We use the latest electrostatic powder coating technology which means we can take on large volumes of powder coating for your convenience. Our quality automotive powder coating includes three effective steps to thoroughly clean and effectively treat all appliances:
- Pre-Treatment (These include Alkali degreasing, Etch, Zinc Phosphate, Multi metal phosphate, De ionised water rinsing)
- Electrostatic powder coating
We provide predominantly black powder coating solutions to Tier 1 automotive companies. However, we are happy to consider enquiries with volumes of 50k units plus for alternative colours. R&M use thermoset powders not thermoplastic. The thermosetting variety incorporates a cross-linker into the formulation. When the powder is baked, it reacts with other chemical groups in the powder to polymerize, improving the performance properties. This is a non-reversible process.
Advantages of powder coating instead of other coatings:
1. Environmentally Friendly:
Powder coatings emit near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.
We currently operate 2 productions lines with our newest production line costing in excess of £750,000 being released for production in September 2016 enabling us to use the latest state of the art controls & systems.
Both production lines operate using an overhead continuous conveyor track, but our newest line also has a dipping facility for the smaller components.
Our forte is in black or dark coloured powders to which we have a significant range.
We are competitive on volume production.