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QUALICOAT sets up Pre-Anodising Working Group

There has been much talk about pretreatment of Aluminium prior to powder coating in the last few years with the imminent ban this year on using chromium compounds in the pretreatment process. QUALICOAT has for many years promoted the use of chrome-free pretreatments and the majority of coaters in Europe already utilise such systems. Here in the UK just over half of QUALICOAT licenced plants are chrome-free with other members being ready for an imminent switch over.

Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Plascoat Systems Limited

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced today that it has acquired Plascoat Systems Limited, a leading supplier of thermoplastic powder coatings, from its parent company, International Process Technologies (IPT) Ltd. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Wallwork Cambridge make successful transition to AS9100 Rev D

Aerospace heat treatment and hard coatings professionals, Wallwork Cambridge, have just received their AS9100 Revision D certificate and in so doing become one the first few dozen UK companies to make the transition. All companies working within the aerospace sector must be in compliance with the revision by September 2018.

Brexit debate at 2017 BCF Annual Conference demonstrates unity in supply chain

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) held their 2017 Annual Conference in Manchester in May and the programme included a lively Brexit panel chaired by the BCF’s CEO Tom Bowtell, with Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of Chemical Industries Association (CIA), Terry Scuoler of EEF, Journalist and Broadcaster Isabel Oakeshott and Jan Van der Meulen, Managing Director of the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry (CEPE).

Open door success for UK & Irish galvanizers

The Galvanizing industry in the UK and Ireland opened its doors this week as part of a Continuing Professional Development programme, designed to further the understanding of Hot Dip Galvanizing and strengthen links with the galvanizer in the supply chain.

Axalta Coating Systems to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group, a leading manufacturer of high performance industrial coatings for heavy-duty equipment, general industrial, oil and gas, and glass coatings segments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.