Coatings are the most looked at, yet the most overlooked products around.
Our homes, offices, factories and public buildings all benefit – both inside and out – in durability and good looks from the modern, research-based innovative products of the Decorative, Industrial, Powder Coatings and Wallcoverings industry.
For example, on the motorway, we think we are seeing hundreds of cars and lorries. In fact, what we are looking at are hundreds of square metres of paint. Paint not only makes these vehicles look good but also makes them stay good. Without anti-corrosion measures, including layers of durable and protective paint, all cars would last only a fraction of the time they do now.
Likewise, we could re-name our supermarkets inkmarkets because all those thousands of cartons, cans, bottles and crinkly packages are a massive display of the Printing Ink makers’ art.
Despite electronics and the internet, life still depends on ink on paper for essential communication, information and entertainment. About 14 million newspapers are produced every day in the UK. And millions more Sunday supplements! Add to that over 5,000 consumer magazine titles and 2,000 business and professional journals and you have a measure of the massive all-pervading visibility and continuing role of printing inks. Over 100,000 book titles – new and re-prints – are published each year, with an inestimable number of copies.
We truly are . . . the most visible industry ! And see the short video clip below for where we'd be WITHOUT Coatings!