Construction products manufacturer Palace Chemicals is marking its 45th anniversary with a brand and packaging refresh.

The Speke-based firm, one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers of tile adhesives, grouts, building chemicals, wood treatments and decorating sundries, will be rolling-out its brand rejuvenation over the next few months, initially with its tiling products.

The move is a celebration that reflects the company’s innovative industry-leading position in the tiling, flooring and DIY markets that has been 45 years in the making and will also unify the growing family of Palace’s acquisition over the years, including brands such as Langlow, Houseplan and, most recently, Rock-Tite, Pro Gyp-Base & NX.

Palace, a standard-bearer for British manufacturing since its foundation in 1978, is also using its 45th year to cement its reputation as a trusted leader in sustainable manufacturing and remind the market of its continued drive to supply cutting-edge product advancements.


Steve Ball, Commercial Director for Palace Chemicals, said: “We not only have a broader product range than any of our UK competitors, but we lead the way in sustainable manufacturing, thus earning our status as a highly trusted supplier and pride ourselves on providing customer service that is second-to-none. This is what 45 years of trading has achieved – yet we refuse to rest on our laurels. This anniversary, combined with our refresh, is as much a celebration of where we are heading in the future as it is about our past.

“We’re most definitely in our prime, and we have no plans to take our foot off the gas in terms of bringing continual improvements to our products and production processes.”


Key to Palace’s success and reputation is its pursuit of ever more sustainable production methods.

Palace was the first company in the sector to be awarded BS5750 (later upgraded to ISO9001). In 2004, it became an ISO 14001 manufacturer for its Environmental Management System and was accredited by the BSI for its BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management System in 2014, which was then updated to ISO 45001 in 2018.

Further investment has led to zero waste to landfill produced during Palace Chemicals’ operating processes. Production is integrated with a closed-loop dust extraction and recycling system, which ensures all airborne dust emissions are contained and collected within a network of extraction ducting around all powder manufacturing and packing processes on site.


And Palace continues in its mission to remove plastics and non-recyclable packaging from its system where possible. All of its plastic-based packaging, for example, now contains a minimum of 30% recycled and recyclable plastics.

“Sustainable production is one of our most important achievements,” said Palace’s Technical Director Jim Percival, “And our current system represents a huge step forward compared with previously available technologies.

“It is a unique example of how investment in sustainable technology can have tangible and long-lasting benefits.”


Sustainability also follows through in Palace’s impressive record of staff retention. Many employees have loyally stayed with the company for several decades, reflecting not only Palace’s stature as an exemplary employer, but highlighting the value that customers place on long-term relationships.

The over-used expression ‘one stop shop’ is probably more appropriate for Palace than for virtually any other company in the adhesives industry.

Having started originally as a manufacturer of damp proofing and timber treatment products, the company now boasts some 250 different formulations, and the packaging makeover will be extended across the product portfolio in the coming months.