Considerations when buying a powder coating oven
For businesses operating in sectors like automotive and manufacturing, the prospect of establishing an in-house powder coating facility presents a compelling opportunity.
1986 was a landmark year for the Automotive sector. The Nissan factory (the first Japanese car factory in Europe) opened and began production of the iconic Bluebird, the M25 orbital was finally completed and Grahame Kitchin began his career in the automotive industry.
Grahame came to Junair in May 1991 as Sales Manager and swiftly proved his worth. In March 1992 he was promoted to Sales and Marketing Director. His hard work and tenacity has helped Junair grow to become the UK’s leading spraybooth manufacturer, also boasting many installations overseas.
For over three decades Grahame has worked assiduously, making a name for himself within the industry. The effects of this can be seen at any of the industry events where he is always greeted by an astounding number of familiar faces. He has been integral in the installation of many bodyshops across the length and breadth of the country, with many businesses benefiting from his knowledge and advice on workflow planning and efficiency. Grahame has always been passionate about the industry and treated every job, however small, with the same passion and determination as the next.
Following a long and extremely successful career at Junair Spraybooths Grahame has decided to retire. Grahame will not only be remembered for the time and effort he has put into helping to build Junair into the company it is today but also for the inspiration, knowledge and valuable skills he has passed onto his colleagues. For those of you who know Grahame you won’t be surprised when it’s said that he won’t be resting on his laurels and he’ll soon be seeking out new projects and hobbies to keep him on his toes.
Good Luck Grahame and don’t forget to pop in for a cuppa when you’re passing!
In the realm of industrial manufacturing, where precision and efficiency are paramount, the performance of machinery is crucial. This holds especially true for paint finishing and powder coating equipment, including booths and ovens. While the focus often centres on the application equipment, such as spray guns and pumps, the unsung heroes of these processes are […]
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Powder coating is a popular finishing process used in many industries, such as automotive, aerospace, and furniture manufacturing. It involves the application of a fine powder material onto a surface. This powder material is then heated and cured to form a durable and attractive coating. Powder coating facilities often face challenges when it comes to […]
Automation is becoming more prevalent as technology advances and is one of the areas that is now increasingly accessible to businesses. Having automatic processes in place has several advantages for businesses, it increases efficiency, improves accuracy and frees up employee time. However, one of the most underrated advantages of automation is how much money it […]
Fusion bonded epoxy powder coating (FBE) is a type of coating that is applied to the surface of a material as a dry powder. The powder is made up of small particles of epoxy resin and a hardening agent. The coating is applied to the surface of the material using a process called electrostatic spray […]
When first powder coating, it’s common for businesses to outsource their finishing operations. As bringing the process in-house can often require further staff, training and a larger upfront cost in terms of buying the machinery and equipment to ensure the process is carried out to a high standard. Business owners often outsource powder coating for […]
If you have a new project that you would like some help with, call us on +44 1706 363 555 to speak to a member of our team about your requirements. We will take you through our project process step-by-step, whether you are redeveloping an existing site or building a new facility, Junair can help.