Market Sectors

Agricultural

Smooth Polyester is typically used in this sector.  Colours we offer include Juniper Green, Slate Blue, Olive Green, Vandyke Brown, Goosewing Grey and Merlin Grey in 0.5mm or 0.7mm.  Film application is recommended.  Polyester comes with 25 microns of smooth paint and is a two coat system.  Aluzinc has also been known to be used in this sector as it offers a better corrosion resistance than typical galvanised steel (up to 6 times) when the environment is more demanding (particularly in chicken sheds).

Ovens and Spraybooths

Automotive, marine, general aviation and commercial paint spraybooths and industrial ovens are traditionally clad externally with leathergrain plastisol sheets. The extensive range of colours means they are often able to be built to match customer’s corporate colours.

Spraybooths are usually sheeted internally with an abrasion resistant material with a textured varnish that is resistant to solvents, as otherwise regular cleaning can damage these internal sheets.

Lighting

Highly reflective polyesters are most often used for reflectors, gear trays and trims in internal applications for commercial buildings. Available in regular and high gloss finishes, but it is the “pureness” of the white that gives this product its reflective quality. The paints make up means it will not get dulled by the strong UV emitted from the light source, so the material holds its properties longer. Standard polyesters are often used where reflectivity is not the main priority. For external applications, leathergrain plastisol, PVf2 or polyurethane finishes are more suitable.

All these products have very high formability that is often required for the forming and drawing required to manufacture these products.

Construction – Roofing and Cladding

This sector is the largest user of pre-painted steel in UK and Ireland, where it is used for profiling into sheet for single skin systems and also composite panels. The main product used for the exterior skin of a building is plastisol leathergrain, which offers excellent corrosion resistance and ease of formability. Granite HDX (a polyurethane product) is also increasingly used, particularly for composite panels, as it also offers corrosion resistance and a large range of aesthetic finishes.

Storage

Steel storage containers can be made using typically 1.2-1.5mm leathergrains where a stronger, more robust material is needed when housing products such as oil drums, gas containers etc.  1.2 – 1.5mm leathergrain colour choice is goosewing grey as standard but other colours can be supplied based on demand.

Heating and Ventilation (HEVAC)

Plasisol leathergrain is most commonly used for the Heating and Ventilation market. The product offers a combination of ease of formability, UV stability and weather resistance. Suitable gauges from 0.7mm through to 1.5mm are available. We hold these sizes in a range of popular colours including Goosewing Grey, Olive Green, Vandyke Brown and Merlin Grey. We are also able to colour match to customer specific requirements for quantities as small as 5mt.

Strippable film can also be applied to the steel to minimise any handling damage the manufacture and installation of HEVAC units.

 

Petrochemical Industry

We offer a range of aluzinc products suitable for insulation, tank and pipe lagging in aggressive environments such as the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Aluzinc offers improved corrosion resistance compared to galvanised steel in these aggressive environments of up to 6 times, at a fraction of the cost of aluminium.

As well as aluzinc, plastisol is often used to match up with existing cladding of buildings on site.

Enclosures

Regulations often dictate the features and performance of enclosures for electrical equipment in hazardous areas, such as petrochemical plants, so a wide range of materials are available. Aluzinc is often used in the harshest of environments due to its corrosion resistant properties that out perform traditional galvanised sheets by up to 6 times. Traditional materials such as leathergrain plastisol which are available in a wide range of colours as well as polyurethanes and smooth and textured polyesters also offer great performance in external environments. PVC laminates can give a more decorative finish if required, but these are often more suitable for internal applications.

Trailers

With such a wide variety of trailers available in the market place, we can offer many different materials to suit the trailers specific purpose.

A refrigerated vehicle or portable coldstore may be skinned internally with a fully foodsafe laminate or polyester which will be suitable for direct contact with food without fear of contamination while also resisting mould.

Aluzinc is often used in flooring as its corrosion resistance greatly outperforms traditional galvanised material by up to 6 times.

A traditional horsebox trailer or box van might not need internal sheeting but will need a long lasting external skin, where a traditional plastisol with its proven track record of having a lifespan in excess of 30 years might be recommended. Alternatively textured polyesters or polyurethanes might be more suitable as these can often offer better resistance to any accidental knocks a trailer might have over its life.

Coldstores and Cleanrooms

We are able to offer a range of products suitable for the coldstore and food preparation industry.

We offer several laminates suitable for prolonged, direct contact with food. Our standard foodsafe laminate is on a 0.5mm and 0.7mm galvanised substrate but we can supply to your requirements. A stock of standard lengths are kept cut ready for immediate dispatch but we can cut to length or slit to width to meet your requirements, with most deliveries made 24-48 hours nationwide.

A foodsafe polyester is also available as a cost effective alternative to laminated products for internal cladding of your building, although this is not suitable for prolonged food contact.

A range of materials suitable for bonding are also available. Primed steel has traditionally been used for backing of panels, but we can also supply a variety of metallic products such as galvanised or aluzinc steel with an organic sealant that is suitable for bonding with no pretreatment required. We carry stocks of 0.5mm – 0.7mm as standard but other alternatives are available by request.

Industrial and Domestic Doors

Plasisol leathergrain is widely used for both Industrial and Domestic Doors, due to the the wide range of colours available combined with excellent product performance. Suitable gauges range from 0.4mm right up to 1.5mm. The heavier gauges are used more frequently for doors where fire resistance and security are critical features.

We are also able to offer a wide range of exterior woodgrain laminates, including popular finishes such as Golden Oak and Beech in both coil and sheet form.

Insulation and Pipe Lagging

We offer a broad range of aluzinc products suitable for insulation and pipe lagging in aggressive environments such as the petrochem industry. Aluzinc offers corrosion resistance greatly enhanced from galvanised steel in these aggressive environments, at a fraction of the cost of aluminium. As well as flat sheets, we are pleased to announce the recent development of a shallow profile which we can supply for these applications.

Flashings and Fabrications

Colorcoat products are extensively used for the flashings, trims and gutters of buildings. The full range of pre-painted products designed for external use are used by fabricators, where the products used depend upon architect specification and also the type of colour and finish required. Products used include

* Plastisol leathergrain

* Granite HDX polyurethane

* PVdf

* Bright white polyester liner

* Raintite membrane for single skin and composite gutter systems.

Our ability to offer delivery within 24 hours nationwide means that building construction time and associated costs can be minimised. We also have no minimum order quantity which will help minimise waste particularly where unusual colours are required. We are able to offer products that are suitable to be used in conjunction with Kingspan’s range of panels.