Resimac is a manufacturer of epoxy and polyurethane materials and coatings. The business, based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, has a reputation for providing quality, coating solutions within short time frames.
Recently, the company developed a unique solvent free coating product, which Itac has successfully helped to upscale and test, ready for commercial volume production.
The product is an anti-corrosive paint, which can withstand temperatures of up to 600 degrees centigrade, when applied to industrial pipework carrying super heated chemicals.
Resimac, following an enquiry from a world leading paint manufacturer, formulated the coating. Dr. Paul Battey, Resimac’s Chief Chemist, developed a moisture sensitive silicone system, which he laboratory tested, achieving highly favourable results. He then sought a manufacturing partner who had the requisite development and manufacturing capabilities to take the product forward. During initial discussions with Itac, a rapport soon developed once he found that Peter Curtis, an old friend and former colleague, was heading the in-house technical team.
Itac satisfied all Resimac’s requirements with its extensive silicone knowledge and production capacity. In recent months the company has successfully scaled up the laboratory formulation, providing Resimac with live, quality control production data, through its unique SPC system. Volume batches have been trialled and tested. The product is now ready for market.
Mathew McDonnell, Resimac MD, said, “Itac has a great team that we enjoy working with. We went in search of a manufacturing partner and discovered in Itac a flexible business, offering formulation and production support from start to finish. In addition to this project, we now have an expressed interest in Itac’s Delvemade specialist range of roofing and cladding coatings.”
Both companies are confident that this is just the start of a relationship that is set to grow.