Entries by Coating Expert

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Wood coating UK

Protect, preserve and beautify  wood with the right wood coating Wood is a wonderful, versatile building material that has been used for thousands of years to construct everything from walls and floors of the family home to the furniture and cabinetry that fill it. In order to keep wood functioning at its best and most beautiful, […]

Seed Coating

Ensuring a flawless process & healthy harvest with seed coating Agriculture is an industry subject to a great deal of chance – the vagaries of climate and disease can greatly affect crop yield and quality. In order to ensure the best possible production, growers are increasingly turning to seed coating. Seed coating is used to […]

Sustainable Coatings | Green Coatings

Paint the world green with sustainable coatings There is now a widespread desire among consumers and manufacturers to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of the coatings industry. This shared intent has led to the rise of sustainable coatings – products developed with a focus on reducing or eliminating harmful components or processes or making […]

Coating Additives

Enhanced and improved paint quality with coating additives At its most simplified, a paint or coating is the combination of a pigment, a binder (or resin), and optionally, a solvent and additives. The pigment is the substance which provides the coating with its colour, the binder provides both adhesion and cohesion, holding the paint together as […]

Binders and Resins for Paints and Coatings

Binders and resins for paints – An important coating ingredient A paint or coating is the combination of a pigment, a binder, a solvent, and additives. The binder, or resin, is usually what gives the coating its name, such as polyurethane or acrylic. While the pigment provides a paint with colour, the additives give it […]

Packaging Coatings

Packaging coatings protect, preserve, and beautify The packaging that protects and stores our food, beverages, perishables, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, chemical products, and more does not do so alone. Packaging coatings are used to protect and enhance the interior and exterior of containers, packaging, lids, metal, plastic, board, paper, and more in order to best maintain their […]

Wind Turbine Coatings

Wind turbine coatings protect a valuable resource In 2017, Britain broke installation records across Europe for new offshore wind power capacity, building 53% of the 3.15GW capacity installed. The UK is the windiest country in Europe, and a world leader in offshore wind. The world’s largest wind farm is the London Array, but that title […]

AkzoNobel Coating & Paint Brands

AkzoNobel – A success story that began centuries ago AkzoNobel is a Dutch multinational company which produces paints and coatings for markets ranging from aerospace to whitegoods. The current company was formed through the merger of Akzo NV and Swedish company Nobel Industries AB in 1994, though the history of the company can be traced […]

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Commercial & Industrial Floor Coatings UK

Optimal protection with the right commercial and industrial floor coatings Floor coating serves as thin protective layers on existing floors and as thicker complete flooring systems. The thin layer commercial and industrial floor coatings are usually not thicker than a millimetre, but the complete flooring systems may reach up to one centimetre in thickness. The […]

Antimicrobial Coating

Fight infection and disease with antimicrobial coating In a world of touch screens and over-crowded hospitals, the demand for antimicrobial coating has never been higher. In the UK, 300,000 people acquire a healthcare associated infection every year. These include respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections. Infections occur outside the hospital too; aged […]

Industrial Pipe Coating

Industrial pipe coating protects products and assets There are thousands of miles of pipelines criss-crossing the UK, carrying products like oil, gas, water, and refined petroleum from their sources to their delivery points. Some of these pipelines are still considered state secrets, hidden beneath the ground when they were constructed to fuel the nation and […]

Automotive Powder Coating

Automotive powder coating: versatile durability for the whole vehicle A vehicle presents a wide range of substrates to be protected and decorated with coatings. From bodywork and bumpers to wheels and suspension components, automotive powder coating is becoming more and more the coating of choice for the industry. It is durable, efficient, environmentally friendly, and […]

Powder Coating Appliances

Powder coating appliances for durability and beauty Our appliances are an important part of our daily lives. Just making that first cup of tea with breakfast in the morning uses a kettle, a fridge, and, depending on whether you are a toast or fry-up person, a toaster and oven or microwave. These appliances need to […]

Powder Coating Furniture

Powder coating furniture for a long-lasting protective finish Furniture is something we use everyday. From chairs and tables to countertops, shelves, and shoe racks, furniture is relied upon for its functionality and aesthetic appeal. Powder coating is a resilient, durable, versatile, and attractive finish option that protects a substrate from abrasion, wear, weathering, corrosion, and […]

Fluoropolymer Coating

Make any surface non-stick with a fluoropolymer coating The modern non-stick surface was invented entirely by accident. In 1938, Roy Plunkett was busy working on a new chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant for DuPont when an experiment yielded some unexpected slippery results. Plunkett had just invented what we now call Teflon, the first fluoropolymer coating. A fluoropolymer coating […]

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Polyurethane paint

Polyurethane paint for a durable and high-gloss finish A polyurethane paint  (PU paint) is a hard-wearing, highly-resistant coating used in industrial and architectural coating systems for steelwork, concrete, wood, and other substrates. It is a reaction polymer, a combination of a polyol resin and an isocyanate hardener or curing agent. Essentially, a polyurethane coating is […]

Coil Coating

Save time and money with coil coating – Finish first, fabricate later! Coil coating is an immensely efficient method of coating metal. It is a continuous and highly automated process which takes a coil of metal through every step of finishing, from cleaning to curing, before being packaged for shipment. The metal arrives entirely finished […]

Industrial Coating Equipment

Guarantee success with industrial coating equipment and non paint supplies Any industrial and commercial company that applies coatings either as service or as a standard part of production, automatically also deals with strict regulations related to the facility and quality standards. To meet the regulations; industrial coating equipment and other non paint supplies are needed. Paint […]

Automotive Refinish | Car Repair Paints

Automotive refinish gets you on the road Automotive refinish is not just for hotrods and racing stripes. Refinish paints are applied to vehicles as part of a total refinish, part refinish, or as a touch-up measure. Automotive refinish is also an important aspect of the commercial vehicle market, maintaining branding through colour and design across a […]

Automotive Underbody Coatings

Out of sight can be out of mind with underbody coatings So much attention is given to the coating and paintwork of the visible aspects of a vehicle that those unseen places get overlooked. The underbody is one such place. Underbody coatings protect a vehicle from everything the road can throw at it and more: […]

Automotive Plastic Coatings for Interiors

Automotive plastic coatings for a durable, touchable interior Plastics are being used more and more in the automotive industry to make vehicles safer and more efficient. The average vehicle today is 8% plastic parts by weight, and given that plastic can be up to 50% lighter than alternative materials this represents a high number of […]

Decorative Coating & Architectural Coatings UK

Decorative architectural coatings – paint the world beautiful From the woad-covered Celts to the arsenic-laden green of Victorian wallpaper and the groovy colours of the swinging sixties, we love to decorate. On a grey gloomy morning there is nothing quite like a splash of colour to lift the spirits. As a result, 65% of the […]

Automotive Coatings

Automotive coating provides protection and decoration The automotive coating industry is far larger than which colour to paint your car. Every surface in a vehicle from the bodywork and under body to the exhaust and even the glass surfaces needs a specialised coating to last and perform its best. The automotive coatings market can be […]

Coating Consultancy | Coating Advisory

Find the coating expertise you need with coating consultancy Navigating the range of available coatings and finding the right one for a project is not as straightforward as it might appear. It is not simply a matter of choosing a paint and slapping it on, there are many factors and elements to consider. A coating […]

Concrete Paint

Weatherproof and improve durability with concrete paint Concrete has been used in construction for literal millennia. It is the reason for the survival of so many Roman structures to this day, such as the Roman baths at Bath which include concrete in their construction. However, unprotected concrete will deteriorate when exposed to aggressive environments, like […]

Epoxy Coating

Epoxy coating: the industry’s go-to coating An epoxy coating is a thermosetting polymer which uses an epoxy resin as its binder. Epoxy coatings usually come in two components which are combined and mixed prior to application. The epoxy resin component when combined with a curing agent or hardener begins the cross-linking process. This creates a […]

Indestructible Coating

High performance protection and strength with indestructible coating What do the Pentagon, truck bedliners, oil platforms in the North Sea, and bulletproof vests have in common? The answer is indestructible coating. Indestructible coating came to fame as a viral sensation when a group of Australians coated a watermelon with it and dropped it from a […]

Water Resistant Coating

Improve your products & secure processes with water resistant coating Water resistance is a characteristic expected of many consumer goods, from electronics to shoes and fabrics. It is also required from industrial machinery and architectural structures. A water resistant coating is the most common solution for improving or creating water resistance in industrial and architectural projects. […]

Chemical Resistant Coatings

Chemical resistant coatings provide extreme substrate protection Nearly all coatings will be exposed to chemicals at some point, whether cleaning products, spills, or fumes. However most of these are mild, and the coating does not need a special formulation. Chemical resistant coatings or paints are designed to provide protection from the harshest of substances. They need […]

Marine Coating

Marine coating protects both you and your vessel The term “marine coating” covers a class of coatings all intended for use in the marine segment. These coatings include antifouling paints, deck paints, anti slip paints, bilge paint, boot-topping paints, and protective paints for structures in marine environments. Just as there are different types of marine […]

Liquid Rubber Coating UK

Liquid rubber coating uses liquid rubber to protect and waterproof Liquid rubber coating has been on the market for years now, but recent technological advances have both improved and expanded the range of rubber coatings available. While traditionally liquid rubber has been applied as a rubber waterproofing paint for roofs, there are now products which […]

Swimming pool paint UK

Swimming pool paint guarantees safety, hygiene & durability In the UK there is an ever-increasing number of pools. From the 800-odd spas, each with one or more swimming pools, to the growing number of private pools and baths; the demand for swimming pool paint in the UK is increasing. The damp environment of a swimming […]

Tank Linings and Coatings

Save time and money with the right kind of industrial tank coating Protection-wise, tanks present a series of difficulties. Not only does their exterior need to be protected from the environment, but their interior needs protection too – both from and for the cargo or substance being stored. These substances can be anything from petrochemical […]

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Powder coating

Powder coating: What, why, where Every day you come into contact with powder coating, whether on household appliances, cars, bicycles or electronic products. This reason powder coating is on thousands of products is simple: it is extremely durable, and as well as that it provides an attractive finish. It can protect the hardest-wearing machinery and […]

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Powder Coating Prices

Powder coating prices: here’s what you can expect So you are looking for powder coating prices. Whether you need commercial-scale application, want your rims or wheels powder coated, or are looking to apply it yourself, you have come to the right place. In this article we provide you with an overview of powder coating pricing […]

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Non-conductive coating

Most organic coatings are non-conductive due to the fact that they do not contain conductive metals. Thus, as a standard coatings are non-conductive. However, special conductive coatings exist. They are made by adding conductive metals such as copper or zinc in the paint recipe. Non-conductive coating is suitable, for instance, for electrical insulation purposes in […]

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Anti Graffiti Coatings

Combat vandalism & protect the value of your property with anti graffiti coatings Graffiti can be seen as a form of modern street art, but it can also be a nuisance for councils and property owners. Graffiti decreases the value of buildings and may create an unpleasant environment. Unwanted graffiti should be removed as soon […]

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Industrial powder coatings

Improve your processes with industrial powder coatings Industrial powder coatings cover over 15 % of the British coating industry; and it’s no wonder. Powder coatings are efficient to apply and they provide extreme durability. Therefore, the industrial powder coatings are used in industries such as general manufacture, automotive and marine. Here we will dig deeper […]

Oleophobic Coating

Oleophobic coating reduces friction and improves performance Oleophobic literally means “afraid of oils”, but for a coating or surface this can be more accurately described as oil-repelling or oil-shedding. An oleophobic coating provides a substrate with a slick surface that is low friction, lubricating, easy to clean, repels oils, and is anti-soiling. There are many […]

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Epoxy flooring

Epoxy flooring: durable, long-lasting, beautiful If you are searching for a flooring solution that will cope with the most demanding situations in style, as well as being durable and easy to clean, epoxy flooring is for you. Epoxy flooring is a coating suitable for heavy duty industrial areas, commercial buildings, and even for at home. […]

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Non Slip Paint & Coating

Increase safety and prevent accidents with non slip paint Slips and trips are a serious problem, both at home and in the workplace. In the UK, slips and trips account for more than the third of all workplace injuries, and over 40% of accidents involve slips. If you are an employer, you have duty of […]

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Garage floor paint

Garage floor paint for the looks and protection Vehicle garage floors are subject to many factors that damage the surface as it ages; oil and grease spills, abrasion, and heavy mechanical loads all affect the surface durability. The aging of the floor can be slowed down and maintenance postponed by applying garage floor paint, which […]

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Powder coating manufacturers

Powder coating manufacturers in the UK As the powder coating market is enormous and ever growing, there are also many powder coating manufacturers who aim at producing the most durable powders for different sectors such as automotive industry, agriculture, wood processing and many more. If you are you looking for powder coating suppliers, this is […]

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Vantablack paint

The blackest black has a name: Vantablack paint We have all dreamed of making things invisible. And now, this might be possible! The special Vantablack paint from Surrey NanoSystems in the United Kingdom is the blackest black that exists today. It is so black it holds the Guinness World Record for the Darkest Man-made Substance. The name […]

PPG Industries – The World’s Largest Coating Manufacturer

PPG Industries ‘protect and beautify the world’ PPG Industries was founded in 1883 by Captain John B. Ford and John Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally known as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., the company expanded quickly and now, 135 years later, PPG Industries have 156 manufacturing facilities in 70 countries and 47,000 employees. In 2017, PPG […]

Antifouling Paint

Antifouling paint protects your vessel and improves efficiency By volume, 80% of global trade is conducted on our oceans. On top of that, 2016 saw 20 million international short sea passenger journeys to and from the UK, with 2,000,000 passenger on cruise liners alone. Our maritime industry continues to grow, as does our dependence on […]

Hygiene coatings

Hygiene coatings approved for the food & beverage industry The food and beverage industry is one of the most regulated businesses in the UK. It must obey strict quality, safety and sanitary regulations for employees, processes, and environments. Food & beverage hygiene coatings are especially designed for applications where hygiene is of key importance; they […]

Colour of the year 2018

Colour of the year 2018 – from Gentle hues to shades of black It is time to take a look at the colour of the year 2018: what are the shades and the hues the trend-aware home decorators would die for? There is never just one colour of the year, but many interior paint brands […]