About Euro Quality Coatings
Euro Quality Coatings Ltd (EQC) is an established powder coating applicator serving a wide variety of industries including automotive, architectural, building products, road, rail, retail, leisure, and office products.
Initially founded in 1994 to accommodate the demanding requirements of the Japanese consumer electronics market, EQC has continuously evolved, expanding into other product sectors including high quality automotive and architectural work. Our comprehensive multi stage pre-treatment and powder coating facilities include both iron phosphate pre-treatment conforming to BS3189 and Cr(VI) free chromate pre-treatment conforming to BS EN 12206-1:2004.
Our facilities also include both thermal and chemical stripping plant enabling us to give a full service to our customers.
Attention to quality at every stage of the finishing process is maintained through a series of comprehensive in process controls, end of line inspection and end of line testing.
In process controls include routine monitoring of chemical strengths, water quality, application gun pressures and oven temperature.
End of line inspection is carried out by trained inspection staff according to customer criteria.
Routine testing is carried out for every job undertaken and includes: gloss level testing to EN ISO 2813, adhesion testing to EN ISO 2409, powder cure testing to BS4842 and also measurement of dry film thickness.
For the past three years Euro Quality Coatings have been involved in the Wales Quality Award process which is based on the highly regarded EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) business excellence model. This process allows us to benchmark ourselves against other organizations and further improve our business through the feedback report, assessor visits and areas for improvement that have been identified.
Also our process is audited (internally and externally) in accordance with ISO 9001, Green dragon environmental standard and powder suppliers approved applicator schemes.
Our commitment to quality and service means that our plant is subject to ongoing investment in new equipment ensuring that we remain at the forefront of powder coating technology.
The powder coating facilities are split into 2 main areas:
- Automatic processing facility with inline pretreatment, application and powder curing. This is a continuous process with no component handling required between initial loading and final inspection – reducing contamination and component damage.
- Small batch processing area which utilizes the latest batch processing and manual spray techniques and consists of 3 work stations each with a water back spray booth and a gas fired convection oven.
The different type of facilities available enables us to choose the best process route for any component. Some components lend themselves to automatic application whilst others are better suited to manual spraying. We are also able to undertake intricate masking which includes leaving areas uncoated for the purpose of electro-magnetic conductivity, fit and function.
Our advanced powder coating facility is conveniently located in Cardiff, Wales in a spacious location with excellent access a short distance from the M4 motorway.
- BS EN ISO 9001:2000 registered
- Akzo Nobel Interpon D approved applicator
- Registered to the Green Dragon Environmental Management Standard, Level 5
- Member of the Surface Engineering Association (SEA)
- Akzo Nobel service first associate