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‘QUALICOAT Approved Two Coat Systems for Architectural Aluminium’ by Alan Maginnis – QUALICOAT UK & Ireland Chairman

The global powder coatings specification for powder coating over aluminium now in its 14th Edition has its strength in the ‘triple lock’ approval system, firstly, the pretreatment chemistry, secondly the application process, and thirdly the powder used, where for each of these three elements independent approval and inspection is required. For the vast majority of architectural applications, the standard QUALICOAT approved one coat system is perfect, where the strength of weathering is identified by the Class of powder chosen.

Supporting all your finishing needs

MCM Conveyors, a division of Amber Industries Ltd., has developed and manufactures its own high quality range of light, medium and heavy duty overhead conveyor systems which are marketed under the Autotrack (AT), Powertrack (PT), Sidetrack (ST), Dualtrack (DT) and Freetrack (FT) brand names depending on the type of system.

The Institute of Materials Finishing

The Institute of Materials Finishing is the premier technical organisation representing professionals, academia and major manufacturing companies in the materials finishing and surface engineering industries within the UK and the world. A charitable organisation, it is managed by volunteers who give their time to promote continued success for our exciting industry.

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).

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.

Thermaset prepare for growth

Industrial powder coatings specialist Thermaset has made a significant investment in the upgrading and expansion of its business over the past 18 month as part of its ongoing commitment to growth.

Awards Shortlist Reflects Market Trends

As this year’s Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards, the GAGAs, publishes its nomination shortlist, it is clear to see that attitudes are changing towards what we expect from our industrial architecture.

Coatings sector warns of Brexit risks in major industry survey

A major survey conducted by the British Coatings Federation (BCF) has revealed some significant concerns of the coatings sector regarding the economic and regulatory landscape post-Brexit. Coatings are an important “enabling” economic sector to other key industries such as automotive and construction, allowing manufacturing to thrive in the UK, so being able to continue to have a competitive UK manufacturing base for paints, coatings and inks is critical to UK industry.