20th November 2020 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

Red Composites Ltd, Europe’s leading manufacturer of carbon and glass fibre Towpregs has secured qualification and long-term supply agreements for use of its products at Draeger Safety Ltd.

Draeger Safety (Blyth, UK) will utilise Towpregs from Red Composites (Newport, UK) to manufacture composite cylinders for SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus).  Composite tanks are a critical component to supply wearers such as Firefighters with breathable air.

Jeremy Dolby, Managing Director at Red Composites commented:  ‘Draeger is a globally recognised name in the field of safety technology. We are immensely proud to have our composite products incorporated into demanding, critical-to-life applications.’

Peter Kirby, Purchasing Manager, Draeger Safety said: ‘Red Composites have demonstrated a high level of technical expertise and capability. I am sure that Draeger and Red Composites are now going to have a long business relationship together


25th April 2020 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Red Composites donate PPE to both local health service and to an IOW dairy farm to protect workers and ensure the continuity of food supply chain during the COVID-19 crisis.


10th October 2019 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

MILESTONE - 200 million metres !

Red Composites have now manufactured & supplied over 200 million metres of Towpreg. Congratulations to the whole Team and many thanks to our valued customers. 


16th March 2018 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

ISO9001 recertification

DAS Certifications have recertified Red Composites to ISO9001-2015 for an additional 3 year period. A succesful audit with zero non-conformities (either major or minor) was completed. 


10th January 2018 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

Multistrand Towpreg

Red Composites have develop and release a novel, multistrand Towpreg product for use in Wind Energy & other industrial applications.


7th April 2017 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

ISO9001 transition (2008 - 2015)

Red Composites have successfully completed transition from ISO9001:2008 to ISO9001:2015 This important quality standard allows customers to be confident in the procedures and working processes of the business.


10th November 2015 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

Pitch fibre Towpreg

Red Composites successfully manufactured Towpreg material using high modulus (640GPa) Pitch derived carbon fibre. Contact us for more information.


2nd - 4th November 2015 (Berlin, Germany)

Composite Pressure Vessel Symposium

Red Composites attended and presented at the CPV 2015 symposium, hosted by Seiffert & Skinner Associates. Over 100 attendees, from 40 countries attended the three day symposium held in Berlin. 27 papers covered all aspects of CPV design, analysis, manufacturing and markets.


1st August 2013 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

New Director joins Red Composites

On 1st August 2013, Mr. Iain Cranwell joined Red Composites.  Iain brings with him an extensive background in Composite processing, product development & materials evaluation.

1st July 2013 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

Red Composites moves to new manufacturing facility

On 1st July 2013, Red Composites opened the doors at its new manufacturing facility in Newport, Isle of Wight.  At this site the company will commence manufacture of Towpreg, a pre-impregnated structural yarn of carbon or glass fibre.  This product is employed for the winding of performance Composite tubular structures, cables and pressure vessels.  The new facility also boasts comprehensive laboratories for the evaluation of composite materials by way of mechanical test and detailed chemical analysis.

1st March 2013 (Newport, Isle of Wight)

New Director joins Red Composites

On 1st March 2013, Mr. Derek Ness joined Red Composites.  Derek brings with him over thirty years of rich experience in thermoset chemistry and the development of polymers for use in high performance Composite structures.