Trust in Goodfellow

We understand that Research and Development often have a unique set of needs when it comes to materials sourcing. Whether you are working on small scale or want a bespoke solution, having over 75 years of experience working as an international materials supplier, Goodfellow has the logistics network and know-how to deliver your products in record time.

We provide over 170,000 high-quality advanced materials, globally, with no minimum order value and can support small batch sizes.

For customers who need custom product solutions, we can support across all project phases, and if intellectual property and confidentiality concerns are a consideration, we have experience working within research collaboration agreements.

Expert Technical Solutions & Advanced Materials for Research | GoodfellowExpert Technical Solutions & Advanced Materials for Research | Goodfellow
Extensive Range of Advanced Materials & Customization for Research | GoodfellowExtensive Range of Advanced Materials & Customization for Research | Goodfellow

Materials Categories 

Our product range includes many different materials, categories and types. From polymers to metals to nanoparticles, to rods, foils, films and sheets, even premanufactured parts such as metal fastening and crucibles for evaporation are available.

But, if you need components from custom materials that you cannot machine in your own facilities, no problem, we can help.


Years of facilitating scientific innovation


Huge range of advanced materials


Countries served globally


Quality assured products

Our Product Range

At Goodfellow, we offer a comprehensive range of high-purity materials relevant to your applications, including:

  • Platinum Rods
  • Scandium Foils
  • Titanium Rods
  • Silver Foils
  • Inconel® 718 Alloy Foils and Sheets
  • Crucibles
Extensive Advanced Materials Product Range for Research | GoodfellowExtensive Advanced Materials Product Range for Research | Goodfellow

Popular Products

Expert Technical Solutions for Peace of Mind in Research | GoodfellowExpert Technical Solutions for Peace of Mind in Research | Goodfellow

Providing You With Peace of Mind - Eliminating Your Risks

Crucial for research and development, Goodfellow is cautious when it comes to ensuring that any materials being sold are fully characterized.

Goodfellow will provide full materials data sheets for many materials, with information including details on the natural isotope distribution, the mechanical properties where appropriate, and the physical and thermal properties.

This means more efficient work for you as you know exactly what materials you are getting, and there are no risks of any material underperforming or being unsuitable for use in terms of its mechanical properties.

Our catalog of products covers a range of materials, categories and types

From polymers to metals to nanoparticles, Goodfellow will have an off-the-shelf or custom solution to suit whatever your material needs.

Advanced Optical Materials for R&D - borosilicate glass tubes | GoodfellowAdvanced Optical Materials for R&D - borosilicate glass tubes | Goodfellow

For Optical Materials

Goodfellow offers custom sizes of optical materials such as sapphire and silicon as well as their standard off-the-shelf components.

If process spectroscopic measurements are to be used on chemical mixtures, quartz, and borosilicate glass tubes may be worth considering as they have good transparency to most wavelengths in the visible and ultraviolet.

PTFE coated glass fabrics - For chemical etching of glass & electronics | GoodfellowPTFE coated glass fabrics - For chemical etching of glass & electronics | Goodfellow

For Chemical Etching of Glass and Electronics

Polytetrafluoroethylene coated glass fabric, which has outstanding resistance to hydrogen fluoride, may be of interest to research groups that perform a lot of chemical etching of glass and electronic components or need to be able to form super clean surfaces for later material growth.

Advanced Materials for Vacuum Applications | GoodfellowAdvanced Materials for Vacuum Applications | Goodfellow

For Vacuum Applications

For vacuum applications where transparent windows are required, Goodfellow can offer quartz windows or fabricated windows from any of its optical material range.

These windows are rated to withstand high vacuum environments and provide good transparency for any measurements taken within the vacuum chamber.

Crucibles & Advanced Materials for Laboratory | GoodfellowCrucibles & Advanced Materials for Laboratory | Goodfellow

For General Labs

Materials that may be of interest for more general laboratory settings include ceramic and refractory metal crucibles for heating samples. Such crucibles are suitable for use at very high temperatures ( > 800°C) or also under vacuum conditions with very low outgassing rates.

Vacuum science applications may benefit from using Kapton®, available in easy-to-use tape form for insulating electrical components in vacuum chambers.

Where there are high heat loads or parts that need to be machined, a glass ceramic material Macor® may be an appropriate choice.

Macor® offers excellent thermal stability and very low outgassing.

Carbon & Graphite Foils - Advanced Materials for Applications | GoodfellowCarbon & Graphite Foils - Advanced Materials for Applications | Goodfellow

For Gasket Materials, Heat Exchanger Blocks, and X-Ray

Materials scientists may be interested in the opportunities offered by carbon films, foils and sheets or graphite foils.

These are non-porous, self-lubricating and lightweight materials that offer excellent thermal shock resistance.

Such films, foils and sheets can be used as gasket materials, heat exchanger blocks, and in X-Ray applications as a Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG) variant of the material offers outstanding X-Ray and neutron diffraction, making it an ideal sample for testing and set-up.

Why Goodfellow?

  • No minimum order
  • Over 170,000 advanced materials: in one place, one of the largest range available globally
  • Materials selection, customization and development: from custom parts for prototyping through to production, and full product modification
  • Product services: machining/cutting services, rolling and metal foil production, analytical services to custom wire manufacturing, and more, we offer a full range of services to meet your needs
  • Free and fast delivery: Worldwide shipping and custom clearance, to your door. All orders are dispatched within 48 hours
  • Commercial arrangements: from call off orders, buffer stock, fixed and contract pricing and discounts for increased volumes, and more, with product traceability and compliance documentation
  • We help you innovate into the future.

*Conditions apply

What's New

Recent posts

Innovation Discussed podcast logo | Goodfellow
Ep# 12 - Visiting the Advanced Materials Show
The team go on the road to visit the Advanced Materials Show and record this month's episode from the NEC.
Read more
7 June 2024
Aluminium cans for recycling
The Impact of Metal Recycling on Environmental Sustainability
By recycling the metal we use, we can save natural resources, save energy, reduce pollution, and support a healthier environment for...
Read more
30 May 2024
Academic branches of success in science
An Academic Guide to the Branches of Science
Science is a vast field of study that focuses on helping us to better understand the world around us, from how the cells in our bodies...
Read more
29 May 2024

Be in the know

 Sign Up for our latest materials insight, projects and offers.

Sign up for emails

About Goodfellow

For over 75 years, we've been your trusted partner in scientific advancement, supporting researchers and businesses globally with high-quality advanced materials.

Our comprehensive catalog features over 170,000 speciality materials, forms and components, which are available from small research quantities to larger production requirements. We offer you fast dispatch and complimentary global delivery, ensuring an exceptional customer experience.