Innovation and Custom Fabrications
Holscot takes pride in its ability to identify and develop new products within the fluoroplastics field.
Many of these innovations have been spawned by the needs of our customers to solve specific problems that can only be solved by the extraordinary properties of these versatile materials and the unique capabilities for working with them developed and refined by Holscot. Holscot has been involved in a wide diversity of high profile projects – details of many of them can be seen in the Case Histories section of this site.
The basic premise is to identify what the customer needs in terms of properties for the material and what exactly is the goal as far as the end product is concerned. Holscot will then work closely with our customers to identify which polymer will be the most appropriate choice and how best Holscot can employ their technology to achieve the end result the customer is looking for.
Holscot is particularly experienced in collaborating with major Contractors such as the Ministry of Defence, Rolls Royce, British Aerospace, Honeywell and MT Aerospace to develop high-tech solutions to their most difficult fluid handling problems.
Holscot is particularly proud of being a two time winner of the prestigious Plunkett Award given by DuPont de Nemours for Innovations with Teflon®.
The first award was in recognition of the work we have carried out in developing self-supporting containment tanks in Teflon® FEP. The second was awarded for our work in the development of a Teflon® based coating fused by laser.
The need for an on-site applied non-stick coating prompted a project to investigate on site spraying and curing using a laser. A consortium of companies led by Holscot pooled their extensive knowledge from various fields and gave rise to a system which provided a laser fused coating in PTFE/PFA and FEP.
Test cylinders were put into service and the results were encouraging. Lightweight structures can be coated without exposing them to 400°C.
CEGB Research Centre
The Research Centre of the Central Electricity Generating Board based in Leatherhead in Surrey had been tasked to investigate the ongoing effects of global warming...