Industries around the globe are propelled by the vast potential of advanced materials and composite technologies to achieve remarkable advancements in performance, efficiency, and sustainability. At the forefront of this revolution is Scott Bader Middle East Ltd, a trailblazing company in the composites industry.

A Legendary Journey

Sudhir Tukra, Site Director

Established in 1998 and headquartered in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, Scott Bader Middle East has emerged as the undisputed market leader, catering to diverse sectors including Marine, Building & Construction, Automotive, Chemical containment, and Pipes. However, the roots of this venture can be traced back to 1921 when Ernest Bader began developing and selling Celluloids, including small windmills that adorned children's sandcastles. Over time, as polymer technology advanced, Scott Bader innovated and signed an agreement to manufacture three groundbreaking polyester products, marking the company's unique role in shaping the early history of the glass fiber reinforced plastics industry in Europe.

With over a century of experience, the Group has established a global presence, boasting 18 offices and 7 manufacturing sites across the world. What sets Scott Bader apart is its commitment to maintaining a balance between its social purpose and business needs. In 1951, the company became one of the first to hold a Common Ownership Certificate, with Scott Bader colleagues taking ownership and responsibility for the success and well-being of the company. This ownership structure has fostered a sense of collective responsibility and independence, allowing Scott Bader to make a positive impact on the wider community through charitable activities and projects.

Revolutionizing Industries

Today, the company designs and manufactures market leading composite and adhesive products for the production of wind blades and nacelles, driving the creation of green energy and showcasing its commitment to innovation and adaptability to the industry's evolving needs. The marine industry has greatly benefited from Scott Bader's composite materials, as luxury super yachts often utilize these materials for their exceptional resistance to corrosion and water damage. Renewable energy is another sector where Scott Bader's composite materials have made a significant impact. In the wind energy industry, these materials play a crucial role in manufacturing turbine blades. Their high strength, stiffness, and fatigue resistance enable the creation of longer and lighter blades, leading to improved energy production efficiency in both onshore and offshore wind farms, thus driving the growth of sustainable wind power.

The construction industry has also experienced a transformative shift with the introduction of composites. An outstanding example is the Ferrari Land resort in Spain, where lightweight composite facades were produced from Scott Bader materials and combined with a steel frame to bring visionary architectural concepts to life in the form of 3D-shaped structures.

Global Impact

The company focuses on developing sustainable and lightweight composite materials tailored to the specific needs of the Middle Eastern market. “We are acting now to make a better, more sustainable future, harnessing the power of chemistry as a force for good. We have a set of goals that by 2036 we will be a sustainable company which means we will have a net positive impact on the environment from all our operations globally,” Sudhir Tukra, Site Director for Scott Bader Middle East.

Looking ahead, Scott Bader Middle East has set its sights on streamlining operations across the Asia Pacific region, with particular focus on investments in India and Australia. This will enable them to focus on improving the supply chain and maximise value addition services for their customers.