BBC: Coating made to last "for as long as HMS Queen Elizabeth sails the seas"


Monitor Coatings, part of Castolin Eutectic since 2013, were featured in the BBC’s The One Show on 26 January 2017. The short film covered the construction of Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and showcased our truly innovative, next generation coating system. The 3 billion-pound ship is the largest aircraft carrier the UK ever had and will be the heart of the Royal Navy's operations for decades to come.

Visiting Monitor Coatings' headquarters in the North Shields, BBC's Marty Jopson has done a simulation on the behavior of a conventional paint system in contact with a jet engine at 600 C. The damage to the paint is obvious after one single firing.

Tough, durable and combining the benefits of both aluminium and titanium, Monitor Coatings's solution is there to stay "for as long as HMS Queen Elizabeth sails the seas".

 

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