Surface World April 2024

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At MacDermid Enthone, we go beyond the surface.

We stand together with our customers in driving progress forward. We listen, learn, and test, working hand-in-hand to ensure the innovations we deliver are the solutions they need.

At MacDermid Enthone, we go beyond the surface. We stand together with our customers in driving progress forward. We listen, learn, and test, working hand-in-hand to ensure the innovations we deliver are the solutions they need.

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Because our finish is just the beginning.

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All the major UK & Ireland architectural powder coaters are either licenced QUALICOAT members or in the process of approval.

With coating specifications now requiring QUALICOAT, should you not be looking to join?

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

SECURING THE FUTURE OF YOUR SOLVENT CLEANING PROCESS. 2

SURFACE WORLD 2025

RESHAPING THE SURFACE FINISHING SECTOR: Learn, Connect and Shape the Future – Under One Roof, Over Two Days. 6

IMF: INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS FINISHING

SECRETARY GENERAL’S LETTER 8

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE 100 YEARS. 10

QUALICOAT UK & IRELAND

SPECIFYING & MAINTAINING ARCHITECTURAL POWDER COATINGS. 12

BCF: BRITISH COATINGS FEDERATION

UK COATINGS INDUSTRY LAUNCHES EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CHARTER. 17

INDUSTRY NEWS

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF HODGE CLEMCO: A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE. 18 GALVANIZERS DONATE TO WAR MEMORIAL GARDEN. 22

AKZONOBEL INVESTS IN DUTCH RESEARCH LABS TO CONTINUE INNOVATING WITH IMPACT. 24 A RANGE OF DROP-IN REPLACEMENTS FOR 3M™ NOVEC™ SOLVENTS FROM ENVIROTECH EUROPE. 28 LATEST PRODUCT LAUNCH FROM AIRBENCH – AIRTOWER AIR CLEANING SYSTEM. 30

FRASER TECHNOLOGIES THE EXCLUSIVE UK SUPPLIER OF THE PIONEERING MIELE PROFESSIONAL AQUEOUS CLEANING SYSTEM. 32 NEW INTERPON STRUCTURA POWDER COATING COLLECTION BRINGS STYLE AND PERFORMANCE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL MARKET.

CHAIRMAN OF UK GALVANIZERS AWARDED INDUSTRY ACCOLADE.

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SECURING THE FUTURE OF YOUR SOLVENT CLEANING PROCESS

For many years, solvent cleaning has been widely accepted as a fast, effective way of removing oils, greases etc. from metal components. In its early days, the process, known as ‘vapour degreasing’ involved placing contaminated, metal components in hot solvent vapour, which would condense on the cooler metal and the generated liquid would dissolve any oil and grease present. When components were removed from the process, the residual solvent would evaporate, leaving parts clean and dry.

The term vapour degreasing is still widely used today, although most modern solvent cleaning processes employ complete immersion of components in the cleaning fluid, often assisted by ultrasonic agitation. This change is due, in no small part, to solvent cleaning having to adapt and evolve as manufacturing processes have changed, newer processing fluids have been developed, polymeric materials and composites have seen wider application and ever more stringent cleanliness standards have been demanded. Added to these changes in manufacturing practice there

has also been the ongoing tightening of health and safety and environmental legislation. Despite these demands however, ongoing development of fluid formulations and more efficient cleaning machines have helped solvent cleaning remain the process of choice for many companies.

D&S Ultra-Clean Ltd is the UK distributor for TergoTM precision cleaning fluids manufactured by MicrocareTM LLC, a company with over 40 years’ experience of providing cost effective solutions to critical cleaning problems. Because MicrocareTM is absolutely committed to research and development, we are well placed to provide sustainable, long term solutions to today’s component cleaning challenges.

The TergoTM family of precision cleaning fluids includes products that have been specially formulated to provide the highest standards of cleanliness across a wide range of applications in industries such as: aerospace, automotive, medical devices, electronics, telecommunications and precision engineering.

All are highly effective, provide low cost-per-clean and reduce environmental impact. We have readily available alternatives to NovecTM fluids for anyone currently looking to find replacements ahead of their impending withdrawal from the market. We are also now delighted to announce that we have launched the TergoTM XCF range, the latest additions to the family that are formulated to be completely PFAS free, thus underlining our long-term commitment to the supply of precision cleaning fluids to the UK market.

TergoTM precision cleaning fluids have been designed to operate safely and efficiently in modern vapour degreasing equipment such as our ‘Cleanseal’ ultrasonic cleaning machines. Our customers tell us that the combination of TergoTM and ‘Cleanseal’ combines excellent cleaning performance with low running costs, many enjoying significant cost savings since switching from competitive fluids.

Making the switch to TergoTM is simple and straightforward and we can manage the whole process. First step is that a member of our technical team will make an initial evaluation of the current cleaning process and fluid to allow us to recommend the most appropriate TergoTM alternative. Step two involves carrying out free, no obligation, cleaning trials on sample components to confirm that we achieve at least an equivalent standard of cleanliness. Thus far, many customers making the switch have told us that they have seen an improvement in cleaning performance. Finally, our service team will carry out the conversion of the cleaning machine, optimising process conditions etc. to provide maximum benefit from running with TergoTM.

If you would like more information on making the switch to TergoTM and securing the long-term future of your component cleaning process, contact us on sales@ds-ultra.com or visit our website at www.ds-ultra.com.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PRECISION CLEANING FLUIDS

Introducing the new Tergo™ XCF range of PFAS-free products. Designed to replace HFEs, HFCs and other PFAS containing solvents in cleaning, degreasing and flushing applications. The answer to your long-term component cleaning needs and available TODAY! Used in conjunction with our Cleanseal range of ultrasonic cleaning machines, Tergo™ solvents provide a complete, sustainable, component cleaning package. If you would like to find out more about these exciting new products or arrange cleaning trials on your sample components, contact us on: More information can also be found on our website: 01928 580460 sales@ds-ultra.com www.ds-ultra.com THE BENEFITS Low global warning potential Zero ozone depletion Non flammable Considerable cost savings on competitor fluids D&S Ultra-Clean Ltd 6 Berkeley Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1TQ, United Kingdom
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SURFACE WORLD 2025:

Learn, Connect and Shape the

Future

– Under One Roof, Over Two Days

Surface World 2025 is more than just a typical trade show – it’s an event that’s all about transforming the surface finishing industry. Set to take place on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February, it’s a two-day gathering where professionals from the industry come together to learn, connect, and shape the future.

This two-day event is more than just a showcase of products; it’s a platform for innovation, learning, and networking. Attendees can expect to see the latest advancements in surface finishing technologies, from state-of-the-art machinery to cutting-edge techniques that are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the industry.

Surface World 2025 provides the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience with the newest technologies and ideas shaping the future of surface finishing. From environmentally friendly coatings designed to minimise ecological impact or delving into the intricacies of advanced automation systems streamlining production processes, participants can explore diverse innovations first-hand.

With a vast array of specialist experts from within the industry and interactive demonstrations taking place on the exhibitor’s stands, attendees will have the chance to gain valuable insights and knowledge that can help them stay ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry.

Networking plays a crucial role at Surface World 2025, offering attendees a valuable

opportunity to expand their professional connections within the surface finishing industry. Beyond merely exchanging business cards, this event provides a dynamic platform for forging meaningful partnerships and exploring collaborative ventures. Attendees will have the chance to engage with like-minded professionals, share insights, and cultivate relationships that can lead to new opportunities for growth and innovation. Whether it’s discovering potential collaborators for projects or finding mentors to offer guidance, the networking opportunities at Surface World 2025 are bound to leave a lasting impact on attendees’ careers and businesses.

Surface World 2025 represents a pivotal moment for the surface finishing industry. It’s a chance for professionals to come together, share ideas, and shape the future of the industry. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out in the industry, there’s something for everyone at Surface World 2025.

So mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable experience at Surface World 2025. It’s sure to be an event that will leave a lasting impact on the surface finishing industry for years to come.

Surface World 2025

Hall 11, NEC, Birmingham 26th & 27th February 2025

For more information about Surface World 2025, please contact Nigel Bean: nigelbean1@aol.com

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Surface World 2025 - Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th February

The Surface World Trade Show is an exciting event that brings together professionals from the surface treatment and coating industries, providing an excellent opportunity to explore, learn, and collaborate in this ever-evolving sector. Discover the latest trends, advancements and innovations in surface treatment and coating techniques. Find practical and effective solutions to enhance the durability, aesthetics, and performance of surfaces. Connect with manufacturers, suppliers, and fellow industry peers to build valuable business relationships.

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SECRETARY GENERAL’S LETTER

SECRETARY GENERAL ’S COLUMN (i)

Institute of Materials Finishing

So, Easter has been and gone in a flash and it’s back to work with a bang! I don’t know if it’s just me, but the hours, days and weeks just disappear. As you may know, I’m now supposed to be semi-retired and now work just three days a week, but no sooner has the alarm sounded at 5.00am on a Tuesday morning, I’m driving home on the Thursday evening after three very full days of meetings and virtual conferences.

I’ve been pretty involved with the issue of data gathering on measurements of operators, tanks, spraying and exhaust systems where surface treatments containing Chromium Trioxide are used.

Greetings from seat 19D on Emirates flight 040 to Dubai and on to Singapore. Yes, once again I ’m off on my travels! This was planned in late 2023 and seemed a long way off but it’s come round so quickly! Yet again it leaves me wondering where time goes. At least on this trip I have the enjoyment of 4 days at the Singapore Airshow, and catching up with old friends I haven ’t seen since before Covid. I stop off in Dubai on the way home to run some training so not back in the UK until mid -March.

Whilst I think most of us are aware, the UK HSE have said that they will grant a re-authorisation for continued specific uses of Chromium Trioxide, and we are told that this order will be signed by the UK Secretary of State before the September 2024 end of current authorisation deadline.

however make some sense and promote some serious thought on working practices.

In Europe, however, it’s a different scenario. No recommendations have yet been issued by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to the European Commission as to whether or not a reauthorisation will be the recommendation.

The Aerospace and Defence Chrome Re-authorisation (ADCR) grouping, and their consultants have instigated a Spring Data Collection regime, and really do need responses on monitoring information. A very tight deadline of the end of April has needed to be set to enable a full report to be compiled for submission to ECHA. ADCR are concerned that a lack of or minimal data will impact negatively on the recommendation. If you receive one of the data collection Excel spreadsheets, please do your best to complete and return.

The first 6 weeks of 2024 have seen some amazing business involvement hope Indestructible are not the exception to the rule by being so busy. Surely of us involved in material finishing must be seeing an upturn in business as sure all the world is becoming dynamically active.

I’m aware of the RICEP proposed guidelines on changes to the handling of chrome flake, but at present these are only suggestions. These guidelines do

On a more hopeful note, even though some analysts are still predicting doom and gloom, in my experience things in surface engineering and materials finishing certainly appear to be on the up! I’m involved in several new coatings projects that really bode well for the future; I hope you are all seeing some growth and new exciting projects coming forward.

Now less than a year away, the Institute will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2025. The year of celebration kicks off with a celebratory dinner on the middle night of the 2025 Surface World Live exhibition on Wednesday 26th February. Helen is already well into the planning of this very special event, so please get in touch with her to book your table! Other events will be planned for throughout 2025 so keep watching announcements in IMFormation and on the website.

I have to say I ’m pleased to hear the good news from the UK HSE on the results their investigation into the re -authorisation analysis on Chromium Trioxide. It be remembered that two requests for re -authorisation of CrO3 had submitted, both to the UK HSE for UK REACH, but also ECHA for EU REACH. Whilst ECHA seem to enjoy prevarication, the HSE have got down to business, with outcome that they are recommending a 12 -year re-authorisation for use in slurry coatings, for both flight and industrial applications. now has to be signed off by the Secretary of state, this is expected to be a formality, and will mean chrome -based slurry coatings can continue to manufactured in the UK and applied both in the UK throughout the world (except Europe!!) until 2036.

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On the social front, there are several exciting activities coming in the near future. Don’t miss out on the joint IMF/ OCCA golf day planned for Wednesday May 22nd, to be held at the Windmill Village hotel, golf club and spa on the outskirts of Coventry. Teams of up to four golfers are invited from both individuals and member companies. Bacon baps will be served on arrival, and after the golf competition there will be a late lunch and prize presentation. Last year proved to be a great day, with perhaps a little too much alcohol in the evening!

For those of you not aware of the history, the Institute was founded in 1925 as the Electrodepositers Society. The name was firstly changed to the Institute of Metal Finishing during the 1950’s and to the Institute of Materials Finishing more recently in 2012, better to reflect the much wider range of coatings systems we now support! Personally, it was a great pleasure and honour to be the first President under the new banner!

So, here’s looking forward to starting our second centenary with continued success with our education programmes continuing to educate our youngsters in the chemistry of surface finishing!

Graham Armstrong April 2024

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IMFORMATION FEBRUARY 2024 www.materials - finishing.org IMF & OCCA GOLF DAY 22nd MAY 2024 At Windmill Village Hotel £50 per Golfer Includes Bacon Bap, Coffee on arrival and Lunch To Book Email Helen@materialsfinishing.org

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE 100 YEARS

THE IMF ARE 100 YEARS

OLD IN 2025

In 2025 the Institute of Materials Finishing is celebrating our 100 birthday.

Founded in 1925 as the Electrodepositors Society to serve the electroplating industries, we became the Institute of Metal Finishing in the 1950’s. In 2012 we re-badged ourselves as the Institute of Materials Finishing, to better reflect our involvement with all aspects of surface engineering.

Our celebrations begin in February 2025 at the Surface World exhibition, with a centenary dinner taking place on the first evening, Wednesday 26th February 2025.

Tickets will be £35 per person or a table of 10 for £300.

There will be a 3 course dinner followed by entertainment.

Please let Helen know soonest if you would like to attend by email: helen@materialsfinishing.org.

Further events are being planned throughout 2025, which we are sure will interest and engage all our members. Please keep an eye out for announcements in future editions of IMFormation! Please try to join us as we mark our Centenary!

Email: helen@materialsfinishing.org

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SPECIFYING & MAINTAINING ARCHITECTURAL POWDER COATINGS

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Powder coating was once seen as something that could be applied to aluminium to cover any irregularities, such as damage, corrosion, etc. Whilst this approach may allow the aluminium to look good for a few weeks or months after being coated, once weathered, the powder coating will quickly peel and fail. The reason for this is that powder coated finish is porous which allows moisture to reach the aluminium substrate where oxidisation will take place under the coating. Adhesion of the finish is also crucial and if the substrate does not offer a key, the powder coating can easily be chipped off. A quality pretreatment system is required if the powder coating is to offer a sustainable finish which can be maintained over several decades.

Often overlooked in the specification process, the pretreatment of the aluminium substrate is crucial as it has to firmly bond onto the aluminium. If the pretreatment is poorly applied, oxidisation of the aluminium over time can cause the powder coating to lose its adhesion. Licensed QUALICOAT applicators across the globe are routinely inspected by independent test houses to ensure the latest QUALICOAT Specification for pretreatment application is being followed.

Before any pretreatment system can be applied to the aluminium, the surface of the aluminium is cleaned of any surface greasy deposits from the extrusion process through an immersion or a

cascade process. Following this the surface of the aluminium is then etched to remove surface contaminants in the aluminium. These processes ensure that the pretreatment system, bonds well with the aluminium substrate and once completed the profiles are oven dried prior to powder coating. It is important to note that the pretreatment system can be varied slightly to offer increased levels of protection.

The recently released Technical Information Sheet No.4 from QUALICOAT ‘Recommendations for the Corrosion protection’ now offers specifiers guidance on the recommended pretreatment system to specify for various “Corrosivity categories” according to ISO 18768-1:2022 Table 1 and ISO 9223:2012 Table C.1. Whilst it is still strongly recommended that specifiers continue to seek guidance from a QUALICOAT licensed powder coater or powder manufacturer when specifying finishes, the guide offers an insight as to the levels of protection offered when specifying QUALICOAT architectural powder coating.

As with any applied finish exposed to British weather, it is important that a maintenance regime is undertaken to keep it performing and looking well for many years. Pollutants and airborne debris, which are deposited on powder coated finishes through weathering, can simply be cleaned down at the same time as window cleaning using mild detergent solutions. Aluminium window

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and facade longevity starts with a high quality aluminium substrate pretreatment and powder coat finish as provided by a licensed QUALICOAT applicator.

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 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 tapes 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.

On new and refurbished building projects, powder coated finishes will always come with a cleaning and maintenance regime from the company who coated the aluminium profiles. These will offer minimum cleaning requirements and need to be adhered to as well as being recorded when completed. This will ensure the coated finish is maintained within the applicators warranty and will help, should there be any claim in the future. 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 QUALICOAT ‘Seaside’ specification for the coating should be specified and the

cleaning regime will often be increased to three-monthly intervals as the atmosphere is more corrosive.

Crucial to any maintenance regime is preventative maintenance and powder coating is no exception, if the coating in use 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.

The up-to-date QUALICOAT Specification is freely available for download via the UK & Ireland Association website, qualicoatuki.org and the website offers an up-to-date list of licensed UK and Ireland Powder Suppliers, Pretreatment Suppliers and Applicators including the applicators who carry the Seaside class accreditation. Telephone support is available from QUALICOAT UK & Ireland Head Office in the Midlands on 0330 240 9735, the Association can also be followed on Twitter @Qualicoatuki or on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/ company/qualicoat-uk-&-ireland.

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UK COATINGS INDUSTRY LAUNCHES EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CHARTER

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On 8th April 2024, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) announced the launch of the UK Coatings industry’s first Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) Charter, a public commitment that recognises and celebrates companies in our sector who are committed to working towards a more balanced, fair and high-performing sector.

Through the work of BCF’s ED&I Committee since 2021 and following the BCF Board of Directors’ commitment in 2023 to championing ED&I principles throughout the industry, the Charter is the industry’s next stage in its ED&I journey.

Head of BTC UK & Ireland (A brand of BASF) and BCF ED&I Committee Chair Lisa Kelly, commented on the launch:

‘Diversity and inclusion are increasingly important to the coatings industry, our customers, stakeholders and investors so I am delighted that we have launched the British Coatings Federation’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Charter. By signing up to the Charter, companies are not only demonstrating their commitment to an inclusive workforce but also the steps they

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CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF HODGE CLEMCO: A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE

As Hodge Clemco marks its 65th anniversary on April 20, 2024, it’s not just a milestone; it’s a testament to decades of unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity. Founded in 1959 as part of the esteemed Samuel Hodge Group, Hodge Clemco has evolved into the leader in the surface finishing industry.

Beginning with a focus on portable equipment and abrasives, Hodge Clemco’s journey from modest origins to industry titan is marked by iconic products like “Contractor,” “JBlast,” and the renowned “Clemco.” The evolution of the name “Clemco” itself reflects the company’s agility and foresight.

A pivotal moment came with the formation of Hodge Clemco in 1959, expanding the company’s reach into the UK market and laying the groundwork for global prominence. But beyond products and partnerships lies a profound

philosophy rooted in serving people—a legacy of respect, honesty, and genuine human connection left by Al Cleary.

For Hodge Clemco, growth isn’t just about expansion—it’s about nurturing relationships and delivering exceptional service. This ethos has driven the company forward, even amidst economic challenges, guided by principles of integrity and human connection.

Recent years have seen Hodge Clemco deepen its commitment to innovation, with acquisitions and partnerships broadening its offerings and capabilities.

The integration into the SurfacePrep Group in 2021 marked a significant moment, aligning with a shared vision of advancing surface preparation through technology and service.

The synergy between Hodge Clemco and SurfacePrep Group has been evident, offering customers a comprehensive suite of solutions tailored to the most demanding surface preparation challenges.

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With SurfacePrep Group’s backing, Hodge Clemco has expanded its market presence and enhanced customer service capabilities.

Today, as an integral part of the SurfacePrep Group, Hodge Clemco continues its legacy of excellence while driving innovation in surface preparation technology. Together, they are pioneering new solutions, setting industry standards, and shaping the future of surface finishing worldwide.

In essence, Hodge Clemco’s integration into the SurfacePrep Group represents not only a strategic business decision but also a commitment to delivering results beyond the surface—creating value for customers and driving positive change in the industry. With SurfacePrep Group’s support, Hodge Clemco is poised for continued success and growth in the years ahead.

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GALVANIZERS DONATE TO WAR MEMORIAL GARDEN

Thanks to a combined community effort, the Bilston War Memorial has been tended to, allowing for it to flourish for the future.

Following a call for support from a member of Bilston Royal British Legion, Edward Howell Galvanizers Ltd offered to provide the soil required for two brandnew timber planters installed at the War Memorial site, situated at the gateway to Bilston Town Centre.

Wendy Binder, Royal British Legion member, said: “Earlier this year, two planters were installed into the garden that surrounds the Bilston War Memorial. After calling out to our local community for support, we were thrilled with the positive response – many local volunteer veterans from Wolverhampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club (AFVBC) donated their time to assist throughout the project, allowing the site to blossom into a peaceful and poignant place.

“Once the planters were fitted, we began shopping around local merchants for soil to be able to fill them and were quoted around £300. However, I then received an email from Edward Howell Galvanizers who’d seen our latest project in a local magazine, and they offered to donate the soil in full.

“It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Edward Howell Galvanizers - they were kind, supportive and accommodating. We are tremendously grateful for their incredible generosity, and to commemorate this, we will be installing a plaque on the planters to thank them for their support.”

The soil for the planters was delivered on Saturday 1st July, ready for the planting of flowers to commence, which was completed at the end of August. The planters are to enhance the colour and nature of the gardens that surround the War Memorial which was originally unveiled in 1921.

Charmaine Robertson, Administrator at Edward Howell Galvanizers added: “It’s always a pleasure to work with and support our local community. The hard work and dedication displayed by the Royal British Legion to maintain the grounds of the

War Memorial doesn’t go unnoticed, and it’s a privilege to know that we played a part in enhancing this very special place where many people can sit and remember those that fought for our country.”

Originally made by Messrs Dove & Co of London, and designed by Sir Richard Blomfield, the War Memorial at Bilston is made of Portland stone and decorated with an elongated bronze cross. Names of the fallen are recorded on separate plaques on the brick wall at the rear of the gardens, along with a memorial stone to Victoria Cross recipient Lance Corporal George Onions VC (later Major George Onions VC).

Edward Howell Galvanizers Ltd is part of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, the largest hot-dip galvanizing organisation in the UK with a history dating back over 150 years. With 14 plants strategically placed across the country, the firm offers a truly national galvanizing service.

For more information, please contact Wedge Group Galvanizing on 01902 601944 or visit www.wedge-galv.co.uk.

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AKZONOBEL INVESTS IN DUTCH RESEARCH LABS TO CONTINUE INNOVATING WITH IMPACT

Two new research labs are being built by AkzoNobel at its Sassenheim site in the Netherlands to further propel the company’s pioneering product development.

Work is about to start on building a technology center for Powder Coatings, while a new polymer lab has just opened which will develop innovative resin technologies for all the company’s businesses. The total investment in the Sassenheim site – AkzoNobel’s largest global R&D center – amounts to around €8 million. The facility already houses the biggest R&D teams in Europe for the company’s Decorative Paint and Automotive and Specialty Coatings businesses. The addition of the two new labs will help the company further build on its global reputation for pioneering product development focused on providing creative solutions for customers.

“Creating the new Powder Coatings lab will enable us to carry out the fundamental research needed to continue to innovate with impact and bring more sustainable products to the market,” explains Roger Jakeman, AkzoNobel’s Chief Technology Officer.

Mayor of Teylingen, Carla Breuer, is pictured

with a symbolic powder-coated tulip during a ceremony held inside the building that will become the new powder technology center. Also pictured, left to right, are: Alderman Heleen Hooij; Roger Jakeman, AkzoNobel’s Chief Technology Officer; David Williams, AkzoNobel’s Chief Innovation Officer; and Kees-Jan Starrenburg, AkzoNobel’s Country Director for the Netherlands.

“By developing new technologies for the future, we’ll unlock more customer and application opportunities while supporting multiple options, including low bake cure. This will further enhance our ability to cut carbon emissions across the value chain.” The recently opened polymer lab – part of the company’s Research organization –will accommodate 15 scientists. It will mainly focus on the development of more sustainable polymer technologies and new coatings to support AkzoNobel’s ambition to halve carbon emissions across the value chain by 2030.

“The performance of a paint or coating is largely defined by the design of the resins used,” continues Jakeman. “They’re a vital ingredient in the manufacturing process. The new lab will therefore play an important role in boosting our capabilities and strengthen our industry-leading expertise.”

Adds Carla Breuer, Mayor of Teylingen, the municipality where Sassenheim is located: “AkzoNobel’s investment in these two new research laboratories underlines the company’s commitment to sustainable product development in our region and in the Netherlands. We’re proud that this initiative is taking shape in our municipality.”

AkzoNobel employs around 3,000 R&D professionals worldwide in 70 laboratories, with more than €1.25 billion having been spent on research and development over the last five years.

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LATEST PRODUCT LAUNCH FROM AIRBENCH – AIRTOWER AIR CLEANING SYSTEM

AirBench Ltd are pleased to announce the release of our Air Cleaning System for large halls –the AirTower AT range.

Designed for general dust and fume capture in large working areas, the AT range runs continuously, capturing weld fume, smoke, and particulate and exhausting clean filtered air back to the room.

Air Towers are a backup system designed to assist with general room air cleanliness, where existing extraction is not fully capturing contamination.

As weld fume settles at around

3m height, the AT range is perfectly placed to capture this layer, with the main inlet at 2.5m – making it the ideal solution for large welding halls.

With airflows up to 15000m3/h, AT can continuously improve air cleanliness in even the largest workplaces.

AT joins our air cleaning range, providing the large-area equivalent to the existing small units – the wall mounted MF600 and floor mount MF2000 and MF3000 models.

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Fraser Technologies Ltd, a leading and specialist expert in the component cleaning market, has achieved remarkable success with the SlimLine PLW 6011 & PLW 6111 aqueous cleaning systems from Miele Professional since its launch in 2022.

The exclusive supplier of this equipment in the UK, Fraser Technologies works with customers to create a bespoke cleaning system and process to meet their individual needs and standards. These machines are single chamber aqueous cleaning systems offering time, energy and cost-saving efficiencies, and can meet the stringent cleaning requirements for high-reliability industrial sectors.

At only 65cm wide, the footprint is very compact, whilst still providing a large and flexible internal chamber space. This size, flexibility and smart load system allows a variety of components to be cleaned highly efficiently all at once, whilst utilising much less space compared with a standard sized machine.

Suitable for a wide variety of components and specialist electronics cleaning applications in the automotive, medical devices and aerospace industries, the Miele SlimLine PLW 6011 & PLW 6111, combined with the right chemical combination, are especially effective for flux removal from PCB boards and other cleaning and degreasing applications.

Aqueous chemical cleaning solutions, which can be used in this system, can be applied to a variety of metals such as copper, stainless steel, and brass to remove grease, cutting fluids and general particulate.

Graham Fraser, Managing Director of Fraser Technologies, said,

“The equipment offers a high level of flexibility with intelligent controls, including a wide range of load carriers and accessories. And with the added value of our custom-made chemical isolation tank, this system can recirculate and reuse the chemistry, further reducing costs and environmental impact.”

“We have already completed a number of successful customer trials with the system and have a fast-growing customer base. This includes a specialist in the assembly of PCBs, who were so impressed by the results of the Miele system in their trials that they placed an order immediately. We also switched a leading defence systems manufacturer from an inline batch cleaning system to the new Miele system, saving time and space, reducing energy costs, and increasing efficiency.”

An Electronic PCB assembly services provider, has also recently taken delivery of its new Miele PLW6111 aqueous cleaning system to satisfy a new high reliability contract. The high-reliability project requires the PCBs to meet all standards of IPC-A-610 Class 3, which specifies that there are less than 1.56 μg CaCl/cm²

The Miele machine meets these requirements, while also providing gentle cleaning on delicate boards.

The Miele option provides a complete solution and the team at Fraser Technologies conducted several trials to ensure our client achieved its optimal results and met all cleanliness standards. They also provided a final specification, including a purposebuilt, externally-heated chemical isolation tank, and bespoke basket options with dedicated inserts for supporting the PCBs.

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Once installed, the engineers at the company were able to tweak the programmes, experimenting with the variety of wash times and temperatures. Whilst the first run of boards were cleaned immaculately, the team discovered they could reduce the time by a quarter and achieve the same results! As a bonus, they found it could also clean its wave solder pallets, further enhancing the value proposition.

Graham Fraser, Managing Director of Fraser Technologies Ltd, describes some of the wider benefits of aqueous cleaning with the Miele equipment across industries:

“The assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs) requires precision and expertise to ensure the boards are reliable and fully meet customer specifications and expectations.

“Not only is the correct assembly crucial, but for many assemblies and products, it is essential that all traces of flux residue from the soldering processes have been removed. Occasionally this is only for aesthetics, but more usually this is to ensure high reliability, and provide a clean surface for other processes, such as conformal coating or potting, and remove any residue that could inhibit performance.

“For high-reliability industries, such as automotive (EVs), energy, aerospace and defence, etc, it is even more imperative that the PCBs perform exactly as required with minimal risk of failure.

One of the many ways assemblers ensure this high quality is through rigorous cleaning of the PCBs.

Graham Fraser, MD said of Fraser Technologies’ relationship with Miele,

“We have a strong relationship with Miele after years of collaboration, and very much share their values for high quality, sustainable and innovative cleaning systems. As the only UK distributor of this equipment, we have been really pleased with the results our customers have seen to date. We’re looking forward to rolling the system out to more manufacturers across the country.”

Moreover, Miele stands out by providing a unique guarantee ensuring that parts utilised in the production of their equipment remain available for a minimum of 15 years. This assurance empowers clients with the confidence that their investment is safeguarded, promising enduring value.

Fraser Technologies offers trials and personalised customer service to ensure products are correct for individual business and performance requirements.

For further information, please contact us at sales@ frasertech.co.uk or call 01506 443 058 and speak to one of our team.

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NEW INTERPON STRUCTURA POWDER COATING COLLECTION

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AkzoNobel is supporting the needs of North America’s leading architects, designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the launch of its popular Structura range of Interpon D powder coatings, where in-demand colours and refined textures combine with a superdurable performance to create lasting impressions.

Offering more than 40 of the most popular RAL colours, you can be assured that projects are always on-trend.

Interpon D Structura’s fine textured finish gives aluminium and steel surfaces an intriguing sense of quality and depth, with significantly higher gloss retention and strong resistance to colour change.

The Structura range matches aesthetic appearance with exceptional durability and weatherability, making it ideal for surfaces that may be challenged by a diverse range of climates. The range boasts a 20-year integrity warranty on the coating performance when applied by an Interpon D approved applicator and meets the performance requirements of AMAA 2604.

The textured finish of the coating gives it greater resistance to scratching and marring, reducing the need for wasteful

touchups or re-spraying which consume energy, cost, and time. The finish also helps cover minor defects on the substrate. The superdurability of Structura helps make the coating more sustainable by extending the gap between cleans, so that less water and fewer chemicals are needed.

Alan Alex, Regional Commercial Director for AkzoNobel Powder Coatings in North America, says the Interpon D Structura Collection stands out as the premier choice for architects, OEMs, and designers seeking on-trend, high-quality products, and protection they can rely on: “The diversity of this range and the meticulous attention given to the design and science behind it is yet another example of our commitment to delivering resilient coatings in demanding environments that endure over time without compromising on style.”

The Structura range is backed by an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This means the raw materials, manufacture and

transportation associated with creating this latest Interpon innovation have been assessed by an independent third-party for transparent sustainability credentials.

To find out more about the Structura range of Interpon D powder coatings follow the link - https://www. interpon.com/nl/en/products/ architectural/interpon-d-structura

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CHAIRMAN OF UK GALVANIZERS AWARDED INDUSTRY ACCOLADE

An impressive contribution to his industry has seen the Executive Chairman of a UK company scoop a prestigious accolade.

Jeremy Woolridge, Executive Chairman of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd was awarded a Bablik medal - given to mark outstanding activities of direct benefit to the sector - at the European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA) Gala dinner in Austria last year.

He said: “It is an incredible honour to have been recognised in this way, and to be named alongside some fantastic individuals within our profession. I have immense respect for the industry, and the membership bodies such as the

EGGA, and so this truly is a wondrous occasion, and one that I don’t take for granted.

“For over 150 years, Wedge Group Galvanizing has been making significant advancements within the galvanizing industry, and we’re proud to be huge advocates for the sector. We’re committed to making a difference – not only to provide a stellar service to our clients across the nation, but to ensure the galvanizing industry as a whole continues to succeed and evolve.”

Jeremy is one of only ten people to have a Bablik Medal - the first two were awarded to Professor Bablik and Mr Sendzimir (in gold) with all medals since being silver.

Andrew Harrison, Sales and Marketing Director at Wedge Group Galvanizing, added: “It’s absolutely fantastic to learn

of Jeremy’s award. His contribution to Wedge Group Galvanizing and to the whole galvanizing industry is one to be acknowledged and appreciated, and we’re delighted to congratulate him on this brilliant achievement.”

The EGGA is the industry organisation for Europe’s galvanizing sector, bringing together many national associations from across the continent which collectively represent around 600 galvanizing plants worldwide.

Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd is the largest hot-dip galvanizing organisation in the UK with a history dating back over 150 years. With 14 plants strategically placed across the country, the firm offers a truly national galvanizing service.

For further information please contact Wedge Group Galvanizing on 01902 601944 or visit www.wedge-galv.co.uk.

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AAC GAIN QUALICOAT SEASIDE LICENCE

As more architectural powder coating companies adapt their coating processes and apply to QUALICOAT UK & Ireland to gain a coveted coating licence, existing licensed members seek further accreditations to further enhance their coating sustainability when required in harsher environments. I am therefore delighted to announce that AAC have recently been awarded their licence for ‘Seaside Class’.

‘Seaside Class’ is a third party inspected process which further enhances the pretreatment of the aluminium prior to powder application and is used in environments such as projects within three miles of the UK coastline.

Greg Fowler, Director of AAC comments: “In the continued quest for quality and sustainability, AAC is thrilled to announce its recent achievement of the prestigious Qualicoat Seaside certification, marking a significant milestone in the company’s continual growth and excellence. This esteemed certification, coupled with AAC’s unwavering partnership with Qualicoat, underscores a shared commitment to superior quality standards and a steadfast belief in delivering top-tier products.

“Demonstrating the dedication to quality, AAC proudly holds not only the Qualicoat Seaside accreditation but also the BSI 9001 certification, solidifying its status as an approved applicator for all major powder manufacturers and an accredited member of ALFED.

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The Vixen Inline Tumbler surface treats components (In this

In-line Surface Treatment & Cleaning

Process steps all completed in one automated solution with auto 1. Wet blasting to remove surface contaminants or coatings

IN-LINE SURFACE TREATMENT & CLEANING

MULTIPLE STEP PROCESS INTERGRATED INTO A ONE STEP INLINE SOLUTION CAPABLE OF BEING SCALLED FOR VARIOUS PARTS AND INDUSTRIES.

The Vixen Inline Tumbler surface treats components (In this case fasteners)

Process steps all completed in one automated solution with auto load/unload options

1. Wet blasting to remove surface contaminants or coatings

2. Basic rinse to remove excess media

3. Up

Multiple step process intergrated into a one step inline solution capable of being scalled for various parts and industries.

The Vixen Inline Tumbler surface treats components (In this case fasteners)

Process steps all completed in one automated solution with auto load/ unload options:

1. Wet blasting to remove surface contaminants or coatings

The Aquablast Tumbler line solution presents a versatile option for processing small to medium-sized components either in batches or continuously inline, streamlining the entire process into a single step.

The Aquablast Tumbler line solution presents a versatile option for processing small to medium-sized components either in batches or continuously inline, streamlining the entire process into a single step.

process development, guaranteeing complete process control, consistency, and reliable results.

Our Tumbler process is characterized by its exceptional controllability, allowing for precise adjustments of parameters to tailor the intensity and action of tumbling, as well as the blast guns and other process variables, ensuring optimal treatment for your components.

2. Basic rinse to remove excess media

3. Up to 3 stage wash/rinse

4. Dry

The Aquablast Tumbler line solution presents a versatile option for processing small to medium-sized components either in batches or continuously inline, streamlining the entire process into a single step.

Our Tumbler process is characterized by its exceptional controllability, allowing for precise adjustments of parameters to tailor the intensity and action of tumbling, as well as the blast guns and other process variables, ensuring optimal treatment for yo ur components.

To achieve the desired outcomes, these parameters can be fine-tuned through our sample processing and subsequent process development, guaranteeing complete process control, consistency, and reliable results.

To achieve the desired outcomes, these parameters can be fine-tuned through our sample processing and subsequent complete process control, consistency, and reliable results.

Tailored to your specific requirements, our tumbler solutions can be customized with barrel sizes to accommodate component size and quantity, as well as the desired number of nozzles. By integrating both blasting and washing capabilities, our systems enable components to enter, undergo stripping or cleaning, washing, and drying, all in

asingle process step, minimizing handling and maximizing efficiency.

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Tailored to your specific requirements, our tumbler solutions can be customized with barrel sizes to accommodate component size and quantity, as well as the desired number of nozzles. By

Our Tumbler process is characterized by its exceptional controllability, allowing for precise adjustments of parameters to tailor the intensity and action of tumbling, as well as the blast guns and other process variables, ensuring optimal treatment for your components.

To achieve the desired outcomes, these parameters can be fine-tuned through our sample processing and subsequent

Tailored to your specific requirements, our tumbler solutions accommodate as well integrating capabilities, to enter, washing, step, efficiency.

to 3 stage wash/rinse 4. Dry
OF BEING SCALLED FOR VARIOUS PARTS AND INDUSTRIES.
2. Basic rinse to remove excess media 3. Up to 3 stage wash/rinse 4. Dry
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efficiency and ultrasonic solutions through continuous gleaned from

our manufacturing

VIXEN DEGREASING, CLEANING & ULTRASONIC SOLUTIONS

facilities and processes,

often serving as extensive experience and expertise

customers in adding

extra value and

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At Vixen, our uniqueness stems from our ability to design and manufacture a diverse range of surface treatment solutions that can be used individually or seamlessly integrated with one another. For instance, our wet blasting and washing systems can be combined to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Over the years, we’ve refined our degreasing, washing, and ultrasonic solutions through continuous innovation and a commitment to incorporating improvements gleaned from our manufacturing endeavours and customer relationships.

Cleaning solutions play a crucial role in many manufacturing facilities and processes, often serving as pre- and posttreatment steps around other processes. Here, our extensive experience and expertise in various surface processing techniques enable us to assist customers in adding extra value and efficiency to their production flows.

customized solutions for can be tailored to meet your specific ting and process development

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PROCESS DRIVEN SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY

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We specialize in the design and manufacture of both standard and customized solutions for degreasing, cleaning, and integrating ultrasonics. Our offerings can be tailored to meet your specific process requirements, or you can bring your needs to us for testing and process development purposes. Whether you require a standardized solution or a bespoke system, we are dedicated to delivering optimal performance and meeting your unique needs effectively.

Our ultrasonic tank lines boast multiple stages of washing, rinsing, and drying zones to accommodate diverse needs. These tank lines are equipped with various agitation methods including air agitation, pump agitation, vertical agitation, and simulated rotation, tailored to the specific requirements of your components. These features can be seamlessly integrated into ultrasonic tanks, wash tanks, and dryer zones, all of which are controlled automatically through our pick and place or sledge drive systems. This ensures efficient and thorough processing of components with precision and consistency.

Jetwash Front Loading Wash

Our Jet Wash front loading solutions are available in several standard variants, carefully crafted to meet the needs of our most commonly served industries and requests.

Jet wash Front Loading Wash

However, we understand that some projects may have unique component or process requirements. In such cases, our Jet Wash solutions can be fully customized to suit your specific needs.

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Front Loading Wash

Our Jet Wash front loading solutions are available in several standard variants, carefully crafted to meet the needs of our most commonly

Our Jet Wash front loading solutions are available in several standard variants, carefully crafted to meet the needs of our most commonly served industries and requests.

However, we understand that some projects may have unique component or process requirements. In such cases, our Jet Wash solutions can be fully customized to suit your specific needs. Whether you have a highly s, we are equipped to tailor our Jet Wash systems precisely to your requirements, ensuring

Our Jet Wash front loading solutions are available in several standard variants, carefully crafted to meet the needs of our most commonly served industries and requests.

However, we understand that some projects may have unique component or process requirements. In such cases, our Jet Wash solutions can be fully customized to suit your specific needs. Whether you have a highly specialized component or unique process demands, we are equipped to tailor our Jet Wash systems precisely to your requirements, ensuring optimal performance and satisfaction.

However, we understand that some projects may have unique component or process requirements. In such cases, our Jet Wash solutions can be fully customized to suit your specific needs. Whether you have a highly specialized component or unique process demands, we are equipped to tailor our Jet Wash systems precisely to your requirements, ensuring optimal performance and satisfaction.

In addition to our comprehensive range of degreasing and washing solutions, we offer standard parts washers and immersion tanks to suit various needs. These solutions provide effective cleaning for a

Furthermore, for applications requiring large throughput capacity and enhanced automation, we provide robotic solutions. These robotic systems offer high efficiency and precision, allowing for rkloads effectively. Whether you require a standard parts washer, an immersion tank, or a robotic solution, we have the expertise to

In addition to our comprehensive range of degreasing and washing solutions, we offer standard parts washers and immersion tanks to suit various needs. These solutions provide effective cleaning for a wide range of components.

Whether you have a highly specialized component or unique process demands, we are equipped to tailor our Jet Wash systems precisely to your requirements, ensuring optimal performance and satisfaction.

addition to our comprehensive range of degreasing and washing solutions, we offer standard parts and immersion tanks to suit various needs. These solutions provide effective cleaning for a range of components.

Furthermore, for applications requiring large throughput capacity and enhanced automation, we provide robotic solutions. These robotic systems offer high efficiency and precision, allowing for seamless integration into production lines to handle sizable workloads effectively. Whether you require a standard parts washer, an immersion tank, or a robotic solution, we have the expertise to meet your degreasing and washing needs efficiently.

In addition to our comprehensive range of degreasing and washing solutions, we offer standard parts washers and immersion tanks to suit various needs. These solutions provide effective cleaning for a wide range of components.

Furthermore, for applications requiring large throughput capacity and enhanced automation, we provide robotic solutions. These robotic systems offer high efficiency and precision, allowing for seamless integration into production lines to handle sizable workloads effectively. Whether you require a standard parts washer, an immersion tank, or a robotic solution, we have the expertise to meet your degreasing and washing needs efficiently.

Furthermore, for applications requiring large throughput capacity and enhanced automation, we robotic solutions. These robotic systems offer high efficiency and precision, allowing for seamless integration into production lines to handle sizable workloads effectively. Whether you a standard parts washer, an immersion tank, or a robotic solution, we have the expertise to your degreasing and washing needs efficiently.

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25% ENERGY SAVING

USING STRAALTECHNIEK

WHEEL BLASTING TECHNOLOGY

At a time when soaring energy costs are starting to bite hard into businesses large and small Straaltechniek UK a leading manufacturer of Shot Blast & Shot Peening Equipment are demonstrating throughout Europe and beyond as part of their Equipment Modernisation Program ways customers can save 25% on the energy required to achieve the same production output.

With the introduction of the High Performance Long Life GN Blasting Wheel Technology Straaltechniek incorporated the beneficial principle of forward curved blades into its revolutionary blast wheel and blade support concept. By design, collision speeds of the abrasive are reduced at the entrance to the blast wheel leading to decreased wear of both blades and abrasive.

With the unique shot/grit projection angle, the GN WHEEL® allows the projection speed of the abrasive to increase by 25 %, leading to a significant

decrease (10-25%) in abrasive usage compared to wheels equipped with radial blades.

The efficiency of the GN WHEEL® is up to 70% higher than traditional shot blasting wheels. The GN WHEEL® is available in diameters between 300 and 500mm and can be fitted to turbines of all current and obsolete manufacturers machines. By retrofitting existing machines with the new GN wheel gives customers enormous advantages!

Jay Dorling Sales Director at Straaltechniek commented ‘more and more of our customers are looking at ways to reduce their energy bills and because the revolutionary GN BLAST WHEEL® delivers the abrasive 25% faster than conventional blast wheels there is a two way benefit.

If a customers process has no requirement for quicker blast cycle times then the GN wheel can utilise 25% less energy to achieve the same result alternatively

if the customer can blast their production quota 25% quicker using the same energy reducing bottlenecks in their production there is a win/win either way with a 25% energy saving to be enjoyed. All this with less maintenance, longer lasting consumable parts, 10-25% less abrasive used and significant noise reduction from this advanced dynamically balanced blast wheel it is any wonder we have been inundated with requests to demonstrate this technology’ Visit: www.straaltechniek.co.uk

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YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR A WIDE RANGE OF FILTRATION SOLUTIONS AND FILTER SUPPLIES

Total Filtration is a Division of The Westbury Group of Filtration Companies, is your one stop shop for the manufacture and supply of liquid and dust filter cartridges and associated components.

Our Industrial Dust Extraction Collectors and filter cartridges span many industries including:

Automotive Chemical Construction Engineering Food & Beverage HVAC/Ventilation Paper, Pulp & Woodwork Pharmaceutical Plastics Powder Coating Shotblast & Beadblast

We carry a vast selection of filter media, including Cellulose blends, Polyester, Anti-Static Polyester, PTFE coated and Membrane, Nano, Flame Retardant coated, to name a few.

Our bespoke range covers most major OEM and retrofit manufacturers including AAF • Airmaster • Altair • Camfil Farr • Clarcor • Dantherm • DCE • Donaldson • Freudenberg • Mahle / Dustcheck • Nordic • Unicell • WAM

Airmaster Retrofit

Our Airmaster Dust Filter equivalent is a pleated cartridge made in two lengths, 450mm (type 1) and 920mm (type 2). The end caps can be Galvanised Steel or Stainless Steel, there are

three types of filters available with spun polyester standard, Anti-Static, PTFE media and Anti-Static PTFE.

The Altair dust filter equivalent range are cartridge filters made in several lengths: 600mm, 660mm, 1000mm and 1200mm (Other lengths available). These are available in a range of medias as detailed below.

Camfil Farr Goldcone Retrofit

We manufacture our own range of Goldcone style filters, without the cone, available in the length of 1000mml. These are available in a range of medias which include: - Cellulose blend 80/20FR, STD Polyester, A/Stat Polyester.

Camfil Tenkay Mark 1, 2, 3, 4 Retrofit

We manufacture a range of square top filters in both 325mm and 225mm (closed end cap sizes). These are also known as Camfill Farr Tenkay Mark 1, 2, 3 and 4 alternatives. They are available in a choice of lengths and medias (All lengths are also available in the round end cap version).

Dantherm Cartridge Filter Retrofit

Our ABS Dantherm Cartridge Filter Alternative (also known as an Airmaster, Nederman or Disa Dust Filter Cartridge.) is made of lightweight strong plastic version of the Type 66,44,40,22 and 20. (Also available in carbon impregnated for Anti-static requirements).

Donaldson Siloair Filter Retrofit

Our DCE Torit Siloair Filter equivalents are perfect for silo vending machines. These filter cartridges are made in three lengths: 565mm, 800mm and 1000mm. They are available in a range of medias including Standard, Anti-Static, PTFE Standard and Anti-Static PTFE.

Donaldson TDS Equivalent Retrofit

The Donaldson TDS Equivalent single or double ended filter cartridges are available in three basic diameters (202mm, 325mm and 350mm) with six different lengths. They are available in different medias. (Depending on the application), these include Nano Fibre, Spun Bonded Polyester, PTFE, and anti-static.

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ALTAIR Retrofit
Total Filtration design and install dust collection systems for many sectors. After installation we provide maintenance support and replacement filters for your dust and air collection equipment. Our mission is to provide cleaner working environments in your workplace. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Reverse Jet Dust Collectors Downflow Dust Collectors Crossflow Dust Collectors Unicell Style Dust Collectors Design & Engineering LEV Inspections by qualified P601 & P602 Engineers Service inspections Cartridge & Bag Installations Tel: 01282 459744 Email: sales@totalfiltration.com We provide an enviable range of ltration solutions, supplies and cleaning services to a wide range of sectors Get in touch or visit us at www.total ltration.com TOTALFLO Bag Collector TOTALFLO Cartridge Collector Engineering & Design LEV Testing Call us on 01282 459744 to find out how we can help you LEV Testing Filtration TOTAL Solutions for recycling SOLVENTS Save Money | Recycle Any Solvent High Yield | Low Waste ASK FOR A FREE QUOTE SYSTEMS Units available for any quantity and application Safe and easy to use Recycled solvent as good as new Atex certified for flammable solvents The number one choice with over 38,000 units worldwide BUY OR LEASE info@solutex.co.uk | 01691 622 225 For more information visit: www.solutex.co.uk

Donaldson TORIT Equivalent Cartridge ECB/TDS/DF+ Retrofits

Our Donaldson TORIT Cartridge Filter retrofits come in two basic diameters (325mm and 350mm) with six different lengths. There are several medias to choose from. (Depending on the application), these include Nano Fibre, Spun Bonded Polyester, PTFE and anti-static.

DONALDSON UNICELL Retrofits

We also manufacture a complete range of Unicell type cartridge filters which include the two size 70mm x 475mm x 1004mm with 5.00M² or 70mm x 475mm x 800mm with 4.00M² These two sizes of cell filter can be made using any of the following filter media: 260g Spunbonded Polyester, Anti-Static finish / Oleophobic coat/ PTFE Coat or Membrane.

Mahle /Dustcheck Catchplate Retrofit

We manufacture Mahle Catchplate Alterative / Dustcheck twist lock cartridge filter alternative in 328mm O/D x 600mml, available in single open end or

double opened ended, using a choice of high-quality medias including:Cellulose blend 80/20 FR, Nano fibre, STD Polyester, Antistatic Polyester and both STD and Antistatic PTFE membrane.

Mahle/Dustcheck Screw thread RD72/62/100 Retrofits

Total Filtration can manufacture a parallel version of the RD60/ RD72/RD100 screw thread filter. This dust filter is available in both Galvanised and StainlessSteel finish. Available in several lengths from 200mml to 1200mml. Media Options include STD Polyester/ A/Static Polyester. STD PTFE Membrane/ Antistatic PTFE Membrane.

Nordic / Freudenberg 3 Lug Filter Retrofits

We manufacture 3 lug filters in a range of sizes: - 145mm O/D, 150mm O/D, 225mm O/D. 370mm O/D and 397mm O/D. In a range of materials available including Aluminium, ABS Plastic and Resin. All Lengths available up to 1400mml. Medias include: - Cellulose blend 80/20 FR, STD Polyester, Antistatic Polyester.

Total Filtration are pleased to announce our new range of TOTALFLO Dust Collectors suitable for cartridges and bag filters. Here’s just a few of the many benefits of our new range

All our dust collectors are manufactured in the UK with a full range of sizes to suit all airflow requirements.

All our dust collectors can be offered to ATEX standard to ST1 & ST2 and can be provided with full certification.

Our Range of Dust Collectors and Extractors include

Reverse Jet Dust Collectors.

Technical Advice, Evaluation and Sizing for all customers.

Downflow and Crossflow dust Collectors, to suit specific processes.

Unicell style Dust Collector.

Full turnkey installations, Large & Small.

For more information on our Dust range contact Mark Longworth on 01282 459744 or email sales@totalfiltration.com

PUMPS & FILTRATION

• Ideal for frequent & fast color changes

• High degree of automation for optimum efficiency

• Double-designed fresh powder station for increased productivity

EASY OPERATION . DOUBLE PRODUCTIVITY.
SuperCenter EVO Powder preparation & supply center
wagner-group.com Contact Wagner Spraytech (UK) Ltd a Member of WAGNER GROUP Telephone: 01327 368410 enquiries@wagner-group.com
UK’S LEADING MANUFACTURER PYROLYSIS & BURN OFF OVENS Call Longworth today for a no obligation meeting on how we can help you and your business Longworth’s pyrolysis & burn off ovens are second to none in design and build quality, built to last and have the latest in technological features. Our ovens provide a quick and highly effective process for the removal of plastics, paints and resins from jigs, filters, shelving, food trays, motors, automotive parts and a multitude of other components. Our Pyrolysis ovens provide you with a quick and highly effective process for the removal of plastic, paints and resins Accreditations BS EN ISO 9001:2008 visit www.bmlongworth.com call 01254 680501 email enquiries@bmlongworth.com
Designed and Built in Great Britain Supplied Across the World Manufacturer of materials handling systems and automation solutions for all industries CONVEYOR SYSTEMS FOR: PRODUCT FINISHING PLANTS | LOGISTICS | INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT | POINT OF DISPLAY | AUTOMOTIVE Midland Handling Equipment Ltd. Stretton Road, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 9GN, England T: +44 (0)116 259 3175 F: +44 (0)116 259 2820 E: enquiry@mhel.co.uk W: mhel.co.uk Materials handling equipment for Spraying, Powdering, Curing, Treating, Dipping, Flipping and more ... Years Celebrating 1973 2023

HENDOR-PE UK LTD –

Celebrating over 20 Years supplying products to the UK surface treatment industry!

as well as having independent distributors in other territories.

Over 20 years ago, I was asked if I would like to set up my own business, Hendor-pe UK Ltd, selling Pumps, Filters and Rectifiers to the UK Surface Treatment industry. At the time I was working for another Pump/Filter manufacturer in the UK as their Technical Manager, I had been there for 12 years, it was a daunting decision with three young children at home.

Myself and my wife visited Hendor in the Netherlands and were extremely impressed with the people, the high quality product range and the pricing!

Some people thought we were crazy trying to introduce another manufacturer to the already crowded market, but we were convinced that this exceptionally high quality, competitively priced product would be readily accepted.

Over 20 years on, we were right, we have built up a loyal customer base in many industries from GMF, Precious metal plating, electronics, Government establishments, Reel to Reel Plating, Aerospace, Automotive, F1 manufacturers etc, etc . One of our proudest moments is when we get repeat orders from these companies, they like the products we are supplying them.

Hendor was established more than 70 years ago, their principal customer at that time was the mighty Philips in Eindhoven.

Over the years Hendor has become a global leader in manufacturing exceptionally high quality and innovative chemically resistant pumps and filtration products.

In the 90’s, Hendor established partners and distributors located all around the world to enable the supply of products at a moment’s notice.

The Hendor-pe partnership began in 1995 when Hendor-pe Inc in the USA was established. Since then, Hendor-pe France, Hendor-pe UK, Hendor-pe Spain, China, and Japan have all been introduced to better serve local markets,

A lot has changed at Hendor over the last seventy plus years, however, the desire to do business in an innovative and sustainable way has remained a constant. This is why the organisation set the goal of lean manufacturing in 2016. This desire was manifested by introducing a round of investments worth half a million euros. Hendor invested money in new pump design software and automatic welding, installed LED lighting everywhere and organised the workplace in a more efficient way. Through automation, we wanted to obtain a higher output with the same number of people. The machines are used more efficiently thanks to new planning software. We work with small batches and customise more products in accordance with our customers’ requirements. Not only does this shorten lead times, but we also use raw materials more economically.

With regard to raw materials, we blend our own mix of Polypropylene pellet types which allows us to mould a Polypropylene perfectly adapted to our industries.

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 Vertical Sealless Filtration Systems

to

DC Rectifiers

Pulse Rectifiers

High current rectifiers up to 10,000A

 Cartridges  Bags  Papers  Microfibres High Quality German DC Switch Mode Rectifiers

climatic conditions | surface cleanliness | coating thickness surface profile | weld inspection | surface inspection Everything you need for fast and accurate coating inspection in one cost-effective, easy-to-use kit. elcometer.com INSPECT IT Surface World - HP Spray Draft.indd 2 16/04/2024 11:27:01 Pumps up
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Horizontal
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For all your product finishing requirements Hendor-pe UK Ltd, 11 Clarendon Court, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 8QP Tel: 01925 361400 | E : sales@hendo r-pe. co .u k | W: www.H endo r-pe. c o.u k For all applications  Electroplating  Anodising  Hard Chrome  Reel-to-Reel Plating  E-Coat Celebrating more than 70 years providing excellence in pumps and filtration
to
 Magnetic
up
60m³/h

We at Hendor value social responsibility and act accordingly. A strategic decision was made to develop the next generation of pumps by a Sustainable Design principle. By applying this concept both the manufacturing and the life cycle carbon footprint of our products are significantly reduced.

Our filters are an important and successful part of the Hendor legacy. Henk Bohncke, our former owner, designed them with a clear, innovative vision for the future. They were the first filters in the industry made entirely of polypropylene with a welded base. For decades, this product has served many companies within industry.

With the advent of new technologies and the search for optimum efficiency, we have developed a new, innovative design under the leadership of our technical director Hessel Bohncke - son of Henk.

These new Hendor filters are even more user-friendly and efficient. Completely new are the double-welded bases that ensure less pressure loss, more flow, more reach and more energy efficiency from the motor. Absolutely no concessions have been made to the quality of raw materials, features, or user-friendliness. We challenged ourselves by finding a way to still save costs. That is why the new filters consist of fewer components, yet still to the high exacting quality you expect from Hendor.

All our filters are available with standard size filter papers, single and double length filter bags, and of course filter/ carbon cartridges, in combination with a magnetic drive, vertical sealless or mechanical seal pump.

More series and products are planned for the future all grafted from the knowledge and experience we have gained over the past 70+ years.

The Hendor product range consists of a wide range of pumps and filters allowing us to supply to the most critical and aggressive solutions at ambient or high temperature.

Typically, a selection of the products we offer is as follows:-

Magnetic Drive Pumps

Sealless design

Constructed from Polypropylene, PVDF

Available with Union, Flanged or hose connections

Motors finished with Two Pack Epoxy for superior corrosion resistance.

Vertical Sealless Pumps (Sump Pumps)

Constructed from Polypropylene, PVDF, or 316SS

Self-priming

No seals or bearings therefore can run dry safely without damage

Motors finished with Two Pack Epoxy for superior corrosion resistance.

Filter Chambers

Cartridge, Bag or Disc

Constructed from Polypropylene, PVDF, or 316SS

Sizes range from 1 x 10” cartridge to 36 x 20” cartridges

Also available with standard Single or Double Length PP Filter Bags

Compact and Robust construction

As well as the individual range of pumps and filter housings, we can combine into many different styles of Cartridge/Bag/ Disc or Microfibre horizontal or vertical filter system.

All manufactured by Hendor to ISO9001

Hendor-pe UK has been established for 20 years, but our involvement in the UK industry spans almost 35 years.

We have a wealth of experience of supplying the UK with high quality cost effective solutions.

Other

Products within our range

Plating Electronic DC Switch Mode and Pulse Reverse Power Supplies

Filter Cartridges/Bags/Carbon Scandymet Immersion Heaters

Drum Pumps

Eductor Installations

pcb Scrubbing Brushes

pcb Cotton Sleeving

We at Hendor-pe regard it as our core task to provide pump and filtration solutions that best help our customers optimize their processes and provide products at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

If you have any requirements then please do not hesitate to contact our Manchester Sales Office where our staff will give you the best attention and service we can offer.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 776 4331 or sales@hendor-pe.co.uk

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Trivalent Decorative Chromium Plating

SurTec 883 XT - Trivalent Decorative Chromium Process

Identical colour values as chromium(VI) surfaces

Integration into existing lines possible

Excellent layer thickness distribution between 0.2 and 0.4 μm

SurTec 851 - Exclusive Satin Nickel Finish

Semigloss & non-reflecting nickel coatings with extreme uniform finish

Long bath lifetime due to using a continous system

Broad range of satin effects to match automotive OEM requirements

SurTec 866 - Bright Acid Copper Process

For extremely bright copper deposits with excellent levelling

Well suited for parts with deep recesses or complicate shapes

Very efficient additive system with low maintenance cost

Protection upgraded
SurTec Group UK Office +44 7841 527552 Nigel Wicks Nigel.Wicks@SurTec.com

THE IMPACT OF EXCHANGEABLE DI CYLINDER SERVICES ON PURIFIED WATER SUPPLY

Purified water plays a pivotal role across various industries such as the automotive, aeronautics, and manufacturing sectors. In addressing the imperative to enhance product quality and operational efficiency, Jordan Tatton of NSI Mobile Water Solutions (Nijhuis Saur Industries) introduces a practical solution: exchangeable media cylinders.

Traditionally, high-quality water production relies on ion exchange (IX) technologies, utilising resins to eliminate dissolved ions. While ion exchange is pivotal for larger-scale water purification needs, it presents challenges for smaller quantities of deionised water, leading to increased costs and inefficiencies. This prompts the need for more tailored and cost-effective solutions.

Exchangeable DI Cylinders - A Reliable and Versatile Solution

Exchangeable media cylinders are known for their quick and reliable performance. Specifically designed to address the urgent need for purified water in industrial operations, these cylinders, with a durable stainless-steel body and filled with highly regenerated media, can be delivered on-site within a few hours by a dedicated in-house logistics team. Freshly regenerated vessels are rapidly delivered when

replacements are needed, ensuring a continuous supply of purified water.

The Exchangeable Cylinder service offered by NSI Mobile Water Solutions is a versatile solution, finding application in the retreatment of recycled process water and treatment of generic feed water in various industries. Engineered to meet stringent requirements for high-quality ultra-pure water, these cylinders play a vital role in critical processes such as mechanical finishing, high precision finishing, material rinsing, electroplating, and more.

A recent project involved supplying ion exchange cylinders to an aerospace metal component manufacturer requiring demineralized water meeting a strict 10 MEGOHM specification across 10 units. Our team selected QSB-100 Cylinders, each delivering 2 m3 per hour, with 3 units per site for duty assistance and standby capabilities. A dedicated batch of over 4 0 cylinders was allocated, ensuring zero cross-contamination and optimal

efficiency. These robust 100-liter cylinders eliminate on-site regeneration needs, minimizing downtime and chemical handling concerns for the customer.

Off-site Regeneration: Costeffective and Sustainable

NSI Mobile Water Solutions operates a dedicated regeneration facility in Stoke on Trent, UK, focusing on ion exchange resin regeneration. The Exchangeable Cylinder service not only provides an environmental advantage by recycling spent ion exchange resins but also allows the utilisation of exchangeable vessels without the need for industrial site operators to make direct investments. This approach presents a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution, aligning with the increasing emphasis on sustainability across various industries. Additionally, off-site resin regeneration offers plant managers the benefit of reducing on-site chemical handling. The Exchangeable Cylinder rental model promotes environmental sustainability through resin recycling and enables industrial site operators to utilise water treatment solutions without requiring direct investment.

Simplifying Your Water Needs

In conclusion, NSI Mobile Water Solutions’ Exchangeable Cylinder Service provides a reliable, efficient, and sustainable solution for diverse industrial water treatment needs. With its advanced technology, rapid response times, and commitment to robust customer service with traceability options, this service offers a cost-effective approach to high-quality purified water without significant upfront investments. This solution is poised to meet evolving industry demands, making water management more accessible for industrial operators.

For more information: Email: mws@nijhuisindustries.com Web: www.nsimobilewatersolutions.com

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When it comes to heavy equipment, there’s no room for error.

From demanding durability requirements to exacting color and finish criteria, the toughest of applications require the most formidable of solutions.

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Pull-Off Adhesion Testers

Measure the adhesion of coatings to metal, wood, concrete and more

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n Record the results as pass/fail and the nature of fracture cohesive, adhesive and glue failures

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PIONEERING EXCELLENCE WITH PURITE: Leading the Way to Advanced Water Purification in the Surface Finishing Industry

production consistency in their respective facilities.

In an era where precision and excellence serve as the bedrock for industry standards, the Surface World exhibition unfolded as an arena for exploring innovations and holistic solutions tailored for the surface finishing sector. Purite, as a forerunner in delivering sophisticated water purification solutions, seized the stage, not just as a participant, but as an enlightening guide through the intricacies and imperatives of utilising high-quality water in surface finishing processes.

With a footfall of inquisitive delegates exploring the aisles of the exhibition, Purite’s booth emerged as a haven for knowledge and solution-seeking professionals. The spectrum of our conversations ran deep, reflecting not just on our offerings in Reverse Osmosis (RO), Electrodeionization (EDI), Water Softening, and Deionization, but further intertwining them with the very core of numerous applications and challenges within the surface finishing industry.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Ultra-Pure Water (UPW), hallmark offerings from Purite, were focal points of intrigue, and rightfully so. UPW produced by a process of deionisation, characterised by its negligible particulate matter and ionic content, has paved the way for advancements in achieving pristine and consistent surface finishing outcomes. Delegates expressed a burgeoning interest in how UPW could play a part in enhancing operational efficiency and

In addition, the integrated technology of Reverse Osmosis – renowned for its prowess in segregating impurities through a semi-permeable membrane – surfaced as a crucial dialogue, especially amongst delegates envisioning superior, high-quality finishes with a reduced number of quality failures. The relevance and application of RO water in processes like plating and coating, which mandate a stringent adherence to purity and consistency, were underscored, unravelling its intrinsic value in fostering a robust foundation for quality assurance and adherence to stringent industry norms.

Our EDI technology too didn’t shy away from the spotlight, illustrating its competence in combining electrochemical regeneration with ion exchange resins to produce highpurity water, effectively and consistently. In applications where water quality is non-negotiable, EDI transcends as a sustainable and economical solution, obviating the need for chemical regeneration and its incumbent logistical constraints.

Enlightening discussions around effluent recycling resonated with our philosophy of sustainable and responsible industrial practices. The paradigm of employing sophisticated purification technologies to recycle and reuse water in surface finishing processes doesn’t merely reflect an economic foresight but also embodies an ethical approach towards resource conservation and environmental stewardship.

From intricate chrome plating through to meticulous anodizing processes and post process rinsing, the imperatives of high quality water in mitigating the risks of scale formation and ensuring the exclusion of ionic impurities were

elucidated. Delegates delved into understanding how such purified water is not a mere requirement but an invaluable asset in guaranteeing process stability and product reliability in the surface finishing landscape.

As we encapsulate our enriching journey at the Surface World exhibition, the echoes of curiosity, the pursuit of excellence, and the spirit of innovation linger palpably amidst our reflections. Purite, as a beacon of pioneering water purification technology, remains steadfast in its commitment to catalysing advancements, championing sustainability, and facilitating excellence in the surface finishing industry.

Embark on a journey with us, where purity meets precision, and let’s collectively sculpt a future where every surface narrates a tale of quality, consistency, and impeccable finishing. Engage with Purite, and let’s coalesce visions, technology, and expertise into crafting solutions that resonate with quality, sustainability, and unparalleled excellence.

Telephone: 01844 217141 Visit: www.purite.com

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Handling Solutions

Product Overview

Manual Monorail Systems

Unit loads up to 3000kg

Monorail Chain Conveyors

Unit loads up to 300kg

Power & Free Conveyors

Unit loads up to 7000kg

Floor Conveyors

Unit loads up to 500kg

Stewart Gill Conveyors Ltd have been supplying overhead conveyors into all sectors of industry for over 70 years.

As a long time member of the Railtechniek van Herwijnen BV Group based in the Netherlands, Stewart Gill Conveyors can offer a comprehensive range of overhead conveyor products which are capable of handling unit loads up to 7000kg.

Stewart Gill Conveyors Ltd offer complete manufacture, installation and commissioning, coupled with fully documented instruction, operation and maintenance manuals.

We do:

 In-House 3D CAD engineering

 In-House manufactoring in the UK and EU

 In-House design of PLC/PC control systems

 Industry 4.0

 Worldwide installation and commissioning

 Remote support, service & inspection Stewart

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Gill Conveyors Ltd Unit 3&4 Brook Business Park Brookhampton Lane Kineton, Warwickshire CV35 0JA, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1926 641424 info@stewart-gill.co.uk www.stewart-gill.co.uk

AUTOMATED WATER & EFFLUENT

LTD TRADING SINCE 1982

Automated Water & Effluent Ltd started trading in 1982 and has garnered a wealth of experience across a number of sectors. During this time their key belief has remained unchanged - that accurate measurement and precision control is the key to process control, water and effluent treatment.

That’s why everything in the Automated Water & Effluent Ltd equipment range from the electrochemical sensors for measuring pH, Redox, Conductivity, to Dissolved Oxygen and Turbidity are of the highest quality for precision measurement. Every element from the connecting cables to the amplification within their provided instrumentation is designed to offer linear amplification for accurate representation of your measured value.

Automated Water & Effluent Ltd even ensure that every item they sell is specifically shielded from electromagnetic interference so that

it is as accurate in the laboratory as it is operating in the confines of heavy industry. Their control equipment is designed to be robust and offer precision control. When it comes to dosing pumps and solenoid valves they ensure that when required these are able to work with concentrated industrial chemicals.

During almost 40 years of trading, Automated Water & Effluent Ltd have built up, through experience, a client base covering Water Treatment, Effluent Treatment and Process Control in sectors varying from municipal swimming pools, surface treatment and metal finishing, laboratory analysis, hydroponics and growers, ceramics, dairy, brewing, pharmaceutical, power generation and pulp and packaging.

Reduce Delays

Automated Water & Effluent Ltd understand that everyones process is critical - that’s why they try to ensure that every item in their catalogue is available with ex-stock deliveries.

Their engineered solutions, designed and customised to your requirements, are always specified with a delivery date agreeable to both parties. They will update you on the progress of your order and ensure that you can visit the factory to test or inspect any equipment prior to shipping.

Ensuring operability

Their Service Team has 4 experienced members who are fully qualified for on site work.

The team offer commissioning services to ensure that all supplied and installed equipment is calibrated and operating as expected, to ensure that your process gets off without a hitch.

The Service Team also offers ongoing service contracts which ensure that equipment is calibrated and continues to operate as expected. They are also able

to offer certificates of calibration, traceable to UK National Standards to ensure that equipment complies with external audits from a number of different manufacturing and water authorities. Their service contracts can also include provisions for emergency call-outs for process critical equipment.

The Service Team also offer same day, on the phone, technical support by simply calling the office phone number - 01785 254 597.

The Right Equipment For The Right Process

Automated Water & Effluent Ltd’s engineering Sales Team are all experienced in the installation and operation of instrumentation and control equipment. This means that they are experienced in working out the right equipment for your requirements. They are quite aware that sometimes the right pH electrode for a hydroponics application is very different to the right pH probe for a titanium pickling application.

The Sales Team are also available to offer a level of customer support for equipment, in the absence of the Service Team, when required.

On Site Manufacturing and Fabrication

Finally their Production and Fabrication Team are based on-site. This means that if you need customised solutions from control panels, to enclosures or even custom length dip pH probe assemblies then the Sales Team can liaise with production, at the beginning and during the manufacturing process, to ensure that all your requirements are considered prior to inspection or despatch.

For more information telephone 01785 254 597 or email the sales team at sales@awe-ltd.co.uk

Visit: https://www.awe-ltd.co.uk/

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Automated Water & Effluent Ltd

Get in touch for a quote today!

Automated Water & Effluent Ltd have been supplying process control equipment to the metal finishing and surface finishing industry.

We have an in-house team of qualified engineers able to design and build control panels and process equipment specifically to fit your requirements.

A wide range of our control instrumentation, dosing pumps and chemical process equipment is available on short delivery.

• Custom Designed & Built Control Panels

• pH & Redox Controllers & Electrodes

• Conductivity Controllers

• Liquid Level Controllers

• Open Chanel & Magnetic Flow Meters

• Data Loggers

• Dosing Pumps & Tanks

Call today for a quote or to inquire.

AWE House, Antom Court, Tollgate Industrial Estate, Stafford, ST16 3AF awe-ltd.co.uk 01785 254 597

Gas Process Burners

FD Series Packaged Oven/Dryer Burners

•Speci cally designed for process air heating applications in convection ovens and dryers

•High turndown/short ame lengths providing accurate process temperature control

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

•Compact high ef 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 red, high ef 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 ring rates to suit alternative temperature rise and air velocity system requirements

•DbCalc system design software

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FAST RESPONSE TO THE URGENT NEED FOR A WASTEWATER SOLUTION

Plant operators are increasingly looking at ways to improve the efficiency and reliability of the treatment of the wastewater produced by their industrial sites. There are many environmental and economic reasons to do so: environmental protection, compliance with local discharge standards, lower water supply costs by reusing treated water, reducing reliance on scarce freshwater supplies, and in general, optimization of the Water Footprint. Here, Adam Jelly from NSI Mobile Water Solutions looks at how mobile water treatment suppliers can help industrial sites protect their licence to operate and reduce their environmental impact when a rapid response is needed.

Industrial processes can produce effluents that are challenging in terms of volume, variability, and composition. Difficult-to-treat effluent is often the result of challenging industrial processes that create complex wastewater streams that may contain high levels of suspended solids, oil&grease, heavy metals, and organics (generating high COD & BOD loads), and high bacterial and viral loads that require specific treatment. Additional challenges may come from a huge range of micropollutants that could also be present.

Treating industrial effluent is complex and depends very much on the kind of load and the nature of the process generating the wastewater stream. It can, however, generally be done in several stages. Firstly, pretreatment of potential high loads of suspended solids or oil & grease that would be problematic for the following steps, by filtering, clarification, or air flotation. Then, the treatment of specific pollutants such as heavy metals or organic compounds, by physicochemical or biological processes. Finally, polishing of the treated effluent before discharge or reuse, using if necessary ultrafiltration and/or reverse osmosis depending on specific quality objectives.

It is thus critical to assess the physical and chemical characteristics of the effluent to determine a cost-effective and efficient process for industrial wastewater treatment.

Temporary mobile solutions for wastewater treatment

Plant operators face several challenges. These include worker and expertise shortages, the large footprint of fixed wastewater treatment plants, and tightening budgets. These factors collectively make it more challenging to justify capital investment. The fallout of this has been a reluctance to invest in wastewater projects where the lifetime and return on investment are limited if not non-existent. In light of this, one of the attractions of mobile water services is their flexibility, as the rental payments can be covered by the operational budget, removing the need to raise capital. Mobile water service suppliers – such as Mobile Water Solutions – are often willing to enter into pay-as-you-go, multiyear contracts, which help to improve financial planning thanks to predictable, regular payments.

A typical mobile plant may consist of two or three assets or skid-mounted systems, which can be assembled in a plug-and-

play fashion. The containers’ portability enables them to be positioned to make the best use of the available space, eliminating or reducing the need for building infrastructure to house the equipment. Any number of assets can be operated in parallel or series, and their modularity allows additional components or treatment steps to be added for extra functionality or increased throughput, even if it is only needed for a short period. Storage tanks and pumps can also be provided – together with interconnecting fixed pipework or flexible hoses, water meters, and fittings – and mobile generators support a completely standalone set-up.

A lot has changed since Mobile Water Solutions was first introduced into the market. Originally, they were mostly specialised in process & boiler feed water production, with membrane technologies and ion exchange resins mounted inside trailers or containers. However, customer needs have diversified, generating a demand for a broader range of available physical and chemical technologies for not only process water but also industrial wastewater applications. These technologies include disc filters, multi-media, activated carbon filtration, sand-ballasted clarification and air flotation with preliminary coagulation and flocculation, and recycling (UF/RO systems).

Since its integration into Nijhuis Saur Industries (NSI) in December 2022, NSI Mobile Water Solutions now boasts one of the largest and most comprehensive fleets in Europe, offering mobile assets for the treatment of process water and wastewater. The IPF/ICF range offers, for example, a compact containerized solution for the pretreatment of industrial wastewater (with or without flocculation) with flow rates ranging from 2 to 135 m3/h. Each unit includes as a standard a feed pump, a chemical container, dissolved air filtration (DAF), and a sludge pump.

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First aid solution in an emergency

A temporary wastewater treatment system is a perfect solution in an emergency. Mobile water solution providers can bridge a gap for operators with a problematic wastewater plant until it can be replaced or repaired or if there are variations in the effluent quality.

A leading Spanish company operating i n the food and beverage industry contacted Mobile Water Solutions in an emergency caused by unforeseen issues with their wastewater treatment plant. They needed to urgently reduce the hydraulic flow and the total suspended solids (TSS) load at the intel of their biological treatment plant (anaerobic + aerobic). To tackle the issue, Mobile Water Solutions promptly mobilised a mobile dissolved air flotation (DAF) unit to enable the removal of approximately 80 to 85% of the TSS as the first step for primary treatment. Part of the pre-treated water has then been filtered by multi-media filtration and reverse osmosis process. This second step enabled the partial reuse of this source. After the successful mobilisation on-site for 8 weeks, the customer followed up by extending the contract from an Emergency to a 12-month Planned service.

facing changes in local discharge standards to ensure that their licence to operate is protected and avoid costly fines.

A biorefinery located in Sweden needed to improve the treatment of its effluents to comply with new environmental regulations from the local County Administrative Board (CAB), that came into force on January 1st, 2022. In addition, the construction of a new anaerobic treatment plant combined with the expansion of the customer’s production resulted in effluent instability.

dewatering system. After a successful installation, the mobile clarifier achieved high removal efficiency of heavy metals, reassuring the client that their site remained compliant with the new regulations despite ongoing effluent variations.

Optimizing wastewater management strategy

Many facilities will also need to plan for the maintenance of existing wastewater systems, and mobile water systems can be brought in to cover equipment servicing. In other situations, mobile water solutions can support companies

The customer contracted Mobile Water Solutions to help mitigate the effects of the effluent quality variation. To achieve the desired reduction of metals (lead, cadmium, chromium, and nickel ) in the effluent, Mobile Water Solutions provided a complete end-to-end solution including pumps and pump stations, piping works and material, a mobile clarification asset, and a sludge

There are numerous benefits that mobile solutions can bring to industrial manufacturers facing wastewater challenges. These solutions will support financial planning, ensure business continuity, and contribute to resilient and effective wastewater treatment plants as part of industrial companies’ water cycle optimisation strategies.

For more information about NSI Mobile Water Solutions, please visit: www.nsimobilewatersolutions.com

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Powder Checker

 Dedicated stand-alone unit is ready to measure right out of the box

 Fast measurement speed—ideal for moving lines and swinging parts

 Scan Mode continuously takes measurements—ideal for analyzing large areas

Affordably measures uncured powder coatings using non-contact ultrasonic technology to predict a cured thickness 16A Long Drive, Meadway, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 2PN t: 01442 879494  www.dftinstruments.co.uk

 Storage of 999 readings with onscreen averaging. Stored readings can be downloaded to PosiSoft Desktop Software

Powder Inspection Kits

Complete solutions for measuring powder coating before and after cure are available

 e: sales@dftinstruments.co.uk Non-contact Uncured Powder Thickness Gauge
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HOW CURRENT RIPPLES AFFECT THROWING POWER AND PLATING QUALITY

Obtaining an even finish can be a challenge, especially when plating complex forms. For example, sharp edges attract more deposits, and can create the ‘dog bone’ effect, with plating thickness widening at the edges and ends. Areas closer to the anode are more likely to attract deposits, and those further away (such as recessed areas) will be harder to plate. This is all down to current ripple.

When power is converted from AC to DC, the current flows in ripples. Just as a light powered by such a current would flicker, electrochemical processes are also affected, either slowing or stopping, even if just for milliseconds at a time – and undetectable by the human eye. The range of fluctuation in these ripples –high or low – has a significant impact on throwing power, plating quality, and the resources used in metal finishing.

Numeric readings only show an average voltage – not the range

The voltage reading on a rectifier panel is just an average figure. What really matters is the percentage of the nominal voltage actually being used. When the output voltage is 100% of the nominal, the ripples are shallow. But such high voltages can create currents too high for hard chrome plating - over 1000 to 1200 ASF (amps per square foot). However, at

anything lower than 100%, the peaks and troughs in the power supply become more pronounced, creating huge variations that impact on plating performance.

The more extreme the fluctuations, the greater the impact on the quality of your finish

When ripple fluctuations are high, deposition is uneven, resulting in low quality. At current densities lower than 288 ASF (for hard chrome plating solutions at 130°F, for example), the chromium deposit becomes milky and dull. And each time the ripple drops below the minimum threshold, nothing is deposited.

Improving your power supply improves plating quality and saves energy

By reducing to low ripple using a switch-mode rectifier (such as FlexKraft™ from KraftPowercon) your throwing power is improved, and awkward and complex shapes can be plated with greater success and efficiency.

Plating on low current density zones will be approximately 15% thicker, accelerating your processes and reducing energy consumption.

Plating on high current density zones will use around 12.7% less material, a significant reduction in finishing time and wasted materials (especially valuable when plating with hard chrome on expensive automotive and aerospace components).

For example, using a silicon-controlled rectifier can typically result in inadequate or no plating to the central core surface of a helix. With a KraftPowercon switchmode rectifier, the entire part can be successfully plated with minimal finishing needed.

Overall, when you install a switch-mode rectifier, you can achieve higher quality plating in a shorter time, reducing effort, energy costs and chemical supplies.

Get your copy of the full white paper from General Metal Finishing: https://kraftpowercon.com/ industries/general-metal-finishing

If plating quality is important to you, please contact us at KraftPowercon: björn.ulfvensköld@kraftpowercon.com or one of our sales partners in the UK.

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Scangrit has become one of the leading suppliers of blasting abrasives by meeting the rigorous demands of European Industries.

We combine huge resources of skill and expertise to provide you with the widest range of top-performing products, a first-class technical support service and fast reliable deliveries.

When you need to take abrasive action, you’ll find Scangrit is a hard act to follow.

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75 MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS LACQUERS FINISHING SYSTEMS HOOKS & JIGS telephone: 0044(0)1509 237415 fax: 0044(0)1509 264455 HEATERS GENERAL EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT HOT DIP GALVANIZING WEDGE GROUP GALVANIZING LTD Hot dip galvanizing provides you with long-term protection against rust and corrosion of steel products. ✔ 14 plants across the UK ✔ 1.5mm washer to a 29m beam ✔ 24hr turnaround on request Scan to find your nearest plant info@wggltd.co.uk 01902 601944 JIG STRIPPING
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MASKING MASKING - TAPES, CAPS & PLUGS 2025 The Surface World Trade Show is an exciting event that brings together professionals from the surface treatment and coating industries, providing an excellent opportunity to explore, learn, and collaborate in this ever-evolving sector. Discover the latest trends, advancements and innovations in surface treatment and coating techniques. Find practical and effective solutions to enhance the durability, aesthetics, and performance of surfaces. Connect with manufacturers, suppliers, and fellow industry peers to build valuable business relationships.
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77 MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS OVENS, CURING & DRYING Excellent surfaces WAGNER offers a wide range of systems and products for perfect coating solutions in liquid and powder. Applying Feeding Mixing Controlling Booths & Systems Wagner Spraytech (UK) Ltd. Tel. 01327 368410 enquiries@wagner-group.com www.wagner-group.com POWDER COATING EQUIPMENT 7 Ravenswood Drive, Heaton, Bolton, BL1 5AJ TEL: 01204 495818 EMAIL: david@bcmetalfinishing.co.uk PRODUCT RANGE METACLEAN AL Powder and liquid alkali cleaners for spray and immersion degreasing METACLEAN DR Acid based materials for etching derusting and descaling applications PHOSGUARD LW Lightweight Iron and Zirconium Phosphates pretreatments for use prior to painting PHOSGUARD ZP Zinc Phosphates prior to rust proofing and painting PHOSGUARD NC Non Chromate conversion coatings for aluminium METPHOS CL Single stage degrease phosphates for use at ambient temperatures METSOL PT A wide range of environmentally friendly materials for wipe on degreasing applications STRIPSOL PS Paint and powder coating strippers covering a wide range of applications METSOL SD Single stage low temperature degreasers for use in vapour degrease plants DESOL PW Panel wipes and pretreatment wipes WEB: www.bcmetalfinishing.co.uk We supply automatic dosing equipment, spray nozzles and standpipe fittings for pretreatment plants and powder coating equipment parts PRETREAMENT CHEMICALS Your global partner for high quality powder coating gemapowdercoating.com Gema Europe SRL UK Branch Tel: 0044 1202 763942 uk.sales@gema.eu.com POWDER Aluminium Anodizing Chemetall’s Anodizing Technology. www.chemetall.com PUMP & FILTRATION SPECIALISTS telephone: 0044(0)1509 237415 fax: 0044(0)1509 264455

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79 MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS • PLANT CONTROL SYSTEMS • DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS • BARRELS - PROGALVANO ROTOR • BARREL AUTO LOADING SYSTEMS • PROGALVANO FILTERS • SEMI/AUTOMATIC FILTER SYSTEMS • CENTRIFUGAL DRYERS (Large Range • AUTOMATIC DRYING SYSTEMS • ROTARY PAINTING/LAQUERING • TOP COATING/SEALING SYSTEMS • VIBRATORY POLISHING EQUIPMENT • LUBRICATION EQUIPMENT • RECTIFIERS Conventional & Pulse • A/HOUR METERS & DOSING PUMPS VAPOUR DEGREASING VIBRATORY DEBURRING, POLISHING & SURFACE FINISHING VIBRATORY FINISHING EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS FOR ALL YOUR VIBRATORY FINISHING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS Sharmic Engineering Ltd Telephone: +44 (0)1299 822135 or +44 (0) 1299 878123/4/5 Email: info@sharmic.co.uk www.sharmic.co.uk SHARMIC FOR FAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE Experienced Engineers After sales technical support Nationwide deliveries To advertise in these pages under an existing or heading of your own choice please call Nigel on 01442 826826 or email nigelbean1@aol.com • Up to 50% energy savings • Compact size • Easy & safe to use • Works up to 350°C • Low exhaust emissions • High efficiency • Requires no specialist knowledge • Corrosion free operation • No chemical treatment Thermal Fluid Heating Technology now for the future Tel: 020 8953 7111 info@babcock-wanson.com www.babcock-wanson.com THERMAL FLUID Thermal Insulation Spheres Frogspawn™ by Manufacturing in the UK since 1957 braude.co.uk THERMAL INSULATION ��>������>������>����>����>�����>���>�������>���������������>����������>���>��� >>>�������>������� > �����>�>����� >>>�������>����������>������� >> ������>��������>��������� >>>��������>�������>����������> >>>>������>�>�����������> ����������>������>�>��������������� ���>��>���>�������>���>���������>��>��� >��>���>�������>������������>������� >>>>>>�����>�������������>��>����>�����>��> > >��������>������� > ����������> >>>�����>������>����>�����>������ ��>���>����>�����>���������>�����������>���>�������>��>���������>�����>��> �����>������������>�������>���>��������>��>����������>���>����������>�������> ����������>���>���> WATER PURIFICATION

GMF Equipment Ltd. is selling a wide range of high-quality products for heating, cooling and controlling of aggressive liquids to the metal finishing industry. With our reliable products, we are well-known and established in the market. Our product range consists of heat exchangers, electrical heaters and temperature and level probes and controls.

GMF Equipment Ltd. is selling a wide range of high-quality products for heating, cooling and controlling of aggressive liquids to the metal finishing industry. With our reliable products, we are well-known and established in the market. Our product range consists of heat exchangers, electrical heaters and temperature and level probes and controls.

In order to expand our business and increase our sales activities in the UK and Ireland, we are looking for an active and committed

INTERNAL TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER

In order to expand our business and increase our sales activities in the UK and Ireland, we are looking for an active and committed

GMF Equipment Ltd. is selling a wide range of high-quality products for heating, cooling and controlling of aggressive liquids to the metal finishing industry. With our reliable products, we are well-known and established in the market. Our product range consists of heat exchangers, electrical heaters and temperature and level probes and controls.

to support the office team, with interest in sales and occasional visits to customers and new commercial contacts.

Do you have a technical background in the metal finishing industry?

INTERNAL TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER

In order to expand our business and increase our sales activities in the UK and Ireland, we are looking for an active and committed

We offer

to support the office team, with interest in sales and occasional visits to customers and new commercial contacts.

 modern office facility with an excellent supporting team

INTERNAL TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER

 friendly working environment

 sustainable business with a 4-day-working-week

Do you have a technical background in the metal finishing industry?

 attractive remuneration package

to support the office team, with interest in sales and occasional visits to customers and new commercial contacts.

We offer

Do you have a technical background in the metal finishing industry?

We offer

Please contact Emma at emma@gmfequipment.co.uk or Frank at frank@gmfequipment.co.uk for details.

 modern office facility with an excellent supporting team

 friendly working environment

 sustainable business with a 4-day-working-week

 modern office facility with an excellent supporting team

 attractive remuneration package

 friendly working environment

 sustainable business with a 4-day-working-week

 attractive remuneration package

Please contact Emma at emma@gmfequipment.co.uk or Frank at frank@gmfequipment.co.uk for details.

Please contact Emma at emma@gmfequipment.co.uk or Frank at frank@gmfequipment.co.uk for details.

Straaltechniek UK Limited

8 Valley Works, Grange Lane, Sheffield, S5 0DQ, United Kingdom

Table Wheel Blasting Machines

• Work zone mm; 1803 Dia x 1500 H

• Work zone mm; 2743 Dia x 400 H

• Work zone mm; 1500 Dia x 1000 H

• Work zone mm; 1000 Dia x 400 H

• Work zone mm; 1200 Dia x 1200 H

• Work zone mm; 1100 Dia x 500 H

• Work zone mm; 500 dia

• Work zone mm; 1250 dia x 500 H

Tumblast Wheel Machines

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 420 Litre

• Type; Steel

Volume Litre; 425 Litre

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 50 Litre

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 150 Litre

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 170 Litre

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 180 Litre

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 50 Litre

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 80 Litre

• Type; Rubber Belt

Volume Litre; 170 Litre

• Type; Steel Segment Barrel

Diameter; 36”

Hook Wheel Machines

• Type; I Track

Work Zone mm; 1800 Dia x 1800L

• Type; Y Track

Work Zone mm; 1500 Dia x 1700L

• Type; Y Track

Work Zone mm; 800 Dia x 1200L

• Type; Y Track

Work Zone mm; 1100 Dia x 1600L

Roller Conveyor Wheel Machines

• Type; Roller Conveyor

Work Zone mm; 1000 x 500

Wheel No; 4

• Type; Roller Conveyor

Work Zone mm; 1500 x 410

Wheel No; 4

Air Blast Hand Cabinets

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 900W x 600D x 350H

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 900W x 700D x500H

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 900W x 700D x500H

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 900W x 700D x500H

• Type; Suction

Work Zone mm; 700W x 500D x400H

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 800 Dia Turntable

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 500 Dia Basket

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 1200 x 750 x400

• Type; Suction

Work Zone mm; 700W x600D x300H

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 600W x 500D x 400H

• Type; Pressure

Work Zone mm; 1400W x 700D x 600H

Blast Rooms

• Work Zone mm; 4000L x 2000W x 2000H

Type; Room

Abrasive Recovery; Waffle Floor

• Work Zone mm; 4000L x 2000W x 2000H

Type; Room

Abrasive Recovery; Waffle Floor

• Work Zone mm; 20ft x 8ft x 8ft

Type; Container

Abrasive Recovery; Sweep Up

Dust Filters

• Various Types & Sizes

For more information please contact: | Jay Dorling | Sales Director | Mob: 07872 599925 | DD: 0114 2571077 | Web: www.straaltechniek.co.uk |

Junair are the UK’s number one supplier of paint finishing equipment, offering the most energy efficient and lowest full life cost of any system on the market.

Experts in the design, manufacture and supply of:

• Paint and powder coating systems

• Dip and spray pre-treatment

• Drying and curing ovens

• Overhead and floor mounted conveyors

Contact us today for more information or to discuss your requirements.

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FINISHING SYSTEMS, EXPERTLY MANUFACTURED
& PAINT
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For further information visit www.junair.co.uk or call +44 1706 363550
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