Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) has confirmed it will be exhibiting at JEC World 2017 – the largest composites show in the world – which runs from 14-16 March in Paris, France.
The specialist surface modification and advanced materials company will be joining other innovators at the heart of the UK composites sector in the 'UK Pavilion' that is supported by the Department for International Trade, Composites UK and the National Composites Centre. JEC World will be held at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte in northern Paris and 2017 will mark the second successive year OAS has exhibited at the show.
As well as promoting its existing Onto based products that deliver significant performance and productivity benefits for the surface preparation and adhesion promotion of materials, OAS will also be showcasing a brand-new surface treatment product that will be launched just before it heads to the Paris show.
The new-to-market product has been developed specifically to improve the surface preparation for paining and coating, removing the need for abrasion, and is suitable for use across a variety of applications in the automotive, aerospace, marine, industrial and sport and leisure industries.
It is totally unique because it can be cured using a standard temperature drying step, followed by fast activation using UV light. The solution can also be cured using traditional heating methods, if necessary.
Oxford Advanced Surfaces CEO, Philip Spinks, said; "We exhibited at JEC World for the first time last year and it proved to be a fantastic show for us with lots of interest in our products and innovative surface chemistry technology from composite professionals across the world.
"We're looking forward to returning to Paris in March with our revolutionary new adhesion promotion surface treatment that can be cured using UV light, rather than a conventional heat treatment.
"There is no solution like this currently available and we believe it will fill a sizeable gap in the market. It will give customers more flexibility during the materials processing stage and will also increase the scope of the materials that can be surface treated with our products before painting and lacquering."