The OBEX Story

OBEX Protection Ltd specialises in the manufacture and distribution of innovative protection films and membrane solutions for the construction industry.

The company was founded in Worcester UK by the Francis family in January 2010 and has since become the global leader in fire-rated membrane innovation for the window and façade industry.

In the early years, OBEX focused on the production of protection tapes and films for the window manufacturing industry, building a reputation for quality products backed by an excellent service.



In 2013, OBEX received ISO 9001 certification. We also opened our Australian office, shipping product from the UK to supply the growing demand in Australasia.

Two years later in 2015 we opened our French division, where the SPEEDSTER taping system proved to be very popular.

It was during 2015 that OBEX took the step of diversification into the production of EPDM membranes, quickly becoming a key supplier of membranes and associated products to the construction industry. Over the next few months, the rapidly increasing demand for OBEX products required investment in state-of-the-art machinery, including sending the first slitting machine out to Australia.


One of the most significant innovations in the history of OBEX has been the development of our OBEX CORTEX fire-rated membrane systems.  This has become a real game-changer for the construction industry for two reasons:

  • Firstly, architects, contractors and installers now have a source for façade membrane systems that are not only compliant with the government’s fire-regulations but, importantly, are also rigorously tested to the correct EN standards for performance.
  • Secondly, they also have access to our expertise in correct product specification, correct installation procedures and compatibility data, as well as a free site-support provision for install training and QA reporting.

July 2020 saw us relocate to our brand new 27,500 sq.ft. premises, providing space for greater stock holding, a new R&D zone and a great environment for the OBEX team.


Today, OBEX Protection continues its rapid growth, based on a strong commitment to innovation, quality and service, backed by a culture of openness, honesty and fairness.

We look forward to working with you, so that together, we can play a key part in protecting and enhancing the buildings of the future.

The OBEX Team.

The OBEX Team is in fact a group of teams, each made up of experts in their field, all fully aligned with and in support of the OBEX culture and values.

Whether it's the NPD (New Product Development) Team ensuring that we provide the products that are needed to meet the regulatory standards, or the Business Development Team advising key façade designers and specifiers on product compliance, or our Customer Service Team dedicated to giving our clients top-notch service, we work together to ensure that all of our industry partners have a great experience with OBEX.

So from Production to Sales, Technical to Marketing, we're just one big friendly Team dedicated to your success.

Meet The Team
The OBEX Team.

Environmental & Sustainability

At OBEX Protection Ltd, we understand the importance of protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. We are committed to playing our part by implementing various measures to reduce our environmental impact.

One of the ways in which we do this is through our waste baling and recycling initiative. We recycle as much production waste as possible, including plastic, cardboard, metal drums, tape and film offcuts, and more.

We are committed to protecting the planet and will continue to implement measures to reduce our environmental impact.

Join us in our mission to make the world a better place for future generations.

Read more
Environmental & Sustainability

Community & Charity Support

At OBEX Protection Ltd, we're committed to giving back to the community that supports us. That's why charitable giving is a central part of our company ethos. We believe that by supporting the causes and organizations that matter to our customers and employees, we can make a positive impact on the world around us.

From generous financial donations to hands-on volunteering, we're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need.

Join us in our mission to build a brighter future for all.

Read more
Community & Charity Support

Our Accreditations - Your Peace Of Mind

BBA British Board of Agrément

OBEX products have third-party approval from BBA (British Board of Agrément), to ensure that their CORTEX Interface Sealing Solutions comply with all relevant performance standards.

Learn More

KIWA BDA Agrément

OBEX utilises KIWA BDA Agrément, an accredited global third-party testing organisation, to ensure that their products comply with industry regulations and performance standards.

Learn More


OBEX has achieved ISO 9001 certification, the standard that provides a framework for organizations to maintain and continuously improve their quality management systems and processes.

Learn More

Case Studies

Get in touch and discover the power of OBEX.

Contact us