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QUALICOAT UK & Ireland Releases First Wave of Speakers for Conference 2022

The first ‘hybrid’ members meeting of the year was held at the Arden Hotel, Solihull in March and was well attended by members both in person and online. Besides the continued growth of QUALICOAT in the UK & Ireland, the main topic of discussion was the upcoming ‘Future Proofing Facades’ event that is to take place on the 14th June at the Building Centre, Store Street, London.

ModeColors offer their expertise at Surface World Live 2022 for the first time

ModeColors are primarily a producer of powder or liquid coated colour cards, fandecks, colour chip charts, colour pieces, product displays, colour swatches, colour system product samples, private sales & marketing kits for companies who need to present their colour ranges/collections to their existing markets. In addition they produce non coated aluminium sample & test panels that match Qualicoat specifications for customers’ labs, trials and samples.

In-house powder coating line with maximum process control and highest product quality

For more than 60 years the specialist for outdoor shading has been supplying the national and international market from Spain. As a woodworking shop, the family business initially processed wood, but since the 1980s aluminum has been growing. For years, small and complex components were given to an external contract coating company for powder coating. Now a state-of-the-art powder coating system with dense phase technology ensures flexibility, economy and the highest quality.

Pure water for a perfect powder coat

Powder coating is going green. In some cases this is the result of legislation which requires existing process cleaning solutions to be replaced with more environmentally friendly ones. Increasingly, however, it’s coating quality that is the driver. Some coating specifications now demand salt spray testing for more than 1000 hours, and that means that surface preparation is absolutely critical. One of the proven ways of achieving high quality surface preparation is the use of pure water. Mains water contains a wide range of dissolved salts. These are harmless in drinking water but can promote corrosion and poor adhesion of powders to metal surfaces.