Chassis designed and built by STALCOM automotive technologies
Powdertech has developed an innovative process for bonding light weight metals to composite materials without using adhesives. The process, called Powderbond™, is single stage, placing coated metal into a mould together with the composite and enabling the two materials to strongly bond together during the standard composite curing cycle.
PowderBond was first demonstrated in the Ariel Hipercar project, on show in September 2017.
- No adhesive
- Quick, single step process
- Increased productivity
- Design freedom - You can use the best material for the job
- Over three times adhesive bond strength
- Reduced number of parts (for example, the number of parts in the Ariel Hipercar chassis is reduced by over seventy five percent).
- Vacuum seal between bonded faces
PowderBondPP is available now, for bonding polypropylene to aluminium.
Please contact us to discuss your metal-to-composite requirements. We are sure that you will be interested to hear what our process can offer.
Powdertech’s development work was part of SOLMAC a project funded by Innovate UK funded and the Niche Vehicle Network.
As an approved Syntha Pulvin architectural powder coater, Powdertech Surface Science specialises in applying the Syntha Pulvin polyester coating range to aluminium components and can offer up to 40-year guarantees on external projects.
Syntha Pulvin is available in a comprehensive variety of finishes, including gloss, satin, matt, metallic, pearlescent and texture, all with full architectural specification.
Powdertech Surface Science has worked in partnership with Keronite® for over ten years. The patented Keronite® process uses Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) to transform the surface of light alloy aluminium and magnesium into a dense, hard ceramic with outstanding resistance to corrosion and wear.
Powdertech has the largest fully automatic Keronite® line in the world, which is currently used to process premium aluminium wheels for the cycle industry.
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Powdertech Surface Science has a long and successful history in providing high quality powder coating services to a variety of industries. We can provide colours to suit all requirements along with varying levels of gloss. Specialist finishes are also available, such as anti-bacterial coatings, metallic finishes, clear lacquers and textured finishes. We can also develop powders for specific applications. We use the latest automatic spray equipment to ensure a consistent finish.
Powdertech Surface Science has been using the latest Gardobond chrome-free pre-treatment systems for over a decade. We provide automotive clients with a cost effective Titanium Zirconium coating preparation to aluminium components prior to adhesive bonding. We have extensive experience with this technology and offer advice to clients on a project by project basis.
Conversion coatings provide corrosion protection and adhesion to the subsequently applied powder coating or adhesive system.