About Us

Discover the origin of Techlan and the team behind its success

Setting the standards in Circular Economy for others to follow

We envision an economy where both resources and energy are used efficiently, waste is minimized, and the value of products and resources is maximized throughout their lifecycle. The circular economy aims to design out waste, keep products and materials in use for as long as possible, and regenerate natural systems.

Our Journey:

“My goal has always been to create a circular economy model that others will follow in our fight against climate change and our race toward net zero”.
Mark Thompson

Founded in 2009 by Mark Thompson and Roger Banks, Techlan was set up to solve the problem of waste silicone release papers generated from manufacturing processes.  Their objective was to convert this waste into a high quality, 100% recycled release paper, that could be reused once again to create more sustainable products.

Where it began:

Keeping materials in circulation was, and still is, the driving force behind Techlan. Stopping unnecessary discarding of waste release liners to landfill and single use consumption became Mark Thompson's passion.

Starting as an idea within his small office in Swansea, Mark built his first prototype using materials bought from a local hardware store. Following 5 years of intense R&D the Re-LinerTM solution was born.
Fast forward to today and Techlan is a family-run business operating from a 25,000sq foot warehouse. It is diverting 100’s of tonnes of release paper away from landfill and recycling it into high-quality Re-LinerTM for re-use once again.
The people driving change

Founders and Senior Management

Techlan has a highly capable and entrepreneurial management team. We all share an ambition to deliver a high quality recycled product, combined with an exceptional level of customer service, at an economical price.

Management team

Mark Thompson

Managing Director

30 years’ experience in waste sector providing innovative reuse solutions to problematic waste.

Steffan Bird

Operations Director

10+ years of operational management experience and system process optimization.

Roger Banks

Finance Director

60 years of business experience, having worked with the Bank of England, The Royal Household and the Atomic Energy Authority.

Marci Clarke

Office Manager

Exceptional managerial, organisational, and financial skills. Fluent in Polish & English.

The origin of our name

A name is important. At Techlan we are very proud of our Welsh heritage, so when the company was created we were sure to include a combination of the Welsh language together with aspects of the clean technology that we were developing:

Technoleg – Is Welsh for technology

Glan – Is Welsh for clean