About Us

Thermoplastic Sheet and Reel

Back in 1976, Stephen Webster and his father founded SWP to provide model makers and vacuum formers with a source of High Impact Polystyrene sheet (HIPS) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene sheet (ABS) in smaller quantities than manufacturers could produce. The range of products soon expanded to include Carbon Fibre Effect, Conductive, Fire Retardant, Mirrored and many more.

Since our inception over 40 years ago, we’ve added a wealth of new products such as ViPrint (polypropylene) and Staufen PVC for the stationery, graphic arts, print, and point of sale/point of purchase (POS/POP) sectors. For the POS/POP, confectionary, glazing and thermoforming sectors, our products include VIVAK Polyester (PET and PETg), Makrolon Polycarbonate (PC) and, APET and RPET Reels. With Boltaron and Europlex for the aircraft and rail industries with a range of adhesives to suit.


Recently, we’ve invested heavily in the latest cutting technologies with the widest guillotine in the plastics industry. This technology will benefit the very best suppliers in the industry who SWP are proud to work with and call ourselves a partner to. Most of our suppliers have worked with us for a very long time and produce high quality materials. SWP and their partners have forged strong relationships and are continuously developing our product portfolio.

Vink UK

Since 2005 SWP were acquired by Vink UK which has only strengthened our product offering and also given us access to the widest range of suppliers in the plastics industry. Vink UK Limited consists of 3 divisions, trading under 13 brands. All businesses share a common philosophy of having local people, local stock, local service and local conversion facilities, which enables us to meet your needs with a fast, efficient and quality service.

Expert Service

You order, we deliver. At our central facility in St Albans, we have the widest range of plastics for print, and thermoforming available for next day delivery. Because we pride ourselves on being a genuine stockist and not just an online presence, if you wish to visit us, we would be more than happy to assist you one to one. You can also call and speak to a SWP staff member; all of our team are on hand with their exceptional expertise and are devoted to providing customers with the highest level of satisfaction.

Meet the team