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IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 18–19 | Cite as

High-Quality Finish with Ultra-Thin Coatings

Successful Conversion by Bicycle Manufacturer
  • Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
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Ultra-thin powder coatings are used among other things to reduce powder consumption. The example of the bicycle manufacturer Derby Cycle illustrates the benefits of this type of system. The quality of the finish on the company’s bicycle frames has improved significantly since the changeover to ultra-thin powder coatings.

Derby Cycle, based in the town of Cloppenburg in northern Germany, produces around 500,000 bicycles of different types every year which are sold throughout the world under the brand names Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh, Univega and Rixe. At the top of the product range are the fashionable e-bikes and pedelecs with modern drive systems. However, the company also manufactures competition bikes, mountain bikes and high-quality trekking, city, offroad and children’s cycles for everyday and leisure use.

Each bicycle reflects the personality of its owner, so it is no surprise that Derby Cycle has 80 standard colours available, which can be combined with more than 1000 patterns and...

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  • Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
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  1. 1.WiesbadenDeutschland

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