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About Plasma Clean

Plasma Clean are an innovative and research-led UK technology company based in Stockport, Cheshire. Working across the UK and beyond, we provide air purification systems that blend cutting-edge technology with the best of traditional techniques. All products are designed in-house and manufactured in Cheshire, UK. That means we’re able to keep a close eye on every detail and make sure each item meets our high quality standards.

Who we work with

We operate throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Australia, providing solutions for a wide range of applications. These include kitchen ventilation grease, odour and smoke control, to washroom hygiene, waste odour control and air & surface disinfection for the food industry, helping to increase shelf life of perishable goods and reduce food waste. We work closely with M&E consultants, Catering Houses, Kitchen Canopy and Extraction system manufacturers and M&E Contractors, where we advise on the best solution whether it be kitchen extraction grease removal from a Gastro Pub or Burger Bar, to air disinfection for cold stores in supermarket chains, commercial butchers or 5 star hotels.  We also work with Facilities Management companies to help resolve issues with odours in washrooms and waste storage areas.  We have a wide range of end users from Tesco, Morrisons and Marks and Spencer, to McDonald’s, Premier Inn, Eds Easy Diner, and Hilton Hotels. See our list of Case Studies which provide examples of the range of projects we have worked on.

A brief history

The business started in 2002, the brainwave of University of Manchester scientists Dr David Glover and Professor Christopher Whitehead. At the time, David – now the company’s MD – was working in the university’s commercialisation department, whilst Christopher was researching the chemistry of gas discharges (or plasmas) and had seen potential for new ways to use the technology for air purification equipment.

A sound injection of venture capital allowed for some serious R&D work, setting David and the team off to explore problems and solutions in both commercial kitchen and washroom environments.

In terms of kitchens, the research focused at that point on a particular challenge presented by a new company director with experience in the activated carbon industry: to come up with an air purification solution for commercial kitchens lacking the space for adequate activated carbon filters. What was needed was something small, lightweight, and with no static pressure, meaning no need for fan modifications.

The result was the Xtract 2100, the first ozone injection machine designed specifically for commercial kitchens. Filling a gap in the market, the new product quickly proved popular – and its success set the team off on the path of further kitchen-focused R&D. This led to a unique range of kitchen air purification equipment, with each product designed to work together as part of a complete modular system.

Alongside this, the team’s R&D work on washroom problems and solutions produced the highly effective and successful Ambion range of ionisers for infection and odour control in ambient air. Ambion ionisers are now an increasingly popular choice for washrooms in commercial and public buildings.
Always looking ahead, we’re constantly researching new technologies and are now looking in particular at new methods of air and surface treatment for use in areas such as food production, hospitals and clean rooms.


Meet the Team

Dr. David Glover

Dr David Glover

Co-founder and Managing Director

Since the start of his career, David has had an interest in creating a cleaner, safer environment. His original research focus was on how micro-organisms break down pollution in the environment. This led to a doctorate in environmental microbiology. He’s been involved in the technology sector since 1996, and now leads all Plasma Clean R&D activity.

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Wayne McMurry

Wayne McMurray

Business Manager

A commercially focused and creative professional with a consultative, transparent approach, focused on helping businesses meet your needs. Responsible for ensuring that you receive the highest level of customer care and quality of workmanship. That includes sound advice regarding air purification, reliable systems that perform as promised, and solid support that’s there when you need it.

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Heather Hazelwood

Heather Hazelwood

Executive Manager

Heather joined Plasma Clean in 2010 with a wealth of experience gained in both public and private sector roles and a Master’s in Business Administration. Heather is responsible for order processing and credit control as well as for organising our rapidly growing number of UK and International deliveries.

Christopher Whitehead

Professor Christopher Whitehead

Co-founder and inventor

The inventor of the core plasma technology on which the company was launched, Christopher is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has been researching plasmas and their applications for over 20 years. A particular theme of his research has been the use of plasmas for the purification of indoor air and the destruction of odours.

 

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    "Faced with EHO intervention to ensure odour free discharge at Theatre Severn, plus a low level extraction point, we found Plasma Clean offered the only suitable system that was cost effective, maintained efficiency and could be easily installed, saving us time and money. We will be using Plasma Clean on future projects."

    Harry Dhanjal
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