Seamsil – the UK’s leading cut edge corrosion treatment, has been used to reinstate the integrity of the profiled steel roof covering the 318,526 sq. ft. Celestia warehouse, in Snelshall West, Milton Keynes. Originally constructed in 2007 on a 14-acre site, the facility provides high specification space, located in a strategic position close to the A421 dual carriageway, which allows direct access to the M1 motorway.
Delcote HPG was also utilised as part of the same project to recoat and refurbish the gutters throughout the warehouse.
The Celestia warehouse contract was awarded to and carried out by Kettles Limited, a local approved applicator with extensive experience in using Delvemade products.
Giromax, the sole Distributor and administrator of the Delvemade Silicone Protective Coatings Programme oversaw the project.
SEAMSIL is the time-proven external repair system for cut edge corrosion on profiled Plastisol/PVDF coated steel roof sheeting. Invented and developed by Delvemade over 20 years ago with the full co-operation of BSC (now Tata Steel). SEAMSIL provides an effective long-term solution to edge corrosion in critical roof overlaps and gutter overhangs, which if not treated quickly and effectively can lead to leaks and eventually to partial or complete roof replacement.
DELCOTE HPG is a single component, silicone coating, manufactured by Delvemade, for the refurbishment of galvanised steel, aluminium, concrete and asbestos cement gutters. Used in conjunction with SEAMSIL 300, (defective joints), the coating system offers a seamless solution to long-term weatherproofing of gutter surfaces.
It is estimated that the American and European market for dental implants alone, will rise to over £3 billion by 2022. They are a very successful form of treatment.
Yet, it is thought that five to ten per cent of all dental implants fail and require removing. There are several reasons for failure, from mechanical problems to poor connection to the bones or simply infection or rejection.
The major reason for dental implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is a destructive inflammatory process, which affects the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. This occurs when pathogenic microbes in the mouth and oral cavity develop into biofilms, which protects them and encourages growth. Peri-implantitis is caused when the biofilms develop on dental implants.
Now a cross-faculty study by a UK university research team has created and tested the effectiveness of a new nanocoating, which will reduce the risk of peri-implantitis from dental implants.
Scientists from the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth and the School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, devised a new approach using a combination of silver, titanium oxide and hydroxyapatite nanocoatings.
By applying the correct combination to the surface of titanium alloy implants, bacterial growth was successfully inhibited. The formation of bacterial biofilm on the surface of the implants was reduced by 97.5 percent. As well as resulting in the effective eradication of infection, a surface was created with anti-biofilm properties, which supported the implants successful integration into surrounding bone with faster healing.