Representing the global powder coating industry, Qualicoat continues to expand its membership with over 400 licensed coating plants worldwide. With the Qualicoat Specification now in its 14th Edition, the specification has never been stronger whilst interest in adopting the benefits of the Qualicoat specification continues to grow here in the UK.
Based in Zurich, Qualicoat Worldwide has recently released their 2014 Annual Report which covers the work of the association through the year. New countries are showing interest in setting up their own national associations and the publication reports on presentations given to various countries.
With the growing global take up of the Qualicoat Specification, specifiers are now offered a simple method of sourcing Qualicoat quality in any country, giving the specifier and client confidence that a quality finish will be supplied.
Class 2 powders continue to be more widely specified on projects as they offer extended warranties on both gloss levels and UV stabilisation. It is here that the association is seeing rapid growth in both the commercial and residential sector.
In the UK, Qualicoat UK & Ireland represent the interests of the majority of powder coaters. Meetings are regularly held and presentations of specific items of interest help members keep up with current legislation and technology. Working together on research projects, the UK’s groups work hand in hand with the wider Qualicoat global community, results of which feed into frequent reviews of the Qualicoat standard applicable to all members. To ensure any project benefits from the quality and consistency that Qualicoat can offer, simply specify a Qualicoat approved supplier when specifying any architectural aluminium fenestration profiles.
A copy of Qualicoat’s 2014 Annual Report is available on the Qualicoat UK & Ireland website as a PDF download.
Copies of the Qualicoat standard, now in its fourteenth edition, are available through the UK association website together with an up to date list of manufacturers and applicators at www.qualicoatuki.org.