Markel Fluoropolymer Solutions

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About Markel Corporation

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Markel Corporation was founded in 1922 at our present location in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Markel’s initial product line consisted of braided textile-based sleeves coated in linseed oil which were used as insulation in vacuum tube radios.


Markel’s first fluoropolymer products were introduced in the 1950s and in 1978, Markel developed and patented PTFE based abrasion resistant cable liners in response to the need for improved efficiencies at higher temperatures in automotive accelerator and transmission shift cables. In 2000, Markel made a strategic decision to focus solely on fluoropolymer based products and reinvest for significant growth in this newly created core business.


Today, Markel is a specialty manufacturing company whose focus is on creating value through fluoropolymer-based products for the chemical process, automotive, telecommunications, and membrane filtration and contacting markets. Markel is widely recognized as a leader in extrusion of all types of fluoropolymers. With expertise in bonding fluoropolymers, etching systems, large profile cable core and mandrels, Markel has demonstrated the ability to rapidly develop or adapt new technology to the changing needs of the market.


Whether the application is in the automotive, industrial, aerospace, or fluid handling markets, Markel has the leadership, expertise, resources, and equipment to support the customized needs of these markets. Markel is staffed with design and application development personnel who will work in partnership with a customer to develop a new application.