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Further product development

The emphasis on marketing, customer service and product development of Colorcoat ® and other organic coated product continues. Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra ® with advanced topcoat technology and phthalate free formulation is now available with the Confidex® guarantee extended up to 40 years. A new colour palette and launch of Repertoire ® range of bespoke colours offers an unlimited colour range of coatings to end users; the Confidex ® guarantee is extended to 30 years on roofing systems; Colorcoat HPS200 ® is supplied with a maintenance free warranty and a new Colorcoat Building Manual becomes available. Confidex Sustain ®, introduced in 2008, offers the first Carbon Neutral building envelope in the world. Action is taken to reduce to zero CO2 emissions produced by Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra ® and Colorcoat Prisma ® pre-finished steel products and the cladding systems they become part of.

Akzo, BASF and Becker are the major suppliers of organic paint coatings in the UK with Chemetall and Henkel the leading suppliers of cleaning and pre-treatment chemicals.