Permali

History & innovation

Since 1937, Permali has been contributing to the forefront of innovation – breaking new frontiers from Spitfires to helping send man to Space.

Air Defence

1937

Propeller blades developed for the famous Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft during WW2.

Land & Sea Defence

1939

Permali produced veneers which were used in large supporting structures employed in the development of both land and ship borne radar.

Sea Defence

1940

Permali develops large numbers of submarine battery containers which proved to be capable of
withstanding the shock of depth-charge attacks.

Rail

1955

Permali introduces Jabroc-N densified wood laminates used for radiation protection on
trains (British Nuclear Fuel).

Energy

1969

Advances in GRP moulding allowed the manufacture of external meter boxes to begin. Due to this there was an investment in a 630 tonne moulding press.

Aerospace - NASA

1981

Permali won the largest ever single fan blade contract to produce 95 wind turbine blades for NASA’s Ames Research Centre, California – the largest wind tunnel in the world.

Sea Defence - British Navy

1987

Plasticell LST2 was developed for the British Navy after experiences of the Falklands war as an insulator due to its fire retardency and low smoke/toxic fume emissions.

Rail - London Underground

1988

New range of industry leading fire resistant laminates developed for train carriages following the King’s Cross fire disaster.

Aerospace - British Airways

1989

Permali develops Permaglass Cargo Liners installed on the Concorde (to replace and upgrade
existing cargo-hold linings).

Sea Defence - Royal Navy

1989

Permali fits its first flight deck safety nets to naval warships. The system is now on over 50 warships worldwide.

Automotive - F1

1998

Commenced the production and supply of composite laminate CNC machined planks to F1 motorsport teams.

Sea Defence

1999

Submarine resting pads known as Capper Blocks were developed by Permali to support nuclear submarines.

Land Defence

1999

Composite Armour panels were installed on bomb disposal vehicles in Northern Ireland during the
attacks of the IRA.

Aerospace

2002

Developed aircraft cockpit door armour after the 911 event capable of withstanding ramming and small arms fire. First supplied to Virgin and later to Airbus and Boeing.

Air Defence - Royal Air Force

2003

Chinook helicopter ballistic protection developed and supplied as part of an Urgent Operational Requirement.

Land Defence

2003

Supply of ceramic applique armour for Scimitar and Spartan vehicles.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane

2004

Bought sales and marketing rights to Tuftane® brand for the extrusion of Thermoplastic
Polyurethane (TPU).

Automotive - F1

2005

Permali completed the F1 grid – now has the prestigious honour of being supplier to all teams competing in the F1 championship.

Land Defence

2006

Supplied spall liners and insulation for Nexter’s Armoured Personnel Carriers.

Land Defence

2008

100 sets of Applique armour and spall liners supplied for the Warthog vehicle worth £10M for STK.

Land Defence

2016

Won the biggest customer contract to date from General Dynamics for the British Army’s
Ajax vehicle, with a value of more than £30m.

Land Defence

2016

Permali provided composite ballistic panels to Supacat vehicle.

Sea Defence - Royal Navy

2019

Permali awarded £2 million contract to provide ballistic protection for the Royal Navy’s
new Commando Merlin Mk4 Helicopters.

Sea Defence

2020

Permali develops Flight Deck Naval Hatch to be used on a range of destroyers and frigates.

Automotive - Hydrogen

2021

Permali awarded funding to develop composite structures for hydrogen fuelled vehicles.

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