We offer a wide array of in-house finishing services for Mild Steel, Aluminium & Stainless Steel.
In 2006 as a part of ISM Solutions business development, we purchased Island Powder Coating and Electroplating. The business has been providing finishing services in the UK for over 20 years & has customers in Aerospace, Electronics, Marine and commercial Lighting.
We offer metal finishing on Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Mild Steel.
Electrostatic spray deposition is used to achieve the application of a powder paint coating to a metal substrate. This application method uses a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, that are then attracted to the grounded component. A range of finishes and colours typically depicted in a RAL code can be applied, a large array of which are held in stock. Powder coating is very resistant to corrosion, is wear resistant and quick to apply.
We can offer wet spray painting for applications where powder coating is not possible, generally the dictating factor being size or finish. Typically we operate two pack paint systems.
Alocrom 1000 produces a clear chemical film on the surface of Aluminium to offers improved electrical conductivity.
Alocrom 1200 produces a gold coloured coating which offers good electrical conductivity with improved corrosion resistance.
Alocrom 1000 & 1200 utilises hexavalent chromium. Iridite is an alternative finish that is non-chromate for Aluminium substrates commonly used in the aircraft industry.
Phosphating is the process of converting a steel surface to iron phosphate. This is largely used as a pre-treatment to corrosion protection such as Zinc plating.
Zinc plating is primarily used to protect metals from corrosion. Zinc coating prevents the corrosion of protected metal by forming a physical barrier. Zinc and iron/steel are joined and placed in an electrolyte where a cell is formed, in which the zinc becomes the anode and the steel the cathode.
ISM is proud to provide powder coating and spraying to the iconic brand that is Anglepoise, on their giant Anglpoise lights. Situated within some of the most iconic and prestigious buildings around the world, this product demonstrates not only our attention to detail, but our ability to work to a breadth of finishes and colours.
To compliment a beautiful newly built property, we were approached to design and manufacture a one off table. We used Mild Steel to give an Industrial feel and finished it in special purpose hard wearing lacquer. This gives a deep shine to the material and prevents it from rusting.