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Investment helps shape a new power in powder coating

by Jennie Ward

Vivalda Group has launched Prism Powder Costings – “a world-class provider of architectural PPC solutions for specifiers and contractors.”

Following significant investment in new processes and technology at its Glasgow plant, Vivalda Group has launched Prism Powder Coating – which it calls Scotland’s most accredited PPC applicator and one of only a handful of Qualicoat quality-approved providers in the UK.

The launch of the standalone powder coating business comes in the wake of Vivalda’s acquisition of MSP Scotland in 2019. Previously run as an in-house PPC facility, Vivalda says newly-named Prism has continued to win new customers due to its reputation for high quality products and customer service, and in the light of investment in new computing and improved pre-treatment capacity, the rebrand is already bringing in new business to Prism Powder Coating. 

Kenny Carmichael, Branch Manager at Prism Powder Coating, said: “While our powder coating operation has been around for more than 25 years, it’s only now that it’s had the investment and attention it really deserves. Over the last few years, we’ve seen more architects and contractors coming to us for bespoke, specialist PPC solutions and realised now – despite Covid – was the right time to set up Prism Powder Coating in its own right. We have a healthy order book for 2021 and are even on the lookout for more skilled people to add to our team of 12.

Kenny Carmichael and Gillian Thomson (branch manager at MSP Scotland) celebrate the launch of Prism Powder Coating.

“With the backing of Vivalda, we’ve been able to invest in the business to create a world-class operation here at our Cumbernauld plant. Being part of a larger, team-minded organization has also created some exciting new business opportunities for us.”

Prism Powder Coating says it provides a huge range of colours and finishes, in addition to its chrome-free, eight stage pre-treatment process, which has achieved full Qualicoat accreditation and approved applicator status from Akzo Nobel.

Available in a range of gloss levels and finishes, the company can supply more than 1,000 colour options to architects, specifiers and contractors within the construction sector. As only one of 20 powder coaters in the UK to hold both Qualicoat accreditation and Akzo Nobel approved applicators status, Prism Powder Coating says it provides specifiers of cladding, gutterings and other architectural features with an unrivaled service. 

Working closely with Akzo Nobel’s Interpon brand plus many other powder suppliers such as Axalta, Valspar and Tiger, the Scottish-based business says it provides a truly tailor-made service to the UK construction industry, with a firm emphasis on high-spec cladding and facades.

With a fully integrated, UK-based facility, Prism Powder Coating says it can fulfil both planned and urgent project requirements thanks to its location and capability. Running a modern, high-volume process, as well as a controlled spray booth facility gives Prism “the flexibility to offer specifiers the best of both worlds – responsiveness and world-class quality.” 

Prism says all powder coating is undertaken using chrome-free, environmentally-friendly processes.

www.prismpowdercoating.co.uk

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