Kawneer Joins QUALICOAT
Membership of QUALICOAT continues to grow and it is with pleasure that Kawneer have been welcomed into membership of the Association and awarded Licence Number ‘1022’.
Kawneer has long been established in the UK as one of the major systems companies supplying commercial aluminium and more recently a growing domestic range of systems. Kawneer have been powder coating profiles at their Runcorn premises for almost 40 years and it is with the growing number of UK specifications for the QUALICOAT Standard, that the company has quickly responded to.
Managing Director, Phil Randles comments, “Following our substantial investment earlier this year in upgrading our paint line pretreatment to chrome free, and seeing the growing influence of Qualicoat, we felt it was time to adopt the standard and apply for a license. Our modern plant and processes needed little modification and we are pleased that we can now promote the use of QUALICOAT or QUALICOAT ‘Seaside’ standard for all our powder coated finishes.”
Architects are turning to QUALICOAT for powder coating specification as the standard is constantly being kept up to date with new technology and extensive research undertaken by its members. The latest, fifteenth edition of the standard, was released this September. The current BS EN 12206 “Paints and varnishes. Coating of aluminium and aluminium alloys for architectural purposes. Coatings prepared from coating powder”, is dated 2004 and is considered by many as not representing today’s technology.
Quality and consistency of quality, continues to be highlighted by QUALICOAT UK & Ireland, which includes third party testing of all certified powder formulations and pretreatment systems that make up the QUALICOAT approval process. For specification support, any member of the association can offer advice and guidance, for updated information about the use and specification of QUALICOAT in the UK and Ireland, please visit the UK & Ireland associations' website at www.qualicoatuki.org
Qualicoat UK & Ireland with offices based in the Midlands is the National Association for Qualicoat approved companies. Qualicoat is a global quality label organisation committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of lacquering, painting and coating on aluminium and its alloys for architectural applications.
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