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About us

Cowens Ltd provide expert solutions for all your health, safety and environmental issues.

Cowens was founded in 1821 as a cotton wool manufacturer and in 1901 progressed into the manufacturing of non woven materials. In 1999 under new management the company diversified into the environmental products and services trade.

The business manufactures a wide range of woven and needled materials for the upholstery and funeral trade. Alongside these, Cowens Ltd manufactures a range of environmental products ranging from pollution control hardware to spill clean-up consumables. All products manufactured on site conform to ISO9001 quality standards for the production of goods. Each stage in the manufacturing process is regularly checked to ensure conformity, allowing for a high quality product to be guaranteed.

Cowens Ltd is also a wholesaler of a wide range of cotton wool products which are ideal for use in the Beauty, Laboratory, Medical and veterinary trades. These products are professionally packaged to allow for retail use.

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Environmental

Pollution control hardware (booms, skimmers, pumps, separators, tanks, detection) and spill clean-up consumables. We have a contaminated land division for desk studies, intrusive site investigations and ground & groundwater remediation services.

Safety

Fire barriers and fireproof fillings and linings; air/gas filter media; liquid filters and separators; protective waddings and felts; chemical storage and transfer equipment; personal protective equipment; intrinsically safe pumps; chemical absorbents; biological cleaning agents and solvent-free degreasers.

Health

Medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and veterinary cotton wools, bandages and absorbents. NHS, wholesale and retail. Factory shop, mail order and export. With over 185 years of experience in non-woven textiles, we specialise in developing individual solutions for customers and supplying volume products competitively.

 

Why Choose Cowens

Cowens are passionate about giving the best possible customer service. Your confidence is assured by our ISO9000 registered quality systems, rigorous training and thorough materials testing. Based outside Carlisle near J42 M6, we pride ourselves in responding immediately to your exact needs.

Have a question to ask?

If you have any questions regarding our company or any of our products then please get in touch either by telephone, email or through the contact form on the Contact page

Alternatively if there is a specific member of staff that you require then feel free to get in touch using the email addresses on the Team page.