About Us

A fine heritage…

In 1958 Mr Albert Waxman founded A Waxman (Fibres) Ltd, a synthetic fibre merchanting company based in Bradford. So successful was he, that just 8 years later, he bought the Grove Mills site in Elland – still home to the Waxman Group today.

Albert’s son Richard joined the business in 1976 and soon made his mark by forming Waxman International, distributing Kanecaron modacrylic fibres from Japan’s Kaneka Corporation. These fibres are used in high pile (faux fur) products and Richard built the business to incorporate distribution rights for the whole of Europe.

Today, Waxman Fibres not only distributes Kanecaron fibres but also develops and assists our partners to provide sophisticated solutions for the most demanding FR end uses.

Waxman Fibres is part of the Waxman Group of companies which include Protal, Waxman International, Waxman Speciality Products, Waxman Ceramics, Waxman Energy, Waxman Renewables and the Waxman Training Academy.