Powdertech Surface Science were part of an exciting opportunity to upgrade the Singapore Airlines Business Class lounge within Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.
We were challenged by our customer to develop a specific metallic powder coat finish to match Singapore Airline’s Business Class environment. Our consultative approach and close working relationship with our customer helped us to obtain the colour and finish that matched their stringent requirement.
The project was wholly in lightweight aluminium components that were delicate to handle. However by working closely with the customer we were successful in achieving a high quality powder coat finish that was delivered to site on time and to specification.
Powdertech Surface Science were tasked with both developing the powder and applying the coatings to the new Virgin Upper class seating on their fleet of newly introduced Airbus A380’s. In conjunction with the powder supplier we developed two specific colours for the project, a gloss white and a semi-gloss metallic brown.
Within the supply chain we were the exclusive coating supplier, co-ordinating with several different sub-contract component manufacturers, all producing different seating components, of which there were over thirty in total. We developed a coating specification that was standardised across all of the supply chain which ensured a consistent, high quality finish that was expected on this type of application. Traceability of all parts through the supply chain was of high importance, which was achieved by having systems in place with all supply chain members.
Powdertech Surface Science coated 800 aluminium roof lights in Syntha Pulvin silver metallic for the 2012 Olympics Cycling Velodrome roof and treated the cycle wheels for the market leading cycle wheel manufacturer, who supplied the majority of the participating teams.
Due to our specialisation in light-weight alloy treatments for high-end user applications, we were able to offer both of these customers the most suitable process for their individual applications, from our range of unique processes.
We fully expect the cycle wheel process to be used on bikes for the next Olympics in Rio 2016.
Patriot Products are a UK based design and manufacturing firm that specialise in high quality modular roof racks for a variety of vehicles. They have been selling their products to many satisfied customers for over 10 years and are known in the industry for their quality of design and workmanship.
When Patriot were looking for a partner for the powder coating of their units they wanted to work with someone who shared the same values; a desire to produce top quality products and consistent service, this is where Powdertech became involved.
Powdertech provide the latest in chrome-free pre-treatment and powder coating for patriot, which has helped underpin the quality of the Patriot brand. We recently undertook a project from Patriot to provide the perfect finish on a D110 Land Rover roof rack with ladder and luggage rail, which needed to be aesthetically pleasing and also to provide protection for the aluminium frame.