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Who knew that after coming out of a pandemic, the world could get any worse, but how wrong was everybody. The effects of the war are going to be be huge for industry. Industry that was already under price pressure, but fuel costs now are going to be astronomical. I truly hope that your business survives this latest onslaught. Fair play to all those people volunteering to look after refugees. They have my undying respect and it shows the people of the UK to be a country full of sympathy and humanity. I hope this message is seen from the outside world as I fear that sometimes our leaders may distort how UK citizens really feel. Good luck in the coming months, I think we might need it.

Who knew that after coming out of a pandemic, the world could get any worse, but how wrong was everybody.
The effects of the war are going to be be huge for industry. Industry that was already under price pressure, but fuel costs now are going to be astronomical. I truly hope that your business survives this latest onslaught.
Fair play to all those people volunteering to look after refugees. They have my undying respect and it shows the people of the UK to be a country full of sympathy and humanity. I hope this message is seen from the outside world as I fear that sometimes our leaders may distort how UK citizens really feel.
Good luck in the coming months, I think we might need it.


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In this issue...

Who knew that after coming out of a pandemic, the world could get any worse, but

how wrong was everybody.

The efffects of the war are going to be be huge for industry. Industry that was already

under price pressure, but fuel costs now are going to be astronomical. I truly hope that

your business survives this latest onslaught.

Fair play to all those people volunteering to look after refugees. They have my

undying respect and it shows the people of the UK to be a country full of sympathy and

humanity. I hope this message is seen from the outside world as I fear that sometimes

our leaders may distort how UK citizens really feel.

Good luck in the coming months, I think we might need it.


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New opportunities on the horizon

One of Shropshire’s oldest

manufacturers is targeting more

than £2.5m of new

opportunities in 2022, as more

companies tap into the firm’s

unprecedented lead times and


Corbetts the Galvanizers,

which celebrated its 160th

birthday in 2020, has seen

significant growth from the

transport, street furniture,

agriculture and construction

sectors during the last twelve

months, with orders expected to

jump a further 20% going


Despite taking on 30 new

staff, the Telford-based firm is

still looking to bolster its

workforce with a further 39

employees and is embarking on

another strong recruitment

campaign that will include

flexible working, retention

bonuses and organised


The company has also

launched the Iron Duke

Academy, a new training school

that will help all individuals

develop new skills and a clear

progression route within the


This could include offering to

pay for Class 1 licences for

potential HGV drivers and

specialist training to integrate

new lean manufacturing

techniques and management


Sophie Williams, finance

director and general manager,

commented: “2021 started with

a £multi-million manufacturing

agreement with Fastline to

galvanise 15,000 tonnes of

perimeter steel fencing every


“This was the sign of things

to come with our top accounts

all growing by 20% during the

following twelve months and

we’ve had to respond to this by

investing in new processes, new

manufacturing technology and

staff - the latter has been a

constant challenge, but one we

feel we are now getting on top


She continued: “We’re now

hitting industry-leading delivery

times alongside the quality

standards Corbetts is renowned

for…that is helping us to boost

revenue with existing accounts

and 2022 will focus on how we

convert some of our pipeline

activity. If plans go as expected,

we’ll need to introduce 3

rotating shifts in both plants!”

Galvanizing Awards 2022 open for entry

Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards 2022 are open for entry. After having been held virtually at the

start of the pandemic and after a brief hiatus in 2021, the awards are back and Galvanizers Association are

excited to hold the lunchtime event at the traditional London venue, the Royal Aeronautical Society in July

this year.

Judges will award the innovative use of hot dip galvanizing across six categories:

Galvanizing in Architecture, Galvanizing in Engineering, Galvanizing in Detail, Sustainable Galvanizing

and the Duplex Award, plus the Galvanizing in Art award.

Marketing Manager Iqbal Johal believes the 2022 awards will be a chance to showcase the sector’s

creativity and resilience but is also an opportunity to reflect a growing understanding of sustainability: “Apart

from ongoing challenges with supply chains, UK and Irish Construction have bounced back fairly well from

the pandemic. However, the sector now finds itself operating in very different conditions. Whilst the balance

sheet appears healthy, promises around public spending are not iron clad and in addition, the sector finds

itself being asked to find solutions to the demands of green growth and climate change. So, much has

changed and there is a very different context to this year’s awards.”

“At Galvanizers Association, we believe that the current environment, whilst being hugely challenging, will

bring about largescale innovation. We anticipate projects offering up new ways to use our buildings and

public spaces, with designs that embrace the circular economy, keep precious resources in use and which

prize longevity. For a number of years now, we have promoted the sustainable use of galvanized steel, we

look forward to seeing how the construction community is harnessing the manifold benefits of galvanized

steel to meet the challenging needs of our time.”

The GAGAs are open to all within the construction supply chain within the UK and Ireland, from clients,

architects, engineers, to contractors and fabricators. Artists and craftspeople at all stages of their career are

also invited to enter. Entries must be submitted by 29th April and require just a short project description and

photographs. Any new building, refurbishment or art project completed after 1st January 2020 is eligible.

Further details can be found at https://www.galvanizing.org.uk/construction-awards. For

more information, please contact Iqbal Johal at: i.johal@hdg.org.uk

New key


One of the UK’s leading paint

and powder coating companies

has strengthened its leadership

team with two key


Thomas Howse Ltd has

recruited long-standing industry

figures Andrew Adkins and

Garry Plant.

They bring more than 75

years’ sector expertise to the

historic company, which was

acquired by the Sheibani Group

two years ago.

Andrew, whose track record

in the sector spans more than

40 years, takes up the role of

head of operations. He will

spearhead the company’s inhouse

production and process

improvements programme

across both powder coatings

and liquid paints.

Meanwhile, Garry has been

appointed the company’s new

general manager. He has been

involved in paint production and

sales since 1986, both in the UK

as well as overseas, and has

worked for the group for many

years. He will be working closely

with its sales team as well as its

customer services and after-sales

technical support departments.

Group chairman, Abubaker

Sheibani, said: “Andrew and

Garry join us at an exciting time,

and we look forward to drawing

upon their expertise to propel us

into a new era.

“Our research and

development lab has been

upgraded to enable it to support

all of the group's coatings

business both in the UK and

overseas, ensuring our in-house

teams stay at the very forefront

of innovation. We have

ambitious plans to expand this

internal asset throughout 2022

and beyond.

“We have also started a

rolling programme of

investment in our plants and in

the latest technology. This will

equip us with the internal

capacity and capability to extend

and diversify our in-company

product range to meet customer


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Cutting edge

Colour of the year

Axalta Coating Systems has announced its Global Automotive Colour

of the Year 2022 – Royal Magenta.

The selection for the eighth edition of the exclusive Global

Automotive Colour of the Year, Royal Magenta, is a deep cherry

colour that brings a luxurious finish to the market. The robust design

has a majestic dark finish engrained with merlot and garnet hues. The

colour appears berry red in sunlight yet reveals a dark, mysterious

look in the midnight hours.

“Royal Magenta delivers a new luxury look that is optimised for

future mobility,” said Hadi Awada, senior vice president, global

mobility coatings at Axalta. “With innovative mobility-sensing and

environmentally-optimised waterborne technologies, we’re helping the

mobility industry transition toward increasingly sustainable solutions,

electric vehicles and autonomous driving.”

Royal Magenta is formulated for all vehicle types and enriches the

mobility palette with alluring colour. Royal Magenta is stylish and

functional and is engineered to work with radar systems used on

autonomous vehicles of all sizes. The sophistication of Royal Magenta

is derived from Axalta’s track record of providing luxury finishes to the

mobility market and ties into global colour trends that convey elegance

with an indulgent and festive colour offering. Burgundy, violet and

cherry-like hues are becoming more fashionable in the market. The

premium colour creates an opulent finish appearing lush with faceted

jewel accents.

“This year, we have designed a complex-looking colour that can be

applied in a simplified manner,” said Nancy Lockhart, global product

manager of colour at Axalta. “The design process began by tinting

waterborne paints with various layering systems to provide depth and

colour. With sustainability in mind, the end colour was achieved with a

conventional basecoat – clearcoat layering. It’s as easy on the eyes as it

is to apply.”

New in R&D

Indestructible Paint Ltd. has

strengthened its research and

development services with a new

senior appointment. Steve Berry

has become the company’s

technical manager and brings

with him extensive experience in

this highly specialist sector of


“My main focus will be on

playing a key role in our

laboratory operations with

particular emphasis on helping to

meet the research and

development needs of a wide

range of customers,” says Steve

Berry. “I will be able to draw on a

comprehensive background in the

sector which has seen me

undertake a range of technical

roles for organisations in the field

since the start of the 1980’s.”

“A commitment to research and

development, particularly through

working closely with customers to

identify requirements and then

provide solutions, has always been

at the heart of our approach,”

says Brian Norton, managing

director at Indestructible Paint.

A leading British coatings

manufacturer to the wood

finishing industry has just

released a totally new cuttingedge

product that is greener

than anything else on the


Intercoat Paint’s AQ400 is a

2K water-based replacement for

conventional 2K solvent-based

In the spotlight

finishes primarily aimed at the

kitchen, bedroom, contract

furniture and shopfitting industry.

AQ400 has FIRA Gold

Certification, the quality mark

recognised across the furniture

industry, and complies with the

relevant FIRA 6222-3

specification which meets the

highest of quality standards.

HMG Paints has been featured in the latest Spotlight by Made in

Britain. Made in Britain brings together the British manufacturing

community and highlights the best of British manufacturing with its

members products carrying its iconic mark.

Made in Britain CEO John Pearce: "We were delighted to visit

HMG Paints for this video, as the company embodies several of our

organisation's core values - British provenance, innovation and

longevity. HMG is one of many family businesses within the Made in

Britain community, and we play a vital role in bringing more public

awareness to the stories of how these companies evolve as they pass

from generation to generation."

The Made in Britain feature explores HMG and the Manchester

home of the fifth-generation family-run business that has coined the

catchy phrase ‘One name that covers everything'. Not only does the

showcase discuss the world of paint, it highlights the values of the

business in interviews with Jonathan and Rebecca Falder whose greatgrandfather

founded the company in 1930.

The report shows consumers feel it’s important to buy British

In the third annual report into “Buying British”, 90% of respondents

believed it is important to buy British Made products. Additionally,

forty-six per cent believe that their purchasing habits will change post-

Covid-19 and they will look to buy more British made products, the

2021 'Buying British' Survey was conducted by Made in Britain and


“2021 saw us working with a number of companies and customers

who’ve been impacted by the pandemic and Brexit. Many have

struggled to acquire paints and coatings which were previously

imported from abroad due to supply chain disruptions” commented

Paddy Dyson, HMG Marketing Manager. “We’re exceptionally proud

to be a British paint manufacturer in an industry dominated by Multi-

National Enterprises. All of our products are made right here in

Manchester, and this allows us to quickly service our customers paint

and coatings requirements.”

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All materials when exposed to

the elements will age in some

form and change in appearance

over time. Materials like stone

and brickwork tend to age very

well and offer an aesthetic look

for many years with virtually no

maintenance. Other materials

such as copper take on a patina,

a bright green colour in the case

of copper, as the surface

weathers and builds up a

protective surface oxidisation.

The effects of UV radiation and

pollutants in rain can also have

deleterious effect on many

building materials often leading

to premature failure. These

finishes are often coated finishes

and require careful specification.

First of all, it is important to

consider the design of any

facade or roof. It is important to

consider run-off of rain, as, if

allowed to concentrate in any

area, this can lead to localised

staining, even on brickwork. An

example of a run-off detail is the

use of drip cills under windows

which allow rainwater to run off

the facade rather than run down

the facade.

Window and facade longevity

starts with a high quality

aluminium substrate

pretreatment and powder coat

finish as provided by a licensed

QUALICOAT applicator. To

identify a licensed QUALICOAT

applicator in the UK or Ireland,

simply go to the website

www.qualicoatuki.org which is

kept up to date with current

licence holders.

Often overlooked in the

specification process is the choice

of pretreatment system on the

aluminium substrate, this is

crucial as it needs to completely

seal the aluminium surface whilst

offering a good key for the

powder coating to adhere too.

Despite the powder coating

being of a consistent thickness,

coatings are air permeable and

as a result, if the pretreatment is

poorly applied, oxidisation of the

aluminium substrate over time

could cause the finish to lift. UK

and Ireland QUALICOAT

applicators are routinely

inspected by independent test

house, IFO, to ensure that the

latest QUALICOAT Standard is

being adhered to which ensures

that a robust pretreatment has

Angus Mackie - QUALICOAT UK & Ireland Chair looks at

minimising the effects of weathering.

been applied.

Prior to handover of any new

installation or building, coated

aluminium fenestration will be

cleaned down professionally to

ensure that the finish is not

damaged. It is crucial at this time

to have any areas of impact or

abrasion damage repaired,

should it be present. During

cleaning, all the protective tape

must be removed from the

inside and outside of powder

coated surfaces as if this is left on

for an extensive time, the tape

low-tack adhesive can often

degrade, especially in UV light,

and become firmly attached to

the powder coating.

Once handed over to the

client, in normal use such as in

cities, the powder coat finish

should simply be washed down

at yearly intervals with clean

water or with a ph neutral mild

detergent solution in water. This

should be enough to protect

the visible surface of the

powder coat for many years

and can simply be done during

the cleaning of windows. The

powder coat finish wash down

is especially important where

squeegee bars are used to

clean the glass, as their use

tends to place the residue of

the airborne contaminants

directly on the powder coated

frame which could begin to

etch into the surface finish of

the coating. Window cleaners

must ensure that all powder

coated surfaces are wiped clear

of cleaning residue on every

window clean.

The original colour of the

powder coating can be affected

over time by contaminants in the

atmosphere and possible UV

degradation. Ensuring that the

regular cleaning cycles wash

down and remove any

atmospheric deposits, especially

acids that can be present in

precipitation, will certainly help

reduce possible staining of the

powder coating. Elevations in full

sun could be affected by UV

degradation where there may be

evidence of chalking, which

appears as a whitening of the

surface. Chalking is caused by

UV radiation which brings the

binder in the powder coat to the

surface and is not an indication

that the powder coating has

failed but is an indication that

cleaning has been neglected.

Again, regular cleaning cycles

should keep any chalking to a

minimum. Should a product or

facade be allowed to fall into this

state, there are specialist cleaning

companies who may be able to

clean and restore the coating to

its original colour.

On all building projects, any

powder coated finishes will come

with a cleaning and maintenance

regime from the company who

coated the aluminium profiles,

this may be an independent

coater or a systems company.

The cleaning regime will offer a

minimum cleaning cycle which

will need to be adhered to as

well as being regularly recorded.

This will ensure the coated finish

is maintained within the

applicators warranty and will

help, should there be any claim

in the future. Powder coat

warranties vary in length and are

dependent on the powder coat

finish used and the location of

the installation. For example,

where the coating is close to the

sea, a marine grade or


specification for the coating

should be specified and the

cleaning regime will often be

increased to at least three

monthly intervals as the

atmosphere is much more


Crucial to any maintenance

regime is preventative

maintenance and powder

coating is no exception, if the

coating has become damaged,

exposing the aluminium, it

should be repaired as soon as

possible. For repair, either

contact the original coater, or

approach any QUALICOAT

approved application who can

normally offer guidance. If you

have mislaid cleaning advice

QUALICOAT UK & Ireland offer

a basic guide which can be

downloaded from their website.


is now

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has

launched its much-anticipated

Interpon Futura Collection for

2022-2025, revealing three

brand new, on-trend colour

palettes – Merging World,

Healing Nature and Soft

Abstraction – helping designers

connect to the latest

developments in the built


The new collection is the

result of rigorous testing and

scientific research by

AkzoNobel’s trend and color

specialists across multiple

industries, and particularly those

involved in the building and

construction sector. It is also the

result of more than two decades

of evolution, during which time

the collections have inspired

innovative designs all over the


Launched with the promise to

‘Futura your world’, the new

range delivers a superdurable

performance with a warranty up

to 25-years, enabling

architectural creations to stand

the test of time. With a

building’s legacy determined by

its ability to withstand its

surroundings, the durability

provided by Interpon powder

coatings reflects the brand’s

proven commitment to

sustainability and the


As a powder coating, the

collection uses no solvent

emissions or volatile organic

compounds and supports

AkzoNobel’s broader

sustainability programme:

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adsorption dryer. Clean, dry air passes through

the Carbon Tower and adsorbs gases and

aerosols dependant on requirements and the

zeolites selected. This capability makes the

HPSA-CT extremely flexible and suitable for

use in many specific applications. The Hi-line

HPSA-CT features pre-filtration sub-micron oil

removal and safety valves as standard, as well

as an after-filter for particulate removal. A total

of 12 standard HPSA-CT models are available

with flow capacity from 80 to 1130 scfm.

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HPSA (High Pressure) heatless dryer. This

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Control air is at 7 bar, but with elevated

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Weld efficiency

To avoid quality issues during the

subsequent cathodic dip painting

process, a renowned automobile

manufacturer relies on Ecoclean's EcoCbooster

technology for cleaning weld seams on

integral subframes for electric vehicles. In

contrast to the previously used method of

solid media blasting, which requires an

additional aqueous cleaning step, this virtually

wear-free, fully automated process removes

welding residues from the exterior and

interior of parts in a targeted, resource-saving

and cost-saving manner without the need for


Electric and hybrid vehicles are changing

the way vehicles are built in ways that go far

beyond the drive technology. For example,

due to the weight of the battery, integral

subframes now need a higher load-bearing

capacity. The redesign of these axle

components is also prompting many vehicle

manufacturers to reconsider and reassess their

production processes. One of these processes

is the cleaning step to remove impurities such

as silicate islands, scale and smoke residues

formed during welding; these can cause

major quality issues in the subsequent

cathodic dip painting process and lead to

corrosion damage. The cleaning technology

generally used is blasting with a solid

medium, for example corundum. To remove

dust and abrasive residues from the parts

prior to cathodic dip painting, another

cleaning step in a separate machine is


Focus on cost efficiency,

sustainability and occupational

health and safety

These conventional blasting processes with

an additional aqueous cleaning step are wearintensive

and costly. Therefore, when

designing a new production line for integral

subframes, the project planner of a renowned

German OEM sought information at

parts2clean about ways to optimize this

cleaning process. On the one hand, the aim

was to clean weld seams with same or better

results, but cheaper, with less maintenance,

and saving on resources. On the other hand,

the dust pollution occurring in the vicinity of

the solid-state blasting machines due to

fragmented abrasive needed to be eliminated

in order to improve working conditions.

Removing welding residues –

parts cleaning included

The planner found what he was looking for

with Ecoclean's EcoCbooster technology. The

patented process employs medium-pressure

water jetting in the range between 300 and

700 bar without addition of abrasives.

Through the use of ultrasound, the prestressed

column of water turns into an ultrahigh

frequency pulsating water jet after

exiting the nozzle. This imparts a much

higher kinetic energy to the jet, such that it

reliably and reproducibly eliminates silicate

and weld spatter as well as scale and smoke

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residues from the surfaces in a clearly defined

operating window. Feed rates of up to 800

mm per second are possible, with a robot

moving either the workpiece or the nozzle


The part is also cleaned at the same time

the welding residues are removed, thus

dispensing with the need for an additional

cleaning step and the corresponding machine.

This not only noticeably decreases investments

related to the cleaning process, but also

ensures more competitive unit costs because

operating costs are significantly reduced.

Another factor contributing to the high

economic and resource efficiency of the

process is the effective treatment of the

process water, which is mixed with a corrosion

protection medium so that it can be

recirculated for a long time.

Selectively cleaning external and

internal geometries

The effective range of the water jet can be

precisely adapted to the application by using

different nozzle geometries, for example fan

and solid-jet nozzles as well as lances. Among

other things, this enables not only the outer

but also the inner contours of the integral

subframes to be selectively cleaned, in contrast

to conventional jet-cleaning processes with


Process engineering and

validation in Technology Centre

The process parameters, such as nozzle

geometry, pressure and feed rate, were

precisely adjusted using a special test set-up at

the manufacturer's Technology Centre in

Monschau. To validate the new water jetting

process, integral subframes were coated in the

cathodic dip painting line cleaning and then

subjected to a lengthy salt spray test. The

results were impressive: The weld seams were

cleaner after treatment with the pulsating

water jet than after blasting with abrasive

media, and any discolouration from the

welding process still visible on the surface had

no effect on the quality of the paint finish. The

high corrosion protection requirements had

been met. The new cleaning solution also

proved to be a good choice in terms of


Fully automatic jetting, cleaning

and drying in 50-second cycles

In order to implement the developed

process in a fully automated machine concept,

an integral subframe had to be jetted, cleaned

and dried within 50 seconds. To meet this

requirement, the cleaning machine has three

independently functioning jetting modules

with integrated manipulator, a hot air dryer,

one robot each for loading and unloading,

and a bath treatment unit for the process


Pallet cages loaded with several integral

subframes to be processed are transported to

the machine. The machine’s loading robot

picks up the parts and places them on the

transfer stations of the jet modules. The

manipulator of the respective module picks up

the part and moves presents in a defined

sequence it to the jet tool, treating the welding

contours in a specific manner. After cleaning,

the manipulator places the integral subframe a

clean surface. From here, the loading robot

takes it to the drying step. On exiting the

dryer, the subframe is picked up by the

unloading robot and hooked into the rack for


To eliminate the transport path between the

welding and cleaning process, the

EcoCbooster can also be connected directly to

the welding cell.

The vehicle manufacturer has been using

the new cleaning system in series production

since mid-2020. Due to the optimizations

achieved, the company is now considering

integrating the new cleaning solution into

further production lines for integral subframes.

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A simple plan

Now is a good time to review your

existing cleaning processes or upgrade

current equipment. In the autumn

Budget 2021, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak,

announced an extension of the temporary

increase in Capital allowances which allow the

cost of capital assets to be written off against

taxable income. The 130% super-deduction

and 50% first-year allowance are very

generous but only available for a short time.

This will allow companies to not only lower

their corporation tax bills but improve

productivity and reduce operating costs for

cleaning processes.

Vapour degreasing is the simplest but most

effective degreasing and cleaning process

which, until recently, has been subject to little

change since it was first invented in the early

part of the last century. This is a very mature

chemical technology which legislation is now

effecting changes so fundamental that the

more accurate name for the process

“Condensation Cleaning” should be used to

reflect the improvements in equipment

design, chemistry, reduced emissions,

economies in usage of solvents and the

subsequent environmental acceptability

compared to the open topped tanks so

ubiquitous in factories and workshops

worldwide. The alternatives in equipment

design offer differences in technology, which

guarantee the continuing use of this process

in the future, need to be considered and


The cleaning tank in the corner of most

engineering shops hides a very well

researched process using sophisticated

chemistry. Its popularity is in its simplicity. The

tank sump is heated, fitted with cold coils

around the internal surfaces at the top to

retain the vapour. Fill to a few centimetres

with a non-flammable solvent able to dissolve

contaminants, boil to form a vapour 3 to 4

times heavier than air to fill the tank. Hot

solvent vapour condenses on the cooler target

parts at workplace temperature. The hot liquid

solvent dissolves oil and grease and other

contaminants. Used solvent returned to the

sump revaporises continuing the cycle until

parts have achieved the same temperature as

the vapour when, with no further

condensation, the process is complete. Simple

but perfect. Highly productive and

economical, parts removed from the cleaning

process are clean, warm, and dry in 5 to 10


Historically chlorinated hydrocarbons have

been the solvents of choice for the

“Condensation Cleaning” process. Compatible

with most materials of manufacture, stable in

constant use, producing a non-flammable

saturated vapour heavier than air at a

temperature greater than ambient.

In Europe, the United States and in other

advanced industrialised economies

increasingly stringent legislation to control

emissions of VOCs, especially solvents, has

led to new formulations for paints and other

coatings where water replaces most of the

solvent. In the early days the quality of waterbased

paints was not as good as traditional

solvent-based coatings, but innovation has

driven the development of new polymers with

results as good as, if not better than, the

solvent-based originals.

As with coatings, cleaning systems have had

to change. With increasingly demanding

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standards of cleaning required for precision

engineering, electronics, optics etc solvents are

often first choice, for reasons outlined above,

but these have been targeted by regulators

and alternatives are encouraged by the

relevant authorities and law makers often

without serious consideration of unintended


For example, water-based cleaning is

encouraged as the obvious alternative, but this

has many disadvantages compared to

condensation cleaning as although the

machines are simple and relatively cheap the

processes require multiple heated tanks for

immersion or spray processing or long

programmed cycles in batch machines for

cleaning, rinsing, and drying. Water based

processes are slow, energy intensive and

occupy more floor space than solvent-based

condensation cleaning equivalents where only

one tank with a small footprint is needed,

delivering shorter process times and, most

importantly for the environment, using

minimal energy.

The ideal cleaning process would be

“Condensation Cleaning” using water but due

to the physical characteristics of the water

vapour/steam and the inability to carry onto

the surface of the targeted parts surfactants to

remove the oil, grease and soils and the

difficulty and expense of rinsing and especially

drying this can only ever be a dream.

Historically chlorinated hydrocarbons have

been the solvents of choice for the

“Condensation Cleaning” process. Compatible

with most materials of manufacture, stable in

constant use, producing a non-flammable

saturated vapour three to four heavier than air

at a temperature greater than ambient.

The traditional solvents such as

trichloroethylene exhibits all these

characteristics however concerns about its

carcinogenic properties and the danger to

operators by exposure, led to a continuing

search for a safer alternative. 1,1,1

trichloroethane based solvent formulations

became popular in the mid part of the last

century as a safer replacement. An excellent

solvent, safer for users, it proved to be

depleting the protective ozone layer around

the Earth and was subsequently banned. With

the development of the REACH legislation in

Europe, trichloroethylene was again allowed

with restrictions and stringent controls for use

in authorised machines which control

emissions to very low figures close to zero.

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degreasing solvent formulations for 40 years

constantly responding to increasingly stringent

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cleaning standards.

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As with all legislation for chemical use

regulation and restrictions drive development

of associated processes and equipment. Sealed

tanks are now standard with many different

designs available. The most common are

discussed below.

The single tank hermetically sealed

machines favoured by some manufacturers

uses a process tank to contain the solvent and

a separate storage tank/vapour generator.

Baskets loaded with parts to be cleaned are

introduced from the top or through access

points on the side of the tank. Lids or doors

hermetically seal the tank. Solvent is pumped

into the process tank where agitation,

ultrasonics or pumped liquid is circulated

through the parts. Used Solvent is removed to

the vapour generator, condensing coils

controlling the vapour are linked to coils

located in the vapour zone which, when the

cycle is complete, collapse the vapour. The

process tank is emptied. Controlled air

introduced to process tank is then recycled

through carbon absorption units to remove

traces of solvent until the concentration is

within regulatory standards when the lid is

released for the basket of parts, clean and dry,

to be removed and replaced with a further


Variations of process within the hermetically

sealed tank are possible using sprays of cold

or hot condensed solvent, immersion with or

without ultrasonics and revolving baskets to

cover most of the problems experienced when

processing machined and fabricated parts.

Continuous external distillation of the contents

of the vapour generator is also an option

depending on contamination.

The alternative technology is much simpler

and uses well tried techniques not requiring

the long recovery times of the hermetically

vacuum sealed processes. The multilevel

system uses a standard vapour degreasing

tank design with a sealed loading section

above the process tank. Components to be

cleaned loaded in work baskets or jigs are fed

to the load section by hand or conveyor, an

internal platform raises and lowers the baskets

in controlled cycles.

Loading complete - the load enclosure is

sealed to completely isolate the process. Then

seal on the process tank is opened and the

basket automatically lowered into the cleaning

section which can be simple condensation

cleaning or immersion cleaning with or

without ultrasonics or power sprays. Revolving

baskets can also be added to improve

cleaning in blind or through holes or oil ways

in castings and fabrications.

On completion the basket rises to the area

where the condensation coils are located, and

parts allowed to drain and dry, basket raises

into the load section when the process tank is

sealed. A fan circulates air within the load area

which can be recycled through carbon

absorption systems if no external exhaust is


As baskets entering the loading space

contain parts drained and dried only very

small amounts of solvent are carried in the

exhausted air which is monitored to ensure

compliance with appropriate legislation. When

this is complete the seal opens fully for

removal of cleaned components. The loading

section can be fitted with top or side seals

allowing baskets to flow through on conveyor

systems or be removed by hand or hoist. No

solvent enters the work area.

Both processes will produce parts cleaned to

the highest standards but the choice of which

offers the best solution needs a little more


The hermetically sealed vacuum process is

complicated with the need to move liquids in

the machine. It is relatively slow as the carbon

adsorption process has to remove high levels

of solvent from the recirculated airstream from

the process tank. This is inefficient as

adsorption rates for carbon fall rapidly with

increasing saturation. Final levels of solvent in

the tank when the lid or loading door opens

will be dragged into the workshop and the

area where the operator is working. Long

process cycles reduce throughput.

The simpler multilevel systems where

movement of liquids is not required are more

efficient and offer much faster process times.

Cost of manufacture is also reduced as no

liquid movement or vacuum is involved. The

extracted loading section ensures no leakage

of solvent into the work area giving complete

safety for operators and factory staff.

Both designs of process machines fully

comply with the emission regulations of the

EU and U.S authorities. Which to choose will

depend on many factors which should be

discussed with equipment and solvent

suppliers who have the experience to advise

on which offers the best process for the

application. Equipment and solvent must work

together, so it is advisable to ensure that the

suppliers co-operate to offer a package with

high levels of responsible care and product

stewardship to ensure the best and safest

installation. EnviroTech personnel and

distributors are trained to work with our

equipment suppliers to advise on the use of

ProSolv®5408e for the most satisfactory


The “Condensation cleaning” process still

gives the highest levels of economical cleaning

with minimum energy usage, low footprint on

the factory floor, safety for the operator, and

high production rates with low solvent usage

and environmental impact. With the new

generation of sealed cleaning machines its

future as the process of choice is assured.

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Blast cleaning of springs

prior to coating

The Baumann Springs Ltd., located in

Ermenswil, Switzerland, is a global leader

in the production of springs and all kinds

of stampings. This family-owned company was

founded in 1886 and ever since has been

managed by the family, today in the fifth

generation. Baumann Springs is specialized in

the development and production of customengineered

products with tight dimensional

tolerances and high demands for process

stability in the automobile industry, medical

engineering and other markets. The products

are manufactured in 11 plants in Europe, Asia

and North-America.

Shot blasting solution for a new

production line

In 2021 the plant in Stare Mesto in the

Czech Republic established a new production

line for different types of long compression

springs made from spring steel EN 10270-2.

For cleaning and texturing (roughening) the

surface of the springs prior to coating, the

company purchased a tumble belt blast

machine, model RMBC 4.2-HD, from Rösler.

Claudio Hertig, project manager global

operations at Baumann Springs, explains: „For

this challenging task we had discussions with

several equipment manufacturers and

requested quotes from three of the suppliers“.

“The Rösler solution impressed us not only

because of the design of the equipment but

also its functionality. Another positive factor

was the sturdy machine construction. To

familiarize myself with the suppliers, I visited

all three companies and prepared a detailed

technical comparison. Last-but-not-least, our

good experience with Rösler equipment

already running at some of our facilities and

the global presence of the company, also

played a role in our decision for Rösler”,

continues Mr. Hertig.

Equipped for short cycle times

and clean results

The RMBC 4.2-HD was painted per

customer specifications and is equipped with

special technical features. It allows the blast

cleaning of complete batches of loosely

tumbling compression springs with batch

weights of up to 1,000 kg. Two Gamma

300G turbines, each equipped with a power

of 11 kW, ensure a high shot blast intensity.

These high performance turbines, developed

by Rösler, are equipped with curved throwing

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blades in “Y” design. Compared to

conventional turbines the specially calculated

blade curvature generates very high media

throwing speeds resulting in an up to 20%

higher blast performance and, consequently,

shorter cycle times. All this is achieved with a

lower energy consumption. Moreover, the

special “Y” design of the throwing blades

allows the use of both blade sides. This

practically doubles the usable life of the

throwing blades. A quick-change system

permits a quick blade change without the

need for dismounting the turbine from its


The blast process is further intensified and

accelerated by the integrated blast media

deflectors. These special compressed air

nozzles are causing an additional blast media

movement. The automatic blast media flow

control allows not only the monitoring but also

the precise adjustment of the media flow to

the respective work pieces. The media

replenishment takes also place fully

automatically. An additional automatic dosing

system allows the application of a powder

cleaning compound in the blast chamber to

catch and discharge any oil that may be

carried into the shot blast machine by the

work pieces. It should be noted that the

powder compound does not affect the

functionality of the blast media: In the air wash

separator of the media cleaning system the

powder is completely separated from the blast

media. Since the machine was also intended

for stripping the coating buildup from the

work piece carriers used for the coating

operation, the dry dust collector is equipped

with explosion protection features.

Optimum wear protection

ensures long uptimes

In order to minimize machine downtimes

due to wear, the inside of the blast chamber is

lined with easily replaceable 6 mm thick highly

wear-resistant manganese plates. The left and

right side of the media discharge opening of

the turbines is equipped with additional wear

plates. These bundle the media stream and

prevent this section of the blast chamber to be

attacked by the blast media. Finally, the barrel

heads, also made from manganese steel, are

equipped with a PU coating providing an

additional wear protection in the primary blast

zone. This helps to further extend the

equipment uptime.

Claudio Hertig concludes: „The

comprehensive experience and know-how of

Rösler with the production of such machines is

an invaluable advantage that helps improve

the overall efficiency of the equipment. In

addition, the global Rösler technical service

allows us to work in other plants with the

same processes and machinery and have them

maintained by local Rösler service engineers”.

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Top 5 sustainability tips

In industry in general there’s been a lot of

talk given to sustainability and carbon

reduction over the years, but it’s more often

than not been a welcome added benefit

coming from reducing costs, rather than the

goal itself. But times are changing. With

COP26 making headline news across the

world, climate change is being taken seriously.

In line with the UK’s landmark Net Zero

Strategy, from April 2022 new legislation will

require Britain’s largest businesses to disclose

climate-related financial information. The aim

is to get businesses to consider the risks and

opportunities they face as a result of climate

change and encourage them to set out their

emission reduction plans and sustainability

credentials. But companies of all sizes and

across all sectors are now examining their

own strategies to achieve net zero by the

earliest date possible.

For many businesses this will require

significant changes in the coming years, from

energy sources and usage, through to

production processes and equipment, and

beyond. Yet not everything needs to be a

giant leap to get where we need to be. If

anyone has ever shown even a passing

interest in cycling, they may have heard the

phrase ‘marginal gains’. Developed by

Performance Director of British Cycling from

2003, Dave Brailsford came up with the

theory that small yet significant improvements

can lead to substantial results. Up until that

point, the team had just one gold medal to

show in its 76-year history. Under Dave’s

guiding hand and adoption of the ‘marginal

gains’ theory, the British Olympic cycling team

won seven out of 10 gold track cycling medals

at the 2008 Olympics. The rest, as they say,

is history.

The marginal gains idea is not only

applicable to sport, but has made an

impression in industry and commerce.

At Brammer Buck & Hickman, we have

been looking at how marginal gains can be

applied across our customers’ businesses to

improve productivity and reduce costs. We

have applied this same theory to issues of

sustainability and one area where it has had

the most impact is in compressed air usage.

Generating compressed air is energy

intensive and, as a result, expensive. Up to

73% of the total cost of ownership of

compressed air installations can be attributed

to the cost of energy consumed by the

compressor and ancillary equipment over a

ten-year period. Is it possible to reduce this

energy usage without negatively affecting a

machine’s performance and without significant

expenditure? The answer is a resounding yes!

Here are our top five tips to reducing

energy consumption when it comes to

compressed air:

Tip 1: Choose the correct components

Switching to high flow couplings could

increase the productivity of air tools by some

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50% and reduce energy consumption by up

to 30%. In more than half of all applications,

the pneumatic drive is too large for the

intended purpose. Simply downsizing the

cylinder or using single acting cylinders are

often all that is required of a pneumatic

system and can help reduce air consumption.

Also look at the connectors you are using.

Every tube run, fitting and filter causes a

pressure drop. Every 1 bar pressure drop

means an increase of 7% to the cost of

compressed air generation. A 90 elbow can

be the equivalent of a 1.6 metre pipe length.

Check to see if you can change elbows to

straight connectors and Tee’s to Y pieces.

Tip 2: Hose and tubing sizes

Opting for a tubing size with a smaller

diameter for valves and cylinders can reduce

air consumption, while choosing a larger

diameter hose for air tools can save money.

Using tubing with low drag co-efficiency can

increase air flow and reduce pressure drops to

optimise compressed air systems to achieve

yearly savings of around £15,000.

Tip 3: Reduce the pressure

Incorporating pressure regulators at point of

use can very quickly pay dividends. Reducing

the pressure by just 1 bar can see up to a

10% reduction in energy usage. Installing a

regulator means the pressure may be reduced

without having a negative effect on the

operation of the machinery. As well as wasting

compressed air, operating at too high a

pressure can increase wear on the

components leading to burnout and the

associated maintenance and replacement costs.

Tip 4: Switch off and save

Pneumatic equipment left idling can

consume between 20-70% of its full load

power. Apply responsible usage principles to

pneumatic components such as: installing

manual shut off valves and switching off when

machinery is not in use; implementing timeoperated

solenoid valves which allow the

operation of pneumatic components only if a

subsequent piece of equipment is in use; or

installing sensor-operated interlocks which

detect the need for compressed air equipment

to operate can isolate or apply air as


Tip 5: Stop leaks

In a pneumatic system, leakages can

account for between 5-10% of the air

supplied, although some systems record a loss

of 40-50% of the air input. One of the biggest

sources of air leaks are push-in fittings,

although It’s probably not the fitting that’s to

blame but the tube. Using scissors, box

cutters and the likes to cut pneumatic tubing

can compromise the seal and cause the fitting

to leak. Using a tube cutter ensures a good


Consider installing a flow meter, which is

the most effective way of reducing leaks and

energy consumption, by monitoring leaks as

part of a facility wide maintenance

programme. You might also want to consider

investing in a Compressed Air Leak Audit to

fully identify leaks so you can take remedial


These small adjustments are easy to make

without the need for any costly equipment or

intervention from third parties. In fact, they

can be done by some of the most junior

employees, including Apprentices, ensuring

everyone can participate in the move to more

sustainable processes.

We regularly run workshops on compressed

air under the name of ‘REHAB’, which stands


• Reduce Energy

• Education

• Health & Safety

• Autonomous Maintenance

• Best Practise

These workshops are designed to empower

customers to make changes for themselves

and the response is always one of

astonishment when we can prove together,

with hands on training, how these minor

adjustments can generate significant results.

When you consider that compressed air

represents around 30% of electricity usage for

an average UK factory, and 30% of

compressed air is wasted or misused you can

see why this is so.

With climate change an inescapable fact and

companies moving sustainability up the

agenda, everyone has a part to play and even

small changes can have a big impact when

made universally.

REHAB training workshops are available

exclusively from Brammer Buck & Hickman.

For more information, contact your local

branch or download the REHAB brochure

from https://uk.rubix.com/cataloguelibrary?src=catalogues

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Borate-free &

phosphate-free cleaner

Gardoclean ® T5 series

Chrome-free thin-film


Oxsilan ® AL 0510

Energy savings in


Gardobond ® Additive H 7526

Market leading borate-free

and phosphate-free cleaner

Extended service life

Reduced water consumption

as no immediate rinse

before etching is needed

Reduced sludge formation

Chrome-free conversion

Reduced water

consumption compared to

Cr-containing systems

Extended service time due

to higher tolerance against

contamination compared to

market standard

Multi-metal solution

Qualicoat & GSB approved

Energy-savings in the

anodizing step by 30-40%

Shortening of process

time by 30-50% increases


Extended bath service

life by 30-40% leading to

reduced wastewater



Big boost

A productivity boosting rotary

forge that can provide up to

90% materials savings compared

to conventional machining is

being shipped from Scotland to

a world leading forging company

in Sheffield, consolidating a

research partnership with the

University of Strathclyde's

Advanced Forming Research

Centre (AFRC) – part of the

National Manufacturing Institute

Scotland (NMIS).

This move is the first official

collaboration between

Independent Forging and Alloys

(IFA) in Sheffield and the AFRC

– a member of the High Value

Manufacturing Catapult network

– which opened an outreach

office in Sheffield last year to

support the region's forging and

forming sector.

Michael Carlisle, business

development manager,

Independent Forgings and Alloys,


"Independent Forging and

Alloys is exceptionally proud to

have been selected as the

recipient of the RFN-200T-4

machine. We are incredibly

excited about its imminent arrival

at our facility here in Sheffield –

which of course, is the heart of

the UK steel industry.

"We can see many crosssector

applications for this

technology – from aerospace

and defence to top-end

automotive. The possibilities for

customers are tremendous –

both for current part cost

reduction and the development

of emerging parts such as

electric vehicle transmissions


"IFA is in an ideal position to

build on the great work already

completed by the AFRC, and

together we can take the

machine and the capability

forward to maximise the benefit

for UK industry."

Helen Lightbody, Chief

Operating Officer at the

University of Strathclyde's

Advanced Forming Research

Centre, commented:

"The Advanced Forming

Research Centre (AFRC) is

delighted to confirm that the

rotary forge will be moving to

Independent Forgings and Alloys.

The rotary forge was installed in

the AFRC in 2014 and was used

to support and deliver several

projects critical to the aerospace


"The relocation is expected to

lead to significant strategic

partnerships for both IFA and the

AFRC. The research centre will

continue to have access to the

equipment should the need

arrive and will be able to work

with the IFA staff to further

developments in this area. IFA

has been identified as a key

partner of the AFRC within the

Sheffield forging community and

this equipment move will help

support and grow this


The forge has spent over

seven years at the world-leading

research centre and can provide

up to 90% material savings

compared to conventional

machining by forming flanged

components from hollow tubular


Expanding their fluoropolymer

coating product range

Curtiss-Wright Surface

Technologies, Everlube Coating

Products have partnered with

BioCote to expand their

fluoropolymer coating product

range to create Fluregiene 200:

an antimicrobial coating that is

ideally suited for many surfaces

and environments.

Based on existing Everlube

coating technology, the new

Fluregiene 200 is a unique

fluoropolymer coating that offers

low friction, easy-clean properties

combined with superb chemical

and abrasion resistance. With a

view to improving hygiene

standards, Everlube Coatings

have integrated BioCote

antimicrobial technology to

protect the coating from

microbes such as bacteria,

mould and fungi. Benefits of

applying antimicrobial

technology into the Fluregiene

200 include:


Low COF Surface coating

(0.08 – 0.2 static)

Corrosion resistance and

excellent chemical resistance

Excellent chip and abrasion


Reduces and prevents buildup

of contaminates

Excellent flexibility

Dirt and debris less likely to

attach to the surface

Microbial & bacteria growth


Using patented BioCote

antimicrobial technology against

microbial growth

Inhibits and reduces microbial

growth on protected coating

Protects treated surfaces

against bad odours, staining and

material degradation

Easy clean and reduced

cleaning intervals

Provides continual microbial

reduction on coating

High PTFE content allows easy

wipe down and cleaning

Enhancing efficiency

Vertik-Al has further enhanced the efficiency and quality of its powder

coating service with the installation of a new vertical powder coating

booth, the Cube Grande from SAT (Surface Aluminium Technologies)

SRL, this features Gema’s renowned OC07 and SIT Dense Phase

application technology.

This investment enables Vertik-Al to offer its customers the very

latest and highest standards in surface finishing, including gloss, matt,

metallics and textured finishes. Installed into the existing line, the booth

has many benefits, not least the ability to produce more coated product

due to its efficient operational capacity. This includes shorter colour

changes and more targeted application, with less potential for cross

contamination. As a result, output will greatly increase in line with the

company’s expanding customer demands.

With its revolutionary ‘V’ shape design and optimised layout of

components, tests prove that the Cube Grande application efficiency

(percentage of fresh powder directly applied on the profiles) is around

30-35% higher than the older deigned booths. These improvements

offer environmental advantages, factors which go some way to support

customers in their ecological endeavours.

The vertical booth has been designed for the vertical powder coating

of work-pieces, leading to a very compact installation with automatic

guns, installed on a multi-arm vertical reciprocator. The booth consists

of two vertical walls that surround the path of the aerial conveyor along

which the powder is sprayed on the profiles. The walls are made of

sliding belts that rotate and are cleaned in continuous. The exhaust air

is conveyed to a high-efficiency separation cyclone through a slot

placed along the line connecting the two walls; the high speed of the

air in the ducts connecting the booth with the cyclone prevents the

powder deposit along the circuit. The negligible quantity of powder

escaped from the cyclone is caught by the final filter.

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For successful trivalent chromium plating bath

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equipment to remove copper, nickel and zinc from

the bath without interrupting bath operation. The

benefits gained include the following:

• Copper, zinc and nickel ions are all removed

from the bath smultaneously.

• Treatment can be done during bath operation

(no shutdown time required).

• Treatment can be done continuously or

intermittently depending on need.

• The treatment units are small and usually can

be located right at the plating tank.

• Treatment is simple, consisting of pumping

solution from the tank, through the treatment

unit and back to the tank.

• Regeneration of the ion exchange resin takes

about two hours and occurs about every week

to two weeks for a properly sized treatment


• Options exist for acid, alkaline and de-min water

feeds for regeneration.

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Keep your

workplace secure

Metals are a component of numerous

products such as jewelry, chips and

vehicles. A loss of the valuable raw

materials and products can lead to delivery

delays and high replacement costs for the

affected companies. The SMD601 Plus

Profiling from CEIA GmbH provides a

remedy: the walk-through metal detector

detects deviating metal concentrations on

employees between entering and leaving the

security area with high precision.

Prices for intermediate goods in Germany

have continued to rise in recent years:

According to the Federal Statistical Office, the

price increase for metals in November 2021

was around 37.8 percent year-on-year. At the

same time, companies in the metal and

electrical industry in Germany have been

struggling with massive supply and supply

chain problems for months: according to a

survey recently conducted in October by the

employers' association Gesamtmetall, around

96 percent of the 1,485 companies surveyed

said they were still affected by supply

bottlenecks. For 89 percent of the companies,

this led to price increases. The theft of metalbearing

raw materials is therefore particularly

lucrative. “Until now, it was hardly possible to

comprehensively prevent theft in larger

companies,” explains Lars Heckmann,

business development and marketing

manager at CEIA GmbH. “At most, spot

checks were carried out at a high cost when

employees changed shifts.”

CEIA GmbH now offers a time- and costsaving

solution for this: The SMD601 Plus

Loss Prevention pass-through metal detector

with profiling is specifically designed to detect

metal-containing components such as

electronic parts, precision mechanics, jewelry,

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industry – so that even the smallest amounts

of metal can be detected.” For an even more

precise examination, CEIA also offers

handheld metal detectors.

and precious metals. The device not only

detects how much metal the person passing is

carrying on their body, but also determines if

the person is carrying amounts of metal that

differ from the incoming measurement when

they walk out, such as during a break or at the

end of their work shift. “The metal detector

performs a difference adjustment,” Heckmann

states. “Depending on the desired setting,

environment, and clothing, the device detects

differences well below one gram – for

example, 0.4 grams of copper foil for the IT

Profiling option enables

capturing individual metal


To prevent the device from triggering an

alarm every time an employee passes through

the detector with, for example, metalcontaining

prostheses or personal jewelry, a

profiling option in the form of a digital metal

signature exists. “Employees are each given a

user card that is read using a scanner before

entering the detector,” Heckmann explains.

“By registering with the CEIA metal detector,

the employee's personal metal profile can be

captured and stored in an encapsulated and

encrypted memory, making the detector

compliant with the GDPR and protecting the

employee's privacy.”

The MDNA (Metal Detector Network

Appliance) ensures even easier handling. The

synchronization and management system

enables encrypted connections of up to 50

walk-through detectors. “To prevent every

employee from having to leave the site

through the same detector through which

they entered, the detectors can be networked

with each other,” Heckmann explains. “In this

way, jams can be avoided at shift changes or

during breaks.”

Gas Process Burners

Lanemark gas burner systems offer users reliable, high efficiency,

process heating solutions.

FD-C high turndown oven/

dryer air heating burners.

Midco HMA high efficiency,

high turndown, air replacement

or “make-up” air heating burners.

FD-GA modulating gas + air

process air heating burners.

FD-E low cost high turndown

oven/dryer air heating burners.

TX high efficiency small diameter

immersion tube tank heating


FD Series Packaged Oven/Dryer Burners

• Specifi cally designed for process air heating applications in convection

ovens and dryers

• High turndown/short flame lengths providing accurate process

temperature control

• High effi ciency gas + air modulation, gas only modulation and simple

high/low control options

• Heat Input Range: 9 kW – 1550 kW

TX Series Gas Fired Process Tank Heating Systems

• High effi ciency (80%+) heating of all types of spray and dip process tanks

• Compact high effi ciency small diameter immersion tube heat exchangers

occupying minimum tank space

• Accurate performance modelling using Lanemark TxCalc design software

• Heat Input Range: 15 kW (1½") – 1150 kW (8")

Midco HMA Series Air Replacement or “Make-Up” Air Heating Burners

• Direct fired, high effi ciency burner systems, for high volume air heating

applications such as paint spray booths, ovens and dryers.

• Supplied either as Midco burner heads for OEM system integration or

as Lanemark DB or FDB complete packaged systems including modulating

gas valve trains and controls

• Wide range of firing rates to suit alternative temperature rise and air

velocity system requirements

• DbCalc system design software

Lanemark Combustion Engineering Limited

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New specification

Following a period of growth and

development of cross-sector partnerships

and international collaborations, HMG

Paints’ new service is aimed to take the hassle

out of identifying and sourcing the correct Def

Stan or NSN number for OEM and

manufacturers projects.

“Since our appearance at the DSEI show

we’ve seen a number of enquiries from

OEM’s and manufacturers who are struggling

to identify the correct product and also find

one manufactured in the UK and that is

available with a minimal lead time”

commented Alan Sharples, Defence Sales

Manager for HMG. “The prime example is

people unaware of the change from Def Stan

80-206, Def Stan 80-207, Def Stan 80-208

and Def Stan 80-209 to Def Stan 80-225.

Our team at HMG are now equipped to

advise specifiers and engineers and take

orders which can be shipped immediately

across the UK.”

80-225 IRR and CARC Topcoat

The Def Stan 80-225 system comprises of a

choice of primers for ferrous and non-ferrous

parts and an IRR and CARC, Chemical Agent

Resistant topcoat, which is available in an

assortment of colours suitable for military

vehicles and non-aircraft equipment. Following

their attendance at DSEI, HMG have seen an

increase in demand for its Def Stan 80-225

product range and the product is now stocked

and available for immediate despatch across

the UK.

The new standard, which was introduced

towards the end of 2018 and replaces Def

Stan 80-206, Def Stan 80-207, Def Stan 80-

208 and Def Stan 80-209. The HMG

products in this range are free from Chrome

VI, meet low VOC requirements, and are IRR

and CARC resistant. As an agile UK based

manufacturer, HMG Paints is able to provide

products on demand, reducing extensive lead

times previously experienced within the


Taking the hassle out of NSN Numbers

The new service is also aimed to help

specifiers and engineers when it comes to

identifying products via their NSN Numbers.

The 13-digit NATO stock number (NSN)

which is allocated to an item is used to

identify it throughout the supply chain and

HMG can now assist with paints and coatings

related queries. The NATO codification system

is used by the army, navy and air force and all

items of supply going through the military

supply chain must be NATO codified.

With HMG’s unique position as a UK based

coatings manufacturer, they are also able to

work with customers to develop new products

that can then be codified with their own

unique NSN Number. You can find out more

about HMG’s range of Def Stan products and

bespoke coatings development service at


“2021 saw us working with a number of

companies struggling to identify NSN’s and

Def Stans and ultimately to acquire paints and

coatings which were previously imported from

abroad” commented Alan Sharples. “With

more and more paint manufacturers

offshoring production and decision making we

feel HMG can provide a unique offering to

OEM’s and refinishers within the defence

market with our specification service and with

fast delivery of paint. With all of our coatings

being Made in Britain it allows us to provide

market leading short lead times and technical


Alongside Defence Standard products,

HMG produce a wide range of approved

high-quality coatings for practically every

purpose for the defence industry. Made in the

UK, HMG’s product range is suitable for

equipment such as containers, trailers,

vehicles, bridges and armour. HMG are

renowned for their innovative approach to

coatings including corrosion resistant primers,

functional topcoats plus CARC and IRR

materials approved to UK defence standards.

If you’d like to book a meeting or require

information on the HMG Paints products or

specification service you can email

defence@hmgpaint.com and a member of the

team will assist you.

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A whole new world

AkzoNobel has launched Interpon W, a

range of powder coating solutions that

can transform how designers and

manufacturers work with heat sensitive

substrates (HSS) such as wood and plastic.

Bringing benefits beyond physical attraction

and with sustainability as standard, Interpon W

is not a single product but rather a

comprehensive range of powder coatings that

include the Interpon W Core, Flex Pro, Fast

and Fast Pro*. They are better by design so

that even the most challenging shapes and

substrates can be given a seamless, consistent

finish and all-round protection.

They enable furniture, kitchen and

bathroom products or building and

construction materials to be protected and

enhanced in minutes in ways that could not

have been imagined before.

The Interpon W range utilizes various

innovations to achieve remarkable results.

These include ultra-low bake technologies that

deliver indoor and outdoor products with

excellent chemical, scratch, liquid and heat

resistance. They also include a lower thermal

curing process that offers even higher

weatherability and gloss retention for the more

challenging applications. These innovations are

used for Interpon W Core and Interpon Flex

Pro respectively.

The technology behind the Interpon W Fast

and Interpon W Fast Pro powder coatings is

similarly innovative and takes advantage of

AkzoNobel’s leading capabilities in UV curing.

UV curing systems combine lowest

temperature curing range (80°C-120°C) with

the shortest curing time (2-5 minutes) to

deliver optimal efficiency.

The full range allows materials such as

MDF/HDF, Plywood, OSB, Natural Wood,

Gypsum Board/Plasterboard, Fibre cement

and plastic composites to benefit from a

powder coating that is free from Volatile

Organic Compounds (VOCs) and have a high

utilization of material - up to 99% - with any

overspray able to be recycled. And being a

powder coating, all sides can be coated at

once, ensuring consistent edge coverage and

reduced re-working time. This process also

reduces the cost per unit.

Daniela Vlad, managing director of Powder

Coatings at AkzoNobel, says the company is

committed to continuous innovation:

“Through innovation and worldwide market

development, we are creating solutions that

are transforming the potential of low cure

powder coatings, and taking sustainable

solutions and business performance to new


Daniela adds that the ‘Safe and Easy’

process has been introduced to ease the

transition to new technologies: “We know that

switching to new technologies may come with

uncertainty which is why our dedicated teams

will support you in making a Safe and Easy

choice for your business.

In close cooperation with global network of

powder coating line manufacturers, we will

help you from start to finish in creating and

implementing a fully-operational coating line.

This includes understanding the products and

processes required, and the financial benefits

you can expect. It also includes supporting

you with staff training and ensuring a smooth

integration between the powder and coating

line. ”

Interpon W was developed in AkzoNobel’s

Global Competence Center for powder on

heat sensitive substrates in Como, Italy. The

Interpon W performance has also already

been proven through partnerships with

several Interpon customers in the company’s

regional hubs and in close co-operation with

market-leading line manufacturers.

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Telephone: 01327 368410



Twin extrusion

KANSAI HELIOS Group has just

expanded its production of coatings at

two locations – Helios Coatings Italia

and Helios Coatings Deutschland – using a

Coperion twin screw extruder at each site.

Two ZSK Mv PLUS extruders with 43 mm

screw diameters for powder coating

production were installed practically

concurrently, one at the Riese Pio X location in

the Venice region of Italy and the other at the

Buchholz, Germany site. KANSAI HELIOS

specifically decided upon Coperion's twin

screw extruder technology, due to its very

high dispersion performance, and its suitability

to a very broad range of recipes. KANSAI

HELIOS values how Coperion ZSK extruders

fulfill very high quality requirements, as well as

their efficient operation and flexible options

when manufacturing powder coatings.

The KANSAI HELIOS Group is among the

leading producers for industrial coatings

worldwide. Since 2017, the group has been a

part of the KANSAI PAINT Group.

Twin Screw Extruders for the Demands of


With these two ZSK twin screw extruders,

KANSAI HELIOS is deliberately expanding its

powder coating production around a

technology that has built in flexibility for

future challenges. ZSK extruders’ speed,

residence time and throughput can be

modified quickly and individually for the

requirements of new powder coating recipes.

Coperion’s ZSK Mv PLUS twin screw

extruders have already been used successfully

for manufacturing high-quality powder

coatings for many years. Extruders in this

series stand out particularly for their deep cut

screw channels with a 1.8 Do/Di (outer to

inner) screw diameter ratio, resulting in a very

large free screw volume. Powders with low

bulk density and poor intake behavior, often

used in powder coating manufacturing, can

be fed into the process in large quantities. At

the same time, thanks to the ZSK Mv PLUS’s

twin screws, even recipes with high filler

content are intensively dispersed while still

being gently handled. Distribution of

individual raw materials in the powder coating

premix proceeds very reliably and

homogeneously. The result is a very highquality

powder coating.

All of the ZSK extruders’ connections, water

supply and cables are protected by easy-toclean

casings and are still easily accessible. The

closely intermeshing twin screws ensure

optimal self-cleaning in the process section,

making recipe changes quick to execute.

Coperion has equipped the ZSK 43 MV

PLUS extruders for KANSAI HELIOS with a

number of smart features to simplify machine

operation; both twin screw extruders are

operated using the new, user-optimized

CSpro control system. Complexity of its user

interface is greatly reduced in comparison to

previous versions, without losing any wellknown

functionalities and it can be operated

intuitively by touch. Information can be

inserted on demand. The risk of possible

operator error is markedly reduced, thus

increasing the ZSK extrusion equipment’s


Additionally, both of KANSAI HELIOS’ ZSK

extruders have been equipped with

electronically secured maintenance doors at

the gearbox lantern. As soon as the extruder’s

screw shafts come to a complete stop, service

personnel can open the gearbox lantern

without tools. The screw shaft coupling can be

accessed safely and quickly, leading, for

example, to a clear reduction in downtime

during machine maintenance and a resulting

increase in the machine's efficiency.

Markus Wörz, sales manager at Coperion

S.r.l., Milan Office, works with KANSAI

HELIOS and is very satisfied with both

powder coating machines: “With our ZSK twin

screw extruders, KANSAI HELIOS chose just

the right technology to be well positioned

even in the future for every potential

development. The ZSK extruders operate very

efficiently and can be adjusted for the

complex demands of new recipes with just a

few modifications. We will continue to stand at

KANSAI HELIOS’ side with the know-how

we’ve collected over years and years and our

comprehensive process expertise.”

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Out with the Old

Significant investment in a new powder

coating system from Gema UK delivers

multiple benefits to automotive supplier

VFS Southampton. With facilities in Wakefield

and Southampton, VFS are a leading supplier

of tippers, and are the sole supplier to Ford in

the UK, are trusted partners and suppliers of

OEM bodywork to Ford, Mercedes Benz,

Vauxhall, VW, Renault, Nissan and Fiat.

VFS have been powder coating for some

15-20 years on their site in Southampton,

following a comprehensive audit the existing

equipment was determined to be inefficient

and unable to meet current demand. With

significant growth plans one of the main

objectives for VFS was to reduce colour

change time, increase capacity and flexibility.

Added benefits from the investment include

reduced waste, and significant efficiency gains

through modern application technology and


Gary Lawrence, Quality Control Manager,

explained ‘Switching to Gema has proven to

be an excellent move and has allowed us the

confidence to coat our products to the highest

quality. We have addressed the inefficiency

concerns, as well as the health and safety

issues we had identified on the previous

equipment, so we have total peace of mind. It

is fair to say that the increased efficiencies and

cost savings realised from the Gema system

have surpassed our expectations and we

would strongly recommend Gema to anyone

who is looking to update their equipment’.

The system installed

includes a MagicCompact

booth (pictured left) which is

mostly self-cleaning and

designed for fast colour

changes. The powder feed

system utilises the latest

generation All-In-One injector

technology from Gema, this

is fitted with an Ultrasonic

Sieve which ensures

contamination free powder

conditioning. The latest Gema

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ensures the most efficient

extraction and recovery

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utilization of raw materials.

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• 80% reduction in powder

waste to landfill

• Colour change time

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• Complies with all of the

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• Cleaner working


• Doubled production


• Significant improvements in

yield from powder

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The thermodynamic method of

monitoring pumps is based on the first

law of thermodynamics i.e. the increase

in the internal energy of a thermodynamic

system is equal to the amount of heat energy

added to the system, minus the work done by

the system on its surroundings. In basic terms

the energy losses in the pumping process

result in a temperature rise in the fluid.

The concept of centrifugal pumps is based

on Bernoulli’s principle that there are three

forms of energy in a fluid system – potential,

kinetic and pressure. Kinetic energy and

potential energy are the thermodynamic

properties of the fluid system and the two

energy quantities of heat and work are

required to account for real world conditions.

The thermodynamic method for pump

testing requires the following data:

temperatures of the pumped fluid at pump

suction and pump discharge; suction and

discharge pressure; motor input power and

motor efficiency. To measure the energy losses

dissipated as heat, corrections are applied for

the specific heat and density of the pumped


A test engineer uses the monitoring system

to take readings from a fully open discharge

valve until any fluctuations in temperature

have settled out. The engineer will then

continue to take readings for a predetermined

amount of time at set points of

the discharge valve until the valve is fully

closed. This will then map the pump curve

from the fully open to fully closed position of

the discharge valve. The pump curve will then

be compared to the original test curve of the

pump and any losses in performance or

increase in absorbed power will show signs of


As the running clearances open up

between the wearing parts of the pump, the

leak paths of the pumped fluid increase,

resulting in lost efficiency. A thermodynamic

monitoring system detects and records these

losses more accurately than other test

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methods. During the test a filter can be

adjusted to take readings from every 2

seconds up to every 3 minutes. This allows the

system to achieve a steady reading of Delta T

(temperature differential) ISO standards

recommend a steady fluctuation of Delta T

equal or less than 5 mK/min.

Corroserve use the latest thermodynamic

pump monitoring equipment Calibrated and

certified by the Yamari Standard Laboratory in

accordance with relevant Japanese standards,

to monitor the performance of any Class C

industrial centrifugal pump over its long

working life. Class C is the degree of accuracy

of the test for centrifugal pumps to ISO 5198

(formerly ISO 2548). Due to the mathematical

equations designed into the software, such as

the Affinity law equation of flow, only

centrifugal pumps can be tested by this


The latest Thermodynamic Pump

Monitoring (TPM) equipment measures

pressure, temperature and power input. This

information is then used to calculate flow,

which eliminates the need for a flow meter. As

a result, tests can be carried out on equipment

with only short lengths of straight pipe at the

suction and discharge (2 x diameters).

Conventional testing methods require at least

5 x diameter lengths of straight pipe.

A completed TPM Data sheet is provided to

the pump user and this can be compared

against the OEM test results when the pump

was new. A report is also issued showing what

efficiency gains can be expected following

manipulation of the impeller and after the

application of an energy saving protective

coating, such as Fluiglide; a cold cured, highly

modified chemically resistant, two-pack resin

system filled with stabilising enforcement to

reduce cold flow characteristics.

A vibration test and sound readings are

also taken to check for rotor imbalance,

bearing wear and cavitation. The end user can

then make informed decisions about

refurbishment and the optimum time for any

work to be carried out. The financial

investment in testing will be quickly recovered

in savings made by reduced energy costs

from running a more efficient pump.

TPM Provides Energy Saving

Solution for Cooling Tower Pump

in Japan

Our partners in Japan recently worked with

a client in the Chemical industry to assist them

with saving energy by targeting the double

suction pump of a cooling tower, which had

been in service since 1986. The pump had

long operating times and relatively large

power loads and the aim of the project was to

carry out maintenance to improve the overall

energy efficiency.

The team carried out an initial pump

assessment using the TPM system to check

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The pump was disassembled and any worn

or defective parts were manufactured and

replaced. The internals were then treated with

specialist anti-corrosion coatings. The repaired

pump was once again monitored to verify its

performance and energy saving after reinstallation


The team confirmed an impressive energy

saving improvement of 9.2%, which was the

equivalent to 35.16 kw/h, equating to 281,280

kWh/year; a fantastic result leading to a

reduction in high operating costs and large

power consumption for the client, alongside

the necessity of recovering the original pump

efficiency to improve the overall cooling

system performance.

In terms of ROI, the client was pleased to

learn that as a result of the energy saving

costs following the work carried out and

application of Fluiglide coating to the pump,

the investment in the refurbishment would be

paid in just one year of operation with many

more years of savings to come.

Acton Gate Systems Limited - Tel: 01902 249299

Hilton Hall Business Centre, Hilton Lane, Essington, Staffordshire, WV11 2BQ

web: www.actongate.co.uk - email: enquiries@actongate.co.uk

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With the increasing spread of electric

vehicles, the issue of smooth running

is gaining in im-portance. This also

increases the demand for superfinishing

technology. One specialist in this field is Nagel

Maschinen- und Werkzeugfabrik GmbH in

Nürtingen. With its NaShaft series, the

company has cost-effective, "Made in

Germany" superfinishing centres in its

portfolio. The automotive supplier ZF in

Thyrnau uses such a system for e-transmission


"We are noticing that demand for our

Superfinish technology is by no means

slowing down with the trend toward e-

mobility; on the contrary," explains Christian

Feuchter, Technical Sales at Nagel. "The

typical workpieces for combustion engines are

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continues on page 42



becoming fewer, but those for e-drives are

increasing, especially transmission and rotor

shafts. At the same time, machining

requirements are also increasing. Other

components are also on the rise regard-less of

the type of drive, including steering racks and

nuts, for example." Automotive supplier ZF

Friedrichshafen AG at its standard location in

Thyrnau near Passau, where transmission

shafts for e-vehicles, among other things, are

produced, confirms the trend: Finishing is an

increasingly required manufacturing process in

the area of e-mobility, according to the statement.

The aim is to increase the load-bearing

capacity of the workpieces and to reduce short


E-drives, unlike combustion engines,

generate operating noise at a very low level.

On the other hand, the surrounding bearing

points become audible with a whirring noise.

This is caused by the waviness of the bearing

journals, which is inevitably left behind by the

pre-processes of turning and grinding. Where

components make themselves heard in this

way, friction and losses are also higher.

Another undesirable side-effect. As a

consequence, drive manufacturers are raising

their quality requirements for dimensional

accuracy and surface finish. After all, the

vehicles are supposed to roll along the streets

as quietly as a whisper, without passers-by

wondering about strange sounds. Against this

background, superfinishing is becoming a key

technology in the production chains of e-drive

components. Because only this type of

superfinishing is capable of eliminating the


When it became apparent at ZF in Thyrnau

that the need for superfinishing capacity was

increasing, the company decided to purchase

a new superfinishing centre. The choice fell on

a NaShaft Eco 612 machine from Nagel. "This

machine proved to be the best system for our

application," explains the process planner

responsible on site. "It is loaded by a gantry

loader through the roof hatch and will be fully

integrated into a belt linking system at a later

stage," he says, outlining the automation

concept. "The NaShaft series is a highly

flexible machine platform with a modular

design and is therefore a cost-effective

solution. We manufacture this series as well as

all other machines according to our high

quality standards in Nürtingen. These are

therefore products 'Made in Germany' - and

that goes down well with customers,"

emphasizes Christian Feuchter.

ZF uses the NaShaft Eco 612 for various

transmission shafts with overall lengths from

150 to 380 with bearing journals in the range

D = 30 to 60 mm. Tension is applied between

centres. After grinding, the values for cylinder

shape and surface finish are around 8 µm and

Rz 2.5 µm. The targets for superfinishing are




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Bio-friendly products

Clariant has unveiled its new Vita 100%

bio-based surfactants and polyethylene

glycols (PEGs) to help directly address

climate change by helping remove fossil

carbon from the value chain.

As our climate gives us increasing and

alarming signals of change, individuals and

industries are looking for ways to reduce their

environmental footprints, and the demand for

bio-based chemicals is set to grow strongly in

the coming years. Clariant is committed to

fostering the transition to a more sustainable

bioeconomy and has a growing share of biobased

products and processing aids in its


The introduction of 100% bio-based

surfactants and PEGs significantly expands

Clariant’s Vita designated ingredients. Vita

products are based on renewable feedstocks

and have at least 98% Renewable Carbon

Index (RCI). It is just one example of its

commitment to provide low carbon footprint

solutions to customers and to Greater

Chemistry – between people and planet.

“From the packaging to the many

ingredients, a typical consumer product in

coatings, personal care, home care, industrial,

and agricultural applications still uses

petrochemicals and therefore fossil carbon,”

said Christian Vang, global head of business

unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Clariant.

“Switching to bio-based carbon chemistry

remains a big challenge for manufacturers and

by launching the Vita surfactant and PEG range

we are offering them an important new

solution to achieve this.”

Designed for natural formulations targeting

a high Renewable Carbon Index (RCI), the

new Vita products support manufacturers in

maximizing the bio-based carbon content of

consumer goods such as detergents, hair and

body shampoo, paint, industrial lubricants, and

crop formulations.

Clariant uses 100% bio-ethanol derived

from sugar cane or corn to create the

ethylene oxide for its innovative new

surfactants and PEGs. The bio-based material

is fully segregated along the value chain from

the field to the final consumer product.

Because only bio-based feedstocks are

used, the ingredients have significantly lower

carbon footprints than their fossil-based

counterparts. The Vita surfactants are CO

emissions savers: they can help save up to

85% of CO emissions1 compared to their

fossil analogues.

Importantly, in addition to setting the

standard in a greener production, these new

solutions are chemically equivalent to

Clariant’s fossil versions, offering the same

performance and efficiency to formulators and

brand owners. Customers can currently

benefit from more than 70 bio-based

products, and the range will continue to be

expanded to meet evolving market needs. In

Q1 2022, double-digit kilotons of the biobased

surfactants and PEGs will be available

for the worldwide business segments from

Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals (CISC), a

Clariant joint venture.

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Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies,

Everlube products & Coating Services

Protection & life extension of your critical components throughout any crisis!


l Thermal Spray & HVOF Coatings

l Dry film lubricants - MoS 2

, PTFE, Graphite, WS 2

l Coatings for corrosion, chemical & environmental


l Titanium anodising

l Zinc rich coatings for corrosion protection

l Impingment coating processes for ultra thin solid

film lubricants

l Nonstick/release coatings for low coefficients of


l Primers for rubber and plastics for sound

absorbing and dampening materials

l High temperature resistant coatings

l Rare earth magnet coatings

l Coatings for EMI/RFI shielding provide highly

conductive coatings and platings to control

electromagnetic interference

l Ultra thin conformal parylene coating to reduce

friction and protect against contamination

l Pre-treatments including Ti Anodising, Phosphate

Conversion Coating and Chilled Iron Blasting,

Aluminum Oxide Blasting and Vapour Degreasing


Coating Services and Everlube Products

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Fast paced fix

Mass production of metal parts

often includes protective coatings

application. But in the fast-paced

manufacturing environment,

there may not be enough time

for the parts to cool before the

coating dries.

This is counterproductive

when hot painted parts stick

together, only to be pulled apart

later and leave the coating

damaged. EcoShield 386 FD is

designed specifically to eliminate

this problem.

EcoShield 386 FD Water

Based Micro Corrosion Inhibiting

Coating is a force-dry version of

Cortec’s top water-based

anticorrosion coating, EcoShield

VpCI-386. As such, EcoShield

386 FD offers excellent corrosion

protection at 1.5-3.0 mils (37.5-

75 µm) DFT (dry film thickness).

The advantage is that EcoShield

386 FD force-dries in only 5-10

minutes at 150 °F (54 °C) and

has good hot hardness, which

keeps the



parts from


together before they can cool


EcoShield 386 FD is perfect

for fast-paced manufacturer

spray and dip lines. Many pipes,

hooks, castings, equipment

components, and other metal

parts need to be coated during

production in preparation for

their final installation. The

problem is that the painted parts

often pile up or are bundled

together at the end of the line

while the coating is hot and

sticky. As a result, the parts may

adhere to each other, damaging

the coating when the

components are later pulled

apart, thus leaving a weak point

for corrosion to get a foothold.

EcoShield 386 FD reduces this


Expanded range

GEMÜ is expanding its valve

selection for the GEMÜ eSyLite

motorized actuator with three

further valve types. With the

larger selection of electrical

valves, plant engineers and

operators find a tailor-made

solution even more easily.

In addition to the GEMÜ

R629 eSyLite plastic diaphragm

valve that already exists, the

GEMÜ 629 diaphragm valve

with stainless steel body and the

GEMÜ 519 and 529 globe

valves are now also available for

simple, motorized open/close


A total of four GEMÜ

eSyLite valves now offers

plant engineers and

operators the opportunity

of operating electrically

driven plants more efficiently

than before. In plants in which,

for example, solenoid

valves of large nominal

sizes consume a relatively

large amount of electricity, the

GEMÜ globe valves from the

eSyLite series are a cost-effective

alternative. With low switching

cycles and medium switching

speed, they take on shut-off

tasks just as precisely as solenoid

valves, while at the same time

scoring points when it comes to

operating costs with their low

electricity consumption. The

GEMÜ eSyLite series also opens

up new opportunities for plant

optimization for applications

where there have so far been no

affordably priced alternatives to

electrical ball valves. Automation

with the new eSyLite valves,

for example, can thus be

further advanced. Where

pneumatic valves could not

previously be used, and

manual valves were relied on

instead, a motorized

alternative is now available

with which the plant can be

automated cost-effectively.


Stewart Freshwater • mobile: 07746 373 545 • email: s.freshwater@turretgroup.com



Unitech Washing Systems, a Midlands based Washing system manufacturer, are seeking a UK Sales

Engineer to join their expanding team. With an extensive range of equipment in our portfolio, you

would be required to service customer enquiries, and technical requirements with the support of the

existing Sales and Design team.


Working with existing team in order to gain

knowledge of products and systems.

Following up of sales enquiries, and visits

to customer sites.

Assist in generation of new leads and help

develop new sales strategies.

Work as liaison between client and internal

design and sales functions.

Creation and presentation of quotations


Ability to communicate effectively

with clients and colleagues

Be self motivated, presentable and

have a determination to succeed

Basic IT skills (Microsoft suite).

Have a basic understanding of the

Finishing industry and cleaning

systems, would be an advantage.

Hold a current UK driving licence


Competitive Salary

Company Car

Company Lap Top

Mobile Phone

Pension Scheme

Please send CV or application to:

Richard Fowler – Managing Director

Unitech Washing Systems


Finishing – January/February 2022

Products & Services

Stewart Freshwater

mobile: 07746 373 545

email: s.freshwater@turretgroup.com • web: www.turretgroup.com

Leading manufacturers of

Jigs, Racking systems, Baskets, Heaters, Coils and many other

products for the Anodising & Electroplating industry

T: 01283 529314 • E: Sales@Supreme-Eng.com • W: www.supreme-eng.com

abrasive blast cleaning equipment

coating applications

computer systems



Blast Rooms

Blast Cabinets

Portable Blast Machines

Paint Spray Equipment

Abrasive Recovery

Safety Equipment

Dust Collection

Spray Booths



Tel: 0114 254 8811

36 Orgreave Drive, Sheffield, S13 9NR


Supplier and manufacturer of

abrasive blast cleaning and surface

treatment equipment since 1959

abrasive blast cleaning equipment













(Est 1971)


Tel: 01924 274887

Fax: 01924 262219

M/C Sales 07850 744377 Txt/WhatsApp 24hr

Email: paul@dougbooth.co.uk (machines)

jonny@dougbooth.co.uk (parts & service)

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industrial, defense

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To advertise please call

Stewart Freshwater

on 07746 373 545 or email


conveyor systems

Overhead Conveyors

& Lifting


EM/RF shielding

A business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies

Please contact us on:

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complete finishing plant

(paint or powder coatings)



R.D.M. Engineering Ltd, Est. 1951

Stakehill Lane, Stakehill,


Manchester M24 2RW

Tel: 0161 643 9333

Fax: 0161 655 3467

Web: www.rdmengineering.co.uk

E-mail: sales@rdmengineering.co.uk

Contact: Mr R. Horwich

spraybooths • rooms • ovens •

conveyors • pretreatment • powder

plant • air replacement units

CALDAN Conveyor Ltd.

Kirkleatham Business Park

Redcar • TS10 5SH

Tel. +44 1642 271118



Caldan Conveyor Solutions -

simply perfect.

High Carbon Steel Shot and Grit.

Medium Carbon Steel Shot and Metal

Bead. Stainless Steel Cr and Cr/Ni.

High Chrome Grit.

Aluminium Oxide.

Full Technical Support.

Tel: 01952 299777 Fax: 01952 299008

Email: sales@pometon.co.uk

Modern Coil Type Steam

Generators & Fire Tube Boilers

• 100Kg/h – 25,000Kg/h

• High efficiency – up to 96%

• Low overall emissions

• Improved safety

• Simplicity of control

• Quiet, clean & cool in operation

Tel: 020 8953 7111



To advertise

please call

Stewart Freshwater

on 07746 373 545 or email


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March/April 2022 - Finishing

48 for all your classified needs call Stewart Freshwater on: 07746 373 545

drying racks & spray tables

effluent treatment plants

hooks & jigs





Polypropylene Tanks

PVC Tanks


Bund Tanks

Tank Linings

Rubber Linings

HDPE Tanks

Established 1976

Fume Scrubbers

Fume extraction



Repairs & Refurbishment

Flexible PVC Linings

Guards in all materials

One off Fabrications and installation

Tel: 01543 462 802

Email: plasbrun.plastics@outlook.com

Web: www.plasbrunplastics.co.uk

electrophoretic coatings supplier and applicator





To advertise

please call





01920 822 404

Stewart Freshwater

on 07746 373545 or email


electrophoretic coatings supplier









Hawking Electrotechnology Ltd

T: +44 (0) 1384 483019

E: sales@hawking.co.uk • W: www.hawking.co.uk






Units 1 & 2, Dawkins Road Industrial Estate, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset BH15 4JP

Tel: 01202 677939


Masking • Hooks • Jigs

HangOn Ltd

Leintwardine, Craven Arms,

Shropshire, SY7 0NB, UK

Tel. +44 (0) 1547 540 573

Fax. +44 (0 1547 540 412

Email. sales@hangon.co.uk

Web. www.hangon.co.uk


T: 01202 661300 jane@hitekproducts.com


Hi-Tek stocks not only an extensive range of

masking products including plugs, tapes, caps and

discs, but also has the distinction of being the

European distributor for the US based TOLBER

range of lacquers and

associated products. Hi-Tek

imports bulk supplies from

Tolber and converts or

decants into commercially

usable volumes for the UK,

and European trade. The

association with Tolber has

evolved over many years.

finishing systems

jigs & baskets

• Water wash spraybooths

• Water treatment chemical additives

• Paint separation solids removal systems

• Dry filter spraybooths

• Fixed or portable spraybooths

• Sprayroom enclosures

• Air replacement systems

• Full installation and commissioning

• After-sales service and maintenance

• Spray process engineering

Product complies fully with current environmental

protection and health and safety legislation

Unit 4 Brook Road Industrial Estate,

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2BH

T: 01202 840900 • F: 01202 889477

www.dynaclean.co.uk • sales@dynaclean.co.uk


• Automotive • Aerospace • Oil & Gas

• Petrochemical • Defence • Medical

• Precision Engineering

Specialist manufacturers in:

Jigs • Baskets

Coils • Heaters

Fasteners • Tanks

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Leading manufacturer of Jigs,

Racking systems, Baskets, Heaters,

Coils and many other products for the

Anodising & Electroplating industry


Tel: 01283 529314

Fax: 01283 529316


Finishing - March/April 2022

for all your classified needs call Stewart Freshwater on: 07746 373 545


serfilco_5x1_FNGCLASS 18/11/13

infra red emitters


pump & filtration specialists

t Bruest ATEX-certified

Flameless Gas

Catalytic Infrared Heaters

t Gas-saving industrial ovens

t “CATBOX” box ovens for


t Servicing, spares & repairs for

most brands of catalytic heaters

Unit 1b Brown Lees Road Ind. Est. Forge

Way, Knypersley, Staffordshire ST8 7DN

Tel: + 44 (0) 1782 511880




Hi-Tek Products Ltd

2A Dawkins Road Industrial Estate

Hamworthy, Poole,

Dorset BH15 4JP

Tel: 01202 661300

E-mail: jane@hitekproducts.com

Web Site: www.hitekproducts.com

Contact: Jane McMullen

Masking Caps • Tapes/Discs • Tapered

Plugs • Tubing • Pull-Through Plugs

• Custom Design • Stopping-Off

Lacquers • PTFE Lubricant

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nylon coating powders

Tel: +44 12 96 43 37 54

Fax: +44 12 96 39 22 85

Email: sales@nyloncolours.co.uk

To advertise please call Stewart Freshwater on

01923 437615



Nylon Colours Ltd manufactures

Nylon Coating Powders for

Electrostatic or Fluid Bed.

A wide range of colours including

metallics is available.

Nylon Colours is also the UK distributor

for RILSAN range of Nylon Powders.

or email s.freshwater@turretgroup.com

pumps & filters


Pumps, Filters

and Agitation


TITAN Auto Backwash Filter

Carbon Purification & Cartridges

Premier Washed & Pleated Reusable

Drum and Air Diaphragm Pumps

● Electric Immersion Heaters

Tel: 0161 775 1910

Fax: 0161 775 3696

SERFILCO delivers

clear solutions

E: sales@serfilco-international.com


metal plating and polishing

powder coating manufacturers

precision cleaning & degreasing

To advertise

please call

Stewart Freshwater

on 01923 437615 or email


The Sherwin-Williams Company

To advertise

please call

Stewart Freshwater

on 01923 437615 or email


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oven stoving & curing

pre treatment chemicals

R.D.M. Engineering Ltd, Est. 1951

Stakehill Lane, Stakehill,


Manchester M24 2RW

Tel: 0161 643 9333

Fax: 0161 655 3467

Web: www.rdmengineering.co.uk

E-mail: sales@rdmengineering.co.uk

Contact: Mr R. Horwich

spraybooths • rooms • ovens •

conveyors • pretreatment • powder

plant • air replacement units







Contact: Brian Carroll

Specialist in Phosphate Pretreatment Chemicals




Tel: 01204 495818


ptr treatment

Aqueous Cleaners/Degreasers

Metal Brightening Solutions

Alkaline and Acid Etches


Chrome passivates and treatments

Qualicoat Approved Non-Chrome


Phosphates and Non-phosphate


Pickling Solutions

Paint Strippers

Special Formulations

and Approved Systems

Supplied with technical support

and advice

Tel: + 44 (0) 1978 660 297

Fax: + 44 (0) 1978 661 104

E-mail: info@almetron.com

Web: www.almetron.co.uk

rectifier equipment

Switchmode and SCR DC Power Supplies

for any metal finishing process.

Options include:

Local / Remote control.

Constant Current / Constant Voltage.

PLC controllable. Touchscreen control.

Process timer. Ampere hour / minute meter.

Digital meters. Outputs fully recordable.

Outputs from 10 Amp x 6 V to 6000 Amp x 200 V.

Prices available on request

For more information please contact us on:

Tel: +44 (0) 121 526 6847

Fax: +44 (0) 121 568 8161

e-mail: sales@britishelectrical.co.uk

Website: www.britishelectrical.co.uk

March/April 2022 - Finishing

50 for all your classified needs call Stewart Freshwater on: 07746 373 545

spray booths

salt spray environmental


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Finishing - March/April 2022



Supplied in 5Kg and 25Kg Packs

To meet the requirements of:

ASTM B117 • ISO 9227 • DIN 50 021

and all other standards.

Full traceability guaranteed.


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Shropshire . SY7 0NB

Telephone: 01547 540573

Email: sales@specialistlabsalt.com

Website: www.specialistlabsalt.com

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Established 1976

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always goes barefoot.

It’s the same in many industries, we never get the time to

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• Quick Release Nozzles

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Each issue of

Finishing Magazine

includes the

following regular


4 News and views

4 Products

4 Business and

technical issues

4 Personnel changes

4 Company focuses

4 Questions & answers

4 Special reports

4 Employment


4 Plus monthly special



n Powder Coating

n Ovens and Curing


n Dust and Fume


For Editorial

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HangOn is a partner who helps customers to find smart solutions to increase

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We develop and produce in own factories. Our products are distributed from

our warehouses into more than 40 countries.

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Poison under control.

SLOTOLOY ZN „Generation VX“

The alkaline zinc-nickel processes SLOTOLOY ZN „Generation VX“ are operated with an anode (special anode VX 1)

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on the anode is inhibited. The practical application at customers showed in converted electrolytes that even the cyanide

content is reduced actively.

Advantages of the zinc-nickel

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· No cost-intensive membrane technology necessary.

· Improvement of current efficiency and appearance.

· Simple conversion of existing electrolytes.

· Low additive consumption.

· The formation of cyanide is significantly reduced and

may falls below the detection limit.

· Since there’s less non-active tetracyanonickelate there’s

a lower demand of nickel.

Decrease of the cyanide content after the conversion to

SLOTOLOY ZN „Generation VX“

cyanide content [mg/L]







0 500 1000 1500 2000

bath throughput [Ah/L]

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Abbey Works

New Road, Pershore

Worcestershire WR10 1BY

United Kingdom

T +44 (0)1386 552 331



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