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On Friday 21st July 2017, Pexa welcomed Craig Whittaker MP to their premises in Holywell Green. Craig was first elected as Calder Valley MP in 2010 and is a well-known supporter of local businesses and the contribution they make to the economy and local communities. He visited Pexa to learn more about the business and the plans for growth over the coming years.
Managing Director of Pexa, Jim Rowbotham, (pictured with Craig) had a short meeting with Craig and took him on a tour of the site, where he was able to talk to most of the Pexa team and hear their thoughts on wide range of issues, which they were more than happy to share.
PEXA TO EXHIBIT AT BINDT AEROSPACE EVENT
Following the success of the 2015 Aerospace Event in Sheffield, the BINDT Aerospace and Composites Groups are continuing with their biennial Aerospace Event in April 2017 at TWI Limited, in Cambridge, on the 25-26 April. The theme of this year’s event will be Joining Technologies and their respective inspection techniques.
The day of the 25th will be hosted by the Aerospace Group and will focus mainly on metallic technologies, such as friction stir welding, the advantages it offers over conventional welding and the challenges it presents for inspection of the resultant product. John Haslam from Pexa will be exhibiting on stand 4 and will be available to discuss our range of NDT products.
For more information, or to register to attend, please visit: http://www.bindt.org/events/aerospace-event-2017/
Pexa shortlisted for ‘Exporter of the Year’
A record number of 260 entries were received for the 2016 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards and Pexa were very happy to be shortlisted for the Exporter of the Year category. The awards, now in their 11th year, celebrate the outstanding enterprises in the region who bring talent, innovation and new jobs as well as performing exceptionally in their fields.
Pexa through to final stage of BCF Customer Service Award
The British Coatings Federation’s Customer Service Award recognises the growing importance of customer service within the paints and coatings industry. Pexa are very pleased to have their entry shortlisted to the final stage where the winner will be announced at an awards dinner on Thursday 24th November in Knutsford.
First UK Aerospace Coatings and REACH Seminar takes off
Delegates from several of the World’s leading aerospace and defence companies including BAE Systems, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Thales, together with other key members of the UK’s aerospace surface finishing supply chain gathered in Manchester yesterday for the first “Aerospace Coatings and REACh Seminar” held in the UK.
Organised by Pexa and AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings and held at the Concorde Visitor centre at Manchester Airport, the seminar brought around 50 attendees up to date with the impact of the EU Regulation for the registration and authorisation of chemicals “REACh”. The aerospace industry makes significant use of chromate containing pigments for the corrosion protection of aircraft and the use of these substances will be significantly impacted by REACh. Pexa and AkzoNobel are developing a position as industry leaders in the management of this issue and the provision of solutions.
Speakers Maurizio Pulcini and Hans Polak of AkzoNobel and Jim Rowbotham of Pexa interpreted and presented the current status of REACh, how it will be implemented and the authorisation path for hexavalent chromates in the surface coating process. It is Pexa and AkzoNobel’s intention to provide all the necessary support to companies using chromates to enable them to do so within an authorisation and, at the same time, to provide “best in class” alternatives to chromate containing primers to allow the industry to minimise their use.
A healthy question and answer workshop took place, where important concerns were discussed. Pexa and AkzoNobel will hold more such events, as this important issue evolves, and will try to maintain a key user group of companies involved in this process so that information is shared and discussed within the industry.
Delegates were able to take a guided tour of the Concorde G-BOAC which is housed at the venue at Manchester airport, an interesting case study in aerospace materials.
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