Our History

Aquapurge supplies peerless purging compound systems that boost the productivity, profitability and environmental performance of its customers in plastics processing.

John Steadman and Richard Brayne-Nicholls founded the Aquapurge business in 1994. Their story is one of researching, developing and manufacturing the best possible purging compounds for today’s international plastics processing industries.

In recent years the Aquapurge business has crystallized around the sales potential of the company’s three core world-beating products – BBU, PCP and PVC Purge.

Since 2018, Aquapurge has doubled its turnover via an export-led sales drive in territories such as Italy, France, Spain and Germany. Export sales were six fold in the same period and exports now account for over 60% of Aquapurge business – and growing.

The UK’s triennial exhibition, Interplas 2017, saw Aquapurge exhibiting with a full complement of European staff.

In March 2018 the renewed business vision and expansion saw the company move location to Argent Trade Park, Hayes, effectively doubling the factory footprint – to 10,000 sq ft – and also upgrading equipment and facilities.

These new facilities are now tasked with delivering annual sales growth of 45%.

The Aquapurge export sales team of six is planned to triple by the year 2025.

Premium Quality

International Experience

Our Numbers

‘To measure is to manage.’ Aquapurge set a great store by our evolving metrics and measurement tools. Here is a snapshot of some current highlights.

Number of products created

In 30 years, we have developed more than 170 products including three world-beaters: BBU, PCP and PVC Purge.

Number of countries we are active in

Growing monthly – and aiming to expand our global presence in further territories.


Continually expanding the sales team, intended to triple by the end of 2025.

Number of customers

Most are lifelong – Quality is our watchword, based on faultless performance and service.

Aquapurge is your partner of choice!

If you are starting, or on the journey to boost the productivity of your plastic moulding operations, carry less stock and make more money; Aquapurge is the company you are looking for.