Plastratum are surface finishing engineering specialists.
Surface engineering refers to a wide range of technologies designed to modify the surface properties of metallic and non-metallic components for decorative and/or functional purposes. Examples include improving corrosion and wear resistance to extend component life; making items more visually attractive; and giving special properties such as lubricity enhancement, non-stick surfaces, etc.
Surface engineering processes include:
Through extensive and continuing development, Plastratum’s manual and automated plating plant offer modern streamlined designs which enhance both the working environment and operator experience.
We work with our clients to ensure operational requirements, chemical resistance and robustness of design are paramount in our equipment.
All of our designs are bespoke, using our extensive experience and integrating our client’s requirements and, ultimately, their end customers’ needs.
Each piece of surface finishing equipment is designed to provide operational efficiency, ease of maintenance, safe and ergonomic operation and robust durability.
Detailed design studies are carried out, along with HAZOP studies, where appropriate, to ensure safe and efficient operability.
The equipment is manufactured at our centre of excellence in Birmingham, where FAT testing can be carried out.
The tested plant is then shipped to site, either in a single piece or easily reconnected modules, for installation, water testing, chemical commissioning and SAT testing.