Powder Coating is a fast, cost effective, solvent & VOC free alternative to traditional wet spray paints.

Radleigh-Nash have one of the largest powder coating ovens in the area. At 9 metres long, 5 metres wide, 2.8 metres high oven easily can handle most large fabrications with ease or any high unit volume requirements you may have. Generally, we limit ourselves to 3 tonnes in the oven from a practical heating point of view, we are more than happy to discuss any enquiry have not matter how challenging.

While powder coating does come in a range of finishes, gloss levels & textures, its most well-known for is shiny full gloss systems, the electrostatic application gives even coatings of the powder and during the curing process this powder melts and fuses together to form a uniform shiny surface. Once cooled this now uniformly bonded surface is resistant to chipping, scratching and general wear and tear.

Most powders, being predominately plastic based hold their colours very well in all conditions, this makes it ideal for bright and bold colour choices where paints might fade over time. The range of colours available in powder is also much wider, and being generally a thicker film thickness than most commercial cosmetic paint top coats, gives a deeper richer look to the eye. They are also solvent free and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) free so are regarded as being better for the environment over traditional solvent based paints.

Powder Coating

The processing time for powder is greatly reduced over conventional paint as there is no curing or drying time other than a short bake in the oven. Once they have cooled the curing process is complete and the product can be handled and shipped immediately if required. This fast turn around can be a real benefit when the pressure is on to meet deliveries.

While we excel at projects that are to big for most others, we are happy to look at any enquiry big or small.

Powder Coated Fabrication

Facilities List

Stress Relief Furnace

  • Maximum Job Size: 6.2M by 2.6M by 1.9M high
  • Max Weight: 15 tonne

Baking Oven

  • Maximum Job Size: 9 by 5M by 2.8M high
  • Max Weight: 3 tonne

Shot Blasting Cabinets

  • Chilled Iron Grit Blast Room Dimensions:
  • 13M in length x 6M wide x 6M high
  • Max Weight: 16 tonne
  • Chilled Iron Grit Blast Room Dimensions:
  • 7.8M in length x 4.3M wide x 5.9M high
  • Max Weight: 16 tonne
  • Aluminium Oxide Blast Room Dimensions:
  • 7M in length x 3M wide x 3M high
  • Max Weight: 8 tonne

Wet Spray Booths

  • Wet spray filtered extraction booths.
  • 2 OFF 6M in length extraction booths
  • 2 OFF 3M in length extraction booths

Large Wet Spray Tack System

  • 80 hangers on the track
  • 450 KG per hanger
  • 6M max job length
  • Wet back extraction paint room
  • up to 90°c on track baking oven

Small Wet Spray Tack System

  • 40 hanger track
  • 30 KG per hanger
  • Dry back extraction paint room

Thermal Spraying

  • Thermal Spraying filtered extraction booths.
  • 1 OFF 3M in length extraction booth

Quality

B.S. EN ISO 9001:2015

Inspection

Qualified NACE Inspector (Certified member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
Radleigh-Nash can carry out the following tests to suit your requirements including:
  • Various test methods with calibrated digital and/or analog equipment
  • Bresle patch test using a digital conductivity meter
  • Soluble Salt Test for contamination of steel surfaces from soluble salts
  • DTF using a calibrated digital coating thickness gauge
  • Coating Thickness on Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Substrates
  • WFT using wet film combs to obtain correct DFT
  • Blast profile testing using peak-to-valley tape and calibrated thickness gauge
  • Pull-off Dolly tests using a calibrated hydraulic pull-off adhesion tester
  • Destructive adhesion tests using cross hatch cutter and tape
  • M.E.K. Rub Test for cure of primers and final coats
  • Holiday Test to check for pinholes and voids
  • Amine Blush Check
  • RAL / BS Colour matching
  • Coating Procedures according to ISO 12944 and NORSOK M501 Standards
  • Custom Coating Systems to client specification

Workshop Facilities

Heavy Paint Shop

Work Area:
1870 square metres (20100 sq. ft.)
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 16 tonnes
Maximum job height 5 metres
Door Access:
6M wide X 4.5M high

Medium Paint Shop

Work Area:
1350 square metres (14500 sq. ft.)
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 8 tonnes
Maximum job height 5 metres

Light Paint Shop

Work Area:
600 square metres (6400 sq. ft.)
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 2 tonnes
Maximum job height 5 metres

Storage yards

Outside Area:
Lifting capacity:
Maximum lift 2 tonnes
1858 square metres (20000 sq. ft.)