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The gloss meter guide

Detect surface property problems with a gloss meter The gloss of a surface tells us much more than just how smooth it is. Surface characteristics reveal problems such as a curing failure, issues with surface preparation, or inconsistencies…
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Viscometer

Viscometer helps define the coating's viscosity and master quality control Viscosity problems can completely derail a coating application. Inconsistent colour, an imperfect finish, texture imperfections, the need for reworking or excessive…
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Orange peel and DOI meter

An orange peel and DOI meter allows for controlled coating brilliance and gloss Two key aspects of coating appearance are smoothness and brilliance. Consumers look for a glossy finish from a top quality product, and deviations from this are…
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Haze meter

Check for clarity and guarantee glossiness with a haze meter There are two types of haze that affect a surface or material; Reflection haze affects how you see the light reflected from the surface of a material, while transmission haze affects…
mottling meter measures differences in finish

Mottling meter

Make sure the finish is consistent with a mottling meter In the world of coatings, mottling is a defect which causes splotches to appear in a finish – rather than being brilliant and clear, the coating dries with irregular stripes and spots…
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Oven recorders

An oven recorder is the key to optimal curing Today’s production line would be lost without the use and development of baked coatings. With curing ovens, drying times are taken down from hours to just minutes. Curing is a very important part…
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A guide to colour measurement instruments

Colour measurement instruments make the subjective objective Colour is a subjective measure. Person to person we cannot be sure that what one person sees as green is in fact the exact same hue that someone else sees as green. This lack of consistency…
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Buy Powder Coating - Complete guide to powder coating powder

A guide to where & how to buy powder coating powder in the UK Powder coating is not just the coating used to hot-up vehicles. It is a highly protective coating method that is used to protect substrates from corrosion, chemicals, weather,…
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Best Exterior Masonry Paint Brands UK

Your home deserves the best masonry paint available in the UK Masonry paint is an exterior wall coating solution suitable for masonry, bricks, stone and rendered surfaces. It is one of the most common coatings used for exterior painting. Especially…
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Non conductive paint & coating

Non conductive paint limits the flow of heat or electrical current Non conductive paint refers to a coating which is a poor conductor of heat or electricity.  These coatings are used as electrical or thermal insulators throughout industries…
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Urine Repellent Paint | Anti Pee Paint

Protect property and walls with urine repellent paint Public urination is an offence punishable with a fine here in the UK, but this does not seem to be deterring the offenders, as a stroll through any city on a Sunday morning will show. Nasty…
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Phosphate coating UK

Phosphate coating, the most common pretreatment for metal Pretreatment is one of the key components of a successful coating system: especially when coating metal. Each type of metal and types of topcoats require different kind of surface preparation…
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Waterproof paint

Waterproof coatings for preventing damp Waterproofing spaces and surfaces does not need to be difficult. However, due to the wide scale of products and applications it is wise to do some research on which waterproof paint or coating is the…
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Glow in the dark paint

Give it a glow with luminous paint! Glow in the dark paint helps you create spectacular effects on almost any surface. Make your home decoration glow, or let light emitting stones lead the way through your garden; the sky's the limit when it…
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Ceramic Car Coating UK

Protect your vehicle's paint with ceramic car coating Trying to keep a car looking shop-new can be expensive, and end up feeling like hard work. All that washing, waxing, and love feels futile when a bird finds its target ten minutes after…
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Anti slip paint for wood

Sure foot conditions with anti slip paint for wood Wood is a material often used for floors, decking and stairs, however, it may become dangerously slippery when wet or icy. It is of high importance to make sure that industrial and commercial…
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Anti fungal paint

Reduce long term maintenance costs with anti fungal paint Fungi such as mould and mildew are a blight of many British buildings: 1 in 18 buildings suffer from damp problems of some sort in the UK. Therefore, anti fungal paint is a very good…
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Powder Coating Prices UK

Here's what you can expect from powder coating prices UK Powder coating is used for projects as far ranging as garden gates and bike frames to pipelines and industrial machinery. Whatever the need, we have the answer to the question "how much…
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Specialty paint finishes

Specialty paint finishes offer off-the shelf solutions Not all products and projects are the same. Sometimes a special colour, effect or texture is required to get that perfect finish. If you are looking for a custom made solution, specialty…
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Fireproof Paint

Fireproof paint and what you need to know about it Fireproof paint, or other fireproof construction and lining materials, have been compulsory for years now in office buildings, entrance halls, public buildings, parking garages and governmental…
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Roof coating Birmingham

Roof coating services in Birmingham and surroundings A roof coating project in Birmingham, often requires a professional contractor to do the job. Therefore, to make finding a contractor easy for you, we have made a list; in the table below…
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Roof coatings Scotland

Protective roof coatings on top of Scotland Roof coatings are an often argued topic; is it really worth the investment to apply roof coatings. Naturally, opinions differ but remember this; if you are not a fan of frequent roof maintenance and…
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Copper Coating

Copper Coating for protection, conductivity & decoration Copper coating is done by electroplating and therefore also known as copper plating. It is widely used in industrial application for example in the offshore, electronics and general…
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Damp proof paint

Protect your home with damp proof paint Damp is the curse of many houses in the UK; the humid climate is not the least of reasons for it. Taking care of damp problems is crucial due to the fact that when prolonged, it can result in mould in…
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Powder coating wood UK

Powder coating now also for wood Achieving a smooth, even surface on wood may be difficult due to the fact that liquid coatings tend to run, sag or dry unevenly in unfavourable circumstances. Additionally, governments are pushing towards lower…
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Powder coating London

Powder coating London: an overview In a city the size of London, it is easy to get lost in the number of choices presented to you. Greater London has many powder coating facilities and suppliers, and the city is within reach of many more. So…
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UV Instant coating

Minimal downtime and a durable floor wit UV instant coating Imagine a coating system that cures at the speed of light. That a floor is instantly dry and impact resistant only seconds after applying. A dream? Not with the patented Instant…
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Roof coating UK

Extend the lifespan of your roof with roof coating A roof is one of the most important parts of a building. It protects the interior from the seasons, wind, sun, snow, and importantly in the UK, rain. Your roof needs to be a solid barrier between…
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Fire resistant paint

Fire resistant paint: insulation against fire Fire resistant coatings belong the group of coatings designed to increase fire safety. A substrate treated with fire resistant paint will be insulated against fire, because of the particular way…
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Concrete effect wall paint UK

Concrete effect wall paint creates an industrial look It is not concrete, but it sure looks like it! It is concrete effect wall paint which creates an industrial concrete look on almost any interior wall. A wall paint is not anymore only about…
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Polyaspartic Coating

Fast, reliable, durable protection with polyaspartic coating Polyaspartic coating is the new kid on the block when it comes to polymeric coatings, but it is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its range of attractive and versatile properties.…
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Fire retardant paint

Increase your fire protection with fire retardant paint Everyone is concerned about the risk of fire, but thankfully there are fire safety coatings designed to provide extra protection and some peace of mind. Fire retardant paint works by increasing…
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Industrial coatings

Achieve extreme durability with industrial coating Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine the best coating system for an application due to the extremely wide range of options. This counts also for industrial coatings, which are applied…
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Conformal coating UK

Conformal coating for ESD and other protection Conformal coating (also referred to as electronics coating) is commonly used for electronics protection. It is applied on printed circuit boards (PCB) and related equipment ,to prevent electrostatic…
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Polyurea Coating UK

Provide heavy duty protection with polyurea coating Polyurea coating has been on the UK market since the 1980s, but its durability, flexibility, and versatility means that new applications for this coating are being found all the time. It is…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Sustainable coatings

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…
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Thermoplastic Dip Coating

Thermoplastic dip coating for bulk production Thermoplastic dip coating is done by dipping objects in a fluidised bed of thermoplastic powder. The application takes place in a metal box with an open top and a fine gauze on the bottom, so fine…
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Drone coating inspection

Futuristic coating inspections with drones The world's leading coating manufacturer AkzoNobel is currently cooperating with Barrier Group, an operator of oils and gas tankers, and the UK based technology company DroneOps to realise drone…
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Intumescent paint for wood

Prevent fire with intumescent paint for wood Intumescent paint for wood is one of the newer developments in the coating industry. It is a coating, especially developed for wood, that protects wooden structures from fire. Intumescent paints…
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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…
Recycling paint will help the industry reach its sustainable coatings goals.

Types of coating in the UK

Coating - meaning and synonyms Coating refers to covering a surface or an object with another material. Nonetheless, a coating, as a noun, is covering substance, resulting in a coat. Covering is a synonym for coating. Furthermore, coatings…
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Solar Panel Coating

Reduce maintenance and boost efficiency with solar panel coating Solar power is the fastest growing source of new energy worldwide, and its growth is expected to continue. Technological advances, decreasing costs, and a trend towards environmentally…
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Fluorescent paint UK

Light emitting fluorescent paint Luminous fluorescent paint is one of the most artistic types of light emitting paint; mainly due to the fact that it is available in many colours and colourful glow. The fluorescent paints are available with…
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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…
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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…
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Anti climb paint

Anti climb paint: let them think twice before climbing your property Burglaries count for about 38% of all the crime committed in England and Wales, and the number is increasing! People in the UK are also becoming more and more concerned…
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Conductive Coatings

Make non conductive materials, conductive Many materials have electrical conductive properties which work in their advantage. However, there are also non- and semi conductive materials such as plastic and glass which can be made electrically…