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How can homeworking be productive, cost effective and successful for you, your employees and your business?

Coronavirus has left many businesses with the task of telling their employees to work from home. For many, working from home is a new and unknown entity. But with a structured plan put into place, regular communication between you, your team, your customers and suppliers, you can ensure that your business will continue with success. A united joint effort to get through the current situation is paramount for your business to succeed in these unprecedented times.

Budget backs SMEs

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget to help retailers and the economy. In his first budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £30 billion plan to protect and support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

A note from Surface Worlds energy partner – LSI Energy

We hope that you and your families are well and that your operations are holding up during these trying times.LSI Energy have spent a large amount of time ensuring that our teams can work remotely and continue to deliver quality services to our clients. Please be assured that our staff will be available to assist business with their energy needs as normal.We are acutely aware of the impact the current COVID‐19 situation can pose and so wanted to offer some advice to businesses to hopefully take energy contracts off the list of concerns.

The IMF at Surface World Live

This year the Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF) will be hosting a Stand at Surface World Live. Please be aware that this event has been postponed to February 24th & 25th 2021.

QUALICOAT meet in Solihull

The first QUALICOAT UK & Ireland members meeting of the year took place in early February at the Arden Hotel at Solihull. Turnout was excellent with over thirty members present, representing powder coat applicators, pretreatment systems providers and major powder manufacturers.

Automated, industrial post processing for HP multi jet fusion components: HP and Rösler sign cooperation agreement

AM Solutions, Rösler group’s brand name for all activities around additive manufacturing, and HP announce a contractually fixed cooperation agreement covering the development of new equipment solutions in the field of automated post processing of 3D printed components. By jointly leveraging their technologies, this collaboration is aimed at bringing an industrial ready and scalable 3D printing post-processing workflow to their customers. Moreover, AM Solutions - 3D printing services expands its printing possibilities with the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution.

Westbury for total filtration

Since the acquisition of Total Filtration in July 2019 Westbury now offer a one stop shop for a wide range of filter supplies and associated components from air filtration to liquid filtration. Westbury employs over 70 staff and has a turnover in excess of £6.5m and is the UKs oldest independent filter manufacturer.

Straaltechniek UK Revolutionises Tension Control Bolts Blasting Process

TCB (Tension Control Bolts) manufacturers of Tension Control Bolts and the innovative Shear Wrench System who supply the worlds largest construction projects such as the recently renovated Forth Bridge, needed help to improve the productivity of their blasting production process and improve surface profile quality prior to downstream processes.

ASD lighting choose Metavate Pretreatment Technology

ASD lighting have been designing and manufacturing products in South Yorkshire for over 35 years, employing over 200 people at their 200,000 sq. ft. site in the heart of Rotherham. Their installations range from the Tate Modern Gallery, Railway Stations, International Freight Depots to Schools, Universities and Hospitals, to name just a few.

Gallito Fume Extraction for Ultrimax

When paint shop support specialists Ultrimax Coatings Ltd relocated to new premises they had their new facility fitted out with an array of Gallito fume extraction equipment. As a supplier of Gallito equipment to their own customers, Ultrimax were obviously more than happy to have the same quality products installed for their own use.

HMG’s paint heads to the Speedway track

Having previously seen their coatings on track at events such as the Le Mans 24 Hours and the X-Games, Manchester based HMG Paints’ coatings will be heading to the Speedway track in 2020. The companies Powder Coatings and Wet Paint will be used by young talent Billy Budd, who was signed by Birmingham Brummies to be their new club mascot for 2020.

Ready for savings with optimized powder coating process

The clear visibility of all process parameters at any time is a prerequisite for continuous improvement. Process awareness combines with the knowledge and process control for top performance at the lowest operating cost. Data collection and analysis. Tips on system settings optimization. Remote connectivity. IOT readiness. This is what powder coaters are looking for today in order to ensure the competitive advantage of their companies tomorrow.