Here at TD Finishing, as one of the country’s leading suppliers of UK powder coating systems, we are proud to provide systems that can help companies meet the Qualicoat specifications. Our powder paint systems can be installed into a wide range of business sites, and we work hard to be as flexible as we can when it comes to creating bespoke paint plant solutions. We treat every client individually, and go the extra mile with our experience and expertise to install powder coating facilities that are perfect for your business and its requirements.
What is Qualicoat?
Qualicoat is a set of certified powder coating standards that most businesses will aim to meet. The aim of the Qualicoat Specification is to establish the minimum requirements which plant installations, organic coating materials, chemical conversion materials, processes and finished products shall meet. For the powder coating of aluminium for architectural applications, TD finishing have supplied many pre-treatment and powder coating facilities. The pre-treatment plant and powder coating facility parameters are set-out in the Qualicoat standards (15th Edition). This governs drying and curing oven temperatures, water quality, the pre-treatment testing schedule, as well as production process and equipment inspections.
Improve quality and reduce cost
A lot of TD Finishing’s clients are looking to bring production in house, allowing them to improve quality, reduce cost and unnecessary transport for rejected components. Bringing the control in house can be particularly crucial for companies seeking to gain Qualicoat approval.
Two recent powder plant installations by TD Finishing included a dip pre-treatment system, as well as a power & free powder coating and curing system. The products would be placed into baskets and manually transported through the 7-stage dip pre-treatment using an electrically driven hoist system. After the pre-treatment, the products would be dried in the direct gas fired well oven.
Following drying, the products would be hung on to a flight bar at the load area of the power and & free conveyor. The flight bar is then manually manoeuvred in to position at the front of the Powder booth. It is then driven through an auto powder booth and then through the single pass direct gas-fired curing oven. Finally, the flight bar exits the oven and is driven to the bend for manual offloading once cooled. Both systems employed an Alkali Cleaner, Acid etch and the latest chrome free treatment.
Contact TD Finishing today
To find out more about how you can achieve Qualicoat specifications, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 520 8884 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
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