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Qualicoat is the certificate in the coatings sector - a quality guarantee in the area of shine, layer thickness and stitching. Ulamo is Qualicoat certified and also complies will all ISO, DIN and VMRG standards. On top of this, Ulamo conducts its own checks - both process checks as well as product checks on the line. This includes colour and shine measurement tests, as well as corrosion, mechanical, layer thickness and stitching tests. Tests are also carried out on appearance and hardness. Ulamo guarantees absolute quality in all these areas.

About Qualicaot

QUALICOAT is a quality label organisation committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of coating on aluminium and its alloys for architectural applications. To determine whether or not a coating meets a customer’s requirements, the results need to be measurable against technical specifications. Working on behalf of customers who have their products coated, QUALICOAT defines comprehensive quality requirements and monitors their compliance by licensed plants worldwide. This gives purchasers of coated aluminium the assurance that they will receive a premium-grade product delivering long-term value and consistent quality.

History of the Organisation

In 1986 several national associations encompassing coaters of architectural parts formed a quality label organisation called QUALICOAT. Their goal was to raise and standardise the level of quality throughout Europe, laying down rules applying to their industry. Firms in many countries have become licensees, and QUALICOAT has since grown on all continents. Through its efforts over the past 20 years, QUALICOAT has played a key role in assuring the quality of aluminium parts used in architecture.
The aluminium industry has been represented on the QUALICOAT committees from the outset, thus ensuring an exchange of ideas and information between coaters and producers of semi-finished aluminium products.

Mission and Goals

QUALICOAT’s mission is to provide best practice rules to obtain a good quality coating on aluminium. To achieve this goal, QUALICOAT is committed in particular to:

  • establishing specifications for processes, products and tests to be used by the coating plants
  • developing and improving these specifications
  • granting licenses to coating plants that apply for the quality label
  • testing and approving chemicals and coating products to be used
  • monitoring the correct application of the specifications in licensed plants.

 

Certified Quality

The QUALICOAT quality label is a product certification scheme. QUALICOAT has granted general licenses to national associations to issue these certificates and inspect the licensed plants.

Tests are performed by laboratories recognised by QUALICOAT and accredited to ISO 17025. These laboratories and the inspectors are bracketed together in QUALISURFAL.

Licensed coating plants who fail to meet the requirements lose their licence.

What Are the Benefits of QUALICOAT?

Asking for the QUALICOAT label adds value to building products:

  • licensed plants have a distinct competitive edge over their rivals
  • customers and specifiers receive coated products that meet clearly defined quality and performance criteria.


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