Driving Innovation

We are witnessing Optics being a center of innovation. As individuals and organizations, we benefit from your innovations daily, such as photons in telecommunications and fiber optics providing higher bandwidth communications and data transfer and recovery.

This has an innovation knock-on effect to other sectors such as Optoelectronics technologies.

To keep you innovating, your team at Goodfellow is committed to offering over 170,000 high-quality advanced materials and product customization support tailored to your specific needs.

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Selecting the Optimal Materials

There are a broad range of materials and forms available from Goodfellow, after all we are one of the largest global market suppliers. This means you get the right products for your applications.

Whether you need Fused Silica for its outstanding optical transmission properties and wear resistance, or are concerned with the chemical purity of the starting materials, or require polymer materials for visible light applications or a high vacuum environment, we are highly experienced in addressing the demands associated with research and development as well as supporting small-scale manufacturers.

We can supply many of the auxiliary materials needed for manufacturing.


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:

  • Sapphire Sheets
  • Borosilicate Glass Sheets
  • Eagle XG® Glass Sheets
  • Silicon Disks
  • Polycarbonate Films and Sheets
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Popular Products

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Optoelectronics Paving the Way

We see our customers in Optoelectronics realizing cutting-edge advancements, whether bio-sensors for the rapid screening of metabolites for disease diagnosis or new, wearable polymers that can conduct electricity and light up in response to changes in the human body.

Some of these advancements are enabled by new nanofabrication methods resulting in light-based healthcare devices and treatments.

We provide a range of services and solutions that are innovative, starting from our well-characterized and high-purity materials.

Our expert Technical Solutions team of experienced scientists, engineers and technologists work daily to provide the bespoke and customized solution you need for your next innovations.

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.

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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.