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 A330’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.