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Founded in 1895, Poeton are the UKs leading surface engineering specialists, providing a wide choice of surface coatings, serving customers worldwide. Under our ‘Apticote’ trademark, we offer hard chrome, cadmium, electroless nickel, thermal spraying, anodising, plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO), polymer coatings and a range of specialist hybrid treatments that provide unique performance advantages.

To help you select the right Apticote coating for your requirement, you can select by coating or by industrial sector using the links below.

Poeton are also the sole UK licensee for General Magnaplate coatings such as Tufram, Nedox and Plasmadize.

Anodising Hard Chrome Electroless Nickel Silver Plating Thermal/Plasma Spray
Cadmium Nickel Silicon Chrome Polymer R & D Support Problem Solving friction-wear-sticking
aerospace and defense medical and healthcare energy ad power generation automotive chemical, oil and gas food and drink equipment eletronics and telecomms engineering
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Coating R&D

Designing in the Surface Coating

At Poeton, our philosophy is that the need for a functional coating should be anticipated at the component design stage, in tandem with the choice of material, the manufacturing route and the tolerances. Too often, we are asked for coatings as an ‘add on’, with insufficient tolerances, difficult materials and awkward processing demands. The result is extra cost – cost that can be greatly reduced if we work together from the onset. 

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Increased Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising capacity (TSA)

TSA provides corrosion protection and paint bonding properties for a wide range of aluminium alloys & is now becoming the standard for the Aerospace and Defence industries, in replacing Chromic Acid Anodising.

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Hydrophobic surface

Non-Stick or Low Friction

The Poeton APTICOTE 200 range of unique polymer coatings comprises high technology formulations offering outstanding non-stick, mould release, low friction and low wear properties.

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Chromic Acid Anodising (CAA) – Is there a future?

If there is no OEM support for the REACH Authorisation application to continue using CAA after September 2017, this long established and highly effective process may well cease to be available in Europe.

 

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Advanced Engineering UK 2015

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INTRODUCTION TO POETON - WORLD LEADERS IN SURFACE ENGINEERING

Founded in 1898, Poeton are the UK’s leading surface engineering specialists, providing a wide choice of surface coatings, serving customers worldwide.

Under our ‘Apticote’ trademark, we offer hard chrome, cadmium, electroless nickel, thermal spraying, anodising, plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO), polymer coatings and a range of specialist hybrid treatments that provide unique performance advantages. ‘Apticote’ is now specified by name on many customers’ engineering drawings.

For aerospace and defence, we hold OEM Approvals, ISO 9001-2008, ISO 14001 and NADCAP certification, underpinned by NDT and QA techniques. Our Cardiff site also offers copper, Tin/Nickel, Alocrom and engineering painting, whilst the Gloucester site operates advanced robotic systems for thermal spraying. All our processes are computer controlled, ensuring consistent quality and repeatability.

For the food, pharmaceutical and packaging industries, our polymer composite coatings offer unrivalled low friction, non-stick and corrosion protection, many with FDA compliance. For automotive, our nickel-composite cylinder coating gives the ultimate engine performance. For light-weight materials, including Mg and Ti, our PEO and composite anodising provide unsurpassed corrosion and wear protection.

Whatever the problem, high, medium or low volume, Poeton has the solution. We support our products with top class laboratory services, including wear and corrosion test facilities, and an ongoing programme of R&D, underpinning our claims for the best coating performance.

We are committed to solving our customers’ problems, through consultation and project management, including a help-line, developing new coatings, advising on materials and design, and ensuring the optimum and most cost-effective surface engineering solution.

Poeton Industries licenses specific coating technologies from General Magnaplate and these include the highly successful 'Nedox', 'Tufram' and Plasmadize processes which are both available in our UK process facilities (Poeton are the sole UK licensee for Magnaplate coatings) and through our South East Asia Joint Venture ATC Poeton. For more on General Magnaplate, follow this link.

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