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Jacquet Weston Engineering's continuous focus and commitment secures largest order in 47 years

Being the only U.K Metal Finishing Plant supplier with ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Jacquet Weston Engineering’s continuous focus and commitment to both quality and design has led to them recently securing the largest order in their 47-year history. This is also reflected in the continued increase in workload, not only for the supply of large turnkey projects but for the high demand of both spares and servicing. The ongoing business success has led to some major developments with the Company recently announcing the opening of a new Plastics Fabrication Division based in South Wales.

Elcometer Limited acquires Sagola S.A

Three years after the successful launch of their new Abrasive Blast Equipment Division, Elcometer, world leaders in the supply of equipment to the coatings industry are pleased to announce their acquisition of Sagola SA, a leading manufacturer and supplier of paint spray equipment to the automotive and industrial refinishing sectors.

Alesta® AP QualiSteel – efficient and sustainable coating of galvanized steel

The innovative powder coating Alesta® AP QualiSteel for the coating of hot dipped galvanized steel offers benefits coaters have been looking for. Excellent degassing properties and a good flow ensure a superb surface appearance. The fast and reliable curing at low temperatures enables energy savings and an increase in productivity. Very good UV and humidity resistance according to QUALISTEELCOAT specifications provide longer life cycles of coated parts. Additionally, Axalta Coating Systems' new label-free and low consumption powder coatings, which are available in a wide range of RAL based colours, make coating more sustainable.

UK Team to be world leaders in studying the recovery of gallium from WEEE

A consortium of six UK companies has been awarded funding by Innovate UK for a nine months project to study the opportunities for recovering pure gallium metal from LED lights obtained from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The gallium found in LEDs is in the form of gallium nitride (GaN), which is a high-performance semiconductor and a vital component in LEDs. The project started on 1st November 2020 and will be the first time that gallium will be recovered from End-of-Life components. Currently, gallium is only recovered from material offcuts and shavings.

New PhoenixTM Thermal View Software . . . New Paint Cure Analysis Power

PhoenixTM has released a new version of Thermal View Finishing software complimenting it range of thru-process temperature profiling systems used in the Coating industry. The Finishing software brings some significant new analysis and reporting features designed specifically for temperature monitoring paint and powder cure processes.

Pandemic focuses manufacturing companies on the need to rethink UK support

The current Covid19 situation has exacerbated the massive hole in the UK servicing and support market for hermetically sealed degreasing systems. Traditionally many engineering companies have depended upon European engineers travelling to the UK to undertake not only basic maintenance and servicing but also to solve ongoing issues. As well as proving to be expensive the entire concept has often involved “grouping” service visits between operators in an attempt to minimise costs as far as possible. This has frequently resulted in significant delays in support, sometimes to the detriment of ongoing system integrity.

New Lanemark process gas burner installations bring clear gains to dumper truck manufacturing

The latest process gas burner technology from Lanemark Combustion Engineering Ltd. is now helping one of the country’s leading manufacturers of construction equipment to benefit from optimised energy usage and minimised emissions. Warwickshire-based Thwaites Ltd., who provide a wide range of dumper truck designs particularly to the construction industry, have replaced two well-proven existing Lanemark FD5EP-3 burner installations with the company’s latest force-draught gas and air FD5GAP-3 models. The result is a combination of excellent heat control and an anticipated, significant saving in gas usage.