Thermopatch UK, One year on...

Thermopatch UK opened its new premises in July 2015 and is now coming to the end of its first year of trading. The new building is now finished, situated in Kendal in the heart of the stunning Lake District National Park. The team has settled in and they are fully up and running.


For those people who do not know Thermopatch, they are leading manufacturers of labels in the UK for textile identification and emblems for garment decoration. Thermopatch started trading in 1934, and now has 95 distributors throughout the world. Thermopatch UK is part of the family whose European headquarters are in Almere in Holland. They have four factories throughout the world manufacturing their emblems and transfers: these are located in Holland, Poland, the UK and the United States of America.

The UK team is overseen by Richard Rigg who has been with the company for 13 years. Rigg predominantly looks after the sales team and covers the north of England, Scotland, Northern and Southern Ireland. Petros Kassimis is the sales executive covering the south of England and Wales.

The office is run by office manager, Joyce Wharton, who has been working at Thermopatch for 16 years. Wharton is assisted by Oliver Milligan with the day to day running of the office. Milligan has been with the company for nine years.

Paul Maxwell is the Thermopatch technician. With a full workshop in Kendal, the company can offer back-up and technical support for all their label printers and heat seal machines. Should you require any servicing of the Thermopatch machines they try their best to turn these around in 48 hours, with many common spare parts held in stock.

With a combined experience of over 50 years, their friendly and professional team is highly knowledgeable about the full range of Thermopatch products.

Thermopatch have been supplying their labels and emblems to a wide range of market sectors. The key areas are laundry, healthcare, workwear, sports, promotional and general apparel.


Focussing on the laundry market, Thermopatch has been supplying this sector with barcode labels for a number of years now. The HiQ groups of products, whether it be one of the HiQ printers, HiQ thermal labels or HiQ preprinted label, have proved to be one of the leading labelling systems in the UK and Ireland. The way in which the tape is supplied ensures that the print quality of the last label is just as good as that of the first. To run alongside these industrial wash barcode labels, they offer DigiLine emblems and Truflex transfers. DigiLine emblems are industrial wash, full colour badges, which offer customers their logos in their preferred designs and corporate colours. The latest digital printing and laser cutting techniques mean emblems can be made in virtually any colour and shape, and can even include photographic images. If a transfer is required, the industrial wash Truflex transfer can be manufactured in corporate colours to reflect the company logo. Truflex is also flame retardant, compliant with the European NEN-EN 469:2005 standard.

Thermopatch UK also offers a full range of manual and pneumatic heat seal machines which are designed to maximise efficiency and provide the operator with an ergonomically friendly working environment. From the most popular HS4-C manual model with automatic opening, through to the air-operated twin-headed, standard platen Mammoth NL15 and NL-33 AUTO MAXI large platen presses, they ensure that customers have a solution for all their sealing requirements.

 In addition to the supply of labelling solutions to the commercial laundry market, Thermopatch UK is seeing great success with the standalone HIQ-EOS-1 system which is ideally suited for the marking of residents’ clothing in nursing and residential homes. Using a neat, pre-programmed “table-top” printer and a keyboard, heatseal labels (or even iron-on labels) can be produced at the touch of a button. Easy to use, and with no computer or software needed, this system provides an ideal method of preserving the dignity of patients by ensuring their clothing is easily identifiable.

Thermopatch cares greatly about ecology and safety, which is why many of their products have been tested to comply with the OEKO-TEX standard 100 certification, meaning that they are suitable for use in applications where they may come into contact with skin without causing harm.

Whatever market sector you are working in, Thermopatch UK is always happy to help with enquiries and will do their best to meet your requirements.

The Thermopatch team can be contacted on 01539 722122, by e-mail to:

or by visiting their website to see all products and solutions that can meet your requirements

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