QUALICOAT has grown over the last few decades into a truly international architectural powder coating standard for the industry. All the main powder coaters in the UK and Ireland are licensed QUALICOAT members, as are the supply chain companies who provide the powder and pretreatment systems. The QUALICOAT Standard is always regularly kept up to date and this month it has been revised again into its sixteenth iteration with all the most up to date technological advances and developments which are proven to further the quality of finishes through licensed coaters.
The QUALICOAT Standard is regularly updated on an ongoing basis by its members by the introduction of strategic ‘working groups’, each undertaking specific research and development work in coating technology. Once a new procedure or process has been proven, an update sheet is produced which is issued to all members across the globe. This ensures that all QUALICOAT licensed applicators offer the highest quality finishes currently available.
In the UK and Ireland membership continues to grow as architects and specifiers of architectural powder coating regularly specify QUALICOAT for all their requirements. Whilst the majority of powder manufacturers and pretreatment systems are QUALICOAT approved, not all powder applicators are licensed and regularly inspected by QUALICOAT.
Copies of the new sixteenth edition of the QUALICOAT Standard, is available through the UK Association website, www.qualicoatuki.org together with an up-to-date list of approved Powder Suppliers, approved Pretreatment Suppliers and licensed Applicators.