Why Choose Pre-Painted Steel

We offer an unrivalled range of pre-painted and specialist metallic coated steels through our specialist business unit Organically Coated Steels (OCS). Our mill independence ensures a varied product range of Pre-Metallic Organically Coated Steels which include Plastisol Leathergrain, Smooth and Textured internal/external Polyesters, Laminates including Foodsafe and Wood Grain effects as well as Aluzinc, Magnelis and Galvanised Coated Steels.

Expert guidance

Our central location allows us to distribute materials throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe quickly and efficiently. With full ISO 9001 accreditation and a focus on service, OCS prides itself on a high standard of quality and exceeding customer expectations.

Our dedicated and experienced team can offer expert guidance on the selection of the correct product for your application ensuring it meets your requirements.

Our product range

PVDF

Plastisol

Magnelis

Laminates

External Polyester

Interior Polyester

Estetic & Granite Tex

Aluzinc

PVDF

PVDF is a 25-35 micron coated product with a smooth appearance. It is an optimum exterior pre-painted steel product, most commonly available in Metallic Silver, offering outstanding corrosion resistance and colour stability.

Available thickness:

  • 0.5mm – 1.5mm

Benefits:

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Excellent colour and UV stability
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good Formability

Applications:

  • Ideal for demanding external applications
  • Architectural buildings
  • Sandwich panels for roof cladding

Plastisol

Plastisol is a 200-micron PVC paint system on a hot-dipped galvanised steel substrate with a leathergrain emboss. The product is available in an extrensive range of colours, is extremely versatile and can be utilised in a wide variety of applications.

Available thickness:  

  • 0.5mm – 1.5mm

Benefits:

  • Very good corrosion resistance
  • Very good formability
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Internal and external applications
  • Wide range of colours and gauges ex-stock

Applications:

  • Construction cladding and flashings
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Garage and Industrial doors
  • Portable Accommodation

We offer an unrivalled selection of Leathergrain Plastisol colours from both Tata Steels, and Arcelor Mittal ranges.

 

Magnelis

Magnelis is an alloy composed of Zinc + Aluminium (3.5%) and Magnesium (3%), resulting in a product with excellent corrosion resistance properties. Magnelis has a similar appearance to Galvanised Steel, but is up to 10 times more corrosion resistant.

Available thickness:

  • 0.5mm 6.0mm

Coating weights:

  • 90g – 310g

Benefits:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • RoHS compliant
  • Up to 10 times more corrosion resistant than Galvanised steel
  • Formable
  • Weldable
  • Paintable

Applications:

  • External Gutters
  • Silo’s
  • Door Manufacture
  • Agricultural applications
  • Steel Sheds
  • Ducting / Spiral Tubing

For more information on organically coated sheets, please download the document below

 

Laminates

The most common Laminated steel products are “White Foodsafe” laminate and “Woodgrain-effect” laminate. However a wide array of coatings are available to suit colour and specification of the end application. Available thickness

0.5mm – 2.0mm
Foodsafe Laminate

Lightly Textured, 120 -Micron Foodsafe Laminate, ideal for Coldstores and Cleanroom applications

Benefits of using Foodsafe Laminate:

  • Suitable for contact with food
  • Resistant to staining, mould growth & surface extraction
  • Good formability

Applications:

  • Cold stores
  • Food preparation areas
  • Clean rooms
  • Hospitals & mortuaries
  • Woodgrain Laminate

Lightly textured Laminate with the appearance of wood, ideal for garage doors and lifts.

Benefits of using Exterior Woodgrain Laminate:

  • Strength of steel with the appearance of wood
  • Suitable for internal and external applications
  • Good formability

Applications:

  • Garage Doors
  • Roller-shutter doors
  • Lifts
  • Garden Sheds

External Polyester

The external polyester range of materials offers true versatility with the combination of top coat systems and finishes allowing these products to be utilised in all outdoor applications.

Smooth and Textured Polyester paint systems available:

Paint thickness: 12 – 80 microns
Gauges: 0.4mm – 2.0mm

Benefits:

  • Availability of both Textured and Smooth paint finishes
  • Wide range of colours and gauges
  • Abrasion resistance

Applications:

  • Construction
  • Roofing
  • Profiled cladding
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Vending machines
  • Domestic boiler casings
  • Spray booths
  • Air handling equipment

Interior Polyester

Interior Polyester paint systems vary greatly and tend to be manufactured to suit specific customer requirements, offering a solution for every possible application.

Available thickness

  • 12-80 microns
  • 0.4mm – 2.0mm

Paint systems:

  • Textured Polyester
  • Smooth Polyester
  • Dry Wipe-Board Polyester
  • Lighting Polyester (Gloss Levels 20-80%)

Benefits (Dependent upon paint system):

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Excellent UV stability
  • Excellent formability
  • RoHS compliant

Applications:

  • Domestic Boiler Casings
  • Spray Booths
  • Air Handling Equipment
  • Internal Lining Panels
  • Vending Machines
  • Engineering Fabrications
  • Boiler Casings
  • Whiteboards & Magnetic Notice Boards

Estetic & Granite Tex

Estetic Tex (Internal) and Granite Tex (External) are 35 micron textured Polyester coated steel products. The coating formulation provides high aesthetic quality (appearance and gloss) and are developed to meet the requirements of the W.E.E.E. and R.o.H.S. European directives.

Available thickness:

  • 0.4mm – 2.0mm

Benefits:

  • Good formability
  • Very good surface hardness
  • RoHS compliant
  • Wide range of colours and gauges

Applications:

  • Heating and ventilation units
  • Office furniture
  • Domestic boilers
  • Architectural Internal and external applications
  • Vending machines

Aluzinc

Aluzinc, Aluminium and Zinc alloy – Aluminium (55%), Zinc (43.4%) and Silicon (1.6%), is a cold-rolled galvanized steel. Aluzinc has excellent corrosion resistance in most atmospheric conditions, this is achieved through the combination of sacrificial protection of the zinc, and the barrier protection of the aluminium. The product is also known as Zincalume and Galvalume.

Coating weights: 150g and 185g
Gauges: 0.4mm – 2.5mm

Benefits of using Aluzinc

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Available with ‘clear anti-finger print sealant’
  • RoHs compliant
  • Up to 20 year-performance warranty
  • Formable
  • Weldable
  • Paintable

Applications:

  • Petrochemical industry
  • Insulation
  • HEVAC units
  • Construction, roofing & flashings
  • Industrial Doors
  • Fences
  • Outdoor sheds
  • Electrical enclosures & Computer cabinets

Our additional services

OCS in-house services

OCS offer the following in-house services:

Supply chain management
Material processing (including de-coiling / slitting / re-coiling / notching / perforating)
Full certification and material traceability
Technical advice and support
Logistics

Market sectors

The following market sectors are a small selection which currently utilise pre-painted and specialist metallic coated steels:

Construction
Heating and Ventilation
Doors (Domestic and Industrial)
Cold Stores and Clean rooms
Office furniture
Petrochemical / Off-shore Industry
Boilers (Domestic and Industrial)
Automotive
Lighting

Get in touch with us

We would be happy to help if you have any questions or queries, please get in touch.