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Tanky Systems: Setting the standard for surface oil skimming

Oil skimmers. Not very exciting. They live in sumps and wells. Sometimes they are shut in the back of industrial degreasing machines with little natural daylight, lonely. Sometimes they sit on the side of settlement lakes under hot tin roofs like frustrated carp fishermen, ignored by society at large. Unlike carp fishermen however, they do provide a valuable function (no offence). They are removing unwanted oil from the surface of water tanks, thereby greatly reducing the risk of bacteria build up and the foul stench that often accompanies it.


Layton Technologies are currently experiencing a higher than usual level of enquiries, sales leads and orders. After analysing all available information, Layton have assigned this increase in activity to the Brexit effect.

EcoInCure: space-saving oven technology for electric cars

Electric, fully networked, highly automated: the new car brand Byton is consistently designed for the mobility of the future. The Chinese start-up also insists on state-of-the-art standards for manufacturing and commissioned Dürr to construct a complete paint shop. Distinguishing features are a 20% reduction in footprint and the use of pioneering technologies. An example of this is the EcoInCure oven, which is ideal for electric vehicles.

QUALICOAT Gain RIAI Approval for CPD

As the benefits of a QUALICOAT specification gain awareness across the UK and Ireland, the association decided to apply for approval from the The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). The approval was recently given for the QUALICOAT CPD titled ‘Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating’.

HMG Paints named amongst Innovation100

HMG Paints Ltd, the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer, has been recognised as one of the 100 most innovative companies in Greater Manchester, in a report produced by BQ and the Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company.

Textural Architectural Finishes

Powder Coating technology continues to advance, and whilst not a new concept, textured coatings are becoming recognised by specifiers as an alternative to choosing a high gloss, gloss or matt powder coat finish.

Multi-function surface testing facility installed by George Koch provides an innovative solution to help airbus uk move to a chrome-free treatment process

Process system specialist George Koch Sons Europe has completed a major Penetrant Flaw Detection facility for Airbus UK as part of the aerospace manufacturer’s move from chromic to tartaric sulphuric acid anodising. The installation in Chester is now understood to be one of the largest such facilities in the world and operates alongside a purpose-designed water treatment plant, also installed by George Koch. The multi-stage, self-contained installation is now a key element in the manufacture of Airbus wings and associated components.

Turbex receives health and safety accreditation

Turbex (, based in Alton, Hampshire, which has been supplying aqueous cleaning systems to industry for over 30 years and more recently anodising, chemical cleaning and surface treatment lines, is one of the latest firms to receive accreditation under the Alcumus SafeContractor scheme.