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Scotland's Business; We've got it nailed.

The Chinese are sending boatloads of nails up the Clyde ...

So an enterprising Glasgow company can ship them straight back.

Metalcoat Scotland have carved a niche for themselves as one of only two firms in the world who specialise in sherardising - an advanced form of rust-proofing metals.

Jim Kiernan and his two partners set up the firm in 1991, with little more than a belief in the process.

Jim said: "After checking out the sherardising process we knew that the finish it gave was finer and more even than galvanising so it was ideal for nuts and bolts.

"We scoured scrap yards for the components to construct our first furnace.

"But we made it, and metal component manufacturers, shipbuilders and rig construction companies were all able to have items sherardised."

Engineer Jim also managed to refine the process so it was possible to sherardise items of any size.

Then he started experimenting with nylon coatings on specialist components which had been sheradised.

He said: "This really was a huge step forward.

"With the nylon coating the customer can specify the colour he wants the finished article to be and there's no need for painting."

Metalcoat have big plans for expansion and hope to recruit more workers with support from the Glasgow Development Agency.

And recently the company was one of three start-up firms to be a Glasgow Business Start-up of the Year award winner.
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Author:Nairn, John
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 21, 1996
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