Euro Quality Coatings (EQC) is one of the leading powder coating companies in the UK offering a high quality service to customers in the Midlands, South England, and South Wales.
We operate two on-site powder coating facilities. The first being an automatic conveyorized system with an in-line pretreatment tunnel comprising of both iron phosphate and chromate free, titanium based pretreatment systems and an automatic spray booth. Our second facility consists of 4 manual spray booths with box ovens.
Our state-of-the-art powder coating services have been enlisted by some of the UK’s most distinguished manufacturers. And (can’t start a sentence with the word and) Our wide-ranging experience in powder coating application has led us to work with many global brands from all kinds of industries, including rail (Hitachi, Siemens and CAF Rail), auto (Bentley, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Lotus), and aeronautical sectors.
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a widely used method of applying a decorative and functional paint finish to a wide variety of products including white goods, leisure goods, architectural cladding, vehicle trim, electronic enclosures, railway interiors, and office furniture.
The powder in question is made up of finely ground resins and pigments and is most commonly applied with an electrostatic spray gun. The gun applies a charge to the powder as it is sprayed and this causes the powder to cling to the electrically grounded component.
After the powder has been applied to the component, it must be transformed into a continuous film by heating (typically at temperatures between 180C to 200C).
Explore Our Full Range of Powder Coatings and Treatments
Automatic Powder Coating – Our automatic powder coating facility is among the best of its kind in the country. The facility is capable of processing a wide variety of substances, including: aluminium, steel, galvanised steel, e-coated steel, and non-ferrous castings. Our skilled staff ensure the highest quality with thorough end of line inspections.
Manual Powder Coating – Our manual facility utilises the most advanced powder coating application techniques to ensure a high quality, customisable service is available to all our customers. We use both versa and tribo powder application guns and run four powder application booths, allowing us to handle all kinds of orders.
Powder Coating Colours – We offer an extensive range of powder coating colours, allowing us to meet the unique colour specifications often required. We are able to work with several colour standards, including the full RAL range, British Colour Standards, NCS, and Pantone. Through partnerships with major powder manufacturers we are able to have colours manufactured, subject to MTO costs and leads times, in any colour required
Chemical Pretreatment – Our pretreatment options ensure finished products are properly protected from damage and improves their overall appearance. Among our pretreatment options is a Henkel Bonderite Chrome Free Pretreatment and an Iron Phosphate Pretreatment.
Advantages of powder coating
- Powder coating tends to be tougher, more flexible, and less liable to chip or peel than a conventional wet paint. What’s more, powder coating offers the most colour-durable finish possible on almost any kind of metal.
- Unlike many wet paints, powder coatings contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC). This means they are far more environmentally friendly than liquid finishes and can save businesses from spending money on expensive pollution limiting equipment.
- During the curing process, the powder melts and chemically cross links ensuring that the full flexibility and integrity of the applied powder film is maintained over a prolonged period of time
- Powder coatings will give a uniform appearance over a large area and not exhibit the characteristic evidence of the direction of application found with wet paints.
Cut and Coat
At EQC we are offering a brand new cut and coat option to all our customers looking to use us as powder coating suppliers. This means stock length extrusions can be delivered to our facility, where they will be cut to meet unique project requirements before being treated with our high quality industrial coatings.
What’s more, once the cut and coat operation is complete, EQC can arrange delivery directly to the work site thus reducing logistical considerations and limiting the overall carbon footprint of a project.
Our cut and coat operation is the most recent addition to our value added services catalogue that also includes: complex masking, attachment of decals, and the assembly of small parts.
Working With Us
Choosing Euro Quality Coatings as a supply chain partner for your business means you gain access to our state-of-the-art facilities and will benefit from our absolute commitment to quality.
Complementing our cutting-edge facilities is our powder coating application team, every one of whom is highly trained and experienced. And To ensure we provide the desired aesthetic requirements, we implement end of line testing and inspection thus ensuring that every unit coated meets our high standards.
Alongside our commitment to quality, we have a proven track record of completing powder coating projects promptly and efficiently, measuring OTIF as a company wide KPI, ensuring deadlines are achieved in a manner that protects your bottom line.
Contact Us Today
To find out more about how our powder coating services can help your business, or to learn how our unique cut and coat operation can be arranged, contact us today and talk with our friendly team of experts. We look forward to your call.