On 24 May 2017 the Executive Committee ratified three new update sheets (Nos. 22, 23 and 24).
After undertaking an investigation in 2013 to compare the corrosion resistance of the various pretreatments specified by QUALICOAT for the SEASIDE endorsement, to that of the pretreatment defined by ADAL for QUALIMARINE, it was found there were no significant differences in the acetic acid salt spray test results after 2000 hours. Therefore, on this basis, QUALICOAT and ADAL acknowledge that the corrosion resistance results of QUALIMARINE and SEASIDE are equivalent.
Qualicoat is pleased to announce that they have granted a USA licence to Trojan Powder Coating based in New York State, making them the first United States company to receive a Qualicoat license.
This designation marks a milestone for Carl Troiano, owner and President of Trojan Powder Coating; one that he’s been working towards for many years.
“Qualicoat is known throughout the world as the standard-bearer for quality and excellence in aluminium coating,” says Troiano. “To be recognised by them and to meet their high level of requirements is a very proud moment for us.”
QUALICOAT granted this year two new Master Licences to RAEA for the Russian Federation and to QUALIBAL for Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYROM, Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.