International Coverage – Galvacoat® now gaining real traction in the U.K.

Galvacoat® is a tough, single application polyurethane topcoat that’s specifically formulated to adhere to non-ferrous metals such as zinc. It is a highly cost-effective and efficient paint system that delivers perfect adhesion to hot dip galvanized steel.

The product came about just over 15 years ago when Galco Steel, developers of Galvacoat®, were approached by ABB who had a very specific requirement in mind.
They needed a paint that would give top-class adherence to their transformer tanks. Galvacoat® was developed as a specific response for this project, but since then, it has become the paint treatment of choice for a wide range environments where galvanized steelwork needs to be painted – from structural projects through to the transport industry

In the U.K., Galvacoat® is distributed by the Wedge Group, who have over 40 years’ experience in the area of galvanized steel.
The key benefits of Galvacoat® include:
• Can be applied directly to freshly galvanized steel.
• Can be easily applied on-site or in-house.
• High volume of solids – 60%.
• Quick and easy to apply.
• Specifically designed for Hot Dip Galvanized Steel.
• Suitable for all spray systems and brush applications.
• Can be used on balconies, gates, power and substation equipment, railings, street furniture, structural steel, water treatment plants, and window boxes.

The product has proven itself in the Irish market at a wide range of nationally known projects where there was a need for specialist paint for galvanizing – from train stations to hotels and pretty much everything in between.

Since summer 2014, Tesco Fuel Stations GalvacoatGalvacoat® has been available in the U.K. through the Wedge Group, and it has already made its mark on a number of large projects such as Tesco Fuel Stations and commercial warehouses for John Reid & Sons.
Mark Endsleigh of the Wedge Group reports that Galvacoat® is receiving a very positive reaction in the UK market, and a number of large construction companies who have trialled the product already are keen to place further large orders. With Galvacoat’s® easy application and professional finish, Endsleigh is confident that the product will push further into the UK market and become an extremely successful Wedge Group galvanizing product

For more information or to find a Galvacoat® stockist in the U.K., contact us today on 01376 501501.

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