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Stuart Alldis will be at Surface World Live 2018

With over 20 years’ experience in web and software development, Stuart is a tenacious communicator with exceptional commercial awareness and leadership skills. He has worked in senior positions for multinational brands and has travelled around the globe working in Europe, Asia and the US.

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.

Dürr creates paint shop for electric vehicles in China

The future belongs to electric cars, since they allow an emission-free and sustainable mobility. The established car manufacturers are increasingly being joined in the market by new competitors, especially in China. Dürr is currently building a fully automatic paint shop for a local OEM. The plant in Hefei is designed to handle 100,000 units per year, and will commence operation in June 2018. The integration of numerous digital@DÜRR solutions turns the paint shop into a Smart Factory with extensive use of data.

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 (www.turbex.co.uk), 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.

2018 GAGAs Open for Entry

The countdown has begun to the annual GAGAs - Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards. Entry is now open for these highly regarded awards, which offer an accessible yet powerful way of establishing a reputation for design excellence, within the architectural community and beyond.

Metaltech to Become Part of the Wallwork Group

Consett, County Durham based Metaltech Ltd is to join the Wallwork Group. Both companies specialise in the thermal processing and coating of metals for the aerospace, automotive, medical device and precision engineering sectors. Each brings additional metal treatments that will complement those of the other.

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.