Delvemade has successfully concluded spray coating trials at chemical giant SABIC’s European Headquarters in the Netherlands.
Over the course of many months and several visits to Bergen, Tom Armitt, of Delvemade, worked alongside Momentive (part of GE Chemicals) – located on the same site. Their joint aim to promote the advantages of ‘Delcote Architecture Coatings’ as a viable high quality alternative to costly replacement or oversheeting options for wall panels on buildings which are showing evidence of delapidation.
A key requirement of the coating is its life expectancy. By any measure Delvemade’s Seamsil and Delcote System has been proven to outperform all other exterior metal coatings, particularly acrylics which had also been a consideration for SABIC.
From the outset, SABIC stipulated that the colour to be used should be Solent Blue to match its brand identity. Itac created a new Delcote formulation to the precise pigmentation, for Delvemade. The company then undertook extensive UV weathering and paint performance testing to ensure the new colour would not fade prematurely. The tests were a resounding success.
On recent visits to the site, Tom Armitt was joined by Chris Brandrick of Delvemade distributor Giromax Technology and Mick Warren of Spray Train. They carried out spray coating and refurbishment trials to the front of the designated buildings. Delvemade is now awaiting SABIC’s executive decision and go ahead to undertake the work. Once concluded the potential for further on going projects at the plant is immense.