RTL Materials Ltd was established in 1998 and is the world's only Bistable Rollable Composite manufacturer. This unique material is at the heart of every Rolatube we make and has enabled us to change the way we think about product design. The patented technology is now used in a wide range of industries and organisations around the world who depend on the unique characteristics of Rolatube products to support their operations.

Whether it's defence or emergency response personnel using a Rolatube mast for essential communications or an energy supplier using a Rolatube boom for the inspection of critical infrastructure, the combination of low weight, packed volume and speed of deployment has enhanced the users' capability, increased safety and saved lives time and time again.

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Since its first commercial application in the core inspection of a nuclear power station, Rolatube's disruptive technology has attracted attention from engineers and product designers worldwide.

As the world's only Bistable Rollable Composite manufacturer, we continue to work with new partners as more applications for this unique material are found. From deployable composite booms in space to lightweight structures on the ground, this revolutionary material truly delivers a unique set of capabilities compared to traditional materials.

If you have an application that you think Rolatube would be perfect for, we would love to hear from you. Let us know where we can reach you on our contact form and we will be in touch.


Rolatube partners with a worldwide network of professional distributors, all of whom have the experience and expertise in their sectors to provide support for our standard product range. Meanwhile, here at our UK HO, we work directly with customers for whom we create bespoke products and solutions. For a comprehensive list of distributors and details on contacts for your region, please use our  International Distributor Locator.