We exist because industry demands that complex projects which involve thermoplastics for the transportation, storage, processing and scrubbing of chemicals require highly skilled specialists.

SCPS Group recognises that there are only a limited number of specialists in the UK capable of dealing with those projects on a turnkey basis and who have:

  • Specialist knowledge and experience of complex thermoplastic projects
  • Sufficient capacity (people, plant, place) to deliver
  • Compliance with SHEQ requirements
  • Knowledge of critical standards.

The Safety-Critical Plastics Solutions Group includes long-established thermoplastics specialists, giving us unrivalled geographic spread across the UK as well as depth of technical and hands-on experience:

Each group company stands on its own with a comprehensive list of blue chip clients established over many years.

The Group’s current and prior management team has been at the forefront of the development of standards with HVCA (now BESA).

  • Graham Handley (former director, Roperhurst) chaired the technical panel which published DW154, the UK standard for industrial plastic ductwork in 2000.
  • Bob Lane (former director, Roperhurst) was Chairman of the UK ductwork group which published the revision to DW144, the UK Specification for Sheet Metal Ductwork, in 2013
  • Phillipe de Wilde (Group CEO) was part of the technical committee which published in 2020 TR/40 A guide to good practice for local exhaust ventilation

Our memberships include:

  • Building and Engineering Services Association (BESA)
  • Surface Engineering Association (SEA)
  • Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE)
  • Constructionline

Award winning

Group companies have been recognised in recent years for their innovation and delivery of blue chip projects, and for excellence in strategy and people development:


  • Roperhurst:  BESA Wales Contractor of the Year 2022
  • Roperhurst:  Vale of Glamorgan Employer of the Year 2022
  • Roperhurst:  BESA National Contractor of the Year 2022
  • IEP:  Made in South East Manufacturer of the Year 2022


  • Plastratum:  SEA Environmental Project of the Year 2023
  • IEP:  Made in the UK Manufacturer of the Year 2023
  • Roperhurst:  Made in Wales Manufacturer of the Year 2023

These awards tell us that our group values are taking us in the right direction, but of course we can always do things better.

That’s why we remain committed to our purpose of providing a safe environment for our end users.

Contact us

From emergency call out to comprehensive safety-critical plastic projects, our teams will be happy to assist with your enquiry.

+44 (0) 1446 732555