dalau™ Ltd a global supplier of Fluoropolymer products.