About Powder Coating
Our Powder Coating Division was established in Chorley, Lancashire back in February 2010 as a small powder coating company operating from Unit 6 Primrose Mill and undertaking small quantities of powder coating requirements from locally based sheet metal and fabricating companies.
We expanded rapidly and eventually purchased our first on-line conveyor system to meet urgent demands from customers. Again the business acquired new clientele and the demand to provide quality products at competitive prices together with a fast turnaround, collection and delivery service continuing the need to further expand the business.
In July 2013 the opportunity to acquire the assets from a much larger powder coating company that had since ceased trading was presented to the founding Director.
With the prospect to further expand the business and increase the production facilities and services, the acquisition of plant and equipment took place.
Our powder coating department now incorporates two on line monorail powder coating plants that can accommodate any high volume production together with two very large box ovens that provide coating facilities up to 14 metres in overall length. This coupled with wet paint spray booths, shot blasting and degreasing plants and our in house collection and delivery service now enables the company to move forward as a market leader in the field of powder coating. We provide quality surface coatings at very competitive prices on all of our range with hundreds of colours readily available from stock.
Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day. Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.
It’s tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time. In addition to being durable, powder coating is an attractive choice due to environmental advantages.
Shot Blasting is the most effective pre-treatment cleaning processes for the removal of rust or paint, this process is also commonly known as blast cleaning or sand blasting.
An essential part of the protective coating process, pre-treatment will determine the life span of the specific coating to be applied and can be done by a variety of chemical and mechanical methods. Blast cleaning is an aggressive cleaning process which will ensure that the product is smooth and free any contaminations such as midscale, metal oxides, welding scales, rust or flaking paint and many other impurities.
Wet Spraying is ideal for items which cannot tolerate the high temperatures involved in the powder coating process. Items suited to wet spraying include: all types of metals, plastics and fibreglass.
Like powder coating, wet spraying provides an attractive finish which is still tough and robust, and is available in a range of high performance paints, which offers excellent external durability, with a wide choice of RAL and BS colours available.
Etch primer is a paint that is designed to physically bond itself to the substrate to which it is applied. This is achieved by combining an acid with the paint so that the acid microscopically etches the surfaces of the substrate, thus forming a physical and chemical bond between the two. In the most cases a colour will be added to the Etch Primer so that it can be seen.
Etch Primers are for the most part deigned to work with either ferrous or non ferrous metals or in some cases both. It also advisable to use an etch primer on fibreglass and resin mouldings.