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Poeton Industries selected for 1.2 million government-backed productivity programme

The following Press Release has been issued by Sharing in Growth.

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New coatings - Launched by Poeton Industries

Poeton are pleased to announce the release into production of two new coatings.

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Leading the way

Leading the way in workplace Health & Safety

Poeton Industries are proud to announce that its Gloucester facility has secured OHSAS 18001 approval. 

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Coating R&D

Coating R&D

Whilst there are a plethora of global research programs into advanced coatings within academia, Poeton Industries remains one of the only commercial businesses that offers this capability to industry world-wide.

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Design for coating

It is a common refrain from customers –‘why is the surface treatment so expensive?’

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Garys award

Another award!

Poeton Industries Group Training Manager, Gary Ridgway, received the Eddie Marlow Memorial Medal at the Institute of Metal Finishing AGM.



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Lyndon Follows receives award

Cotswold Life Award

Poeton Industries were honored to receive the Cotswold Life 2015 award for Innovation & Enterprise, which adds to the range of awards the group has received in the last three years. 


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Another Award

Poeton Industries are pleased to announce that the company has won the Cotswold Life 2015 Family Business Award for Innovation and Enterprise (Gloucestershire).

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Mike retires

The end of an era

It was a sad day when I had to say goodbye to Mike Chedzey last week, when he retired after 50 years and 6 months unbroken employment with Poeton Industries. 

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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

Visit us at Advanced Engineering UK 2015

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Richard Graham MP with Poeton apprentices

Poeton apprentices big day out

Poeton Group Training Manager, Gary Ridgeway and two of the companies apprentices attended

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Paris Airshow News

Poeton Industries (ATC Poeton) had a hugely successful week exhibiting at the Paris Airshow.

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General Magnaplate Licensee

Poeton Industries are proud to be the sole UK licensee for a range of General Magnaplate coatings.

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Paris Airshow 2015

Poeton Industries will be exhibiting at the Paris Airshow in 2015

You are welcome to visit our stand, G156, in the UK Pavilion from the 15th – 21st June

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January 2015 News letter

Check our our first 2015 Newsletter by going to the 'View our Newsletter' link.

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Jan Hughes Graduation

Employee Training Success

Poeton Industries continued commitment to providing its valued employees

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Gary Ridgeway

Employee Award

Poeton Gloucester is pleased to announce that Ben Bateson, Assistant Quality Manager, was awarded

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TSSEA Conference

The recent TSSEA (Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association) Conference

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Anthony & Rowenna Poeton with Directors of Poeton Industries

Poeton Awards

Anthony Poeton, Chairman of the Poeton group of companies, received a Life-Time Achievement award for his work on behalf of the surface coating industry, both in the UK and abroad.

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TSSEA Conference

Poeton Industries Ltd are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the next TSSEA Conference, which will  be held at the Gloucester Rugby Club on the  26th November 2014.


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Mick Bignell, GM Poeton Thermal Spray

New appointment at Poeton Gloucester

Poeton are pleased to announce that Mick Bignell has been appointed the General Manager of its Thermal Spray Division, based in Gloucester.


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Premium Content Link

As a valued customer or contact of Poeton Industries, we would like to draw your attention to the ‘Premium Content’ link on this web site.

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Successful Team

Safety First

A 100% pass rate for IOSH course

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skill & Training

Skills & Training

Poeton Industries Gloucester facility was pleased to host a visit from the Governments Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock MP and Richard Graham MP for Gloucester

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Poeton Newsletter

Poeton January 2014 Newsletter

Poeton January 2014 Newsletter now posted.


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200mph in the wet

Sometimes our coatings help people have FUN!

Apticote Ceramic 2000 remains the 'must have' coating for performance engines cylinders

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Customer demand drives Poeton investment.

Poeton’s commitment to running three shifts at both its UK sites is providing exceptional customer service and unmatched process lead times, creating increased customer demand for more capacity over a broad range of coatings.

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Poeton Team with MAGnanoSHIELD license

Anti Microbial Coating Licensed

Poeton are pleased to announce that they are now an approved licensee for a revolutionary new anti-microbial coating called MAGnanoSHIELD®,, developed by General Magnaplate of Linden, NJ, in the USA.

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Richard Graham

Richard Graham MP Presents Awards To Poeton Apprentices and Employees

Poeton Industries were proud to have Richard Graham MP (Gloucester) present awards to a number of Poeton apprentices and employees.

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Steve Elliott - Mead Director

New Director appointed at Poeton Industries

Poeton Industries are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Elliott-Mead as a Director.

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Cardiff increase capacity

Poeton Cardiff introduce shift patterns.

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Poeton increase paint capacity

Poeton (Gloucester) have successfully completed installation of a twin bay primer / paint facility which is Nadcap & AS 9100, Rev C approved.

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Poeton launch new Apticote

After extensive R&D and field testing Poeton Industries have released into production a new electroless nickel variant called Apticote 400D.

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SEA Awards 2012

Poeton are pleased to announce that we have won two prestigious awards at the Surface Engineering Association annual gala dinner, which was held at the House of Commons on the 19th October 2012. We also secured the runner-up award in the ‘Outstanding Company’ category.

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Poeton group sites achieve AS 9100, Rev C Accreditation

Both Poeton (Gloucester) and Poeton (Cardiff) have passed stringent auditing by BSI and achieved the prestigious Rev C accreditation to AS 9100. The previous Rev B covered the aviation industry, whereas the new Revision C encompasses MoD, military, aerospace & space technologies.

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A350 Airbus

Airbus Approval for Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising (Chromic Acid Anodising Replacement)

We can now confirm that our Cardiff facility has received formal Approval to apply Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising (TSA) to Airbus Definition Process Specification AIPS02-01-003 to provide corrosion protection and paint pre treatment on aluminium.

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Non-stick coatings are crucial to the medical industry..

Many medical components need the best long life non-stick coatings. Trevor Amos,  Director of Sales at Poeton Industries, considers the advantage of their new Apticote 810 product range.

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Poeton (Gloucester) move to 24/5 shift pattern to provide unbeatable Electroless Nickel service.

With the introduction of round-the-clock shift patterns in 2010, Poeton have been able to provide lead-times that are the envy of the industry. Single operation, coat-all-over lead times are now running at an average of only 4.5 working days and improving! Obviously, masking takes longer, but here again Poeton investment in highly skilled masking operators, and the ability to design and manufacture hard mask tooling in-house, both help to speed up productivity.

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Triplex Gun

RR Approval of ‘Triplex’ Plasma Sprayed Coatings offers major cost savings.

Following two years of close working with Rolls Royce, Poeton (Gloucester) Limited have gained qualification approval for the application of plasma sprayed abradable coatings to the very exacting RPS 427 Standard, using the latest Triplex Pro gun™ technology.

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Corrosion Protection with Apticote 355

Apticote 355 Series - 15,000 hours corrosion resistance

Apticote 355 is the latest technology breakthrough for users of hard anodic coatings.  It offers corrosion protection far in excess of that acheived by standard hard anodising.

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Friction Coefficient Against Steel

APTICOTE 450 – Nickel/PTFE Composite coating a.k.a. ‘Slippery Nickel’

‘Slippery Nickel’ is the name many customers use when referring to our hugely successful Nickel/PTFE composite coating, Apticote 450.

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Poeton Design Support reduces Manufacturing costs

A new service to our customers – and it’s free!! Email

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