Following a period of growth and development of cross-sector partnerships and international collaborations, HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent coatings manufacturer, has expanded its Defence Coatings team, product range and testing facilities.
Brendan D’Arcy has joined the Manchester-based company to lead Technical Sales for the defence Industry. D’Arcy will be working closely with both specifiers and applicators within the industry to ensure smooth adoption of the HMG product range. He will be supported by two new Technical Application recruits who will assist in training of customers and applicators at HMG’s Riverside Training Centre or on site at customers’ spray booths.
Following its attendance at DSEI2019, HMG has seen an increase in demand for its Def Stan 80-225 product range. The new standard, which was introduced towards the end of 2018, replaces Def Stan 80-206, Def Stan 80-207, Def Stan 80-208 and Def Stan 80-209. The HMG products in this range are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements, and are IRR and CARC-resistant. As an agile UK-based manufacturer, HMG Paints is able to provide products on demand, reducing extensive lead times previously experienced within the market.
The Def Stan 80-225 system comprises a choice of primers for ferrous and non-ferrous parts and an IRR and CARC-resistant topcoat, which is available in an assortment of colours suitable for military vehicles and non-aircraft equipment.
HMG provides a wide variety of additional Def Stan coatings from temporary marking paint and walkway coatings to environmentally-compliant 2K epoxy topcoats.