Vapormatt's first "Contract Process Service Centre" has been set up in Gloucester, to provide a comprehensive range of surface treatment and finishing operations - primarily for automotive engineering companies and component manufacturers involved in both metals and composites technologies, production and maintenance operations. Future Centres are planned for strategic locations throughout the UK.
Processes undertaken by the new facility include: wet and dry blasting using all types of media; composites preparation for bonding and painting; die and mould cleaning; cutting tool enhancement for post-grinding, pre- and post- coating; shot peening for fatigue life improvement; peen-forming; the blacking of steel parts; and "phosmatting" for rubber to metal bonding and sub-coating protection. The surface treatment and processing of wire, cable and strip materials as well as basic component refurbishment are also on offer.
"Over the last couple of years we have recognised the growing need amongst our automotive customers in particular, for a trustworthy single-source for their specialist surface treatment and finishing requirements - one that offers a high quality, quick turnaround range of surface process services," commented Mick Teague, Sales Director of Vapormatt. "We intend our new Contract Process Services Centres to become the preferred choice in the autosport and automotive sectors for excellence in all aspects of subcontract surface finishing technology."
Established over 40 years ago, Vapormatt Ltd is the most experienced company in the UK in the field of specialised surface processing based on wet blast technology.
Over the last two decades, the company has developed a huge variety of application-specific surface treatments for manufacturing and maintenance operations, including aerospace and nuclear engineering as well as the automotive sector. In addition to its subcontract services, Vapormatt produces a wide range of standard and special-purpose surface processing machines.