In 1986 several national associations encompassing coaters of architectural parts formed a quality label organisation called QUALICOAT.
Their goal was to raise and standardise the level of quality throughout Europe, laying down rules applying to their industry. Firms from all five continents have become licensees, and the number of national and international associations has since then kept growing. Through its efforts over the past decades, QUALICOAT has played a key role in assuring the quality of aluminium parts used in architecture.
The aluminium industry, suppliers of coating materials and manufacturers of pretreatment chemicals have been represented on the QUALICOAT committees from the outset, thus ensuring an exchange of ideas and information between coaters and their suppliers.