Pharmaceutical Equipment Coatings

Discover high quality corrosion resistance
Our specialist pharmaceutical equipment coatings are based on high performance melt processable fluoropolymers. PFA, PVDF and ECTFE are all suitable for these applications and can be modified to provide unique properties for customer requirements. Laboratory glassware such as beakers, test tubes and stirrers are frequently coated to prevent cross-contamination. Our coatings are unaffected by most chemicals, offering corrosion resistance in the most demanding of conditions throughout the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Anti-static (static dissipative) and FDA compliant systems are available on request.
Bringing a broad range of benefits to your sector. As well as possessing excellent anti-corrosion properties, our coatings for the pharmaceutical sector deliver the benefits below:
‣ Low porosity
‣Excellent chemical resistance
‣Good abrasion resistance
‣Easier clean-up

Coating Applications

‣Tablet/powder shoots
‣Pipe spools
‣Level sensors
‣Flow meters
‣Heat exchangers
‣Gate valves

Oil and Gas Coatings

Providing you with stability in extreme environments
Our specialist oil and gas coatings provide robust solutions for the harsh and varied environmental demands within your sector. The combination of extreme low and extreme high temperature stability favours the use of PTFE over a wider temperature range than any other organic coating material. Our coatings for the oil and gas sector provide reduced torque and galling levels even after long term exposure to corrosion. Fasteners, valves and sub-sea connectors all benefit from:
‣ Low friction
‣ Good load bearing
‣ Anti-corrosion properties

Coating Applications
‣ Valves
‣ Sub-sea valves & connectors
‣ Stud bolts & fasteners
‣ Filters
‣ Pipe clamps
‣ Tanks & vessels
‣ Pumps
‣ Wellheads
‣ ROV components

Industrial Coatings

Low friction properties you can rely on
There are many uses for our specialist industrial coatings. PTFE coatings are well suited to meet the demands of industry where the following are required:
‣ Load bearing
‣ Dry lubrication
‣ Reduced torque
‣ Anti-corrosion
‣ Non-stick
These attributes help improve your company’s performance and reduce maintenance downtime so you can save money.

How will your business benefit?
Process plant and machinery gain from the low friction, chemical and corrosion characteristics of PTFE industrial coatings. Valves, vessels and heat exchanges show clear advantages when coated with PTFE. And bushes, bearings and rotating/sliding parts all benefit from the anti-galling, abrasion resistance and low friction properties.

Coating Applications
‣ Moulds
‣ Mating parts
‣ Rotating equipment
‣ Level sensors
‣ Hinges
‣ Plugs
‣ Saw blades
‣ Shower equipment
‣ Pistons
‣ Conveyor equipment

Aerospace Coatings

High performance from start to finish
We are a specialist supplier of high performance aerospace coatings. When you are looking for a coatings company that can do the job exactly as you’d like and apply high standards to customer service, look no further than us.

Aerospace Applications
Typical applications which benefit from our specialist aerospace coatings include:

  • • Fuel pump air bearings
  • • Control surfaces for guidance systems
  • • Connectors and electrical devices

PTFE coatings for aerospace extend your component life against environmental corrosion and abrasion plus providing many other benefits that are needed in your demanding industry.

Coating Applications

  • • Bearings
  • • Gaskets
  • • Pumps
  • • Impellers
  • • Seals
  • • Shafts
  • • Fan blades
  • • Rings

Made to Order

Our Partner Company Keys & Clamps ( has added in-house manufacturing capabilities under our belt. We can manufacture precision components, threaded components, pressed components and moulded components in high volume and apply any of coatings in or portfolio as per our customer requirements.
Our flexibility to work with customers worldwide makes us a one stop shop for various manufacturing and corrosion resistant services. Please get in touch with your requirements for a quick, free and competitive quote.

Shot Blasting

The scale, capacity and locality of our facilities ensure we provide a cost effective and efficient shot blasting service. Shot blasting is used to prime and clean surfaces, removing rust, scale or old coatings to expose clean bare metal ready for subsequent treatment. It also provides an effective method of preparing a surface with a roughened profile which promotes the adhesion of the specialist coatings we offer. We are equipped to shot blast using a variety of media including; metal shot or ball, aluminium oxide, silicon granules and glass. These are specified to offer a wide range of surface conditions which optimize the performance of the finished deposit. For larger components and assemblies it can offer substantial speed and cost savings over other conventional cleaning methods.

Key Properties of Shot Blasting

  • Surface Cleaning – De-rusting / De-scale
  • Surface Preparation – Prior to coating

Pre-Coated Fasteners

We keep a huge stock of bolts, nuts and studs including 2H nuts and B7 studs. These fasteners are ready for dispatch worldwide in one day coated either with electroplating, PTFE/XYLAN, DACROMET® or GEOMET®. Sold to fastener distributors only in keg/box or pallet quantities, each B7 stud and 2H nut is tapped oversize for additional assembly ease.

Zinc Iron Plating

Zinc iron plating offers good corrosion resistance, typically 4 to 5 times better performance than Zinc plating and a deep, lustrous black appearance. It is used extensively in applications where its appearance is of key importance.

Key Properties for Zinc Iron Plating
• Corrosion Protection
• Typical Rack plated component with black passivate – 480 hours to White corrosion
• Consistent Black finish
• Abrasion resistance – harder than normal Zinc plating systems

Zinc Tin Plating

Tin Zinc plating provides an extremely lubricious film with exceptionally good throwing power and exhibits exceptional corrosion resistance. The alloy of Tin and Zinc in the plated layer also provides galvanic corrosion protection of steel substrates when they are in contact with aluminium. The plated film is conductive and offers solderability where required. Tin Zinc Nickel is also incredibly ductile – components can be post formed by crimping and bending after they have been plated. Tin zinc is an ideal replacement for cadmium plating whilst not suffering from the harmful environmental impacts.

Key Properties for Tin Zinc Plating
• Corrosion Protection
• Typical Rack plated component with yellow passivate – 2000+ hours to Red corrosion (neutral salt spray)
• Ductile
• Temperature resistant
• Conductive
• Solderable
• Lubricious

Zinc Nickel Plating

Zinc nickel plating has the ability to offer outstanding corrosion protection, especially when subjected to high temperatures. It is used extensively in automotive under body applications where its temperature and corrosion resistance are vital.

The preferred alloy composition of zinc nickel plate is 12 – 15% nickel, with the remainder being zinc. This alloy gives exceptional sacrificial corrosion resistance and can be readily passivated. To achieve this alloy, zinc nickel is usually plated from an alkaline electrolyte.

Zinc Nickel is used to plate steel components when they are to be assembled with other dissimilar metals, particularly aluminium, and where there is a greater risk of galvanic corrosion. The plating layer is extremely ductile which enables pipe and tube assemblies to be plated prior to manipulation into their final shape. Its corrosion protection can be enhanced with clear, yellow or black Trivalent passivates.

Key Properties for Zinc Nickel Plating

• Corrosion Protection
• Typical Rack plated component with colour passivate – 1000 hours to White corrosion, 1500 hours to red corrosion (neutral salt spray)
• Ductility

Temperature Resistance
Abrasion resistance – harder than normal Zinc plating systems

• Automotive – Fluid transfer tubes which can be deformed into their required shape after plating
• Automotive – Fasteners, particularly in areas of high corrosion (under hood, chassis joints)
• Electronic – Connectors, as a direct replacement for cadmium to provide corrosion resistance and high electrical conductivity.
• Aerospace & Defense – joining components in contact with aluminium