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Scott Bader

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  • Wellingborough, UK

Scott Bader was established in 1921 and today we are a Euro 227 million global chemical company, employing over 600 people worldwide.  With manufacturing sites located around the world including our new ventures in Canada, South America and India, we manufacture, sell and distribute a wide range of synthetic resins and polymers to many different markets and have built a reputation for innovation, quality and excellent customer service.

Our 2020 Vision

“A sustainable company nurturing our Core Businesses, but focused on International growth in specialities; thriving because of the commitment and excellence of our people.”

Scott Bader is very different to other organisations because we have a unique ownership and governancestructure.

This happened when the Founder, Ernest Bader and his family, gifted the company to the workers in 1951.  The shares of the company were transferred to Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, thereby creating a common trusteeship company.

His intention was to create a company whose well-being is entrusted to those who work in it, with democratic involvement. The people that work at Scott Bader can become Members of The Commonwealth and as such become trustees-in-common of the company assets. Each generation must ensure the ongoing success of the organisation so that future generations can benefit from its continued existence.

We have a self-governing structure which provides significant additional dimensions to business and employment relationships and our interaction with the wider community:

  • As Scott Bader cannot be taken over, we can bring long-term stability and partnership to all business relationships.
  • As trustees-in-common, employees have the responsibility of ownership which creates greater commitment and engagement to ensure ongoing success, and drives active involvement.
  • Our charitable status brings an obligation to the wider community.

Having no external shareholders, we cannot be acquired so we are more stable and can think more long term. With a strong commitment to support our workforce, society and the environment , we are proud of the fact that we have been a socially responsible corporation long before the term was popularised, having been made a key part of our culture by our founder.

  • Scott Bader has a clear set of values and guiding principles
  • A significant proportion of annual profit is re-invested in company assets to ensure continued compliance and ability to manufacture to high quality standards.
  • Annually a minimum amount has to be donated to the charity.

We strive to maintain the balance between our social purpose, namely employee involvement and charitable giving, and our business needs for economic growth and continued efficiency.

This makes us a great company to do business with as either a customer or a supplier.

We hope you will choose to do so.

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Scott Bader is preparing for the UK’s largest engineering event, Advanced Engineering, to exhibit their market leading adhesives, resins and gelcoats brands. 

Scott Bader and Shape Corp Produce Industry First

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Scott Bader and Shape Corp have worked in partnership to produce the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fibre bumper beam for the newly unveiled 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

Scott Bader Announces Webinar on New Crestafire FST Intumescent Gelcoat and Resin System for Rail

20th March 2019 0 comments

Scott Bader will be hosting a free webinar on 11 April at 2.00 pm (GMT) looking at their new Crestafire intumescent gelcoat and resin system for rail that meets European and global FST standards.

Scott Bader at JEC World 2019

14th February 2019 0 comments

At JEC World 2019, Scott Bader will launch two products; their new Crestafire intumescent FST system, and Crestapol 1270, a new premium urethane acrylate resin for SMC and BMC. They will also be introducing Crestamould, their new brand for their matched tooling systems.

Scott Bader Exhibits at Composites Europe 2018

Scott Bader Exhibits at Composites Europe 2018

30th October 2018 0 comments

Scott Bader will be presenting its composite and adhesive products at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November, including its new Crestafire and Crestafix ranges.

Scott Bader Highlights Latest Product Ranges at Advanced Engineering 2018

Scott Bader Highlights Latest Product Ranges at Advanced Engineering 2018

23rd October 2018 0 comments

Scott Bader, a manufacturer of gelcoats, resins and adhesives, will showcase its recently launched Crestafire and Crestafix product ranges at this year’s Advanced Engineering show.

Scott Bader Japan Established

25th September 2018 0 comments

Scott Bader has announce the creation of Scott Bader Japan KK. The new business will strengthen the company’s presence in the country, a growth market for adhesives and composite materials.

DNV GL Renewal for Scott Bader’s Crestafix 621CC Bonding Pastes

10th July 2018 0 comments

Scott Bader has renewed its DNV GL approval for the Crestafix 621CC 65, 621CC 30, 621CC 45, 621CC 20 White and 621CC 85 urethane acrylate/isophthalic polyester bonding pastes.

Galeon Yacht Utilises Scott Bader’s Crestapol Urethane Acrylate Resin

Galeon Yacht Utilises Scott Bader’s Crestapol Urethane Acrylate Resin

3rd July 2018 0 comments

European boat builder Galeon is using Scott Bader’s Crestapol urethane acrylate resin with carbon fibre reinforcements in the construction of its new 640 FLY yacht to deliver weight savings whilst maintaining high strength.