Advanced Coated Products

Our History

From Bombers, Bakers, Blue Peter and onto gourmet Burgers!

The company started in 1942 by an ex RAF pilot in Cheltenham called Leonard Stace, he developed rubber coated cloth to make self seal & bullet proof linings for aircraft fuel tanks, and supplied them to the government during the war.

The business moved to its current location in The Vineyards in 1952 around the time silicones were being introduced for release purposes and Mr Stace started making coated vegetable parchments for bakery tray liners

In the early 1960’s release coated silicones were being developed for use against pressure sensitive adhesives and Mr Stace started making release coated papers suitable for producing self adhesive laminates such as Fablon (sticky back plastic, loved by the BBC’s Blue Peter programme)

Since then the company has not stood still and now supplies a wide range of products ranging from highly specialist products for the medical sector through to printed greaseproof paper to wrap gourmet burgers.

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Our complete product customisation includes a range of printing, coating and converting options

  • Filmic and paper based release liners
  • Food grade packaging and release papers
  • Contract coating
  • Coloured silicones
  • Block and void prints
  • Stripe coatings
  • Thermal & UV cured solvent free silicones
  • Thermally cured emulsion silicones
  • Non silicone coatings

Tailor made product combinations

  • Very easy, easy & variety of modified release combinations on all filmic substrates & many paper substrates
  • All over print wash appearance of coloured films
  • Tinted silicones for batch identification and adding product differentiation to laminates
  • Brand identification printing
  • Block siliconising & printing
  • Ability to run pilot plant trials by working with our partner the TEGO® RC Silicones group of Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH


At Advanced Coated Products we recognise that individual customers within each market have very different needs. Our philosophy is to work in close co-operation with our customers to provide tailored solutions meeting the specific demands of their organisation.

Backed by ISO 9001:2015, our quality system certifies the traceability of our products. Service levels are continuously monitored to ensure total customer satisfaction.

We are also BRC/IoP Global Standard for Packaging accredited.


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Advanced Coated Products is aware of its responsibilities as a manufacturing company towards the environment and the community.  A formal programme to minimise the environmental impact of the operation is continually aiming to exceed the requirements of the relevant legislation.

This strictly monitored programme covers every aspect of manufacturing, disposal and new product development.

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Meet The Team

Martin Dallas

Martin Dallas


Leadership of the Business


Martins' career has spanned executive roles in FMCG with Cadbury Schweppes , Packaging with Amcor and Strategic Leadership with Essentra and throughout his career he has enjoyed a lifelong love for bringing order to chaos , a passion for change and living by the principle of "less is more"



Pete Gillham

Pete Gillham

Head of Technical

Pete has been with the business for over 30 years in various roles and has an extensive knowledge of products and materials.


Outside work Pete enjoys traveling and is interested in history and archaeology

Martin Willis

Martin Willis

Head of Finance

Martin is responsible for all aspects of Finance and Control, and for the provision of accurate and timely information to the Board and to operational leadership.


A keen car enthusiast, Martin likes to channel his creative skills into photography and cooking, and before starting a family 4 years ago enjoyed travelling the world.



Nigel Burling

Nigel Burling

Food Papers Unit Manager

Nigel has 30 years experience in the food contact papers industry and is responsible for the sales and manufacturing activities of all food contact products at the Cheltenham facility. With strong supplier and customer relationships developed over this time Nigel is well placed to drive this part of the business forward.


Nigel has been playing football all his life and is still playing competitively in the Hartpury Veterans league!

Shaun Ede

Shaun Ede

Head of Operations, Compliance/Continuous Improvement Manager & Director of Health & Safety

Shaun  comes from a pharmaceutical background He joined ACP in 2011, since which time he has and continues to work with his team to move all areas of quality, H&S and manufacturing forward to ensure the needs of our customers are met both now and in the future

Away from work Shaun concentrates on spending quality time and doing lots of activities with his family

Jutta Fiford

Jutta Fiford

Head of Sales & Marketing

Jutta has extensive experience in various Sales & marketing roles working across industry sectors such as label stock and security laminates, industrial & food packaging, POS and medical devices. She has a passion for Customer Service Excellence and for “getting it right” for the customer. Jutta speaks English, French & German


Outside of work she loves to travel, enjoys dancing, walking her dogs and above all learning new skills.


Carine Geoffroy

Carine Geoffroy

Head of Commercial

Starting as the European Sales Executive 4 years ago, Carine is now Head of Commercial for the business. Her commercial understanding and ability to understand and deliver what our customers want has been the backbone to her success. Playing a key role within the senior management team, Carine continues to help drive the business forward and challenge the norm.Carine speaks three languages, English, French & Spanish.


Having moved from France to the UK in 1999, Carine now lives in Cheltenham. Her keen interest in fitness sees her regularly training. Her enjoyment of travel also means she is regularly jumping on and off planes seeing what the world has to offer.