Contamac Ltd

Contamac Ltd

Contamac is a double Queen's Award for Enterprise Winner, in 2012 for International Trade and then for Innovation in 2016.

Address: Carlton House, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden
Postcode: CB11 3AU
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 51+ (£1,000+VAT pa)

Established in 1987 the company has gained a widely acknowledged reputation for comprehensive research, strong customer focus and consistently superior quality

Mission Statement:   To develop and enhance our people, skills and products ensuring we deliver the best customer service in our industry, making us the first choice supplier in the markets we serve

We are one of the world’s largest suppliers of contact and intraocular lens materials and from our purpose built 35,700 sq.ft. manufacturing complex and headquarters based in Saffron Walden near Cambridge, highly qualified technical and manufacturing experts, in conjunction with a multi-lingual sales and marketing team, support an ever-increasing number of customers’ worldwide, supplying technically advanced materials for vision.

Contamac manufactures more than 200 high performance materials for the growing Contact Lens and Intraocular Lens markets.  A total commitment to Innovation, Research and Development, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance has helped secure its prominent position in the market and drives the company's passion to develop and bring new technology to the ophthalmic industry.

Technical and Professional Expertise

The R&D capability of Contamac is at the heart of its activities, underlining our belief in continuous development in order to meet the changing needs of a global market.  Success comes as a result of considerable investment in the most leading edge technology and the dedication of the R&D, Technical and Quality Assurance teams, with constant efforts to monitor and maintain customer satisfaction, deliver superior quality products and ensure the company serves the needs of the Ophthalmic Industry.

Contamac has used its core strengths to develop biocompatible materials for other markets.  The company’s experience with medical applications in plastics has led to research and collaborations in the Biocompatible Medical Device markets. 

Contamac’s professional support extends into education where the company has many links with academia supported by its own professional services team who educate eye care professionals on a global basis on new technologies and industry trends. 

Global Reach 

Contamac's commitment to the global market was underlined by forming Contamac US Inc., a subsidiary business to serve the US and Canada, offering complete sales and marketing support.

ContateQ, a joint venture business was formed in Holland to combine engineering and chemistry expertise that will provide unique product offerings to the industry we serve.  

Distributors also support the global needs of Contamac with our partners in  China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Korea.

Contamac Ltd introduces a new addition to the Optimum family of contact lens materials

Contamac is the world’s largest manufacturer of contact (CL) and intraocular (IOL) lens materials, and a leading innovator in the development of specialist polymers and biocompatible materials for medical applications.

12 March 2019Read in full

John McGregor, Chairman and Founder of Contamac Ltd

OBE for John McGregor, Contamac’s Founder and Chairman

John McGregor, Chairman and Founder of Contamac Ltd, was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours, “For services to International Trade and Innovation in Polymer Technology”.

26 January 2018Read in full

Contamac Ltd announces 
FDA clearance of Tangible Hydra-PEG™

Contamac Ltd, manufacturer of the Optimum® line of GP contact lens materials, is pleased to announce the FDA clearance of Tangible Hydra-PEG.

17 February 2017Read in full

Philipp Polonyi receiving Queen's Award

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Essex presents Contamac with Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation

Lord Petre, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, presented Contamac with the formal Grant of Appointment of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016: Innovation, during a ceremony held at the company’s head office in Saffron Walden.

9 August 2016Read in full